Canes Midstream LLC appointed Mike Hicks COO and Dan Westcott CFO, a press release announced on June 16.

Hicks has been in the natural gas gathering and processing industry for 35 years, developing leadership skills in several executive roles, while Westcott brings nearly 20 years of financial experience in the energy industry to the company.

"Both Dan and Mike have a long and proven history of success in the energy industry," Canes CEO Scott Brown commented in the release. "They not only bring valuable experience and expertise in their disciplines, they embody the values, work ethic and outside-the-box thinking skills that we hold dear at Canes."

Prior to his role at Canes, Hicks served as president of Superior Pipeline Co., as well as various positions at Aka Energy Group, including executive vice president of operations and president of Frontier Field Services and Lumen Midstream Services, and as director of operations at Frontier Energy. He earned his bachelor of science in chemical engineering from the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma.

Westcott spent eight years as executive vice president and CFO, then president and finally CEO of Legacy Reserves, based in Midland, Texas. Additionally, he spent six years at GSO Capital Partners within The Blackstone Group. He earned his bachelor of arts and master of science degrees from Stanford University.

Founded in 2019, Dallas-based Canes holds midstream assets in the southern Midland Basin with 520 MMcf/d of processing capacity, over 800 miles of pipelines, 42 compressor stations, a crude oil gathering system and substantial acreage dedications from Midland Basin-focused producers.