Crestwood Equity Partners LP promoted Robert Halpin to president and CFO among a slew of recent organizational changes within Crestwood’s senior management team.

Halpin has been with the Crestwood organization since 2012 and has served as executive vice president and CFO since 2015. Effective immediately, he will begin reportedly directly to Robert G. Phillips, founder, chairman and CEO.

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Robert Halpin

“We have an incredible management team and dedicated workforce at Crestwood, and I am very excited to announce these well-earned executive promotions which both rewards significant contributions to Crestwood’s success and further aligns our commercial, operations and finance functions going forward,” Phillips commented in a company release on Jan. 18.

In addition to Halpin’s promotion, Crestwood also announced the promotions of Diaco Aviki to executive vice president and COO and Joanne Howard to senior vice president of sustainability and corporate communications. Both Aviki and Howard will begin reporting directly to Halpin, also effective immediately.

“With the buy-in of the General Partner from First Reserve in March, the sale of Stagecoach Gas Services in July, and the announcement of the upcoming merger with Oasis Midstream in October, Crestwood completed one of our most strategic and transformative years in 2021. I could not be prouder of how well the partnership is positioned as we kick off another new year in 2022,” Phillips added.

In his new role, Halpin will be responsible for leading all of Crestwood’s commercial, operations, engineering and project management, sustainability and financial activities.

Throughout his career with the Crestwood organization, Halpin has played an “integral role” in the development and execution of Crestwood’s corporate and financial strategy, the company release said. He previously worked in worked in finance at First Reserve and Barclays Capital prior to joining the company.

Previously, Aviki served as senior vice president of business development and commercial operations, and has played a critical role in the growth and commercial success of Crestwood’s assets in the Williston, Delaware and Powder River basins, according to the release.

Aviki has been with the Crestwood organization since 2017. In his new role, he will be responsible for overseeing Crestwood’s commercial, business development, field operations, engineering and project management functions which primarily support Crestwood’s gathering and processing business.

Meanwhile, Howard has been with Crestwood since 2018 and previously served as vice president of sustainability and corporate communications. She has led Crestwood’s sustainability initiatives helping the company establish a leadership position in ESG performance across the midstream sector, including being recognized as an Energy ESG Top Performer in the midstream sector by Hart Energy.

In her continuing role, Howard will be responsible for Crestwood’s industry-wide efforts to advance sustainability across the energy value chain, external reporting of Crestwood’s ESG performance and initiatives, expanding sustainability across Crestwood’s portfolio and leading the company’s corporate communications and social investment programs.

Based in Houston, Crestwood owns and operates midstream businesses in multiple shale resource plays across the U.S. The company is  engaged in the gathering, processing, treating, compression, storage and transportation of natural gas; storage, transportation, terminalling and marketing of NGLs; gathering, storage, terminalling and marketing of crude oil; and gathering and disposal of produced water.