Colonial Pipeline Co. named Wes Dunbar as vice president of operations, making Dunbar responsible for all the Alpharetta, Ga.-based company’s operations activity.

Dunbar will join Colonial Pipeline, effective Jan. 6, from ONEOK, a midstream service provider connecting NGL supply in the Midcontinent, Permian Basin and Rocky Mountain regions.

Joe Blount, president and CEO of Colonial Pipeline, said in a statement commenting on the appointment: “Wes has more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry, and his experience in pipeline operations will strengthen our team as we continue to deliver excellence in everything we do.” 

An Oklahoma native, Dunbar began his career at Oklahoma Natural Gas in 1989. He later joined ONEOK in 2001. Since 2010, he has been responsible for operations of both ONEOK’s interstate and intrastate pipelines as its vice president of natural gas pipeline operations.

Dunbar currently serves on the Pipeline Safety Executive Committee of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America. He also formerly served on the board of Junior Achievement of Eastern Oklahoma, the Texas Gas Association, and the Tulsa Area United Way.

Founded in 1962, Colonial Pipeline connects refineries­–primarily located in the Gulf Coast­–with customers and markets throughout the Southern and Eastern U.S. through a pipeline system that spans more than 5,500 miles, according to the company press release on Dec. 19.