Eric D. Long has served as our President and CEO since September 2002 and has served as a director of the General Partner since June 2011. Mr. Long co-founded USA Compression in 1998 and has over 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. From 1980 to 1987, Mr. Long served in a variety of technical and managerial roles for several major pipeline and oil and natural gas producing companies, including Bass Enterprises Production Co. and Texas Oil & Gas. Mr. Long then served in a variety of senior officer level operating positions with affiliates of Hanover Energy, Inc., a company primarily engaged in the business of gathering, compressing, and transporting natural gas. In 1993, Mr. Long co-founded Global Compression Services, Inc., a compression services company. Mr. Long was formerly on the board of directors of the Wiser Oil Company, a NYSE listed company from May 2001 until it was sold to Forest Oil Corporation in May 2004. Mr. Long received his bachelor’s degree, with honors, in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas.
Michael C. Pearl has served as our Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since August 2022. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Pearl served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Western Midstream Holdings, LLC, the general partner of Western Midstream Partners, LP, from October 2019 until September 2020. Prior to his service at Western Midstream, Mr. Pearl was the Senior Vice President, Investor Relations at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (“Anadarko”) from December 2018 to September 2019 and was Anadarko’s Vice President of Finance and Treasurer from June 2016 to November 2018. Prior to that, since joining Anadarko in 2004, Mr. Pearl served in various other leadership positions within Anadarko’s accounting and finance organization, including Director Corporate Tax and Corporate Controller. In connection with his service at Anadarko, Mr. Pearl served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the general partner of Western Midstream Operating, LP (formerly Western Gas Partners, LP) from 2007 – 2009, including at the time of its 2008 IPO. Prior to joining Anadarko, Mr. Pearl began his career at Ernst & Young, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in corporate tax and finance. Mr. Pearl holds B.B.A. and M.S. degrees in accounting from Texas A&M University and an M.B.A. from Rice University.
Eric A. Scheller has served as our Vice President, Chief Operating Officer since June 2020. Prior to that, Mr. Scheller served as our Vice President – Fleet Operations since April 2018, and prior to that was our Vice President, Operations & Performance Management beginning in August 2015. Prior to joining us, Mr. Scheller was a Director at Sapient Global Markets since August 2013. Before Sapient, Mr. Scheller was a consultant in private practice advising midstream and chemicals firms from January 2012 to July 2013. Prior to that, he held several positions with Enterprise Products Partners LP from November 2004 to December 2011, most recently as Regional Director, Pipeline & Storage Services. Mr. Scheller holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering (Math minor), a Master of Chemical Engineering, and an M.B.A., all from the University of Houston. Mr. Scheller also is a CFA ® charterholder.
Christopher W. Porter has served as our Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since January 2017, and, prior to that, had served as our Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary since October 2015. From January 2010 through October 2015, Mr. Porter practiced corporate and securities law at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, representing public and private companies, including master limited partnerships, in capital markets offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. Mr. Porter holds a B.B.A. degree in accounting from Texas A&M University, a M.S. degree in finance from Texas A&M University, and a J.D. degree from The George Washington University.
Sean T. Kimble has served as our Vice President, Human Resources since June 2014. Mr. Kimble brings to us over twenty-five years of human resources leadership experience. Prior to joining us, he was most recently the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Millard Refrigerated Services from January 2011 to May 2014 where he led all aspects of human resources. Before joining Millard, he was the Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Vice President of Human Resources at MV Transportation from March 2005 to February 2009 where he led human resources, safety, labor relations, and various other operating support functions. Mr. Kimble holds a B.S. in marketing from Sacramento State University and an M.B.A. from Saint Mary’s College of California. Mr. Kimble also completed the University of Michigan’s Strategic HR and Strategic Collective Bargaining Programs.