Mr. Ziebarth is a seasoned energy industry veteran and brings 35 years of midstream and upstream management experience to the Nuevo team. He served as Vice President of Torch Energy Advisors from 1998 to April 2013, having originally joined the company in 1993 to lead the operational management of Torch Energy’s midstream assets. Before stepping into his role as Nuevo's President and CEO, Mr. Ziebarth served as Nuevo's Chief Operating Officer and had direct P&L responsibility for the company's operations, commercial management, business and project development, product marketing, acquisitions and divestitures, and analysis and negotiation of agreements and deal structures. He has originated and led the acquisition of numerous midstream assets, including all of the assets previously held by Nuevo Midstream in the Permian Basin. He has also led the divestiture team and negotiations for the sale of numerous facilities on behalf of Torch Energy and its affiliated companies.
Mr. Ziebarth began his professional oil and gas career in 1976 in various upstream operational capacities, including production, drilling and reservoir positions. He has a broad experience base in upstream and midstream operations with midsize independent companies including Diamond Shamrock, Devon Energy and Plains Resources. He is a 1976 graduate of West Texas State University.