LEADERSHIP TEAM

  • Fritz Brinkman – President and CEO

    Mr. Brinkman – Founded Align Midstream in March, 2013. Mr. Brinkman has over 40 years of energy experience. Mr. Brinkman’s primary responsibility is sourcing opportunities in the midstream sector through both acquisitions and greenfield opportunities including: pipelines, processing, treating and compression. Prior to founding Align, Mr. Brinkman was VP of Business Development with Tenaska Capital Management. Prior to Tenaska, Mr. Brinkman was President, CEO and founder of Nexus Gas Partners which was sold to Regency Gas Partners within 14 months of its founding. Prior to Nexus, Mr. Brinkman initiated and developed the acquisition of Regency Gas Partners with Hicks Muse in 2004. Prior to Regency, Mr. Brinkman was Chairman, CEO and majority owner of Excel Resources. Mr. Brinkman spent his first 16 years working with Northern Natural Gas and Tennessee Gas Transmission in the areas of operations, supply, marketing and transportation. Mr. Brinkman attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

  • Matthew Osborn – Chief Operating Officer & Vice President of Engineering

    Mr. Osborn joined Align Midstream in October, 2013. Mr. Osborn began his career in the United States Navy serving as a Submarine Warfare Officer, ultimately qualifying as an Engineer Officer. Mr. Osborn has over 10 years of energy and engineering experience and has most recently worked at PVR Partners as the Director of Engineering. During his time at PVR Partners he worked in every facet of the midstream segment from wellhead to tailgate. Mr. Osborn has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M, MBA from the University of Oklahoma, and Masters in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University.