Mark Hewett, 49, is the president and CEO of the BHE Pipeline Group, which consists of Northern Natural Gas Company and Kern River Gas Transmission. In 1987, he joined MidAmerican Energy Company and served in a number of management positions, most recently as vice president of energy trading. In 2002, Hewett was selected as president of Northern Natural Gas upon MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company’s purchase of the company. In 2007, he also assumed executive responsibility for Kern River. Under Hewett’s leadership, the companies have provided industry-leading customer service. For the last eight years, Kern River and Northern Natural Gas have held the top two spots in the Mastio & Co. customer satisfaction survey.
Kern River owns and operates 1,700 miles of pipeline in Wyoming, Utah, Nevada and California. The company is a direct link between the abundant Rocky Mountain natural-gas producing basins and western markets, including Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, and southern California. Kern River’s pipeline system has a design capacity of 2.17 billion cubic feet per day.
Northern Natural Gas owns and operates 14,700 miles of transmission pipeline with facilities in 12 states and access to the major North American supply basins. Northern Natural Gas also owns and operates three underground natural gas storage fields and two liquefied natural gas storage facilities. Northern Natural Gas’ pipeline system has a design capacity of 5.7 billion cubic feet per day.
Hewett holds a bachelor’s degree in management science from Buena Vista College. He is a member of the board of directors of the NCAA Men’s College World Series.