Appointment for Energy Capital midstream firm

Summit Midstream Partners has named Robert Wohleber to its board of directors.

Energy Capital Partners' (ECP) portfolio company Summit Midstream Partners has appointed a new director.

Robert Wohleber will sit on the conflict committee, compensation committee and audit committee for Summit.

Wohleber was senior vice president (SVP) and chief financial officer of oil and gas exploration and production company Kerr-McGee Corporation from 1999 to 2006. He also served as SVP and CFO of Freeport McMoRan from 1996 to 1998.

A New Jersey-based energy infrastructure investor dedicated to North America, Energy Capital Partners in 2009 formed Summit, a master limited partnership (MLP). In 2011, ECP sold 11 percent of the MLP to GE Energy Financial Services.

In January, Summit paid GSO Capital Partners $513 million for oil and gas company Bear Tracker Energy. Last autumn, Summit bought ETC Canyon Pipeline for $207 million.

Energy Capital Partners was founded by Goldman Sachs alumni Doug Kimmelman, Scott Helm and Thomas Lane, in 2005. Its Energy Capital Partners II is a $4.3 billion fund.