Nicholas O. Thomas

President & Chief Operating Officer

Contact: 303.551.8154

Nick has executive responsibility for business development, operations and the expansion and optimization of the company’s asset base. With more than 17 years of business development and engineering experience in midstream and chemical manufacturing, Nick brings considerable expertise to the leadership team.

Before joining Meritage, Nick served as Vice President of Business Development at Arista Midstream Services, LLC from 2007 to 2009. Nick’s primary role at Arista was to develop and evaluate greenfield and acquisition projects. From 2002 to 2007 Nick was the Manager of Business Development for Canyon Gas Resources, LLC / Cantera Natural Gas, LLC. His primary duties were to develop and execute strategies to enhance shareholder profits. Prior to joining Canyon Gas Resources, Nick was the Director of West Origination of Aquila Merchant Services, Inc. (1999 to 2002). He was responsible for developing and advancing key relationships with natural gas and power clients and for assisting in the development, implementation and operation of Aquila’s producer services marketing function.

From 1997 to 1999, Nick was a Business Development Representative for Western Gas Resources, Inc. His responsibilities included optimizing the profitability of WGR’s South Texas and Louisiana midstream assets and coordinating gas supply and NGL marketing efforts at WGR’s Louisiana processing and fractionation facility. Nick worked closely with WGR management in the divestiture of a gathering asset that sold for $32 million. He began his career in 1995 with Monsanto Company where he held various engineering positions.

Nick received his Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University in 1995.