Company Profile and Managers Of SES

Superior Energy Systems was formed with the consolidation of two other propane service companies that brought years of manufacturing, engineering, and construction experience together as one entity. We manufacture made-to-order propane vaporizers and mixers, portable and permanent rail towers, metering and odorant skids, and the industryís top of the line propane AutoGas dispensers. SES has also engineered and built more bulk plants and trans-shipment terminals throughout the United States than any of our competitors.

Superior Energy Systems is dedicated to serving the needs of the NGL industry and this is our only focus. We specialize in NGL projects and products and have been recognized as the leader in this field for many years.

  • Propane Plant Acquisitions & Dismantling
  • Bulk propane storage plants
  • Turn-key plants
  • Propane terminals
  • Propane Bulk Plant
  • Propane Bulk Plant Design
  • Gas Plant Design
  • LPG & NGL
  • Propane Plant Piping
  • Propane AutoGas Dispensers
  • Propane Contractor
  • Commercial Propane Construction

Quality People Make the Quality Difference

Donald Fernald
Donald Fernald
Donald Fernald, President, CEO

Donald Fernald has over 45 years of professional experience in the gas industry. He has extensive experience in the design, engineering, manufacturing, construction, sale and service of gas equipment. He has introduced innovative approaches in the design of equipment in this highly specialized field.

Mr. Fernald is an active member of the National Propane Gas Association and has served with the Services Section Committee, the EPA Risk Management Plan committee, Chairman of the PERC Distributed Generation Review Team and has served on the Safety Committee of the Ohio Propane Gas Association and the Research and Development Committee of the NPGA. Mr. Fernald currently serves on the Propane Education and Research Councilís Advisory Committee Research and Development working group and has since its inception in 1999.

Mr. Fernald is a regular presenter at Institute of Gas Technology seminars throughout the U.S. and has presented technical papers to the World LP-Gas Forum.

William Young
William Young
William Young, Vice President--Engineering

Bill Young has 52 years of experience in the gas industry. He has served as Chief Engineer for three (3) Vaporizer manufacturers during this time. He has been involved in the sale, design, engineering, construction, manufacture and service of LP-Gas equipment in both domestic and foreign markets.

Mr. Young is a member of the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) Technology, Standards, and Safety Committee, which is an advisory Committee to NFPA 58. He currently serves as Chairman of two American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Technical Advisory Groups (TAGS) for gas consuming equipment. He has over 40 years service on ANSI Committees. He is a member of the NFPA Committee on Gases (NFPA 58 The LP-Gas Code), a member of the NFPA Committee on Utility Plants (NFPA 59 LP-Gas at Utility Plants), a member of NFPA 160 (Flame Effects before a Proximate Audience, and NFPA 1126 (Pyrotechnics before a Proximate Audience). He has over 20 years service with NFPA Committees.

Derek Rimko, Vice President Operations

Derek Rimko, with 23 years of experience in the propane industry, manages operations and sales in the United States. Derek holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising and Economics from The Ohio State University. He is actively involved in numerous State Propane Gas Associations as well as the Propane Education and Research Council Advisory Committee Market Outreach Working Group.

Mike Walters
Mike Walters
Mike Walters, Vice President Safety & Training

With 35 years in the Propane Industry, 20 years as a Safety Professional, Mikeís educational background includes New York State Academy of Fire Science, Syracuse University and Columbia Southern University. He is certified in Environmental Compliance and Accident Investigation as well as several certification areas of the industryís Certified Employee Training Program.

Mike has served on since its inception and is a former Chairman of the Propane Education and Research Councilís Safety and Training Advisory Committee, serves on the National Propane Gas Associationís Certified Employee Training Program (CETP) Certification Committee and is a member of an Industry Trade Magazine Editorial Review Board. Mike is considered a subject matter expert in the development of training programs within the industry.

Mike is licensed in the State of Maine and formerly held a Mechanical Contractorís License in the States of Michigan and California.

Affiliations and memberships include The National Fire Protection Association, The International Codes Council, The American Society of Safety Engineers, The Propane Gas Defense Association and several State Propane Gas Associations throughout the country.

James Bunsey, Director, Operations

With 22 years in the field, 15 as a Mechanical Contractor, Jim has spent his entire career in Mechanical Building and Design.

Educational background includes Lorain County Community College and Cleveland State University. Licenses include Ohio Mechanical and Plumbing Contractor including fire protection, refrigeration, South Carolina LPG License, and is an ASME Section IX certified Pipe Welder.

The OSHA General Industry and Construction Certification is current.

Greg Whitesel
Greg Whitesel
Greg Whitesel, Director, Engineering

Greg Whitesel holds an Associateís degree in Mechanical Design from Lorain Community College. He has been involved in the LPG Industry for over 15 years producing equipment design as well as civil, mechanical, and electrical construction design.

Hans Kessler
Hans Kessler
Hans Kessler P.E. - Staff Engineer

Hans Kessler has been involved in the LPG Industry for over 20 years. He has worked on mechanical equipment design, construction design, PLC system design, and fiber optic design and operations.

Hans holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Cleveland State University and is a Professional Engineer registered in the State of Ohio.

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