ColdStream Energy

ColdStream EnergyColdStream Energy was formed in 2008 when a team of experienced engineers decided to create a fully mobile solution to meet a niche market demand related to extracting natural gas liquids (NGLs) and plant condensates from rich associated gas from oil wells or wet gas wells in shale plays. They knew that pipeline capacity was often not sufficient for the initial production rates of today’s new wells.

In 2015, Emerging Infrastructure Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity company, took a position in the company.

Executive Team

Gerald Meinecke

President and CEO

In 2016, Gerald joined ColdStream Energy as President and CEO. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Operations at Archrock where he was responsible for all U.S. Business Units. At Archrock’s predecessor company, Exterran, from 2007-2015, Gerald was initially responsible for asset management of 4+ million horsepower, engineering support, technical services and the compression product line and later moved into P&L management with regional responsibilities. From 2001-2017, Gerald served in numerous roles at Universal Compression, Inc., a predecessor of Exterran, including leadership in aftermarket services, supply chain management and business development. In 2006, Gerald was active in their launch of the first compression MLP. Until 2001 when acquired by Universal Compression, Inc., Gerald was President and CEO of Technical Compression Services, Inc., an aftermarket service company specializing in reciprocating and rotating equipment in the upstream, midstream and downstream market sectors.

Rick Wiley

Chief Operating Officer

Rick has been involved in the energy industry for more than thirty years. Rick is responsible for manufacturing oversight, maintenance, installation and operations of the ColdStream Energy fleet of mobile midstream processing assets.
In addition to his various operational leadership roles, he has been an accountant, gas systems software developer, and technologies manager for such companies as Consolidated Fuel Corporation, Sunrise Energy Services, Enserch and Am Gas. Rick previously served five years with ANG Holdings, LLC where he held various positions including Vice President of Information Technologies, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer.
Rick received a B.S. Degree in Business Control Systems from the University of North Texas.

Randy Rohlfs

SVP of Sales and Business Development

Prior to joining ColdStream Energy, Randy spent 13 years with Exterran, including roles in operations and fabrication management, supply chain management, financial analysis, P&L management, sales management and direct sales.  Prior to that he was with Reliant Energy, now NRG.  Randy is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Industrial Distribution with Foundation Honors.

Erik Woodward

SVP of Engineering and Product Management

Erik has 15 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, with a focus on engineering design and facility operations. Areas of expertise include project development, process and facility engineering, operations management, client and partner engagement, and business/strategic planning. Prior to joining Coldstream Energy, Erik held numerous project and operations management leadership roles at Chevron, from US based CO2 floods to international Deepwater offshore platforms. At Coldstream Energy, Erik manages all engineering support activities and project management roles, including manufacturing oversight, unit installation, and process modeling and optimization. Erik is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering with a certification in Safety Engineering.