Mike Hantzsch is a professional engineer with over 40 years of management, business and technical experience, predominantly in the midstream segment of the petroleum business: gathering, processing, marketing and transportation.
Mike Hantzsch was Senior Vice President, Canada of Meritage Midstream ULC and was responsible for all aspects of building and running a Canadian midstream business, including strategic planning, business development, mergers and acquisitions, organizational management, financial planning/performance and operations. Prior to joining Meritage Midstream, Mike was Vice President, Oil Sands & Heavy Oil with Pembina Pipeline Corporation. In that role he was responsible for executive oversight of Pembina’s Oil Sands & Heavy Oil Business Unit which operates approximately 1,650 km of pipelines and has approximately 880,000 bpd of capacity under long-term extendible contracts. Mike retired from Pembina Pipeline Corporation on December 31, 2014.
Prior to joining Pembina, Mike was Vice President of Business Development at Provident Energy Ltd. and led the $750 million acquisition of EnCana’s NGL business, the largest acquisition in the company’s history. He was also responsible for the purchase of Dow’s Hydrocarbon Storage and Distribution Facility in Corunna, Ontario. More recently, Mike was a deal team member and main company contact during the sale of Provident Energy to Pembina Pipeline for $3.2 billion, which closed in April 2012.
Mike graduated from the University of Toronto in 1978 with a B.A.Sc. degree in chemical engineering and has been a registered professional engineer in Alberta since 1980.