Mike brings over 34 years of natural gas gathering and processing experience to Canes Midstream. Mike joined Canes Midstream in March 2022 as Chief Operating Officer overseeing operations, engineering and environmental. Prior to joining Canes, Mr. Hicks was the President of Superior Pipeline Company, where he was responsible for the performance of natural gas gathering and processing facilities in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Before his role at Superior Pipeline Company, Mike held various positions at Aka Energy Group including Executive Vice President – Operations, President of Frontier Field Services and Lumen Midstream Services, which were all part of the Southern Ute Growth Fund. He has also served as the Director of Operations for Frontier Energy, a private equity-based midstream company, prior to its acquisition by Aka. Mike was the Director of Operations and Engineering for CMS Field Services before Frontier. He began his career as a plant engineer, maintenance engineer, process and project engineer, operations supervisor, plant manager, and area manager for Warren Petroleum\Chevron and later Dynegy, after Dynegy acquired Warren from Chevron.
Mr. Hicks earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Tulsa.