Mr. Wattenbergh joined GTI Statia as Chairman in 2019, following a multi-year tenure as CEO of LBC Tank Terminals. He has more than three decades of experience and began his career in 1986, when he and a partner built a company that operated barges in Europe and served as a shipping agent for the growing barging industry.
In 1994, he sold the company to Stolt-Nielsen, which he then joined to build out Stolt-Nielsen’s Inland shipping business. Later he assumed the additional responsibility of Stolt-Nielsen’s inter-European fleet. He was then promoted to Managing Director for all of Stolt-Nielsen’s activities in Europe.
In 2004, he took on responsibility for the terminal division, which under his leadership expanded from 5 to 20 terminals.
Mr. Calce has nearly two decades of experience in creating, funding and managing early and development stage companies and oil and gas businesses. He has played a role in the successful founding, development and sale of more than seven different exploration and production and oilfield service companies in the Barnett, Marcellus, Utica, Eagle Ford, and Bakken Shales as well as the Permian Basin.
Since 2010, Mr. Calce has coordinated land and mineral transactions totaling more than 200,000 acres and has assisted in the investment of more than $3.0bn of capital. He served as a Director of the Petro Capital/THL Energy Fund I, LP as well as a member of the LP advisory board.
Mr. Bickerton has nearly 30 years of experience investing and managing infrastructure assets and is co-founder and senior managing director of Prostar Capital, a global private investment firm focused on midstream energy infrastructure assets.
In addition to his duties co-leading Prostar, Mr. Bickerton serves on several boards of the firms’ portfolio companies, including Chairman of Fujairah Oil Terminal and GTI Fujairah, as well as a Director of GTI Statia. These three storage terminals comprise Prostar’s Global Terminal Investments (“GTI”) platform, which is the largest sponsor-backed storage platform globally, with an aggregate capacity of more than 24 million barrels (3.7 million m3).
Prior to founding Prostar Capital, Mr. Bickerton was the Chief Executive of Challenger Infrastructure Fund (“CIF”), an ASX-listed fund from inception (pre-IPO) until March 2010.
Prior to CIF, he was Director of Project Finance at Credit Agricole CIB and an Associate Director at NM Rothschild responsible for infrastructure development and funding.
Mr. Noakes has nearly 20 years of experience investing and managing infrastructure assets and is co-founder and senior managing director of Prostar Capital, a global private investment firm focused on midstream energy infrastructure assets.
In addition to his duties co-leading Prostar, Mr. Noakes serves on several boards of the firms’ portfolio companies, including Chairman of Kyungnam Energy and Director of Fujairah Oil Terminal, GTI Fujairah, Eureka Midstream and GTI Statia.
Prior to founding Prostar Capital, Mr. Noakes was a Principal at Alpine Grove Partners, a $5.0 billion global real estate private equity firm in New York.
Prior to Grove, he held two senior roles advising on M&A and equity capital raises with an emphasis on infrastructure, energy and other real assets.
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