Former Access Midstream CEO Reappears – on MarkWest Board of Dir

Last June, Williams announced the biggest midstream news of the year–a deal to buy Access Midstream (the old Chesapeake Midstream) and fold it into their own operation (see Big News: Williams Partners Buying Access Midstream for $6B). After clearing all of the regulatory and financial due diligence hurdles, the two companies officially merged on February 2nd (see It’s Official: Williams and Access Midstream Tie the Knot). But before they did, Mike Stice, the CEO of Access and the President and COO of Chesapeake Midstream before it was Access, left Access as of January 1st of this year (see Access Midstream CEO Replaced by COO Under Williams Ownership). We don’t know if Stice’s departure was amicable or not. Stice’s #2 man, Chief Operating Officer Robert Purgason, took over as the head of Williams’ new Access division. Mike Stice has turned up again–this time on the board of directors for Williams’ arch competitor MarkWest Energy…

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