Darrel Palmer, President
 
 
Tom Maus, Sr. Vice President

Darrel Palmer, President

Darrel has been in the energy industry for over 35 years and is recognized in the energy industry for his contributions in the natural gas arena.  He has extensive experience in both the United States and Canada in natural gas supply, transportation and regulation and has also testified numerous times before Federal, State and Canadian regulatory agencies. 

Prior to EMR, Darrel held various management positions with other energy companies including LDC's, pipelines, and energy marketing companies and most recently had a successful career as Vice President of National Account Sales at UtiliCorp United, Inc., where he was responsible for creating UtiliCorp Energy Services (UES), marketing natural gas nationwide to non-regulated retail markets.  He has also provided energy management services to commercial and industrial end users for natural gas, electricity and related technical services as well as consulting for various utilities at a senior management level.

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Tom Maus, Sr. Vice President

Tom Maus, Senior Vice President of Energy Management Resources, is a well-regarded figure in the energy industry and a vital element of EMR. Mr. Maus' 36 years of experience in the energy business has given him a breadth and depth of knowledge that few share. He has expertise in nearly every component of the industry, including strategic planning, State and Federal regulatory proceedings, finance, gas pipeline and supply contracting, commercial and industrial gas sales contracts negotiations, human resources, as well as business acquisitions analysis.

Prior to joining EMR, Tom Maus held executive positions with UtiliCorp United, Inc. He began his 23-year tenure with UtiliCorp as Manager of Regulatory Affairs and advanced through the ranks to Vice President of Accounting, Vice President of Administration, and Vice President of NMU Ventures. In 1990, Tom played a critical role in the creation and development of NMU Ventures, a direct-sales and marketing subsidiary for UtiliCorp United. His responsibilities included business planning and implementation, profitability analysis and employee relations. He then led the effort in expanding natural gas service to additional towns, which involved new construction of existing pipelines and a municipal acquisition. At the same time, he maintained above average returns on equity for the LDC as NMU's Vice President.

Tom led UtiliCorp's acquisition team with the analysis and negotiation of energy marketing companies that dealt with both gas and electricity for clients located in the United States and Canada. Such analysis included detailed review of financial statements, supply and transportation contracts, risk management practices, customer base, assessment of new market potential and the ultimate responsibility of recommending purchase price, candidates' strategic fit, and modeling future financial performance.

Tom Maus has the experience, resources and commitment to excellence that ensure comprehensive and quality service.

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