Meet Our Team
Øivind Risberg, CEO and President
Founder, Chief Executive Officer and President of EmKey Gathering. Prior to this, Mr. Risberg was CEO of the today publicly listed Norse Energy Corp. ASA which he co-founded in 1991. Mr. Risberg had been CEO from 2005 until 2010 for the publicly listed company, Panoro Energy ASA, which primarily operates offshore Brazil. He was also the founder and Board member of the Brazilian Biofuel Energy, a Brazilian Corporation. Mr. Risberg has 20 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry. He is a former partner of the investment banker Alfred Berg Norge AS. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oslo, Norway and a Bachelor of Business Adminstration degree from the Norwegian School of Management. Mr. Risberg is a Norwegian citizen and a resident of Erie, PA.
Kyle Rhoades, Pipeline Operations Manager
Mr. Rhoades has been with the pipeline since 2004. He is currently in charge of overseeing all pipeline operations as well as project design and planning. Mr. Rhoades has an associates degree in Digital Computer Technology from Jamestown Community College.
Jerry Rhoades, Pipeline Technician
Mr. Rhoades joined the EmKey Gathering team in 2011. He brings two years experience as a subcontractor with Tennessee Gas Pipeline. Mr. Rhoades assists with the measurement responsibilities, cathodic protection, as well as pipeline operations.
Scott Morris, Compressor Mechanic
Mr. Morris joined the EmKey Gathering team in 2011 as EmKey’s Compressor Mechanic. He brings 20 years previous experience from Eastern American. Mr. Morris also assists with pipeline operations.