Gary Reaves, Chairman, Blue Racer Midstream
Managing Director, First Reserve Corporation
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Mr. Reaves was appointed to the Blue Racer Midstream Board of Directors by First Reserve in December 2018. Mr. Reaves is a Managing Director at First Reserve.

Since joining First Reserve in 2006, Mr. Reaves’ responsibilities have included deal origination and structuring as well as due diligence, execution and monitoring of investments, with particular focus on midstream assets and the equipment, manufacturing, and services sectors.

Prior to joining First Reserve, he was with UBS Investment Bank in their Global Energy Group. He also spent time as an Analyst in Financial Advisory Services for Howard Frazier Barker Elliott, Inc.

Mr. Reaves holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in International Business from The University of Texas at Austin.

Gary Buchler, Manager, Blue Racer Midstream
Senior Advisor, First Reserve Corporation
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Mr. Buchler was appointed to the Blue Racer Midstream Board of Directors by First Reserve in December 2018.

Mr. Buchler joined the First Reserve Senior Advisor Program in 2018. In this role, Mr. Buchler leverages his broad experience in the midstream and midstream-related equipment and services industries to enhance First Reserve’s portfolio and expertise in these sectors.

Most recently, Mr. Buchler served as Chief Operating Officer of the Gas Pipeline Business Unit for Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI). Prior to holding that position, he spent approximately 40 years with Kinder Morgan in various roles overseeing the engineering, operations, environment/health/safety, and land management business functions of the company. Additionally, Mr. Buchler played a key role in multiple M&A transactions for Kinder Morgan.

Mr. Buchler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Iowa and an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management.