Brian K. JohnsonPrincipal
Mr. Brian K. Johnson serves as Principal of Ascend Energy Solutions, LLC. He has more than 25 years of diversified operations, engineering, project management, and consulting experience in the energy industry including upstream and midstream oil and gas, petroleum refining, alternative fuels, and power. Prior to Ascend, he served in executive leadership positions at ECT Consulting and Halker Consulting, and as Director of Engineering and Construction for American Midstream. From 2006 to 2012, Brian served as Manager of Fischer-Tropsch Technology and later Director of Project Engineering Management for Rentech, Inc, a startup company engaged in developing large-scale (over $1 Billion) alternative fuels projects. Brian started his career in refinery operations and major projects working for Unocal, Valero, and Suncor where he managed operations and engineering departments at several refineries. Brian holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.