Our Company

BNN provides Solutions for the Entire Life Cycle of Water:  Sourcing, Transport, Storage, Recycling, and Disposal.  We provide our clients reliability and certainty.  We help eliminate variables, and the fluctuating costs associated.

BNN was formed in 2012 and was subsequently acquired by Tallgrass Energy Partners.  Tallgrass Energy is a family of companies formed to own, operate, acquire and develop midstream energy assets in North America.

We Deliver Water.



Jeff C. Nelson - Co-Founder, Vice President, and General Manager

Mr. Nelson has over 20 years of experience in the fields of corporate strategy, management, operations, business development, and finance. He has a track record of successfully leading projects, programs, and companies in multiple industries. Jeff was instrumental in securing BNN’s growth capital and long term investment partners.  Prior to forming BNN, Mr. Nelson held senior leadership positions at Bechtel Corporation and Kiewit with a strong EPC, Project Management, and Cost Efficiency focus.

Jeff is a Nebraska native that holds a B.S. in Construction Management from Wayne State College, and is a Certified Project Management Professional, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and LEED Accredited Professional.  He has continued non-degree studies in the areas of Finance, Business Law, and Project Management.

Mark Ritchie - Co-Founder, Vice President

Mr. Ritchie has over 18 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Mark has been responsible for the execution of multiple high profile oil and gas projects in Europe, North Africa, Asia, the Middle East and North America. Prior to joining BNN, Mark was Global Operations Manager for Halliburton’s Water Solutions Division.  Mark has spent the last five years in North America executing water related projects, company and asset acquisitions and securing growth capital.

Mark holds a Business Degree and multiple industry specific certifications.

Eric Gopsill - Director of Water Solutions

Mr. Gopsill is an experienced executive with specialized expertise in water specific to the energy industry. He brings a complete range of project skills from project inception to design and construction through operations. His experience has included hard bid projects to design, build, own and operated facilities across North America. Eric has more than 24 years of experience in the water business. He has followed a career path that started as a field engineer and progressed through the ranks to Vice President before becoming a Director at BNN. He has built successful project teams to deliver difficult fast paced projects that have maximized client value.

Eric holds a B.S. (Civil Engineering) with minor in Environmental Engineering, from The Colorado School of Mines

Kevin Kasprzak, P.E. - Director of Engineering

Mr. Kasprzak has over 14 years of experience leading high revenue, highly complex projects in the fields of civil engineering, construction, water resources, and environmental compliance for global multi-billion dollar companies.  Kevin manages projects through the entire lifecycle, from design to turnover, including on-site construction and contractual negotiations.  Kevin has previously worked at URS Corporation and AECOM.

Kevin is a licensed Professional Engineer and holds a B.S. and M.S. in Engineering from Texas A&M University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University.