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.

www.tallgrassenergylp.com

Leadership

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

Mr. Nelson has over 20 years of experience in the fields of infrastructure, corporate strategy, management, operations, business development, and finance. He has a track record of successfully leading projects, programs, and companies supporting critical infrastructure in various geographies. Most recently, Jeff was instrumental in securing BNN’s growth capital, long term investment partners, and ultimate sale to Tallgrass.  Since forming BNN, Jeff has led various M&A processes and greenfield design build projects resulting in BNN becoming an industry leader in permanent water infrastructure solutions.  Prior to forming BNN, Jeff held senior positions at the Bechtel Corporation and other EPC firms.  Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management from Wayne State College; with minors in Business Administration & Mathematics.  He is also a Certified Project Management Professional, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and LEED Accredited Professional.

Mark Ritchie - Co-Founder, Vice President

Mr. Ritchie has over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and has been responsible for the execution of multiple high profile oil and gas projects in Europe, North Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Mark has spent the past seven years in North America focussed on permanent water infrastructure. As a BNN co-founder, Mark has been involved with all aspects of the companies growth including capital acquisition, M&A processes, and greenfield project execution. Prior to joining BNN, Mark was Global Operations Manager for Halliburton’s Water Solutions Division.  


Mark holds a Business Degree and multiple industry specific certifications. He is in the final stages of completing a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Liverpool, England. 

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.