ONE Gas announced the promotion of Kent Shortridge to serve as the firm’s senior vice president of operations and customer service.
He had been the company’s managing vice president of operations since March 2018. His new appointment was effective March 1 of this year.
Shortridge previously was vice president of operations at Oklahoma Natural Gas from January 2014 to March 2018.
Prior to ONE Gas becoming a stand-alone, publicly-traded company, separated from ONEOK, Inc. in January2014, Mr. Shortridge served in the same capacity as vice president of operations for Oklahoma Natural Gas.
He joined ONEOK in 1990 as a field engineer and has held various positions of increasing responsibility. He was vice president of Oklahoma Natural Gas Company’s Eastern Region, where he managed and oversaw operations. Prior to that, as president of natural gas pipelines of ONEOK Partners, L.P. , he was responsible for interstate and intrastate natural gas pipelines and storage.
He also has held the position of vice president of natural gas supply and administration of ONEOK’s natural gas distribution segment at the time – which included Oklahoma Natural Gas, Kansas Gas Service and Texas Gas Service – and vice president, commercial, of ONEOK Partners’ intrastate pipelines and storage assets.