Electrical Midstream develops, owns and operates microgrids and distributed generation solutions which enable our customer’s facilities to operate normally when utility power failures occur. Our name originates from our founder’s experience in the oil and gas sector, a sector which is divided into upstream production, downstream consumption, and the midstream in between. Electrical Midstream optimizes the customer’s utility service by creating a microgrid to provide on-site back-up power.
As a provider of electrical power and large-scale infrastructure, integrity is critical. Electrical Midstream is 100% committed to corporate citizenship and the health and safety of our workers. Anything less in an area this important and this dangerous is simply unacceptable. Our goal is to partner with our clients to create the best possible solutions, no matter what challenges they face. We fully support our employees, who are the lifeblood of Electrical Midstream. And we see ourselves as part of the communities we serve. Trust, safety, environmental stewardship. These are the pillars on which our company is built.
Mark Fisher, Founder and CEO
Mark Fisher is Founder and President of Electrical Midstream, an innovative company taking a fresh approach to the rapidly evolving energy market. An entrepreneur, third-generation engineer, and problem-solving CEO, Mark until recently was CEO of 3rd Generation Engineering, a highly successful consulting firm covering design, project management and construction oversight of Electrical, Instrumentation and Control systems for projects throughout the United States.
Mark brings over 25 years of experience tackling complex engineering problems over a broad cross-section of industries. He has demonstrated strategic and operational strengths in growing revenues and profits in the highly competitive engineering consulting environment through strategic insight, innovation, depth of knowledge, best practices, cost containment and project executional skills.
As a consultant, Mark gets to see “under the hood” of a vast number of companies in industries ranging from oil and gas to manufacturing; electric utilities to semi-conductors; commercial, medical, and retail facilities. Consequently, Mark has been able to translate his consulting experience into cutting-edge products and services to meet the unique energy needs of his clients. In the fast-paced energy market, Mark’s technical expertise, coupled with the depth and diversity of his business experience, has created breakthrough innovations for clients.
Mark holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma College of Engineering and is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program. He is the current Chair of the IEEE Dallas Chapter of the Power & Energy Society.
Adam Butt, PE – Automation & Control Engineering
Adam is a licensed Professional Engineer with more than 10 years of experience as an electrical, instrumentation, & automation designer for multiple water & wastewater, oil & gas, industrial and distributed generation projects. His experience includes development of a customizable Human Machine Interface (HMI) framework, programming & configuration of PLC & HMI systems on multiple platforms, and he currently leads our application engineering division. Furthermore, he brings a valuable expertise in network architecture design and security allowing him to assist in either establishing new stand-alone control networks, or working with our client’s IT personnel to meet their requirements.
John Christianson – Director of Rates & Strategies
John is the Director of Pricing and Strategy at Electrical Midstream. Utilizing his knowledge of engineering and a degree in Finance John helps formulate strategies for maximizing EM’s profitability. John follows trends in ERCOT and other ISOs and also analyzes utility tariffs.
John has over 10 years’ experience working for 3rd Generation Inc. (3rd GEN) and currently focuses on interfacing with customers and coworkers through the life cycle of the projects ranging from engineering studies to engineering design. John helps keep projects on task, timely and on budget by providing metrics for internal and customer reporting such as budget burndown and completion level. Formerly acting as CAD Group Leader, John managed the Computer Aided Drafting Department and before that acted as a Design Draftsman. Climbing the ladder at 3rd GEN. has given him a unique perspective of 3rd GEN’s project life cycle and helps him optimize the client’s final product.
Adam Fisher, PhD – Director of Predictive Runtime Algorithm Development
Adam is a dedicated problem solver. He uses his advanced skills in physics, mathematics and computer science to solve complex problems across many industries. He approaches new problems with joy, not fear, as he specializes in finding innovative solutions to complex and challenging systems. Adam has worked in a variety of fields from modeling thermonuclear explosions, various military projects, financial modeling, international financial regulation compliance and medical applications.
Many people are skilled in physics, mathematics and computer science, but lack his most valuable skill, namely the ability to explain a problem and how it was solved at a variety of different technical levels. There is no such thing as a perfect model or algorithm and an inappropriate blind faith in such, can often lead to disastrous consequences. Adam clearly and succinctly documents and describes his models to make it clear to everyone where its boundaries and limitations lie so they can be avoided during the useful life of his programs, models and algorithms.
Adam has been tried under pressure at almost every project in his career. While he was a DoD contractor for the U.S. Army Field Artillery headquarters at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, the numerical models he implemented dramatically reduced the casualty rate from incoming mortar attacks in Iraq and Afghanistan.
As a result of the 2008 economic meltdown, Adam developed complex financial models to ensure that financial institutions and high net worth individuals were compliant with the provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act and the Consumer Protection Act.
Recently, Adam has successfully implemented models for two electromagnetic biomedical navigation devices. The first was for a guided probe to access deep into the lungs, without surgery, through the mouth to facilitate detection, biopsy and eventually treatment of lung cancer. The second model guides a surgical tool to remove small breast cancers which are very difficult to differentiate visually from the surrounding tissue. Both of these systems exceeded expectations and have completed validation testing and are awaiting FDA approval as of December 2018.
Adam holds a BS, MS and PhD in Astrophysics from the University Of Oklahoma. In addition, his dissertation has been referenced in 25 publications since its publication in 2000.
Michael Stephens – Director of Operations & Maintenance
Michael has more than 25 years of experience in critical infrastructure maintenance and project management. As a Co-Owner of Power Protection Services he managed 200 national service and field operations employees and was responsible for $50M of annual service revenue. Prior to that Michael instructed field service engineers on critical power equipment repair, customers on critical power equipment operation and managed 24 service engineers and field operations in 14 states
Jennifer Muniz – Controller
Jennifer brings over 15 years of experience in industry and consulting accounting roles. She has spent considerable time developing her operational and acquisition-related accounting skill-set. Jennifer has significant hands-on client service experience across many industries and company ownership structures and has provided controller and review services across many industry sectors including healthcare, technology, venture capital and construction. Jennifer has heavy reconciliation, audit preparation and journal entry support experience.
Jennifer has served on a consulting team which transformed the accounting function of a $350 million dollar, rapid growth, privately held cloud computing company prior to the company’s acquisition for $2 billion. Her responsibilities included managing the fixed asset function for over 100,000 servers worldwide, implementing capital lease software, creating balance sheet reconciliations, month-end close processes, desktop procedures, documentation for complex transactions and preparing final lease payoff amounts prior to deal closing.
Jennifer holds a Bachelors of Business Administration, Accounting from Texas A & M University.