Back Roads Energy Names Thomas Director of Pipeline Operations

Back Roads Energy is pleased to announce the hiring of Mathew Thomas, who will serve as the Director of Pipeline Operations at Back Roads Energy.

Thomas brings 18 years of industry-related experience, working his way through a number of roles from the bottom to the top including, but not limited to, labor steward, foreman, project engineer and project quality manager.

The hiring of Thomas will afford Back Roads the ability to continue to diversify its offerings led by an individual with first-hand knowledge and experience. 

The opportunity to work with a dedicated team that shares a similar vision for the future of the energy industry made this feel like the right partnership,” Thomas said.

Thomas will be responsible for managing the procurement and oversight of all aspects of pipeline operations, including project estimating and bidding, safety and compliance, project workflow, equipment requests and quality control, as well as maintaining valuable client relationships.

“As the future of our industry continues to shift, Back Roads Energy believes it is important to continue to look for new opportunities that allow us to diversify our offerings. We have taken the approach to build our offerings around qualified and accomplished individuals, and Matt Thomas is a perfect fit, to our vision, but more importantly, to our team.”

Cunningham said experience, persistence, attention to detail and work ethic are words that kept coming to mind to describe Matt – characteristics that he said also make up the foundation of Back Roads Energy. 

“I have no doubt that Matt will lead us successfully down this new path,” Cunningham said.

Specifically, Thomas will lead Back Roads Energy’s efforts in these areas: 

  • The addition and expansion of pipeline services  
  • Focus on providing cost effective solutions for clients 
  • The development of strategic relationships
  • Meeting and exceeding client needs and expectations
  • The commitment to a client-centered, professional experience 
  • The focus on long-term company goals

Thomas can be reached at