Management Team

Daniel J. Ertel

CEO

As a native of Williamsport, PA, Dan cares deeply about the natural environment of the area. When drilling was approved for the Marcellus Shale, Dan used his expertise as a civil engineer and entrepreneur to form Eureka Resources, LLC.

Bob Cooney

VP Operations

With 28 years of refining and chemical industry experience, Bob is the operations leader for all plant and transportation assets at Eureka Resources.

Jerel J. Bogdan, PE

VP Engineering

Mr. Bogdan focuses on planning, permitting, and design of Eureka’s treatment technologies and facilities, as well as ongoing operations optimization and regulatory compliance. Mr. Bogdan has 20 years of experience across roles in engineering consulting and directly in industry.

Tim Butters

VP Sales - Marcellus

Tim is a founder of the company who currently serves as VP of Sales for Eureka’s activities in the Marcellus region’ focused on assisting exploration and production companies with solving their wastewater management needs.

Bill Ertel

Director of Construction

Bill has 30 years of experience in the construction industry as a principal with R&J Ertel, Inc. He is responsible for ensuring Eureka’s ability to rapidly expand to meet the growing demand for wastewater treatment services.

Arthur Whittemore

CFO

25 years experience in a variety of industrial settings, including chemicals and energy; focused on finance, cost accounting, and control.

Kevin Thimmesch

COO

25 years experience in salt, mining, and mineral extraction including EHS, Risk Management, and Marketing; focused on new facility planning and start-up, including, economic funding, procurement, and integration.

Chris Frantz

VP Business Development

25 years experience in a variety of industrial settings, including chemicals and energy; focused on operational and cost improvements.

Brian Hinkal

Director of Operations

Brian is responsible for day-to-day operational management of our facilities and services, and operator and support staff. Brian also works closely with our existing and prospective customers, providing a direct connection to Eureka’s operations. Brian brings decades of process mechanical and operational management experience to the table, making him an invaluable member of our management team.