Management Team

Neal McHone

Manager of Field Services

Neal McHone joined Joule Processing in 2016, bringing more than 36 years of experience in operations and construction management. His areas of expertise include planning, scheduling, supervision, materials management, commissioning and startup, including operator training and facility handoff. His widespread knowledge also includes ongoing operations and system optimization of existing facilities and compressor stations.
 
Prior to joining Joule Processing, Neal served various roles including Construction Manager and Senior Construction Foreman for Denbury Resources Onshore in the Gulf Coast District. His responsibilities included construction, budgets, contractor selection, contractor conflict resolution, commissioning and startup, and final field approval on as-built drawings. While at Denbury he worked on grassroots projects for CO2 enhanced oil recovery. He was responsible for projects ranging in cost from $1 million to $200 million CAPEX and lasting up to five years in duration.
 
From 2010 to 2011, Neal served as Operations Supervisor for Eagle Rock Energy Partners, LP, where he led the commissioning and startup of the 190 MMcf/d Phoenix Cryogenic Processing Facility in the Texas Panhandle.
 
Prior to Eagle Rock Energy, Neal was Operations Manager for J-W Gathering/Pipeline (formerly Northcrest Resources) from 2000 to 2010. Neal joined J-W from Northcrest Resources, where he worked as Operations/Construction Superintendent and was instrumental in building several natural gas compressor stations, a dual-train cryogenic facility and 160 miles of regulated and non-regulated pipeline gathering systems in the Fort Worth area. He was promoted to Operations Manager for Texas, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Colorado and Wyoming.
 
From 1990 to 2000, Neal worked for Aquila Gas Processing in Oklahoma, where he originally was hired as I/E specialist and turbine mechanic. He received his certification in Delta V DCS systems, AIC Chromatography, Solar Turbine Installation, Solar Turbine Troubleshooting, WonderWare and Bentley Nevada Vibration systems and was promoted to positions of increasing responsibility including Process Foreman and eventually Team Leader. 
 
Neal started his career in Kermit, Texas, where he worked for Cabot Corporation from 1979 to 1990 as a Reciprocating Compressor Mechanic and later a Process Mechanic, Plant Operator and Plant Utility Man. During this time, Neal received his Associates of Applied Science (“AAS”) Degree in industrial instrumentation.