GPA Midstream recognizes individuals with prestigious service awards

SAN ANTONIO (April 17, 2019) - The GPA Midstream Association and affiliated GPSA Midstream Suppliers presented top individual honors in its professional awards category at the 2019 GPA Midstream Convention in San Antonio.


The association’s Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Francis Foret, senior vice president of operations, Targa Resources. Foret has served GPA Midstream in several capacities throughout his career, contributing invaluable technical expertise to a number of the association’s committees.


The Katz Award, one of GPA Midstream’s highest honors, was presented to D. John Morgan, Dr. Larry Lilly and Robert A. Hubbard. The three were recognized for outstanding accomplishments and contributions in engineering education, a foundation of the Katz Award criteria.


Distinguished service recognitions were awarded to Joe Landes, executive vice president, SPL, Inc.; Robert Mitchell, vice president, Carrera Gas Co.; Jon Jasper, chairman, Jasper Ventures; and Scott Neil, vice president of engineering, DCP Midstream; for outstanding service to the association and the midstream industry.


All professional award recipients were recognized during the GPA Midstream Center Stage Luncheon as part of the association's 98th annual convention this week in San Antonio.


For more information on the association and its awards, visit




GPA Midstream Association represents more than 80 corporate members of all sizes; most are U.S.-based companies, but the organization does have members across the globe as well. GPA Midstream members are engaged in the gathering and processing of natural gas into saleable pipeline gas, which are commonly referred to as “midstream” activities in the energy industry. As the primary advocates for the midstream industry, the association enhances the viability of natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil through research, technical, environmental, safety and advocacy activities. For more information, visit


GPSA is GPA Midstream’s affiliated association representing nearly 500 companies engaged in meeting the service and supply needs of the midstream industry. An elected board of directors establishes policies and directs GPSA activities. The association shares a small staff within GPA Midstream’s office in Tulsa, Okla. For more information, visit

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