John A. Strom's Biography
- Co-founded Haddington in 1998
- 30 years of midstream experience
- TPC, President; Co-founder
- Union Carbide, sales and marketing
- University of Illinois, B.S.
John Strom focuses on sales, marketing and regulatory issues for portfolio companies and seeks new investment areas based on industry trends and deregulation.
Prior to the formation of Haddington, Mr. Strom served as President of TPC Corporation, which he co‑founded in 1984. While at TPC, Mr. Strom was initially responsible for building TPC’s natural gas marketing activities, which grew from zero in 1984 to over 500 million cubic feet per day at the time of PacifiCorp’s purchase in 1997. He also started the company’s gas gathering and gas storage businesses. While at TPC, he focused on a broad range of areas including sales, marketing, new project development, and commercial strategy.
Prior to founding TPC, Mr. Strom served in increasing levels of responsibility in industrial sales, marketing and business development with Union Carbide Corporation (1975-1982), J.P.J. Industries, Inc. of Kingwood, Texas (1982-1983), and Fish Engineering and Construction, Inc., Houston, Texas (1983-1984). During this time, Mr. Strom was responsible for marketing and project management services in the cogeneration, natural gas treating, and processing, and enhanced oil recovery industries. While at Union Carbide, he was responsible for petrochemical sales in the Chemical and Plastics Division.
Mr. Strom graduated, cum laude, with a BS in Finance from the University of Illinois in 1975.