Monterra Energy appointed John O’Beirne as director of projects and construction, based in the Mexico City office, the company said Aug. 24.

Monterra pursues midstream investment opportunities in Mexico. The KKR-backed company was founded in 2014.

Most recently, O’Beirne was on the senior management team at Gasoductos de Chihuahua, an LNG transportation and storage company. He oversaw construction and implementation of an 80,000 barrel storage terminal and a 224-kilometer-long pipeline system for ethane and NGL.

He also previously was COO for the pipelines group at GDF Suez Mexico, and was vice president of projects and operations at El Paso Corp. Mexico. He began his career in 1982 at TransCanada Pipelines Ltd.

“I’m extremely excited to work with Monterra’s high-quality management team to build and operate projects during this exciting time for the energy sector in Mexico,” said O’Beirne. “Given the ongoing changes to policy and the immense need for energy solutions across the country, we believe the midstream sector holds compelling long-term opportunities.”