USA Compression Partners, LP (NYSE: USAC) announced today that William G. Manias has joined the Board of Directors of its general partner as an independent director.

Eric D. Long, President and Chief Executive Officer, noted, “Bill is a welcome addition to our board. We believe that his expertise in a broad range of financial and commercial matters and his significant experience in public companies will benefit USA Compression Partners and its unitholders.”

Mr. Manias most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Crestwood Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:CMLP), where his general responsibilities included the partnership's financial and treasury activities. Before joining Crestwood, Mr. Manias was the Chief Financial Officer of TEPPCO Partners, LP (NYSE:TPP) from January 2006 through January 2009. Prior to TEPPCO, he served as Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Planning at Enterprise Product Partners, LP (NYSE:EPD). He previously served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of GulfTerra Energy Partners (NYSE:GTM) from February 2004 to September 2004 at which time GTM was merged with EPD. Prior to GTM, Mr. Manias held several executive management positions with El Paso Corporation (NYSE:EP). Prior to El Paso, he worked as an energy investment banker for J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. and its predecessor companies from May 1992 to August 2001.

Mr. Manias earned a BSE in civil engineering from Princeton University in 1984, an MS in petroleum engineering from Louisiana State University in 1986, and an MBA from Rice University in 1992.


USA Compression Partners, LP (NYSE: USAC) is a growth-oriented Delaware limited partnership that is one of the nation’s largest independent providers of compression services in terms of total compression unit horsepower. The company partners with a broad customer base comprised of producers, processors, gatherers and transporters of natural gas. USA Compression focuses on deploying large-horsepower infrastructure applications primarily in high volume gathering systems, processing facilities and transportation applications. More information on USA Compression is available at

Copyright Business Wire 2010