Mark Helmke

Senior Vice President, Terminals & Transportation

Mark brings more than 26 years of energy industry experience to the Howard Energy Partners’ leadership team, with a unique focus on bulk liquid terminals and pipelines. He is an expert in this field and has worked to conceptualize, develop and operate terminals across the United States and Mexico. During his time with company, Mark has successfully launched Howard Energy Partners’ Maverick Terminals, LLC, with pending developments in Brownsville and Three Rivers, Texas.

Most recently prior to joining Howard Energy Partners in the summer of 2013, Mark was the Founder, President and CEO of Palmetto Energy Services, LLC, a successful consulting firm where he provided operations, commercial, merger and acquisition, advisory, and due diligence services both domestically and abroad. His work with Palmetto included providing operations, advisory and M&A services to several domestic companies and operations consulting services to a fully integrated state owned oil company in the Middle East for 22 refined products terminals and three large crude oil terminals, as well as developing, managing and expanding a privately held bulk liquid terminal in Mexico.

Prior to Palmetto, Mark served as Director of Business Development and Operations for TransMontaigne Partners (NYSE:TLP) in Denver from 1997 to 2010. He has also served as Director of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance Director of Petroleum Product Terminal Operations and Area Manager for a privately held terminal and pipeline company in Houston.

Mark studied finance at Southwest Texas State University and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in business economics from Ashford University.