James Tate

VP of Operations

Has served as Vice President of Operations since September 2013. Mr. Tate is accountable for the safe and efficient operations of our Pioneer rail facility located in New Town, North Dakota, and has over 20 years of experience in the environmental and oilfield industries. Before joining Dakota Plains, Mr. Tate was President and Owner of GeoLogic Energy Solutions, Inc., an oilfield environmental and asset management company located in North Dakota. Mr. Tate also served as an environmental analysis and area coordinator for Enbridge Pipeline (North Dakota) LLC from 2008 to 2012. Prior to Enbridge, Mr. Tate was the Operations Manager of Superior Environmental Corp. from 1999 to 2008. Mr. Tate worked for various consulting companies in the Chicago area and held various positions from senior project manager to remediation manager from 1992 to 1999. Mr. Tate holds a BS in Geology from Illinois State University and is a former service member in the U.S. Army.

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  • Interim CFO, EVP Strategy, General Counsel and Secretary
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  • VP of Business Development
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