ampCNG Adds Three New Members to Its Team


ampCNG has welcomed a new chief financial officer (CFO), senior vice president of business development and real estate project manager.

The Chicago-based company says it is building a nationwide network of compressed natural gas (CNG) stations, and the hiring of these individuals brings the company closer to achieving its mission. The company's recent station opening in Jacksonville, Fla., marked its 19th refueling facility, and ampCNG says it plans to open several more stations this year.

As the company's new CFO, Saad Qais will manage the ampCNG's financial strategy and planning, accounting, tax and capital raising activities. Previously, Qais was vice president of corporate finance at Mainstream Renewable Power, where he was responsible for the company's financings and merger and acquisition activity in North America and the Middle East for wind and solar power projects.

Grant Zimmerman brings his experience in the energy industry to ampCNG to serve as the company's new senior vice president of business development. Prior to ampCNG, Zimmerman was an associate principal at McKinsey & Co.'s Chicago office, where he served clients in the energy industry across topics in strategy, operations and corporate finance from 2007 to 2015. Zimmerman also held a number of commercial and finance roles with Enron and the Enron bankruptcy estate from 1998 to 2004.

Sam Bramfeld joins ampCNG as its real estate project manager and will lead the company's site-acquisition efforts by identifying, negotiating and acquiring new CNG station locations. Prior to joining ampCNG, Bramfeld spent six years at JMC Engineers & Associates, an outside plant, telecommunications engineering firm in northern Indiana, where he served as the lead right-of-way agent.

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