Executive Team

The Iroquois Leadership Team

Jeffrey A. Bruner

Jeffrey A. Bruner, President

Jeff Bruner began his duties as President of the Iroquois Pipeline Operating Company (IPOC) in March 2013. Jeff was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at IPOC for over 20 years before being named President. He earned his BS/BA degree in economics and his juris doctorate degree from the University of Denver. Prior to joining Iroquois in 1992, Jeff was with Transco Energy Company.

Jeff is a former chair and current member of the board of directors for the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) and served as chairman of the Northeast Gas Association (NGA) board of directors. He is also a member of the Society of Gas Lighting and the National Petroleum Council. 

Scott E. Rupff

Scott E. Rupff, Vice President, Marketing, Development & Commercial Operations

Scott has more than 35 years of experience in the natural gas industry. Prior to joining Iroquois in 1994, Scott was employed by The Long Island Lighting Company where he held various positions within the gas supply organization.

As VP, Marketing, Development & Commercial Operations, Scott is responsible for leading the Company's overall Marketing/Sales, Rates, Customer Satisfaction, Business Development, Strategic Planning, and Commercial Operations/Gas Control initiatives.

Scott serves as the IPOC representative to the INGAA Legal/Rates and Gas/Electric Committees and is also a member of the Northeast Gas Association and Society of Gas Lighting.

Paul R. Amato

Paul R. Amato, Vice President, Engineering, Operations and EH&S

Paul has over 36 years of executive and engineering experience within the natural gas industry.  As Vice President, Paul provides overall direction of the company's Engineering, Environmental, Field Operations, Health & Safety and Procurement functions.

Prior to joining Iroquois in 1997, Paul was with Algonquin Gas Transmission where he held various supervisory and field engineering positions and an engineer for the State of CT’s Gas Pipeline Safety Unit.

Paul is currently the Nominating Chair of the INGAA Foundation, Chair of the Northeast Gas Association, Operations Managing Committee and Chair of the Siemens SGT 400 International Users Group.  Paul is a member of the INGAA Pipeline Safety Executive Committee and has previously testified to Congress representing INGAA.

Michelle Wieler

Michelle Wieler, Senior Director, Financial Services & Chief Financial Officer

Michelle has over 32 years of accounting and financial experience. Prior to joining Iroquois in 1995, Michelle was employed by KPMG Peat Marwick where she held positions within the audit and tax departments.

As Senior Director, Financial Services & Chief Financial Officer, Michelle is responsible for the leadership and management of the company’s accounting, finance, and tax functions as well as insurance risk and property tax management. She is also responsible for external financial stakeholder communications.

Michelle serves as the IPOC representative to the INGAA FERC Accounting Committee and the INGAA Tax Committee.