Mike John is founder and president of Northeast Natural Energy, LLC. Mr. John previously served as Vice President of Operations of the Eastern Division for Chesapeake Energy from 2005 to 2009.
Prior to joining Chesapeake Energy, Mr. John was a senior executive occupying various roles at Triana Energy/Columbia Natural Resources where he also served on the company’s Board of Directors. He served in that capacity until Columbia Natural Resources was sold to Chesapeake in November of 2005.
During his time with Chesapeake, Mr. John managed the Eastern Division Headquarters and was involved in the drilling, completion and operation of Chesapeake’s initial 100 horizontal Marcellus wells in Appalachia. In 2009, Mr. John left Chesapeake to form Northeast Natural Energy, LLC. The company is focused on assembling a strategic acreage position in Appalachia that will support the efficient large scale development of shale reserves.
Mr. John is a West Virginia native and a 1981 graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in petroleum engineering. He resides in Charleston, W.Va., with his wife Denise and daughter Casey. Their son Alex is a sophomore at WVU.