About 2017-11-08T05:17:02+00:00

Supplying The Natural Gas Industry With Design/Build Services and Customized Solutions since 1996.

Mission Statement:

Northstar Industries believes in the importance of working together, as a partner, with our clients in order to provide the highest standard of safe, reliable and cost effective products and value added professional services while also providing a secure, challenging and rewarding workplace for our employees.

Our Vision

To be the company of choice for the design, fabrication and installation of natural gas pipeline metering & regulating stations, pipeline facilities, and small scale LNG facilities.

Northstar Industries: How We Began – What We Do

In late 1996, a group of gas utility professionals turned an idea into a process and then turned that process into the foundation of a company.

Having worked on hundreds of natural gas projects throughout their careers, the founders knew that projects often missed budgets or schedules because the gas utility end user, installation contractor, and gas transmission pipeline were not in agreement on the scope of work and/or the equipment requirements.  This was often the case from the very outset of the project. Based on their collective years of experience designing and implementing gas projects, Northstar’s founders knew there was a way to improve project outcomes for clients and were determined to do just that.

What resulted was the development of a Preliminary Engineering Process to define a project up-front, so that each of the key stakeholders are in agreement on the scope and invested in the outcome.  This unique process delivers projects on time, on budget and with fewer scheduling problems.  For Northstar, one of the most important aspects of this process is having positive project outcomes and extremely satisfied stakeholders and clients.

Northstar provides Development, Project Management, Consulting, Engineering, Procurement, Fabrication, and Construction services to Natural Gas Pipeline, Mid-Stream, Distribution, Storage, Industrial, and Power Clients. Northstar operates an in-house design and manufacturing facility in centrally located in Methuen, Massachusetts.  We employ a full time staff of engineers (civil, mechanical, electrical), project managers, welders and pipe fitters.  Our business model allows us to exclusively design, manufacture, test, and install facilities for the industry and create turnkey solutions, from concept to completion.

Northstar provides the following services:

  • Development
  • Project Management
  • Consulting
  • Engineering
  • Procurement
  • Fabrication
  • Field Services

Northstar serves these clients and markets:

  • Natural Gas Pipeline
  • Midstream
  • Distribution
  • Storage
  • Industrial
  • Power Generators

Great Things In Business Are Never Done By One Person, They Are Done By A Team Of People.” – Steve Jobs


Meet The Board of Directors and Officers of Northstar Industries

Tom Quine
Tom QuinePresident/CEO

Thomas Quine is President and founder of Northstar Industries, LLC.  Thomas has over 37 years of engineering and construction experience, holding a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology, with high honors, from Wentworth Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.

Thomas began his natural gas career at Essex County as Company and was Manager of Engineering and Measurement. The position involved design, construction, and operation of pipelines, LNG, SCADA, M&R facilities, and propane assets.  Prior to forming Northstar, he also worked at Stone and Webster Engineering serving as the project manager for various LNG, propane, natural gas measurement and control, and power projects. Thomas is active in development efforts for greenfield LNG projects for Northstar and plays an instrumental role in day to day operations with respect to business development.

Jay Gamble
Jay GambleCOO

Jay is a Professional Engineer with 25 years of operations and project execution experience in the natural gas industry. His expertise is in the areas of project management, operations management, engineering & design, and construction management with extensive natural gas utility and LNG peak-shaving operations experience.   Jay graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA in 1993 and in 2010 graduated from Boston University with a Master’s of Science degree in Management with a concentration in Project Management. He has also taken many technical and leadership classes provided by educational institutes and industry associations.

Jay is an active member of the Appalachian Gas Measurement Short Course (AGMSC). He is an instructor at the school held the positions of Chair of the Executive Committee (President), General Committee and Program Committee. Jay is also a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), Project Management Institute (PMI), and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Boris Brevnov
Boris BrevnovChair/CDO

Prior to Liberty Energy, Boris Brevnov was Vice President of M&A at AES Corporation, a global power company with $18 billion in revenue and energy businesses in 27 countries, where he led the acquisition of Dayton Power & Light Corporation in Ohio (500,000 electric utility customers and 20,000 miles of transmission and distribution miles). Prior to AES, Boris was VP of Corporate Development at Integrys Energy Group, during which he led and executed the merger between WPS Resources and Peoples Energy, and the acquisition of Michigan Gas and Minnesota Gas from Aquila. Boris received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electromechanical Engineering from the Nizhegorodsky Polytechnic University in Russia.

Charles E. Ryan
Charles E. RyanFounding Partner, LET

Charles Ryan is chairman and founder of UFG Asset Management, a leading focused asset manager with $2.3 billion of assets in debt and equity investments. Mr. Ryan has substantial experience and success in private equity fund raising and investment. He is a graduate of Radnor High School and Harvard College. Raised in the Great Philadelphia area, Charles is a long term resident of the City and a dedicated community member whose active involvement has benefited many aspects of the local community. Charles is the founder of United Financial Group, which he steered as CEO to become one of the leading investment companies, and which was acquired by Deutsche Bank in 2005. He serves on the boards of Harvard Global Advisory Council, Yandex, Preferred Sands and Capital International Inc.

Liqun Pan
Liqun PanDirector, Financial LET

Liqun Pan has over 15 years of experience in financial planning, analysis, structuring and commodity risk management in the energy sector. Liqun has worked together with Mr. Brevnov in M&A transactions at AES and Integrys and led the financial analysis and project due diligence effort for many projects. She led the divesture of the Ironwood, 705MW natural gas combined cycle power plant in PA to PPL Corporation, and Red Oak, 820MW natural gas power plant in New Jersey to ECP.

Liqun received her MBA degree from Vanderbilt University and her Bachelor of Science degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University.

Meet The Team Leads at Northstar Industries

Eric Borden

Engineering and Design


Eric has over fifteen years in the natural gas industry.  Eric joined Northstar Industries in 1999 as a staff civil engineering technician and is now responsible for overseeing and coordinating the civil and structural designs on Northstar projects.

Doug Early

Business Development Manager


Doug is an accomplished sales professional with over 10 years of experience in various industries. He has been with Northstar as Manager of Business Development since 2015.

Dan Little

Project and Construction Manager


Dan has almost 20 years of experience in the construction industry, including several as Project Manager for LNG, CNG, Natural Gas Measurement and Regulation Stations, and Liquid Propane Systems.

Shaun Fresia

Manufacturing / Quality Control and Quality Assurance


Shaun has worked in a quality assurance and quality control capacity for almost ten years, four of which have been with Northstar Industries. His primary role is supervising the shop and QA & QC.

Jim Austin



Jim has been with Northstar for 19+ years.  He is a CPA with 35 years of accounting experience in public and private accounting.  At Northstar, Jim handles cash management, billing and financial statement preparation.

Matt McCann

Cost Management and Procurement


Matt has been with Northstar since 2011. In his first role, Matt served as Northstar’s Business Development Manager but quickly transitioned to Manager of Northstar’s Project Office.  His office oversees project cost controls, scheduling, budgeting, and manpower projections.

Jim Hunt

Project Engineer


Jim is one of the original founders of Northstar.  He has over 30 years of engineering experience in the power and natural gas industries and currently acts as Senior Project Manager.

Cindy Rapa

Director Human Resources


Cindy has been at Northstar since 2002.  Cindy handles personnel matters, policies and procedures.  She is responsible for recruiting and keeps employees happy, engaged and healthy through company functions, health fairs and community outreach programs.

Jim Smilikis

Field Services


Jim is a founder of Northstar and has worked in the natural gas industry for over 30 years, beginning in 1987 when he joined Essex County Gas Company.  Jim currently oversees all aspects of Field Services.

Trusted By The Natural Gas Industry

Northstar Industries – proud to have provided project services to a variety of industry companies, including those below:

Recent Projects and Development Works