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.


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 Executive Leadership

Chris Barros, P.E.
Chris Barros, P.E.President

Mr. Barros was appointed President of Northstar in 2019. He has 25 years of experience in the energy industry and has spent the past year at Northstar in different leadership capacities covering project engineering, project execution, sales and general operations.  He previously worked for 10 years as the Vice President of Energy Management for Veolia North America (SourceOne) and worked for 14 years as an Operational Manger for Eversource (NSTAR).  Over the course of his career he has gained experience in large scale feasibility, design, and construction projects. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in 16 states.

Mr. Barros holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University and a Master of Science Degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University.  He also took some graduate Mechanical Engineering classes at Northeastern University and doctoral on-line classes at Kennedy-Western University.  Mr. Barros is a prior President of the Massachusetts Society of Professional Engineers.

Tom Quine
Tom QuineSenior Advisor & Founder

Thomas Quine is a Senior Advisor to the Board of Directors and the 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.

Matt McCann
Matt McCannVice President

Mr. McCann has been with Northstar Industries for seven years and has proven himself to be an indispensable member of the leadership team. He started in Business Development and has progressed to manager the Project Office,  acted as General Manager, and is now one of Northstar’s Vice Presidents. His responsibilities include overseeing all financial, administrative, project management, and construction aspects of the company’s day to day business. Mr. McCann is also the non-voting Secretary of the Board of Directors of Northstar Industries.

Mr. McCann is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and a graduate of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts.

Doug Early
Doug EarlyVice President

Doug is an accomplished sales, marketing and business professional with over 12 years of experience in various industries. He has been with Northstar since 2015 and has been a key member of the leadership team. In his time with Northstar he has served in business development driving innovation internally and externally with new and existing customers. Additionally, he has been instrumental in implementing sales policy, process, and tracking for the organization. As Vice President, his responsibilities include oversight of sales, marketing, process improvement and project engineering functions.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from St. Michael’s College (’06) in Winooski, Vermont and is a member of the American Gas Association Supplemental Gas Commitee and the Appalachian Gas Measurement Short Course General Committee.

Eric Borden
Eric BordenDirector - Engineering

Eric has 20 years of experience in the natural gas industry, most of which came at Northstar.  Eric joined Northstar Industries in 1999 as a staff civil engineering technician and has held various positions in middle management and leadership. His current responsibilities include oversight of all electrical, mechanical, and civil design efforts produced by the company. Eric is instrumental in the development and enforcement of engineering standards and quality assurance for all Northstar work product.

Eric is a graduate of University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.

Anahid Karimi, P.E.
Anahid Karimi, P.E.Director - Project Engineering

Anahid has 10 years of experience in the energy industry. She has held positions with Jacobs Engineering, Technip, SNC Lavalin, and Tri-Ocean. During her career, she has worked on all aspects of natural gas projects including conceptual studies, Pre-FEED and FEED studies, and detailed design. Her background with LNG, pipe distribution systems, and compressor stations makes her an invaluable resource for driving client projects.

Anahid graduated with a Bachelor Degree from Sharif University of Technology and holds a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Memorial University in Newfoundland. She is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering.

Dan Little, PMP
Dan Little, PMPDirector - Projects

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. Prior to joining Northstar in 2016, Dan worked for RH White where he was the project lead on various natural gas projects. His expertise in scheduling, manpower management, and good construction practices makes Dan ideally suited to drive turnkey project delivery for Northstar. Dan is responsible for delivery of all Northstar Industries projects that involve field and/or shop work.

Dan graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds various OSHA certifications.

Meet the Board of Directors

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.

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