Retired Hess engineer named as ND energy officialGov. Jack Dalrymple has named a retired Hess Corp. engineer as his new “energy impact coordinator” in western North Dakota.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Jack Dalrymple has named a retired Hess Corp. engineer as his new “energy impact coordinator” in western North Dakota.
Wayne Biberdorf will be based in Williston. His job will be to work with local officials and help coordinate their efforts to deal with energy development. He'll report their concerns to the governor.
Biberdorf starts his new job next month. He'll be paid $60,000 annually.
Biberdorf is a Bottineau County native and a graduate of the University of North Dakota's civil engineering school. He's lived in Williston for 32 years.
Hess is a New York-based energy company. Biberdorf worked as an engineer and manager for Hess in Tioga, in northwestern North Dakota, before he retired two years ago.
Williston is a major hub of North Dakota's booming oil industry.