Michael Walter is the chief operating officer for TYR Energy Logistics in Houston, Texas.TYR Energy Logistics owns and operates strategic midstream energy assets in the U.S. and Mexico. Walter has 36 years of experience in the energy sector ranging from exploration and production to end-use. He began working for KN Energy, Inc. (now Kinder Morgan) in 1982, where he managed the transmission, compression, storage and regulated distribution of natural gas. He left KN to pursue opportunities created by deregulation where he successfully traded energy, owned and operated non-regulated and regulated assets, provided service in energy and exploration through drilling and drilling services, pipeline construction and project management. In 2014, he joined Monterra Energy, a KKR portfolio company, as a partner, executive vice president and operating officer.