Welcome to Peters Management Group

About Us



Experienced, professional engineers with many decades of technical and managerial expertise in Coal, Minerals, Mineral Processing, Oil and Gas (upstream and midstream).


The Peters Management Team Philosophy

PMG's core belief is that solid, fundamental engineering discipline will lead to cost-effective and safe operations.  It's with this guiding principle that good capital use and management decisions are made.


PMG abilities

The team at PMG can bring extensive field and C-level experience to any table.

Team Leaders


Richard McCormick

  • Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University
  • 35 Years of progressive experience with coal mining and preparation equipment, including operations, process and material handling design and construction
  • Experience with principle process equipment design and application in the global market including the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Australia and South Africa.
  • Work Experience
    • DRA Taggart
      • CEO from 2014 - 2017
      • President and CEO of Taggart Global, LLC from 2004 - 2014
      • Managing Director, China of Taggart Global, LLC from 1999 - 2004
    • Conn-Weld Industries
      • Director since 1999
      • EVP from 1994 - 1999
      • VP of Engineering from 1981 - 1994
  • Leadership highlights
    • Managed Conn-Weld from startup to $35M in revenues
    • Opened the China division for Conn-Weld in 1997
    • Led Taggart Global in oversees projects and sales, generating $100M per year in revenues
    • While CEO and President of Taggart, grew revenues to over $600M per year

Len Paugh

  • Bachelors of Science, Petroleum Engineering, West Virginia University
  • 30 Years of progressive experience with 16 years of Marcellus experience
  • Led Range Resources team that discovered the Marcellus Shale in Washington County, PA
    • Drilled, completed and produced the discovery vertical and horizontal wells
  • Work Experience
    • Principle, LP Consulting from 2016 - 2019
    • SVP and COO at Mountaineer Keystone, LLC from 2013 - 2015
    • SVP and COO at MK Midstream, LLC from 2014 - 2016
    • VP of Operations at Texas Keystone, LLC
    • Operations Manager, PA/WV at Range Resources Corporation from 2000 - 2010
    • Progressive engineering and management positions at Range Resources from 1994 - 2000
  • Leadership highlights
    • Assisted Private Equity in acquisition/development of Utica assets
    • Assisted two startups to reach term-sheet approval
    • Original member of founding team to create Mountaineer Keystone with $500M in private equity funding, which later expanded to $1B with subsequent acquisitions
    • Built MK Midstream team to organically grow midstream assets
    • While at Range, was responsible for 150+ employees, 5,000+ wells, 30 compressor stations and 2,500+ miles of pipelines
    • No lost-time incidents for over a decade while at MK and Range