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MANAGEMENT AND DIRECTORS

Robert D. Johnson
Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer 
Mr. Johnson joined the Company in May of 2008 as a director and President and Chief Operating Officer at the principal executive offices of the Company located at 13131 Champions Drive, Suite 205, Houston, TX 77069. He brought with him approximately 40 years of experience in the oil and gas sector. He became Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board in July 2008. Mr. Johnson graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University in 1969. He joined Amoco Production Company upon leaving school. In 1970, he entered the United States Army and served for nearly two years. He rejoined Amoco in 1971 and rose rapidly through the ranks. His final position was Regional Engineering Manager over 250 engineers. He left Amoco in 1980 and joined Superior Oil Company as Division Drilling Engineering Manager for the Western half of the United States. In 1981, he left Superior and formed Conquest Petroleum Incorporated as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer. After securing funding to acquire 68,000 acres of leases in the Texas State Waters and promoting the acreage on 27 prospects to outside 3rd parties, he divested the assets and dissolved the company in 1985. He formed Bannon Energy Incorporated in 1986. During the next 10 years, Bannon acquired 12 sets of producing properties and drilled over 284 development wells. He sold the assets of the Bannon in 1996 for $38,000,000 and other considerations. Mr. Johnson dissolved Bannon in 2001. From February of 2001 until May of 2008 when he joined the Company, he was in retirement.

 

Harvey M. Pensack
Director
After graduating Cum Laude from Clarkson University in 1944, with a B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mr. Pensack served in the military, finishing as a First Lieutenant in 1946. He spent seven years in the insurance industry earning promotions and supervisory positions but then saw the potential in the young computer industry. In 1953, utilizing his  engineering training and entrepreneurial spirit, he founded Mitronics Inc., an innovative firm and manufacturer of hermetic ceramic to metal seals for the then-fledgling semiconductor industry. Mr. Pensack served as Chairman and CEO of Mitronics, which prospered, and in 1970 was merged into a public corporation to become Varadyne, Inc.  Throughout the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, Mr. Pensack had an active career as a financial consultant specializing in insurance, business succession planning and estate management. Throughout his career, and quick to recognize potential in many diverse fields, Mr. Pensack has been a private investor who specializes in researching and analyzing potential investment choices with a focus on management personnel and growth opportunity.

 

Ann M. Thomas
President of Killian Capital Group, Director

Ann M. Thomas, is President of Killian Capital Group with offices in Texas and New York City. Ms. Thomas began her career as the first female management trainee recruited by Conoco, headquartered in Houston, into the multiple phases of the oil and gas industry. She later joined Azmi Corporation where she managed a US subsidiary of a Saudi Arabian company, based in Houston for the purpose of investing in oil and gas reserves in the USA. Subsequently, Ms. Thomas joined Salomon Smith Barney where as Vice President, she initiated the company's first institutional energy risk management department, headquartered in New York City. Ms. Thomas served as Investment Officer of Sedona Industries. In addition to managing a diversified portfolio, an internal fund was created and run by Killian Capital Corp., a CTA (Commodity Trading Advisor), with Ann Thomas as President, registered with the CFTC since November, 1994. The fund's strategy focused on investing in energy specific instruments based on global fundamental analysis, disciplined by a proprietary, quantitative model for entry and exit levels. Killian Capital Corp's portfolio construction consists of futures and options on crude oil, heating oil, gasoline, and natural gas as well as conventional and alternative energy related equities and ETF's. She became a Director in August 2009.


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