Board of Directors

DAVID HOBBS Chairman - Board of Directors

David A. Hobbs currently serves as Chairman. Mr. Hobbs is an expert in energy industry structure and strategies with nearly 40 years of experience, currently as Executive Chairman of Pantheon Resources Plc and, before that, as Head of Research at The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) where he helped establish a world leading think tank in Saudi Arabia. Mr. Hobbs has also served as Chief Energy Strategist at IHS (now S&P Global) and as Co-Chair of CERAWEEK, providing insight to governments and major energy companies around the world. Prior to CERA, Mr. Hobbs was Head of Business Development with Monument Oil & Gas and managed the North American and Asian businesses of Hardy Oil & Gas.

STEVEN LOOPER Member - Board of Directors

Mr. Looper has been an independent oil and gas producer since 1982. Experience drilling and operating wells in Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming. project management in Botswana, Canada, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Since 1993, Mr. Looper has been focused on the development of large resource plays in West Texas at Riata Energy, Inc. and most recently in the Barnett Shale trend, where his capital providers achieved >100% rates of return.

PETER WAGNER Member - Board of Directors

Mr. Wagner is an industry veteran with an extensive career in the oil and gas sector. His early professional years were enriched by his tenure at Atlas Copco. In 2003, Mr. Wagner assumed the role of Vice President of Business Development at Atlas Copco Comptec in the US. His leadership journey continued in 2011 when he assumed the roles of Divisional President for Atlas Copco Gas and Process Division and General Manager of Atlas Copco Energas GmbH. In 2016, Mr. Wagner was CEO and Managing Director of LEWA GmbH (in Germany) and is currently CEO and Director, Cryogenic Industries, Inc. (the Company’s consolidated subsidiary in America/CEO of Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group). In addition he serves as Director on the Board of Nikkiso Co., Ltd in Tokyo, Japan.

DOUGLAS HELLER Member - Board of Directors

Douglas Heller has been serving the Company as a director since October 2023.  Mr. Heller also currently serves as Chairman, President & CEO of Sun Drilling Products Corp., a specialty oilfield products company based in Louisiana.  He has also been a Partner in the Houston based private equity investment firm of Heller Hickox & Company which he co-founded in 1991 and which has specialized in structuring and leading oil and gas equity investments for over three decades.  From 1987 to 1991 he served as Vice President of Butcher Resources, Inc. in Philadelphia, PA and was responsible for oil and gas investment and merchant banking activity.  Mr. Heller began his career in the oil and gas industry in 1979 as an exploration geologist with Texaco Inc. in New Orleans, Louisiana where he held various technical and managerial positions prior to 1987 with primary responsibility for offshore exploration and production activities in the Gulf of Mexico.  Mr. Heller holds a B.S. in Geosciences from The Pennsylvania State University (1979).  He is an active member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Society of Petroleum Engineers and has served on the Boards of various portfolio companies in which his firm has had a controlling interest over the years.  The Board believes that Mr. Heller’s extensive experience, his education and professional credentials qualify him to serves as a member of the Company’s Board.