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Executive and Commercial Team

Wade K. Jones

Chief Executive Officer, President

Served as Vice President, Crude Oil with Sunoco Logistics. Formerly Partner and Senior Vice President, Crude Oil with Texon L.P. Previously Manager-Land and Legal with Spartan Petroleum Corp. Established career as an independent Petroleum Landman with J. Hafner & Assoc. In 1984. B.B.A Management, Stephen F. Austin State University.

Michael Zielinski

Chief Financial Officer, CPA

Most Recently Chief Financial Officer at Previously CFO at Velocity Express LCC and Hi-Way Equipment Co. Served as Controller with Cameron Int’l Corp. Began career at Ernst & Young LLP and has over 25 years of finance and accounting experience. B.B.A and Masters in Professional Accounting, University of Texas at Austin.

Rick Thomas

Crude Oil Marketing Manager

Began Career as an Analyst at Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. Managed crude oil pricing, trucking, operations, planning, and trading analysis. B.B.A Marketing, University of North Texas. M.B.A University of St. Thomas.

Max Bredthauer

Crude Oil Supply Manager

Began career as a Financial Analyst in the Wells Fargo Energy Group assisting in all aspects of the credit underwriting process for a variety of E and P companies with operations throughout North America and the Gulf of Mexico. Later served as a Commercial Associate at Palmilla Energy, a Houston-based private equity backed midstream company supporting its business development department with financial modeling, investment identification, and research. B.B.A Corporate Finance, University of Texas at Austin.

Christian Tekell

Crude Oil Supply Manager

Began as a petroleum Landman for West 17th Resources, LLC leasing mineral interests in the Eagle Ford Shale. Later went on to manage a portfolio of Non-Operated wells in the Eagle Ford Shale and Permian Basin. Most recently Vice President, Operations at Bay Worx Laboratories, LLC, an industrial technology Company that specializes in robotics and automation to service the crude oil by rail industry. Attended Texas A&M University and the University of Houston.

Karsten Pontikes

Crude Oil Supply Manager

Began career as a Supply Chain Associate for LyondellBasell in their Advanced Polymers Solutions division, later becoming a Pricing Analyst for the Engineered Polymers group. B.B.A. Management, Texas Tech University.