JIM SAUNDERS, Calgary, Alberta – President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Saunders is the founder of Twin Butte and was the Company’s Chairman since its recapitalization in early 2006 to November 2008 prior to becoming the Company’s President and C.E.O. Mr. Saunders, an engineer, brings 26 years of diversified technical and managerial experience to the position and has previously been President and C.E.O. of three successful, growth oriented public junior oil and gas companies and most recently provided advisory services to various Western Canadian companies.
R.D. (BOB) BOWMAN, Calgary, Alberta – Vice President, Operations
Mr. Bowman is a Petroleum Engineer, with over 25 years of experience within the oil and gas industry. Mr. Bowman joined Twin Butte Energy in June 2010 and brings experience in all levels of corporate management. Previous companies include Action Energy, Flowing Energy Inc, Velvet Exploration, PanAtlas Energy, Grad & Walker Energy, Morrison Petroleum and Amoco Canada. Mr. Bowman obtained his Bachelors of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Montana School of Mines in Butte Montana in 1987.
CLAUDE GAMACHE, Calgary, Alberta – Vice President, Geosciences
Mr. Gamache was most recently Vice President, Exploration at Emerge Oil and Gas. Prior to his position at Emerge, Mr. Gamache was Senior Geophysicist at Harvest Energy Trust. His 22 years of industry experience also includes employment with Reveal Resources Ltd., where he was co-founder, Baytex Energy Trust, Stampeder Exploration, Spectrum Geophysical Services and Mobil Oil. Mr. Gamache graduated in 1989 from the University of Alberta in with a BSc. in Geophysics and is an active member of APEGGA, CSEG and SEG.
BRUCE W. HALL, Calgary, Alberta – Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Hall has held a number of management and senior professional positions with Canadian exploration, production and energy trust companies, the most recent of which was Vice President, Engineering with Alberta Clipper Energy Inc, a Calgary based public oil and gas exploration and production company previously listed on the TSX which was sold to NAL Oil & Gas Trust. Prior to Alberta Clipper, Mr. Hall was in Business Development with ARC Energy Trust, Manager, Production with Petrobank Energy, and Petroleum Engineer with Resman Oil & Gas. Mr. Hall possesses a BSc. (with Distinction) degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta and has over 22 years of industry experience.
GORDON HOWE, Calgary, Alberta – Vice President, Land
Mr. Howe joined Twin Butte in January of 2013 and has over 13 years of Land experience in oil and gas exploration and production companies. He was most recently VP Land and Negotiations at Lone Pine Resources Canada Ltd. and also brings management experience from appointments as the Land Manager of Iteration Energy Ltd. and the Land Manager of Penn West Petroleum. Mr. Howe obtained his Bachelors of Commerce Degree from the University of Calgary in 1999.
PRESTON KRAFT, Calgary, Alberta – Vice President, Engineering
Mr. Kraft was most recently Vice President, Engineering and Operations with Emerge Oil and Gas. His 20 years of industry experience has included employment with Husky Energy, where he was General Manager within Husky’s 100,000 boe/d Heavy Oil and Gas Business Unit, Renaissance Energy and Wascana Energy. Mr. Kraft graduated in 1991 from the University of Calgary in with a BSc. in Chemical Engineering, and is an active member of APEGGA.
ALAN STEELE, Calgary, Alberta – Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Steele is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) with over 25 years of varied finance and accounting experience in the oil and gas industry with companies such as Northstar Energy, TriGas Exploration Ltd., Bear Creek Exploration Ltd., Ketch Resources Trust, and Bear Ridge Resources Ltd. Mr. Steele received his CMA designation in 1986 and a Corporate Finance Diploma from the University of Alberta in 2001.