Ronald E. Hughes

Chief Executive Officer

Director, Investor Relations

Mr. Hughes has 25 years business development experience, after finishing studies of Resource Economics at the University of Alberta in 1987. Now residing, since 1991 in Point Roberts, Washington, he and his partner established North Arm Capital Services, and have been providing Investor Relations & Business Development services to an international client base for nearly two decades.

Introduced to oil & gas investments in 1992 and then equity trading and capital structure between 1997 and 2001, Mr. Hughes was an Investment Advisor with Global Securities, and provided oil & gas analysis to corporate finance. He has served nine years President of TransAmerican Energy Inc. since 2001, and  currently serves on the boards of three other publicly traded companies, both in Canada & the United States.

Richard Barnett

Secretary & CFO

Certified General Accountant

Mr. Barnett  joined TransAmerican Energy Inc. as its chief financial executive performing a critical role insuring compliance with the companies regulatory requirements. His resume imparts pertinent experience from the public sector, covering a wide ride range of companies producing oil & gas ,  engineering , mineral resource and explorations, Mr Barnett, as an officer of the company serves at the pleasure of the Board of Directors.

Mark Billings

Director, Corporate Finance

Mr. Billings is President & CEO of Orex Exploration Inc., he also serves as CFO of Argex Mining, a junior mining exploration company with mineral assets in Quebec. Between 2004 and 2006, Mr. Billings was Vice-President of Corporate Finance at Desjardins Securities Inc., leading a number of finance offerings on Canadian exchanges.

Mr. Billings has a Master of Business Administration, with honors, from Harvard Business School, graduating in 1995. Since 1992, holds a B.A. in Political Science, with honors, from Carleton University Ottawa, and was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation from the CFA Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2002.

Tom Needham

Chartered Accountant

Director, Audit Committee Member

Mr. Needham has extensive expertise in accounting & finance, having more than 25 years as a respected financial executive working with resource companies, internationally. As a Chartered Accountant from the United Kingdom, he provides TransAmerican Energy Inc. a liaison with financial institutions & regulatory reporting. Mr. Needham serves as CFO for four other Canadian public companies.

Jurgen A. Wolf

Director, Audit Committee Member

Mr. Wolf has a successful list of business accomplishments over the past 50 years. Most recently, from 1997 until 2005, was his Presidency & Directorship of US Oil & Gas Resources Inc. Mr. Wolf is a member of the board for multiple public companies.

Michael Stark

Director, Audit Committee Member

Mr. Stark joins TransAmerican Energy Inc. as an independent director. He is currently with the White Rock Fire Department and has served 20 dedicated years in the profession.

Richard Switzer

P.Geol. Technical Advisor

Mr. Switzer is a professional geologist whose oil and gas career spans over 35 years. Growing up in the petroleum industry in Pennsylvania, he graduated in Geological Sciences from The Pennsylvania State University in 1969. His formal career began with Texaco Inc. in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he worked as an exploration geologist involving structurally complex salt driven structures. In 1972 Mr. Switzer relocated to Calgary, Alberta with Amoco Canada, developing drilling prospects in the multiple sub-basins of the Grand Banks offshore Newfoundland.

He continued his exploration work spanning the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) and Beaufort Sea regions for Skelly Oil Canada and Mesa Petroleum, working for industry icon T. Boone Pickens. Mr. Switzer was a co-founder, senior Vice-President and a director of Northstar Resources Ltd., and Exploration Manager and a director for MCL Oil and Gas (Mutual Life of Canada). He has developed drilling prospects and consulted both in Canada and the United States, with emphasis on the Western Canadian and Williston Basins.

Mr. Switzer is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (1972) and is a Professional Geologist with the Association of Professional Geologists Geophysicists and Engineers of Alberta (1975).