Ron Hughes has 25 years business development experience, after finishing studies of Resource Economics at the University of Alberta in 1987. Resident, 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.


Rick 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.


Jurgen Wolf has owned and operated precast concrete factories in Calgary and Vancouver, as well as  operated and owned a successful commercial construction company from the years 1982 to 2002. Jurgen has been involved in public oil and gas companies for more than 15 years with positions in senior level management, including;  President & Director of US Oil and Gas Resources Inc. (TSX-V USR), as well as, Director of Flow Energy Inc., a  wholly owned subsidiary. Mr. Wolf is currently a Director of Altima Resources Ltd. (TSX-V ARH).


Mike Stark has over 32 years experience as a successful entrepreneur, during which time he started, owned and operated two companies within the private sector. Additionally, Mr. Stark has over 22 years experience as a fireman and is currently serving as Captain for the City of White Rock. As a former President of the Fire Department Charity, Mr. Stark has continued to perform an active leadership role in organizing fundraisers and charity events for the fire department and the community. He has served as an independent director and audit committee member since February 2009, and is also a director of TransAmerican Energy Inc


Mark Billings holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Mr. Billings, being an independent director and audit committee member of Canamex Silver Corp., is also currently the President and CEO of Orex Exploration Inc., Director and CFO of Argex Mining Inc., and a director of Bonaventure Enterprises Inc.


Tom 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.


Rick 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).


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