Ronald E. Hughes, President & CEO, Director
Mr. Hughes has worked in business development since 1987. After studying resource economics at the University of Alberta, he began sourcing capital for a number of small businesses in and around the Vancouver area. In 1997, he worked as an Investment Advisor with Global Securities. Moving to Point Roberts, Washington, in 1991 he and his wife Linda established North Arm Capital Services, providing Investor Relations and Business Development services to an international client base. Mr. Hughes has been President of TransAmerican Energy Inc. since 2001.
Gilbert G. Talafuse, VP Geology, Director
Mr. Talafuse began his professional career as a Geologist with
Tennessee Gas in Houston, Texas. In 1988 he was promoted to Geological
Manager and was responsible for representing Tenneco at hearings before
the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. In 1992, he initiated
independent ventures exploring for oil and natural gas in the Texas
Gulf Coast. In 1994, he entered into a joint venture with a
Houston-based oil company, TransTexas Gas, to explore and develop
natural gas reserves in southeast Texas. More recently, he has been
successful in the drilling of three Yegua wells in East Texas and
Louisiana and is currently analyzing and planning the further
development of Morton and Pickens Fields in Mississippi, as well as the
Beauregard field in Louisiana for TransAmerican Energy. He has been a
self-employed Geologist, working with Greystone Operating, Houston,
Texas, from August 1995 to present.
Jurgen A. Wolf, Director
Mr. Wolf has a long successful list of business accomplishments over
the past 45 years. Mr. Wolf was President and director of US Oil and
Gas Resources Inc. since 1997 and has been a director of Flow Energy
Inc., its wholly owned subsidiary, since its inception in April 2002.
Mr. Wolf has been involved in the Oil and Gas industry for over 15
years. He is also currently a director of Odyssey Petroleum.
Robert Lim, Director
Mr. Lim is currently retired and joins the Company as a member of the Audit Committee. From June 1965 to April 2000 he was President of Heatley Trading, a private company.
Mark N. Gelmon, CFO
Mr. Gelmon is a Chartered Accountant in British Columbia. As a
consulting C.A., Mr. Gelmon has provided his expertise to several TSX
Venture Exchange listed companies including Bayswater Ventures,
Bellhaven Ventures and Great Southern Enterprises. He also served
as director and President & CEO of Pacific Asia China Energy and
currently serves as director of Mount Dakota Energy. Mr.
Gelmon brings extensive experience to his role as CFO with
TransAmerican Energy Inc.
Whitney J. Pansano, Operations Advisory
Mr. Pansano has more than 25 years experience in hands-on executive management of both private and public oil companies. With a reputation as a company builder, Whitney Pansano has been the founder of several independent oil and gas companies in Mississippi and has been engaged in oil and gas exploration, development and production since 1975, with emphasis on the Mississippi Interior Salt Basin, the area of the Company's primary activities. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
Joe DeVries, Operations Advisory
Mr. DeVries has assisted public companies for more than 20 years. He
has clear comprehension of industrial operations through his direct
involvement as either principal or director of several public and
private companies. Mr. DeVries has provided administrative skills to
all his endeavours and continues to demonstrate those abilities in the
Oil and Gas sector. Having a detailed understanding of corporate
structures allows him to produce success and confidence in the
formation of capital. He was a former director of Sea Breeze Power
Corp. (formerly International Powerhouse Energy Corp.), from 2000 to
2003. Mr. DeVries is also CEO and director of Odyssey Petroleum.