Kenneth T. Hern
Mr. Hern has been a Director of the Board, a member of the Compensation Committee, a member of the Audit Committee and the Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee since November 2009. Furthermore, Mr. Hern has served as the Lead Director of the Board since January 2011. Mr. Hern has served as a member of the board of directors of Mesa Energy Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded oil and gas exploration and production company, since February 2010. Mr. Hern served as the Chairman and CEO of Nova Biosource Fuels, Inc. (“Nova”), an energy company that refined and marketed ASTM standard biodiesel and related co-products through the deployment of proprietary, patented process technology which enabled broader range use of lower cost feedstock from March 2006 until April 2010. Nova filed for financial reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States’ Bankruptcy Code in April 2009. Upon the sale of substantially all of Nova’s assets under Chapter 11, of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, the case was resolved by a controlled and structured dismissal ordered by the Delaware Bankruptcy Court in April 2009. Mr. Hern retired from Texaco, Inc. (“Texaco”) in 1994 after 25 years of service. During his tenure with Texaco, Mr. Hern served as President of Texaco Brazil, President of Texaco Saudi Inc., and Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Texaco Nigeria Limited. Mr. Hern’s experience as a public company Chairman and CEO as well as his associated management skills attributable to the aforementioned positions contribute positively to the effectiveness of the Board.