L.V. “Bud” McGuire
Mr. McGuire has been a Director of the Board since August 2010 and a member of the Compensation, Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee since October 2010. Mr. McGuire has served as the Chairman of the Compensation Committee since December 2010. Mr. McGuire is a co-founder of Alpha Petroleum Services, a provider of management-related consulting services to the energy industry. Prior to co-founding Alpha Petroleum Services, Mr. McGuire served as a director of the board and Senior Vice President of Mariner Energy Inc. from 1998 to 2001. Prior to joining Mariner Energy, from 1997 to 1998, Mr. McGuire served as the Vice President-Operations for Enron Oil & Gas International, Inc. Mr. McGuire served, from 1991 to 1996, as the Senior Vice President responsible for worldwide production operations of the Kerr-McGee Corporation (“Kerr-McGee”). Prior to his position with Kerr-McGee, from 1981 to 1991, Mr. McGuire served as Vice President of Operations and as Vice-President of Production for Hamilton Brothers Oil & Gas Ltd. Mr. McGuire began his career with Conoco in 1966. Mr. McGuire received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from LeTourneau University and has served on the Board of Trustees of LeTourneau University since 2002. Mr. McGuire’s extensive experience in the energy industry as well as his experience in founding a successful company brings significant additional operating and management experience to the Board.