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Annual Report & Proxy Statement

Feb 22 2018 4:00PM
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Senior Management

  • Robert L.G. Watson, President – Chief Executive Officer
  • Geoffrey R. King, Vice President – Chief Financial Officer
  • George William "Bill" Krog, Vice President – Chief Accounting Officer
  • William H. Wallace, Vice President – Operations
  • Stephen T. Wendel, Vice President – Marketing and Contracts
  • Peter Bommer, Vice President – Engineering
  • Tod A. Clarke, Vice President – Land
  • Dirk A. Schwartz, Vice President – Business Development

Robert L.G. Watson, President – Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Watson has served as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Abraxas since founding the Company in 1977. Prior to forming Abraxas, Mr. Watson was associated with the independent reservoir engineering firm of DeGolyer and MacNaughton and Tesoro Petroleum Corporation in various engineering, operations, administrative and management positions, including Assistant to the President of Tesoro Exploration and Production Company. Mr. Watson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Methodist University in 1972 and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1974.

Geoffrey R. King, Vice President – Chief Financial Officer
Geoffrey R. King has served as Vice President - Chief Financial Officer since 2012. Prior to joining Abraxas, Mr. King worked at Van Eck Associates from 2007-2012 as a Senior Energy Analyst with a focus on natural resource equities and commodities. Prior to that he served as an investment banker and in various capital market roles in the Global Power and Energy group at Merrill Lynch and, prior to being acquired by Merrill Lynch, Petrie Parkman. Mr. King has a B.A. in Economics and History from Davidson College and is a CFA® charterholder.

George William "Bill" Krog, Vice President – Chief Accounting Officer
Mr. Krog has served as Chief Accounting Officer since 2011. Mr. Krog joined Abraxas in 1995 and most recently served as Information Systems / Financial Reporting Director. Prior to joining Abraxas, Mr. Krog was in private practice. Mr. Krog received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1976 and is a Certified Public Accountant.

William H. Wallace, Vice President – Operations
Mr. Wallace has served as Vice President - Operations since 2000. From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Wallace served as Abraxas' Superintendent/Senior Operations Engineer for South Texas and Wyoming. Prior to joining Abraxas, Mr. Wallace was associated with Dorchester Gas Producing Company and Parker and Parsley. Mr. Wallace received a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1981. 

Stephen T. Wendel, Vice President – Land and Marketing 
Mr. Wendel has served as Vice President – Land and Marketing since 1990 and as Corporate Secretary since 1988. From 1982 to 1990, Mr. Wendel served as Abraxas' Manager of Joint Interests and Natural Gas Contracts. Prior to joining Abraxas, Mr. Wendel held accounting, auditing and marketing positions with Tenneco Oil Company and Tesoro Petroleum Corporation. Mr. Wendel received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Texas Lutheran University in 1971. 

Peter Bommer, Vice President – Engineering
Mr. Bommer has served as Vice President – Engineering since 2012 and as Manager of Special Projects since 2007. Prior to joining Abraxas, Mr. Bommer owned and ran the day-to-day operations of Bommer Engineering, a privately held engineering firm for over 25 years. Mr. Bommer received a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering degree from the University of Texas in 1978 and a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1999. Mr. Bommer also holds the Professional Engineer designation. 

Tod A. Clarke, Vice President – Land
Mr. Clarke has served as Vice President – Land since 2017. Mr. Clarke joined Abraxas in 2000 as Land Manager. Prior to joining Abraxas, Mr. Clarke worked at Exxon USA for 15 years. Mr. Clarke received a Bachelor of Science—Land Management degree from the University of Houston in 1984. Mr. Clarke also is a Certified Petroleum Landman.

Dirk A. Schwartz, Vice President – Business Development
Mr. Schwartz has served as Vice President – Business Development since 2017. Mr. Schwartz joined Abraxas in 2013 as Director of Corporate Development. Prior to joining Abraxas, Mr. Schwartz worked at Renegade Petroleum (North Dakota) Ltd as manager of US negotiations. Mr. Schwartz received a Bachelor of Science in Geology degree from the University of Wyoming in 1982 and a Master of Science in Geology degree from the University of North Dakota in 1987. Mr. Schwartz also is a Certified Petroleum Landman.

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