This excerpt taken from the ATPG 10-K filed Mar 2, 2007.
Executive Officers of the Company and Other Key Employees
Set forth below are the names, ages (as of February 28, 2007) and titles of the persons currently serving as executive officers of the Company. All executive officers hold office until their successors are elected and qualified.
T. Paul Bulmahn has served as our Chairman and President since he founded the company in 1991. From 1988 to 1991, Mr. Bulmahn served as President and Director of Harbert Oil & Gas Corporation. From 1984 to 1988, Mr. Bulmahn served as Vice President, General Counsel of Plumb Oil Company. From 1978 to 1984, Mr. Bulmahn served as counsel for Tennecos interstate gas pipelines and as regulatory counsel in Washington, D.C. From 1973 to 1978, he served the Railroad Commission of Texas, the Public Utility Commission and the Interstate Commerce Commission as an administrative law judge.
Gerald W. Schlief has served as our Senior Vice President since 1993 and is primarily responsible for acquisitions. Between 1990 and 1993, Mr. Schlief acted as a consultant for the onshore and offshore independent oil and gas industry. From 1984 to 1990, Mr. Schlief served as Vice President, Offshore Land for Plumb Oil Company, and its successor Harbert Energy Corporation, where he managed the acquisition of interests in over 35 offshore properties. From 1983 to 1984, Mr. Schlief served as Offshore Land Consultant for Huffco Petroleum Corporation. He served as Treasurer and Landman for Huthnance Energy Corporation from 1981 to 1983. In addition, from 1974 to 1978, Mr. Schlief conducted audits of oil and gas companies for Arthur Andersen & Co., and from 1978 to 1981, he conducted audits of oil and gas companies for Spicer & Oppenheim.
Albert L. Reese, Jr. has served as our Chief Financial Officer since March 1999 and, in a consulting capacity, as our director of finance from 1991 until March 1999. From 1986 to 1991, Mr. Reese was employed with the Harbert Corporation where he established a registered investment bank for the company to conduct project and corporate financings for energy, co-generation, and small power activities. From 1979 to 1986, Mr. Reese served as chief financial officer of Plumb Oil Company and its successor, Harbert Energy Corporation. Prior to 1979, Mr. Reese served in various capacities with Capital Bank in Houston, the independent accounting firm of Peat, Marwick & Mitchell, and as a partner in Arnold, Reese & Swenson, a Houston-based accounting firm specializing in energy clients.
Leland E. Tate has served as our Chief Operations Officer since August 2000. Prior to joining ATP, Mr. Tate worked for over 30 years with Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO). From 1998 until July 2000, Mr. Tate served as the President of ARCO North Africa. He also was Director General of Joint Ventures at ARCO from 1996 to 1998. From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Tate served as ARCOs Vice President Operations & Engineering, where he led technical negotiations in field development. Prior to 1994, Mr. Tates positions with ARCO included Director of Operations, ARCO British Ltd.; Vice President of Engineering, ARCO International; Senior Vice President Marketing and Operations, ARCO Indonesia; and for three years was Vice President and District Manager in Lafayette, Louisiana.
John E. Tschirhart joined us in November 1997 and has served as our General Counsel since March 1998. Mr. Tschirhart was named Senior Vice President International in July 2001 and served as Managing Director of ATP Oil & Gas (UK) Limited from May 2000 to May 2001. He has served on the board of directors of ATP Oil & Gas (UK) Limited and ATP Oil & Gas (Netherlands) B.V. since the formation of those corporations and currently serves as the Managing Director of ATP Oil & Gas (Netherlands) B.V. From 1993 to November 1997, Mr. Tschirhart worked as a partner at the law firm of Tschirhart and Daines, a partnership in Houston, Texas. From 1985 to 1993 Mr. Tschirhart was in private practice handling civil litigation matters including oil and gas and employment law. From 1979 to 1985, he was with Coastal Oil & Gas Corporation and from 1974 to 1979 he was with Shell Oil Company.
Isabel M. Plume has served as our Chief Communications Officer since 2004 and Corporate Secretary since 2003. Ms. Plume currently serves on the board of directors of ATP Oil & Gas (UK) Limited. From 1996 to 1998, she was employed by Oasis Pipe Line Company, a midstream transporter of natural gas, responsible for implementing accounting and reporting systems. From 1982 to 1995 Ms. Plume served in a financial reporting capacity for Dow Hydrocarbons & Resources, Inc. and the Dow Chemical Company.
Keith R. Godwin has served as our Chief Accounting Officer since April 2004. He served as Controller and Vice President from August 2000 to March 2004 and Controller from 1997 to July 2000. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Godwin was the Corporate Accounting Manager with Champion Healthcare Corporation. From 1990 to 1995, Mr. Godwin was employed as an accountant with Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P. where he conducted audits primarily in the energy industry.
Except for the information relating to Executive Officers of the Registrant set forth above, the information required by Item 10 of Form 10-K is incorporated herein by reference to the definitive proxy statement for the Companys Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on June 8, 2007 (the Proxy Statement.)
We have adopted a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics that applies to all of our employees, officers and directors, including our principal executive officer, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer and controller, and it is available on our internet website at www.atpog.com. In the event that an amendment to, or a waiver from, a provision of our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics that applies to any of the executive officers (including the principal executive officer, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer and controller) or directors is necessary, we intend to post such information on our website.