This excerpt taken from the QRCP DEF 14A filed Apr 30, 2007.
Our Directors and Executive Officers are as follows:
This excerpt taken from the QRCP DEF 14A filed May 3, 2006.
PROPOSAL NO. 1 ELECTION OF DIRECTORS
The Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors has recommended, and the Board of Directors has nominated, for election the current six members of the Board of Directors. Each proxy solicited hereby will be so voted unless you specify otherwise in the proxy. Directors will be elected by a plurality of the votes cast at the Annual Meeting.
In October 2005, our Board of Directors was increased from three members to six members. In accordance with our Restated Articles of Incorporation, the Board of Directors was automatically divided into three classes of Directors, designated as Class I, Class II and Class III. Each class is elected to serve a three-year term. In order to implement this classification, the nominees as Class I Directors will be elected for a one-year term ending at the Annual Meeting of the Stockholders in 2007, the nominees as Class II Directors will be elected for a two-year term ending at the Annual Meeting of the Stockholders in 2008, and the nominees as Class III Directors will be elected for a three-year term ending at the Annual Meeting of the Stockholders in 2009.
The Board of Directors believes that we could benefit by expanding the size of the Board of Directors to seven and adding an additional qualified director. The Nominating Committee is in the process of evaluating candidates to fill this additional directorship. However, as of the date of this proxy statement, no candidate has been approved by the Board of Directors as a nominee. At such time as a qualified candidate has been approved by the Nominating Committee and the Board of Directors, the Board of Directors intends to increase the size of the Board to seven and to appoint the candidate to fill the newly created directorship as provided in our bylaws. The director appointed by the Board of Directors would serve only until the next annual meeting of stockholders, regardless of the class to which he or she is appointed.
Our Directors and Executive Officers are as follows:
Mr. Cash has been active in the oil and gas exploration and development business for over 25 years. Mr. Cash has been the Chairman of the Board since November 2002 and has been Chief Executive Officer since September 2004. From November 2002 until September 2004, he was Co-Chief Executive Officer and from November 2002 until June 2004, he was Chief Financial Officer. From 1980 to 1986, Mr. Cash worked for Bodard & Hale Drilling Company while pursuing a petroleum engineering degree at Oklahoma State University. During this period, Mr. Cash drilled several hundred wells throughout Oklahoma. In 1987, Mr. Cash formed STP and directed that company in the identification and realization of numerous successful oil, gas and CBM exploration projects. A long-time resident of Oklahoma, Mr. Cash maintains an active role in several charitable organizations.
Mr. Kite is the Chief Executive Officer of Boothbay Royalty Company, based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Boothbay Royalty Company was founded in 1977 as an independent investment company with its primary concentration in the field of oil & gas exploration and production. Mr. Kite spent several years in the commercial banking industry with an emphasis in credit and loan review prior to his involvement in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Kite presently is a director of The All Souls Anglican Foundation and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Science. Mr. Kite earned a bachelors of business administration in finance from the University of Oklahoma.
Mr. White is a Certified Public Accountant and has 19 years of independent exploration experience with expertise in strategic planning, capital formation and investor relations, information technology and risk management. Mr. White served as a consultant for the Company from September 2003 until May 2004. Prior to that time, he was Executive VP Corporate Development/Strategic Planning for Louis Dreyfus Natural Gas from 1990 to 2001 and spent seven years during the 1980s with Bogert Oil Company/Bogert Funds, Inc. as a Manager, Executive VP and Controller. Mr. White received a Master of Science in Accounting in 1980 and a B.S. in Accounting in 1979 from Oklahoma State University.
Mr. Irani is the Chief Executive Officer of RKI Exploration & Production, LLC. He has 26 years of extensive oil and gas experience. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Irani was Senior Vice President and General Manager in charge of Dominion Resources, Inc.s western U.S. business division. He joined Louis Dreyfus Natural Gas Corporation in 1991 as its Vice President of Engineering and Exploration until the companys 2001 merger with Dominion. Prior to that, he managed and directed Woods Petroleum Corporations development drilling and acquisition projects. Mr. Irani serves on several oil and gas industry related boards, including the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board, and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission. Mr. Irani earned a B.S. from the University of Bombay, a bachelors and masters degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, and a masters degree in Business Administration from Oklahoma City University.
Mr. Garrison brings expertise in public company activities and issues. Mr. Garrison served as our Treasurer from 1998 to September 2001. Mr. Garrison has been a Certified Public Accountant in public practice providing financial management and accounting services to a variety of businesses for over twenty years. Since July 2004, Mr. Garrison has been the Chief Financial Officer of ICOP Digital, Inc. Mr. Garrison presently is also a director of Empire Energy Corporation. Mr. Garrison holds a bachelors degree in Accounting from Kansas State University.
Mr. Rateau is the Vice President of Business Development and Energy Management & Services of Alcoa Primary Metals, Energy Division and has been at Alcoa Primary Metals since 1996. Before that, Mr. Rateau held a number of managerial positions with National Steel Corporation from 1981 to 1996. He brings expertise in business acquisitions and divestitures, capital budgets and project management, and applied research of complex technology
and processes. Mr. Rateau holds an M.B.A. from Michigan State University and received a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from West Virginia University.
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VOTE FOR THE ELECTION OF MESSRS. GARRISON AND RATEAU AS CLASS I DIRECTORS, MESSRS. WHITE AND IRANI AS CLASS II DIRECTORS, AND MESSRS. CASH AND KITE AS CLASS III DIRECTORS OF THE COMPANY. UNLESS MARKED TO THE CONTRARY, PROXIES RECEIVED BY THE COMPANY WILL BE VOTED FOR THE ELECTION OF THE SIX NOMINEES TO THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTOR CLASSES.