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Board of Directors

  • Mark D. Johnsrud

    Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

    Mark D. Johnsrud has served as Chief Executive Officer since November 2012, Vice Chairman of the Board from November 2012 to May 2014, and Chairman of the Board since May 2014. Mr. Johnsrud previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Power Fuels, a leading environmental services company in the Bakken Shale area in North Dakota, of which he was the sole owner prior to the merger of Power Fuels with and into a subsidiary of the Company. Under Mr. Johnsrud’s leadership, Power Fuels saw significant growth from 2005 until the merger in November 2012. Prior to acquiring Power Fuels, Mr. Johnsrud previously served as a Managing Director at Acala Partners Inc., a full-service investment bank focusing on supporting the agribusiness and food sectors. Mr. Johnsrud also served as Senior Vice President and Head of the U.S. Agribusiness Finance Group at Banque National de Paris, and as a Managing Director and Senior Vice President of the Food and Agribusiness Group at Bank of America. Mr. Johnsrud is currently a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the North Dakota Petroleum Counsel, an industry association representing its member companies involved in all aspects of the oil and gas industry in North Dakota, South Dakota, and the Rocky Mountain region. Mr. Johnsrud holds a Master of Science degree in economics from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor of Science degree from North Dakota State University.

     

  • Robert B. Simonds, Jr.

    Vice Chairman

    Robert B. Simonds, Jr. has served as a director since May 2010 and as Vice Chairman since October 2010. He currently serves on the Company’s Compensation Committee and as Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Simonds is a longtime advocate for water rights and policy issues and his family owns and controls water rights in Arizona. He was the immediate past Chairman of the Blue Ribbon Committee of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (“MWD”), the world’s largest water wholesaler, where he represented the city of Los Angeles from 2004 to 2006. MWD’s Blue Ribbon Committee makes recommendations for new business models and strategies to position MWD to meet the region’s water-related needs for the future. He was recently appointed to the National Academy of Sciences Board of Water Science and Technology (“BWST”). Mr. Simonds is also the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of STX Entertainment and a seasoned producer of over 30 major motion pictures that have generated in excess of $7 billion in worldwide revenue.

  • William M. Austin

    William M. Austin has served as a director since November 2014. He currently serves on the Company’s Audit Committee. Mr. Austin is currently the President of Austin Lee Ventures LTD, a Houston, Texas-based investment company, and a member of the board of directors of Ranger Holdings, a Houston, Texas-based oilfield services company, Torrent Energy Services, a midstream services company, and Pyote Water System LLC, a saltwater disposal facility partner. He is a former member of the board of directors of Express Energy LLP, a Houston, Texas-based oilfield services company, which was sold in November 2014.  Mr. Austin also served as a member of the board of directors of IROC Energy Services, a Canadian oilfield services company, from November 2004 until April 2013.  Mr. Austin served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Exterran Holdings from December 2011 until April 2014, and he also served as Senior Vice President and Director of Exterran GP, LLC from April 2012 until April 2014. From June 2009 to April 2010, he served as Senior Vice President and CFO of Valerus Compression Services, L.P., a natural gas services, production and processing company. Prior to his work with natural gas service companies, Mr. Austin was Senior Vice President and CFO of Key Energy Services, a publicly traded oilfield services firm, from January 2005 to February 2009. Earlier in his career, Mr. Austin was a Managing Director of Banker’s Trust Co., serving in the Leveraged Buyout group and head of the Energy Group in Houston, Texas for ten years. Mr. Austin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Brown University, a Master of Science degree from Stevens Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University.

  • Edward A. Barkett

    Edward A. Barkett has served as a director since February 2009. He currently serves on the Company’s Audit Committee. Mr. Barkett is the Founder and currently serves as the President of Atlas Properties, Inc., a real estate development and management firm, a position he has held since 1993. For nearly 25 years, Mr. Barkett has been actively involved in building and managing complicated businesses, and in real estate investing, development, construction, leasing, and financing throughout the United States. Mr. Barkett is also a member of the board of directors of Bashas’, Inc., the largest grocery store chain in the State of Arizona.

  • Tod C. Holmes

    • Financial Expert

    Tod C. Holmes has served as a director since August 2014. He currently serves on the Company’s Audit Committee. Prior to joining the Board, Mr. Holmes served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) (“Republic Services”) from 2008 until 2013 and, prior thereto, as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Republic Services since 1998. Republic Services is a Fortune 300 company focused on environmental services, including the collection, recycling, processing, and disposal of solid waste in the United States. Prior to Mr. Holmes being named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Republic Services in 1998, he served as Vice President of Finance for the Solid Waste Group of Republic Industries, Inc. (now AutoNation) ("Republic Industries"). Prior to joining Republic Industries, Mr. Holmes held management and executive-level positions with numerous companies, including Browning Ferris Industries, Inc., Compagnie Generale de Geophysique, and KPMG. Mr. Holmes holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a Masters of Business Administration degree, with an emphasis in Finance and Accounting, from the University of Denver.

  • R.D. "Dan" Nelson

    R.D. "Dan" Nelson has served as a director since November 2013. He currently serves on the Company’s Compensation Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Prior to joining the Board, Mr. Nelson spent 32 years at ExxonMobil. During his 32-year career with ExxonMobil, Mr. Nelson served as Vice President of the company’s Washington, D.C. office and as Vice President and Officer of the corporation. He held a variety of other senior positions with ExxonMobil in the United States, the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia. These positions included a number of strategic roles focused on Mobil’s Middle East operations, Coordination Manager for Mobil’s business operations with the Arabian-American Oil Company; Manager, Middle East region, Mobil Corporation; Planning and Analysis Manager for the supply and trading organization in Mobil’s global headquarters and Venture Manager for the company’s liquefied natural gas projects. Following the ExxonMobil merger, Mr. Nelson was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ExxonMobil Saudi Arabia Inc. 

  • Dr. Alfred E. Osborne, Jr.

    • Financial Expert

    Dr. Alfred E. Osborne, Jr. has served as a director since May 2007. He is currently the Lead Independent Director and Chair of the Company’s Audit Committee. Dr. Osborne is the Senior Associate Dean at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, a position he assumed in July 2003. He has been employed as a professor at UCLA since 1972 and has served the school in various capacities over the years. Currently, he also serves as the faculty director of the Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UCLA, a position he has held since July 2003. Dr. Osborne is a member of the board of directors of Kaiser Aluminum, Inc. (NASDAQ: KALU), a fabricated aluminum products manufacturing company, where he is Lead Director, a member of the audit committee and chair of the corporate governance committee, and Wedbush, Inc., a financial services and investment firm. Dr. Osborne also serves as a director of First Pacific Advisors family of seven funds: FPA Capital, Crescent, International Value, New Income, Paramount, Perennial and Source Capital. Dr. Osborne has served on many public and private company boards during the past 30 years, including service on audit and governance committees.

  • J. Danforth Quayle

    J. Danforth Quayle has served as a director since May 2007. He currently serves as Chair of the Company’s Compensation Committee and on the Company’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Quayle is the Chairman of Cerberus Global Investments, a position he has held since 1999, when he joined Cerberus Capital Management, one of the world’s leading private investment firms with over $27 billion in committed capital. As chairman of Cerberus Global Investments, Mr. Quayle has been actively involved in new business sourcing and marketing in North America, Asia and Europe. Prior to joining Cerberus Global Investements, Mr. Quayle served as a Congressman and Senator from the State of Indiana and as the 44th Vice President of the United States. During his tenure as Vice President, President George H.W. Bush named Mr. Quayle to head the Council of Competitiveness, which worked to ensure America’s international competitiveness in the 21st century. During his Vice Presidency, Mr. Quayle made official visits to 47 countries and chaired the National Space Council. Since leaving public office in 1993, Mr. Quayle has established and sold an insurance business in Indiana. For two years he was a distinguished visiting professor of international studies at Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Quayle has served on many public and private companies’ boards during the past 20 years, including board and committee service with US Filter Corporation and K2 Inc.