President and COO
Mr. Morlock has a successful track record of fostering rapid corporate growth for oil and gas services companies. Mr. Morlock is also the president of 640energy, LLC, where he established 640energy as a leading oil field services firm serving the Bakken Shale in North Dakota, Utah and other areas in North America. Previously, he was in executive management for public and private oil field services companies where he oversaw their turnaround from a loss to a net profit of more than $2 million within one year and secured contracts with major oil and gas OEMs and production companies.
Mr. Ritchie, or as he is better known , General Ritchie, began his Air Force career as a cadet at the Air Force Academy in the class of 1964. During his second combat tour in Southeast Asia in 1972, then Capt. Ritchie became the only American pilot in history to down 5 MiG-21 enemy fighter airplanes, a record that will probably never be equaled. Thereafter he ran for the US Congress from NC, served in the Reagan Administration and has held various executive positions with civilian corporations. In 1985 he was appointed director of the Office of Child Support Enforcement, reporting to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and in 1987 he was assigned to the Mobilization Policy and Plans Directorate at the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Promoted to Brigadier General in the Air Force Reserve in 1994, he became the mobilization assistant to the commander of Air Force Recruiting Service. For six years, he traveled across the United States, speaking to approximately 1,100 audiences in support of Air Force recruiting efforts.
As President of Steve Ritchie Associates, Inc. (specializing in business consulting and lecturing), he has traveled more than 5 million miles to all 50 states and many overseas locations to conduct more than 5,000 presentations on communication, discipline, teamwork, responsibility, integrity and “Leadership that Inspires Excellence”.
Mr. Pidherney is an established independent contractor with over 45 years of industry experience beginning in 1964 when he launched his Company providing services for projects such as the Husky Ram River gas plant. His success soon grew and by 2011 he was awarded the contract for the design and construction of 88 km of fusible potable water pipes from Athabasca to Wandering River. He received the 2013 Prairies Entrepreneur of the Year for the Energy Services Sector.
Mr. Pidherney is founder, President and CEO of Pidherney’s Inc. (formerly Pidherney’s Trucking Ltd.) one of the largest and most experienced lease builders in the oil and gas industry for Western Canada. Pidherney’s has a 40 year history of providing a complete start to finish service for all oil and gas production company needs.
Mr. Mclennan has over 40 years of business and management experience and is the Founder of Wesclean Equipment and Cleaning Supplies Ltd. He serves as an Officer and Director of Weslease of Canada Ltd., Weslease Income Growth Fund Limited Partnership Fund, TRI Communication Solutions, Inc. and Blue Steel Chemicals Inc. Mr. McLennan also serves as a Senator of Junior Chamber of Commerce. He has previously served as the Chairman, CEO, CFO and President of QWIP Systems Inc. (formerly Rainbow Group of Companies Inc.) and has served as a Director of Redwood Resource Corp.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Swapan Kakumanu has over 15 years of senior finance and operations experience. He has served at senior executive management levels both in public and private companies including senior roles as President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary as well as serving on the Board. Swapan has extensive experience in public company reporting, investor relations, ERP implementations, mergers and acquisitions, internal controls and general overall financial and operational management. He is a professional accountant and holds CPA.CGA, ACA (Chartered Accountant, India) and ACMA (Certified Management Accountant, India) designations.
Monita Faris was educated at the University of Central Florida and obtained her BA in English. Based in Vancouver, she has worked as a consultant for the past 15 years providing corporate and securities compliance services to private and public companies. Ms Faris actively attends securities programs and courses offered by the B.C. Securities Commission, the Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C. and the Toronto Stock Exchange. She is currently responsible for the corporate and regulatory compliance aspects of several OTCBB, TSX, TSX.V and Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) companies.