DirectorMr. Falcone has served as a director on our Board since March 2008. He served in various operating and executive positions with the Shell Group from 1968 through 2004, including roles as Executive Vice President, Oil Products, Shell Canada, as Director – Strategic Planning for Global Oil Products, Shell International, and from 1999 to 2004 as Vice President Manufacturing and Supply, Shell Oil Products USA. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Hightowers Petroleum of Cincinnati (Fuels Distribution) and Chairman of the Board of The Plaza Group of Houston (Chemicals Marketing). He also serves as Lead Director for the Board of Northwest Refining of Calgary (Oil Sands Project). Lastly, he serves on the Boards of Odfjell Terminals of Houston (Chemicals Storage) and CSV Midstream of Calgary (NGProcessing). He holds a Chemical Engineering degree with honors from McGill University.
The Board has concluded that Mr. Falcone should be a director of the Company because of his demonstrated skills in engineering and management with one of the world’s largest and most preeminent diversified oil companies. His expertise is also beneficial to the Company in evaluating growth opportunities.