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USA Management Team
Chief Executive Chairman
Alex Underwood serves as Chief Executive Officer of Empire Energy (USA), LLC and is also the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Empire Energy Group Limited.
SVP & Chief Operations Officer
Al Boyer has been involved in the natural gas business for over 40 years. Al currently operates over 40 privately owned wells. In the early 2000’s Al was involved in a well drilling program of 200 wells over a 20 month period for Somerset Oil & Gas Inc as well as the consolidation of their field operations until its takeover by EOG Resources. Al has drilled 1,000’s of wells in western PA, NY, OH and WV.
VP Appalachia Operations
Tim Hull is responsible for the Company’s Appalachia operations in New York and Pennsylvania. Tim was regional field manager for Range Resources nc in New York State prior to its acquisition by Empire Energy in late 2009. Tim has had extensive experience in natural gas production and operations, currently managing around 1,800 wells and 300 miles of pipeline.
VP Mid-Continent Region
James Farthing has served as District Manager and VP since mid 2013 and is responsible for Mid-Continent operations. Prior to joining the Company, James had been with Conoco-Phillips North America for 32 years. His experience includes onshore production operations, drilling and completions and management experience with respect to operating shallow low pressure wells, deep high pressure gas wells, gathering systems, pipelines, booster stations, water floods and associated facilities and plants. Mr Farthing is proficient in Health Safety and Environment policies and procedures, various maintenance and project processes, SAP systems, asset control, litigation management and royalty compliance. Mr Farthing attended classes at Colby and Barton colleges, the University of Oklahoma and Louisiana State University.
VP Financial Controller
Susan Gasper joined as Accounting Manager in 2009. She has been responsible for developing the Company’s accounting, IT and Financial Management Systems. Susan has experience in acquisitions, integration of new software, liaison and financial statements for reviews and audits, and reporting. Previously she had 12 years experience with Schneider Downs & Co. Pittsburgh working with oil and gas clients, non-profit and profit corporation. She is a consultant to MDS Energy (an oil and gas company) and trains staff on accounting processes.
Dan Braun has been with the Company since 2016 and is responsible for the day-to-day accounting management of the company. He assists the Financial Controller and is responsible for reporting, audit oversight and financial statement preparation. Prior to joining the company Dan worked for Schneider Downs & Co. performing accounting and audit attestation services with a focus in the oil and gas industry. Dan holds a degree in both Accounting and Finance from Robert Morris University and obtained his CPA license in 2013.