REYNALD A. BARIBAULT
Mr. Baribault, age 52, was elected to our Board in June 2014 and currently serves as lead independent director and chair of the Board’s Compensation Committee. He is Vice President / Engineering of North Plains Energy, LLC, a Denver-based exploration and production operator he co-founded in 2007. North Plains Energy’s operations are solely focused on the Bakken play in North Dakota. In addition, he co-founded and serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of IPR Energy Partners, LLC, a Dallas-based oil and natural gas production operator with past operations in Louisiana, Southeast New Mexico and North Central Texas and current operations in the Fort Worth Basin. Prior to co-founding North Plains Energy and IPR Energy Partners, Mr. Baribault served as Vice President, Supervisor and Petroleum Engineering Consultant of Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. from 1990 to 2002.
Mr. Baribault began his professional career with Exxon Company in 1985 and oversaw operations reservoir engineering matters for high-pressure natural gas fields in South Louisiana. Mr. Baribault received his Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University in 1985 and is a registered Petroleum Engineer in the State of Texas. Mr. Baribault provides valuable insight to our Board on our drilling, completion and reservoir engineering operations.