A. Scott Dawson, P.Eng.
Interim Chief Executive Officer, President and Executive Chairman
Mr. Dawson brings to his role as Interim Chief Executive Officer, President and Executive Chairman nearly 30 years of management experience in all phases of the oil and natural gas corporate cycle, including capital formation, efficient operations, organic and acquisition-driven growth, and monetization. As former President and CEO of Open Range Energy Corp., Poseidon’s previous parent company, Mr. Dawson fostered the development and commercialization of Poseidon’s fracturing fluid handling process. He was central to the strategic realignment that resulted in Poseidon becoming a pure-play, independent, publicly traded, dividend-paying service and supply company.
Mr. Dawson is a Professional Engineer with broad experience in Western Canadian oil and natural gas engineering. As co-founder, President and CEO of Tempest Energy Corp. from June 2000 to November 2005, Mr. Dawson led the company to a plan of arrangement and the formation of Open Range. Previously Mr. Dawson was co-founder, President and CEO of Tier One Energy Corp., a public oil and natural gas company, which commenced operations in 1996 and was sold in 1999. Prior to that, from 1983 to 1996 Mr. Dawson held progressively more senior positions in production and completion engineering. Mr. Dawson is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA).
Neil Richardson (Independent)
CEO and Founder, Purestream Technology
Mr. Richardson is CEO and founder of Purestream Technology, based in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has dedicated himself and Purestream to the development and deployment of solutions that solve the energy and waste challenges facing the world’s oil and natural gas producers. Mr. Richardson is an entrepreneur who has started and managed several companies during his extensive career. An architect by training, he took the principles he learned in that profession and strategically applied them to businesses ranging from heavy construction to software to financial services. While owning and operating one of the cleanest waste disposal facilities in eastern Utah, Mr. Richardson witnessed the challenges facing the oil and natural gas production industry. He established a strategic partnership with Utah State University’s Research Foundation’s Energy Dynamics Lab and Space Dynamics Lab to engineer and develop state-of-the-art solutions that would address water, air and power issues. Purestream was born from that partnership and the resulting technologies are economically viable, environmentally responsible solutions that address major environmental challenges facing numerous industries. Mr. Richardson’s goal is to lead the way in the advancement and implementation of adaptive solutions. He earned a Master of Architecture degree with a heavy emphasis in engineering from the University of Utah. He lives with his wife in Salt Lake City and has four children.