Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering
John D. Schiller, Jr. 81

John SchillerJohn D. Schiller, Jr. is the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Between December 2004 and November 2005, Mr. Schiller acted as interim chief executive officer of Particle Drilling. Between December 2003 and December 2004, Mr. Schiller pursued personal interests and private investment opportunities. From April 2003 to December 2003, Mr. Schiller served as Vice President, Exploration & Production, for Devon Energy with responsibility for domestic & international activities. Before joining Devon Energy, Mr. Schiller was Executive Vice President, Exploration & Production, for Ocean Energy, Inc. from 1999 to April 2003, with responsibility for Ocean's worldwide exploration, production and drilling activities. Mr. Schiller joined Ocean Energy from Seagull Energy, where he served as Senior Vice President of Operations, prior to the merger of the two companies in March of 1999. From 1985 to 1998, Mr. Schiller served in various positions with Meridian Oil (later renamed Burlington Resources), including as Corporate Acquisition Manager. From 1981 to 1985, Mr. Schiller was a staff engineer at Superior Oil.

Mr. Schiller serves on the Board of Directors of Particle Drilling Inc., a development stage oil and gas service company.  Mr. Schiller also serves on the boards of the Houston Producers Forum, a monthly lunch club for the oil and gas industry, and the Escape Family Resource Center, a charitable organization. Mr. Schiller is a member and former Chairman of the Texas A&M Petroleum Engineering Industry Board. Mr. Schiller graduated with honors from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering in 1981.

Mr. Schiller and his wife Kristi are the proud parents of Daniel, Hailey and newborn baby girl Sinclair.

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