Patric has a great deal of experience developing companies from inception to final build out and sale. He has been involved in numerous startup companies in a wide range of business sectors including: High Tech, Chemical, Construction, Environmental, Engineering Services, Retail, and Investment Banking. His unique educational background in Chemistry and his business experience make him an excellent leader in scientifically based companies
Craig Meis – CPA, MBA
Craig has a unique combination of experience and success in a broad range of management roles. He is a versatile leader with strengths in strategic and tactical execution. Known for the ability to quickly identify problems and develop solutions.
Craig’s enthusiastic personality with balanced judgment propels business growth and team efficiency. He leads his team with exceptional communication skills and the ability to deal with people at all levels of an organization from the field to the Board Room.
Chris has held senior leadership roles in a Fortune 50 Insurance and Financial Services company in Business Operations, Customer Service and Support, Sales Support, Strategic Planning and Implementation and Organizational Design. Leadership assignments included five operation centers across the country which provided key insights into various geographical markets.
Leading small specialized teams and large operating divisions Chris was able to achieve high levels of productivity and efficiency while developing future company leaders. Annual expense budgets managed ranged between $20m – $40m.
ER/Regional Sales Director
Michael has spent his entire professional career in the oil and gas industry. He began his career with Chesapeake Energy as a Field Geologist drilling horizontal wells in unconventional plays across the United States, having responsibilities ranging from preparing well plans for drill sites to geosteering wells in the lateral. He has experience in multiple plays including the Powder River Basin, Denver-Julesburg Basin, Permian Basin, Marcellus Shale, Utica Shale, and the Eagle Ford Shale.
Michael spent the majority of his career with Schlumberger as a Seismic Geophysicist managing complete 3D seismic exploration projects on the Alaskan North Slope for Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and Repsol. Michael managed a team to analyze, process, and interpret seismic traces to convertible geologic information to make major drilling decisions. Michael’s experience in exploration and production provides South Dakota Proppants a unique understanding to the problems exploration and production companies face.
Director, Middle East
Mohamed is the founder/CEO of Aria Trading. Aria Trading Co. was founded in 2005, when Mr. Shouman began marketing his families 3-generation metal business and Aria trading has been a global business ever since. With his passion in marketing, sales and management; he has grown the business from a regional into a global success, establishing strong ties to sand, quartz, phosphate, and other minerals mines in The Middle East. Aria trading is now an international recognized company with assets in the Middle East, Canada, and United States.