Amazing Energy Officers
Willard McAndrew III
Chief Executive Officer/ Director
Mr. McAndrew has 44 years of experience in the oil and gas industry from field operations to refining to management. He began his career in 1969 working as a roustabout for Hercules Drilling Company in South Louisiana. Later he joined Exxon Corporation’s Refinery, Distillation and Specialties division in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, becoming the fourth generation in his family to work for Exxon. He was an operator on the Foster Wheeler #1 Pipe still that processed over 100,000 barrels of oil per day. Mr. McAndrew served as an Officer and Director for three years for Torchlight Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRCH). Mr. McAndrew has served as President and owner of several companies involved in all phases of the oil and gas business from prospect acquisitions, drilling and/or recompleting hundreds of wells, owning over 200 miles of gas gathering and transmission pipelines in two states and large multi-well development projects. He has acted as strategic consultant to both private and public companies and was responsible for the structure, formation, funding and marketing of partnerships and joint-venture oil and gas financings. He attended Louisiana State University and served in the United States Marine Corps.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Dobbins brings more than 40 years of corporate and financial management across a variety of industries, with a focus on guiding companies expanding into new markets. After graduating from Sam Houston State University, Mr. Dobbins accepted a position in the Audit Department at Arthur Young & Co., CPAs. His entrepreneurial spirit resulted in him leaving Arthur Young & Co. to establish his own CPA firm in Deer Park, Texas, where he practiced for approximately 25 years. Simultaneous with running his CPA firm, Mr. Dobbins also served as President and CEO of K&W Resources, Inc., an oil and gas operator, Managing General Partner of Cafe Adobe Restaurants and Vice-President and CFO of Guardian Fire Protection Co., Inc., a firm specializing in the design, installation and maintenance of fire protection systems within petrochemical complexes. From 2007 to 2014, Mr. Dobbins simultaneously served as President of Franskill, Inc. a consulting firm that assisted companies with global expansion and exit strategies, advising them on complex financial structures and brand building methodologies models and as the Chief Global Investment Analyst for Motorskill Venture Group, LLC, the parent company of Franskill. For the past four years, Mr. Dobbins has been the President and CEO of InFocus Venture Group, LLC, a company that provides investment consulting services to companies desiring to acquire, sell or merge businesses.
Chief Operating Officer
David Arndt is a seasoned executive in the oil and gas industry with over 45 years of operations, engineering and personnel management experience. David has developed drilling programs and economic studies on exploratory and development projects in North Dakota, Mid-Continent, Texas, Gulf Coast, SE Asia and in the Middle East. Prior to joining Amazing Energy Oil and Gas, Co., David was Operations Manager for Torchlight Energy Inc., and a Vice President/Manager/Senior Engineer who oversaw the drilling, completion, reworking and production operations for companies such as Conoco, Scotia Group, Sundance Resources and Petrosearch Energy Corporation. David has traveled the world but focused on the mid-continent in the USA producing from some of the largest oil and gas fields. David has a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Penn State University.
Acquisitions Manager/ Director
Jed Miesner is the founder of Amazing Energy Oil and Gas Co.. Mr. Miesner began his career in the oil and gas industry on a drilling rig in the Texas Panhandle in 1978. In 1982, he became involved with production where he helped install CO2 flood operations. Mr. Miesner later joined Exxon USA and remained with the company for 13 years. Drawing on his experience at Exxon, Mr. Miesner formed his own oil and gas company, L&R Energy Corporation, in 1994, and was involved in drilling projects throughout Texas and Oklahoma. In 2002, Mr. Miesner founded Jilpetco, Inc., an oil and gas operating company, as well as Petro Pro, Ltd., which is currently involved in multiple purchase and sale transactions throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Wyoming and Louisiana. Building upon his successes at Jilpetco, Inc., Mr. Miesner founded Amazing Energy, LLC in 2008 and formed Amazing Energy Oil and Gas Co. in 2010 to potentially serve as the vehicle to take the company public.