Brenton W. Hatch
Executive Chairman of the Board
Mr. Hatch became the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company in October 2008 and has served as the Chairman of the Board since November 2008. Mr. Hatch has been responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Company since October 2008. Mr. Hatch co-founded the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Profire Combustion, Inc. in 2002. Since that time, he has served as the Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Profire Combustion and has been responsible for the day-to-day operations of Profire Combustion since its inception. Prior to founding Profire Combustion, between 2001 and 2002 Mr. Hatch was a Management Consultant and General Manager of Titan Technologies, Inc., an oilfield service and distribution company in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. In this position, Mr. Hatch performed an in-depth analysis of the operations and management of all divisions of Titan Technologies. Based on his analysis, Mr. Hatch implemented company-wide operational changes to improve company performance. From 1989 to 2000, Mr. Hatch served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Keaton International, Inc., an educational services company based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Mr. Hatch managed all executive functions of the company and particularly focused on the development and management of the company's educational services. During his time at Keaton International, Mr. Hatch led corporate networking and marketing campaigns world-wide. Mr. Hatch earned a Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of Alberta in 1974. Mr. Hatch is not currently, nor has he in the past five years been a nominee or director of any other SEC registrant or registered investment company.
Colleen Larkin Bell
Ms. Bell served as Vice President and General Manager of Dominion Energy Western Distribution, Gas Infrastructure Group. She was responsible for all company functions related to the delivery of natural gas to over 1,000,000 homes and businesses in the western United States. She carries an extensive background of over 30 years in both law and the natural gas and energy industries. Prior to the merger with Dominion Energy in 2016, she served as Vice President and General Counsel for Questar Corporation, holding primary responsibility over Questar Corporation’s legal and insurance departments, reported directly to the company’s Chief Executive Officer and was the chief legal advisor to Questar’s Board of Directors. Ms. Bell has received a myriad of prestigious awards and accolades over the course of her tenure and is active in a number of charitable and other organizations, including serving on the Utah Energy Infrastructure Authority Board of Directors from 2016 to present, serving as the Chair for Women United, as well as serving on the United Way of Salt Lake Board of Directors, 2016 to 2019. She received her bachelor’s degree in English, with a minor in political science from the University of Utah and her law degree from the S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah.
Ryan W. Oviatt
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Co-President & Chief Financial Officer
Ryan Oviatt is the Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and Treasurer, with responsibility over all finance, accounting, information technology, quality control, and compliance functions of the Company. Previously, Mr. Oviatt was a Senior Manager at Rio Tinto, a publicly-traded, international mining and metals company, where he managed significant company functions, having responsibility over Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, Financial Reporting Analysis, and Special Projects during his 10-years there from 2005-2015. He also managed value-tracking and reporting within the company, leading to enhanced cash flow and reduced costs. Additionally, Mr. Oviatt served on technical committees relating to international tax, finance, and development of a significant Rio Tinto mining operation. He also helped mentor and develop personnel and management. Prior to Rio Tinto, Mr. Oviatt was an Audit Manager at Ernst & Young, LLP from 2000-2005, where he audited both public and private clients, including oil and gas companies. Mr. Oviatt received his Bachelor Degree in Accounting from Westminster College, and Master Degree in Accountancy from Brigham Young University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Utah.
Daren J. Shaw
Mr. Shaw has served for more than 30 years in leadership capacities with several financial services firms. Mr. Shaw currently serves as a Managing Director of Investment Banking at D.A. Davidson & Co., a middle-market full-service investment banking and brokerage firm. During his term as Managing Director at D.A. Davidson & Co., Mr. Shaw has served on the Senior Management Committee and board of directors and as the lead investment banker in a wide variety of transactions including public stock offerings, private placements, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining D.A. Davidson & Co. in 1997, Mr. Shaw served for 12 years with Pacific Crest Securities in various roles, including Managing Director. Since 2012, Mr. Shaw has served as a member of the board of directors of The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENSG), a provider of skilled nursing, assisted living, and rehabilitative care services with more than 230 facilities located in 15 states. He currently serves as Chairman of The Ensign Group's audit committee and also serves on The Ensign Group's compensation and special committees.
Ronald R. Spoehel
The Honorable Ronald R. Spoehel is a private investor with over 40 years of board, executive management, investment banking, and private banking experience, from Fortune 500 to technology startups. From 2007 to 2009, he served as the Presidentially-appointed, Senate-confirmed Chief Financial Officer of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ("NASA"). Mr. Spoehel presently serves as Managing Partner of Windrock Capital LLC and also on other U.S. and international private company, investment fund, and advisory Boards, and has served in financial and general management and on Boards with globally operating public and private companies in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, and Europe. Among various companies with worldwide operations, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and on the Boards of both ManTech International (NASDAQ:MANT) and ICx Technologies, Inc.; as Vice President-Corporate Development of Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS); and, as Chief Executive Officer and on the board of directors of Optinel Systems, Inc. Mr. Spoehel began his career as an investment banker for ten years primarily focused on energy and technology sectors. Mr. Spoehel is a CIMA registered director and a member of the Economic Club of Washington D.C. Mr. Spoehel is an honors graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in economics and MBA from the Wharton School, and his Master of Science degree in engineering from the Moore School of Electrical Engineering.