We are focused on the development of innovative and environmentally-compliant oil refining facilities.

Ron Biagi

Mr. Biagi is the director of Biagi Management Group, LLC, a financial and consulting services firm specializing in mid-market companies. Mr. Biagi previously served as Chairman and CEO of Bank of America Texas and New Mexico. Mr. Biagi joined Meridian’s Advisory Board in May 2017 and serves as a financial advisor to the Company.

John Cloward

Prior to joining Meridian Mr. Cloward was employed by ConocoPhillips as their Senior Project Risk Analyst and Risk Manager. He previously worked for several major energy firms, including Exxon, and with major energy consulting firms, providing quantitative assessment of uncertainty in project design, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and start-up, resulting in more realistic schedule and cost targets and avoidance of overruns. Mr. Cloward provided cost savings and more efficient utilization of resources through developing risk mitigation measures, monitoring uncertainties, controlling risks, and planning & allocating contingency.  He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and received an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA.

Don Heiser

Mr. Heiser has extensive roots in Billings County, having served on the City Council of Medora, the Billings County Zoning Board, and as the Fire Chief of Billings County for over 20 years. Mr. Heiser advises Meridian on its Emergency Action Plan and emergency preparedness. Mr. Heiser is a Master Electrician and currently owns and operates Don Heiser Electric, an electrical contracting company.

John Kamps

John Kamps has personal experience with energy sector startups having formed Kamps Propane in 1969 and growing the company to a sales volume of $207mm with 300 employees and locations across California, Nevada and Arizona. Mr. Kamps’ current businesses include High Country Propane, PickUp Propane, Propane Construction and Meter Service and Kamps Propane. He also has KIVA Energy, a wholesale supply company in Sandy, Utah that serves the Western US with 5 rail terminals with its fleet of rail cars and transports. Mr. Kamps is a veteran of the US Army – thank you for your service – and a graduate of Southern Technical College.

Claire Rauser

Mr. Rauser has been a lifelong resident of North Dakota. He grew up in Hillsboro, ND and graduated from North Dakota State University in 1979. With his agricultural and engineering expertise, he started Superior Manufacturing, LLC, a grain bin construction business manufacturing grain dryers, grain bins and all related accessories. Mr. Rauser has been intimately involved in many phases of the energy industry.

Thomas Williams

Mr. Williams co-founded Meridian in 2012, and currently operates Land Plan Real Estate Consultants. Mr. Williams previously worked in private commercial law practice, and also held executive level positions at Solar Turbines, a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc. and Joy Manufacturing. Mr. Williams holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California Los Angeles, a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, and an MBA from Loyola Marymount University, both in Los Angeles.