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 most recently employed by ConocoPhillips as their Senior Risk Analyst and Risk Management. Mr. Cloward previously worked for several major energy firms, including Exxon Mobile, and with major energy consulting firms, providing quantitative assessment of uncertainty in design, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and start-up of their projects, resulting in more realistic project schedule and cost targets and avoidance of schedule and cost overruns. Mr. Cloward also developed risk mitigation measures, monitored the impacts of project uncertainties and controlling risks, and providing cost savings through contingency planning, allocation of project contingency allowances, and efficient utilization of resources.

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

Mr. Kamps has personal experience with energy sector startups, having formed Kamps Propane in 1969 and growing the company into a $170mm entity with 275 employees and locations across California, Nevada, and Arizona. Mr. Kamp’s current businesses include High Country Propane, KIVA Energy, PickUp Propane, and Propane Construction and Meter Service. Mr. Kamps is a veteran of the US Army and a graduate of Southern Tech.

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.