Company Management

Ben R. Weber, Jr.


Ben R. Weber, Jr., is the founder, Chief Executive Officer and Sole Director of Weber Energy Corp. ("WEC") and has been President of WEC since its inception in 1983. Over the past 35+ years, Mr. Weber and WEC have built a strong, successful track record and gained recognition as an aggressive oil and gas operator at the forefront of technology in the exploration and development of conventional oil and gas reservoirs as well as unconventional (Shale) oil and gas formations.

Mr. Weber is a member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Association (TIPRO), North Texas Independent Producers Association, the Hard Hatters Club of Dallas and the Dallas Petroleum Club. Along with his business accomplishments, Mr. Weber is Past-Chairman of the Lone Star Dallas Chapter of Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) and has served on the Board of Trustees for Children's Medical Center of Dallas, The Science Place of Dallas, the Dallas County Heritage Society, and the Board of the Baylor Health Care System Foundation.

Jeremiah R. Trythall

Chief Drilling and Completion Engineer

Mr. Jeremiah (Jerry) Trythall has worked as a petroleum engineer since 1969 and is currently employed as an independent consultant responsible for the supervision of drilling, completion and production activities for Weber Energy. His experience working for many of the largest and most successful oil and gas companies provides the expertise Weber Energy depends on for all facets of the drilling process including job planning and design, fracture and acid stimulation, coiled tubing intervention, coiled tubing drilling, field supervision, reservoir and production technology and surface operations.

Collins DeVilbiss

Field Management and Fracture Treatment Supervisor

Mr. DeVilbiss has worked domestically in the oil and gas industry for over 30 years. He has supervised onshore completion and workover and production operations on vertical, and directional/horizontal wells. Mr. DeVilbiss has worked in all areas of the South Texas Gulf Coast, West Texas, East Texas and Oklahoma. His diverse experience, exceptional leadership, and conscientiousness toward well costs, reporting and safety exemplifies the professionalism required by clients. Mr. DeVilbiss has excelled in horizontal fracturing in the Eagle Ford Shale.

Eugene Fuhrmann

Drilling Consultant

Eugene Fuhrmann has 35 plus years of experience in drilling, completion, workover and production as a superintendent, business owner, and consultant for the coordination and management of drilling oil and gas wells. Mr. Fuhrmann has advanced expertise and on-site experience in horizontal, under-balanced and vertical drilling operations. He has excellent troubleshooting and problem solving capabilities in working with engineers, contractors and trade personnel and has been an asset to Weber Energy drilling programs for over 20 years.

Kenneth Bowdon


Kenneth Bowdon graduated in 1978 from Centenary College of Louisiana with a BS in geology. Mr. Bowdon worked for Core Laboratories, performing sidewall core analysis, whole core analysis, and special core analysis. Mr. Bowdon began evaluating horizontal drilling technology in 1986 and in 1987 was responsible for recommending the first exploratory horizontal wellbore in the lower 48 states of the USA. He was Austin Chalk team leader for the Horizontal Taskforce for two years. Mr. Bowdon continued to develop horizontal geo-navigation technology while working for small independent oil companies for the next six years. His company, Horizontal Solutions International, was founded in 1996 to provide geo-navigation services to the industry. Mr. Bowdon conceived and developed LatNav, the proprietary software utilized for geo-navigation. HSI has performed geo-navigation for more than 8,000 laterals in the US, Canada and throughout the world. Mr. Bowdon was part of the team that discovered the Eagle Ford Shale "Blackhawk" prospect in Dewitt County, Texas extending the Eagle Ford Shale play hundreds of miles beyond the previously known extents.

Bruce Berlin

Supervisor of Land Services

Bruce Berlin is the Principal/Co-Owner of Alpha-Omega Partners, a land services company incorporated in 1989 and has provided expert landmen and a variety of land services for Weber Energy for over 20 years. Mr. Berlin is a senior manager with extensive experience in all aspects of oil and gas land management, including project and site development and damage settlements. Skilled in securing oil, gas and mineral leases, pipeline easements and researching surface and mineral titles, Mr. Berlin is experienced in all aspects of mineral and royalty buying, trading and assessments.

Lisa Hartman


As Controller of the privately held company, Lisa Hartman has over 30 plus years of experience with Weber Energy Corporation. Her responsibilities cover a broad spectrum, including the day to day financial operations associated with leasing, drilling, producing and selling oil and gas exploration projects located in the domestic US. She coordinates with land owners, land men, engineers, vendors, and bankers, all the aspects associated with these projects, from the individual reporting to owners, to coordinating field vendor efforts, to financial management of the project funds. Additional duties include state, federal, tax and financial reporting to various entities. Ms. Hartman assists in the financial forecasts and planning for Weber Energy, present and future. She has a B.S. degree in Geology from Texas A&M University.

Sandy Adams


Serving Weber Energy Corporation for over 20+ years, Sandy Adams brings her business and legal expertise to all facets of the oil and gas exploration/development corporation. As liaison with personnel in both the office operations and in the field, Ms. Adams reviews, negotiates and prepares business and legal correspondence, agreements, contracts, and presentations for the company and maintains marketing materials and maps for Weber Energy's client conferences. Through her research, Ms. Adams keeps Weber Energy updated on all energy related issues and events which affect the company and related projects. Her management abilities assist Ben Weber in the daily operations of the company and in the planning and strategizing required for future projects. Ms. Adams has fine art, business and legal degrees /certification from Texas Christian University and Southern Methodist University.