William J. Hlavin

President and CEO

Bass Energy, Inc.

William J. Hlavin, President and Owner, received a BS in geology from Ohio University in 1968. Dr. Hlavin received his masters and doctorate degrees in geology from Boston University in 1976. He has been actively engaged in well development in Ohio since 1969. Dr. Hlavin has participated in the drilling and completion of more than 1,000 wells principally in northeastern Ohio. Dr. Hlavin founded Bass Energy Inc. in 1983. He has held senior management positions in both privately held and public exploration and production companies. He was President of Appalachian Exploration, Inc. (1976-1982); a Canton, Ohio based company that operated over 600 wells. He served as President of Nancy Drilling Company, Inc. (1982-1987) an Ohio based well drilling contractor and as Executive Vice President of publicly traded Resource Exploration, Inc. (1986-1988). Dr. Hlavin, Certified Profesional Geologist, is an active member of several organizations including the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Geological Society of America, the Ohio Oil and Gas Association and as a Fellow of the Explorers Club.