HOUSTON, Aug. 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Glori Energy Inc. (Nasdaq:GLRI) ("Glori"), an energy technology company focused on enhanced oil recovery through its proprietary AEROTM System, today announced the addition of Mr. Rocky L. Duckworth to its board of directors. A former KPMG partner, Mr. Duckworth brings more than 37 years of oil and gas business and audit related experience to the Glori board. Glori intends that Mr. Duckworth will ultimately transition into the role of Chairman of the Audit Committee. In addition, current Glori board members Larry Aschebrook and Michael P. Schulhof have stepped down as directors.
Stuart Page, CEO of Glori Energy, said: "The Glori team has always been proud of our experienced and involved board of directors. As we continue to transition from a private to a public company, Rocky Duckworth brings exceptional talent and know-how to the board that will help us continue to uphold the highest standards in financial reporting and compliance. I am grateful for the support, leadership and guidance provided by Mickey Schulhof as the founding investor and longest serving board member, and of Larry Aschebrook as venture investor and board member. I thank both of them for their continued support."
Mr. Schulhof said: "Contributing to Glori's success from its founding in 2005 to its debut on the NASDAQ has been very exciting. Glori has a promising future and I continue to support Stuart and the entire team as they continue to expand Glori's reach as a public company."
Mr. Aschebrook said: "I have enjoyed working with Glori's experienced board of directors and leadership team over the past several years to successfully launch Glori into the public realm. I offer my continued support as Glori executes on the next phase of its growth strategy."
Mr. Duckworth said: "I am excited to join such an exceptional team and am committed to contributing to Glori's success through my new role on the board of directors. "
At KPMG, Mr. Duckworth served global energy clients and served as the energy industry leader of the audit practice in Houston. He was also a SEC Reviewing Partner assisting other audit partners responsible for the audits of financial statements and internal control over financial reporting to ensure compliance with the SEC rules and regulations. He currently serves on the boards and audit committees of Northern Tier Energy GP LLC (NYSE:NTI), the general partner of Northern Tier Energy LP, and Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (NYSE:MHR).
Mr. Duckworth is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. He was also a member of the working committee that wrote and edited the 2010 edition of the AICPA Audit and Accounting Guide, Entities with Oil and Gas Producing Activities. He received his BSc with honors in accounting from Oklahoma State University and holds his CPA license in Texas and Oklahoma.
ABOUT GLORI ENERGY INC.
Glori Energy Inc. (Nasdaq:GLRI) is a Houston-based energy technology company known for its proprietary AEROTM System, a highly efficient, biotechnology process for increasing oil recovery from existing reservoirs. Only one-third of all oil discovered in a typical reservoir is recoverable using conventional technologies; the rest remains trapped. Glori's AERO technology recovers trapped oil by stimulating a reservoir's native microorganisms to sustainably increase the ultimate incremental recovery. Glori applies its technology to fields the company acquires and redevelops onshore in the U.S., and also provides its AERO System as a service to third party E&P companies. For more information, visit www.GloriEnergy.com.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
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