EPIC Leadership

Vernon Luning, President & CEO

Thirty-eight (38) years of experience in all phases of the oil and gas industry. Thirty (30) years of development, production, drilling, completions and management experience as an employee of Exxon, Mesa Petroleum and Blue Dolphin Energy, and eight (8) years of Project Management and Executive experience with GL Noble Denton. Project Manager of multiple onshore and offshore projects with significant experience in contract negotiations, operating agreements, and pipeline transportation contracts. Graduate of Texas A&M University in 1970 with a BS degree in Industrial Technology.

 

Becky Martin, CFO

Thirty (30) years of experience in Accounting, Finance, Human Resource and IT management in diverse industries including oil & gas, healthcare, and real estate. Prior to joining EPIC, Becky was most recently employed by GL Noble Denton as an Accountant assisting the Controller and providing divisional HR and IT support. She is a cum laude graduate of McNeese State University with a BS degree in Finance.

 

Cory Whidden, Vice President

Over fourteen (14) years experience providing consulting services to the oil and gas industry with technical and commercial responsibility for a wide variety of projects.  Proven track record in project execution within the industry including Upstream (Onshore/Offshore) and Midstream (Onshore/Offshore).  This includes management of multi-discipline engineering and design efforts, fabrication, construction, installation and commissioning activities.  Executive management experience includes business development,  operations, contract development and negotiations. Graduate of Texas A&M Kingsville with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Jon Peters, Business Development Manager

Over twenty (20) years of business development experience in diverse industries including pharmaceuticals, insurance, and oil & gas. Prior to joining EPIC, Jon was the insurance agent for the company’s property & casualty program. Jon is responsible for developing new clients as well as maintaining existing relationships. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University (Class of ’94).

EPIC Leadership

Vernon Luning, President & CEO

Thirty-eight (38) years of experience in all phases of the oil and gas industry. Thirty (30) years of development, production, drilling, completions and management experience as an employee of Exxon, Mesa Petroleum and Blue Dolphin Energy, and eight (8) years of Project Management and Executive experience with GL Noble Denton. Project Manager of multiple onshore and offshore projects with significant experience in contract negotiations, operating agreements, and pipeline transportation contracts. Graduate of Texas A&M University in 1970 with a BS degree in Industrial Technology.

 

Becky Martin, CFO

Thirty (30) years of experience in Accounting, Finance, Human Resource and IT management in diverse industries including oil & gas, healthcare, and real estate. Prior to joining EPIC, Becky was most recently employed by GL Noble Denton as an Accountant assisting the Controller and providing divisional HR and IT support. She is a cum laude graduate of McNeese State University with a BS degree in Finance.

 

Cory Whidden, Vice President

Over fourteen (14) years experience providing consulting services to the oil and gas industry with technical and commercial responsibility for a wide variety of projects.  Proven track record in project execution within the industry including Upstream (Onshore/Offshore) and Midstream (Onshore/Offshore).  This includes management of multi-discipline engineering and design efforts, fabrication, construction, installation and commissioning activities.  Executive management experience includes business development,  operations, contract development and negotiations. Graduate of Texas A&M Kingsville with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Jon Peters, Business Development Manager

Over twenty (20) years of business development experience in diverse industries including pharmaceuticals, insurance, and oil & gas. Prior to joining EPIC, Jon was the insurance agent for the company’s property & casualty program. Jon is responsible for developing new clients as well as maintaining existing relationships. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University (Class of ’94).