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The Tierra Companies Announces Appointments to Advisory Board

San Antonio-Based Integrated Midstream Energy Company Assembles Best in Class Expertise in Energy Industry

SAN ANTONIO, TX – The Tierra Companies (www.tierracos.com), a leader in midstream energy services, including crude oil trucking and logistics, as well as a player in marketing and pipeline infrastructures in Central Texas, today announces appointments to its Advisory Board. A trusted partner to producers, refiners and commercial end-users within the Eagle Ford Shale, The Tierra Companies has assembled a team of advisors with extensive industry and safety experience who will assist leadership within the company as it utilizes its strong asset base and operational flexibility to address market demands in today’s fast-paced energy industry.

“The Tierra Advisory Board has been selected to lend insight and counsel to the management team of the company. In addition, the Advisory Board will provide advice and links to contacts within the energy industry that will be useful as the company continues to grow,” said Glen Gonzalez, CEO of The Tierra Companies. “The group’s complementary competencies go beyond that of the management team and provide us with independent and objective advice and mentorship, and allows Tierra to tap into the knowledge and experience of others that is extremely useful. We believe that the true benefit of our board is that it helps the company focus on business strategies and the issues that matter most as we grow and prosper.”

Joining The Tierra Companies’ Advisory Board is J. Patrick Burk, President of J.D. Fields Construction Products Division, a division of J. D. Fields and Company, a privately held, international steel line pipe and structural piling distributor headquartered in Houston with 12 offices nationwide. J.D. Fields is a leader in the supply of premium line pipe for the oil and gas industry, and has been consistently recognized as one of Houston’s best private companies.
Scott R. McArron is also an Advisory Board member. He has an extensive background in both the consumer and commercial finance markets. In addition to overseeing a number of family investments, McArron is the Founder and President of TreeMac Funding Group, a leading consumer lender doing business throughout the state of Texas.

Following a 34 year career with ExxonMobil, Richard A. (Dick) Rabinow has been a consultant to the pipeline industry, has served on industry and government panels, and was the President and CEO of Longhorn Partners Pipeline, LP, a products pipeline connecting the Texas Gulf Coast with El Paso and points west. At the time of his retirement in 2002, Mr. Rabinow was the President of ExxonMobil Pipeline Company (EMPCo), a position he had held at EMPCo and its predecessor, Exxon Pipeline Company, since 1996. His expertise on The Tierra Companies Advisory Board is integral as the company readies its own pipeline for work.

Another member of the Advisory Board is Howard Robinson, Owner and Operater of Stone Store, a custom stone countertop fabrication and installation business in Houston, Texas.  Prior to founding this company, Robinson held posts at U.S. Zinc Corp. – where he served as president of two divisions of the business – a smelter, refiner, manufacturer, and trader of zinc and zinc products around the world. Robinson built and consolidated the business for a sale in 1998 to a NYSE traded company.
Since 2006, Jason P. Stabell has been with Merlon International, an oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in Texas and the Arab Republic of Egypt. He currently serves as the company’s President, CFO and Director, and oversees finances for Merlon. Prior to his current position, Stabell was VP and CFO of Merlon Petroleum Company, where we led negotiations and structuring of equity offerings, credit facilities, industry farm-ins and international joint operating agreements.

Divided into three business units – Tierra Transportation, Tierra Marketing and Tierra Pipeline – The Tierra Companies serves several leading operators in the Central Texas region and it benefits from the Eagle Ford Shale’s continued growth. In the longer term, Tierra expects to leverage the geographical advantage of its pipeline and right-of-way, which is positioned directly in the heart of the Shale, spanning from San Antonio to refinery row in Corpus Christi, TX. The Tierra Companies puts its expertise and assets to work for customers. Providing a safe and complete array of services for companies working in the Eagle Ford Shale play, Tierra has the commitment and strength to serve as the leading transportation and logistics company in Central Texas through its three business units.