Zion Oil & Gas, Inc.
6510 Abrams Rd., Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75231
John M. Brown – Chairman of the Board and Founder
John M. Brown, the company’s founder, has been chairman of the board of directors since its organization in April 2000. He served as CEO until September 2004, and as president of Zion until October 2001. Mr. Brown has extensive management, marketing and sales experience, serving as corporate director of purchasing at GTE Valeron, a subsidiary of GTE Corporation from 1966 to 1986, and as corporate director of procurement at Magnetek, Inc. during 1988-89. Mr. Brown is also an officer and principal owner of M&B Holding Inc. a provider of cement walls and floors for industrial buildings, office buildings and home developers. Mr. Brown holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Fullerton College.
Richard Rinberg – Director, Chief Executive Officer
Richard Rinberg was appointed chief executive officer in March 2007. He has been a director since November 2004, and served as president since October 2005. Mr. Rinberg, a private investor since 1996, previously served as Managing Director of the Rinberg Group, a corporate group in the UK active in the casting of precious metals for the jewelry industry, jewelry manufacturing, property development and securities trading. Mr. Rinberg holds a Bachelor of Science Honors Degree in Mathematics from University College, University of London. He is a Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Victor G. Carrillo – President and Chief Operating Officer
Victor G. Carrillo was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer in October 2011. He served as executive vice president since January 2011 and has been a director since September 2010. Mr. Carrillo is a petroleum geologist and geophysicist, attorney, former Abilene City Councilman, former Taylor County Judge, and for eight years served as statewide-elected commissioner of the Railroad Commission of Texas (the state’s regulatory authority over oil and gas drilling). He has over 20 years of professional experience, much of it in the oil and gas industry, specifically in exploration and production. He holds a law degree from the University of Houston Law Center, a Master of Science degree in geology from Baylor University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Hardin-Simmons University. Mr. Carrillo also received an honorary doctorate degree from Hardin-Simmons University in May 2006.