ENERGY INDUSTRY VETERAN APPOINTED TO REDHAWK BOARD OF DIRECTORS
January 14, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 14, 2016
Daniel J. Schreiber, CEO
G. Darcy Klug, CFO
ENERGY INDUSTRY VETERAN APPOINTED TO REDHAWK’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Youngsville, Louisiana – RedHawk Holdings Corp. (OTC: IDNG) (“RedHawk” or the “Company”) announced today the appointment of Felix C. Spizale (“Mr. Spizale”) to its board of directors. Mr. Spizale will replace Edward P. Crowley as part of the Company’s transition to a board being comprised of a majority of independent directors. Mr. Spizale’s appointment to and Mr. Crowley’s resignation from RedHawk’s board of directors will be effective February 1, 2016. Mr. Crowley will continue as President of RedHawk Financial Services LLC, the Company’s financial services business unit..
Mr. Spizale is a 45-year veteran in the energy industry. For the past 14 years, he was a consultant for private companies specializing in oil and gas exploration and petroleum pipeline operations. Prior to his consulting work, he held various engineering, general manager and executive-level positions over his 32-year career at Texaco, Inc. (“Texaco”).
Mr. Spizale joined Texaco in 1969 as a petroleum engineer in Texaco’s Offshore District in Morgan City, Louisiana. In 1975, he was named Assistant District Petroleum Engineering Manager, responsible for the oversight of Texaco’s offshore production in the Gulf of Mexico. In 1976, he was transferred and appointed to become Superintendent of Oil and Gas Processing, and subsequently Construction/Offshore Installation Manager, in charge of the design and construction of Texaco’s North Sea Tartan Platform Production Facilities.
Between 1980 and 1991, Mr. Spizale held several managerial positions, responsible for Texaco’s domestic onshore and offshore operations. Beginning in 1991, he held managerial positions within Texaco’s Rocky Mountain operations, including Assistant to the President for the Denver Exploration and Production Division, Senior Vice President of Finance and Senior Vice President of Texaco’s Central and Western Region Operations, responsible for Texaco’s pipeline, terminal and marketing operations. In 1998, Mr. Spizale was named General Manager/President of Texaco Pipeline International, LLC which was responsible for identifying and optimizing Texaco’s worldwide pipeline opportunities. Mr. Spizale retired from Texaco at the end of December 2001.
Mr. Spizale holds a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Louisiana – Lafayette and is a graduate of the Columbia University Program for Executive Management Development. He is a member of the American Petroleum Institute and the Society of Petroleum Engineering. Over his career, he has held numerous civic and organizational board positions.
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