Executive Profile

Trinity has a team of seasoned oil and gas professionals who have extensive experience in every aspect of the oil and gas business. Trinity has programs in place to maintain a low employee turnover, thus providing clients with a consistent level of service. Trinity Executive Profiles:

J. Samuel Butler, President and Chief Executive Officer
J. Samuel Butler has been the President of Trinity Petroleum Management 1989 to the present. In addition, he has served as Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Energy Corp. as well as Sheffield Exploration. Mr. Butler was a founding principal in Petrie Parkman & Co., an investment banking firm specializing in upstream energy financing. After receiving a degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, Mr. Butler pursued graduate studies in the field of Mineral Economics. He is a past Director of the Independent Petroleum Association of America and past Director of the Independent Petroleum Association of the Mountain States.

Wilmer W. Thieme , Chief Information Officer
Mr. Thieme has worked with Trinity Petroleum Management since September 2005 when he joined the Company to head its Information Technology department. His extensive knowledge of the Excalibur Oil and Gas software results from his role as having written the original software and from serving as the leader of the software development/modification team from 1979 through 2005. He also works directly with client requests for reports, training, conversions, software changes and questions as needed. He has over 30 years of Data Processing experience including 24 years as Vice President of Application Software at P2 Energy Solutions, the Excalibur software provider.

Joe Craven, Chief Operating Officer
Joe joined Trinity in 2007 as Vice President of Business Development and in 2008 assumed the additional responsibility of Chief Operating Officer. He has more than 30 years' of experience in hardware and software beginning with a Fortune 500 computer company followed by more than 20 years in oil and gas software. He joined Paradigm Technologies (become P2 Energy Solutions in 2000) in 1998 and then served as VP of Sales from 1991 through 2005. From 2005 until joining Trinity in 2007, he was Director of North American Sales for Bolo Systems. He has a BBA in Marketing from the University of Iowa.

Jim Allison, Vice President of Accounting Operations
Jim joined Trinity in February 2014 and is responsible for all aspects of accounting operations and service delivery to our clients. He has 30 years of experience managing exploration and production accounting operations having worked at Barrett Resources, Eastern American Energy and Oildex. As the VP of Product Management he worked closely with industry to commercially design and deliver software solutions that improved business processes, driving down operational overhead. Additionally, he is a long time member and past President of the Colorado Society of Petroleum Accountants and holds a BA in Business Administration from Glenville State College.

Richard Ferris, Chief Operations Engineer
Richard Ferris has been with Trinity since 1992. Mr. Ferris is responsible for engineering and supervision of oil and gas properties, along with keeping environmental issues in compliance. He was employed by Luff Exploration Company for 12 years as an Operations Engineering Supervisor in Denver. Prior to that, he held various engineering positions with Conoco. He received a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Montana State University. Mr. Ferris has more than 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and is a Registered Professional Petroleum Engineer in Colorado.