Richard D. Dickerson P. E., Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Dickerson has been in natural gas operations for 28 years. He received his education from Ohio University. In 1980 he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Civil Engineering. His professional career began at Columbia Gas in 1980 and in 1985 he became Manager of Operations Engineering in their central Ohio office. While at Columbia he was responsible for the design, engineering and management of over 7,000,000 feet of pipeline construction.

In 1992 he founded Utility Technologies International Corporation and is currently their CEO. UTI provides a broad range of services including design, planning and managing all aspects of pipeline projects, as well as all facets of pipeline operations. He is on the board of the Ohio Gas Association, The Faculty Advisory Board of the Civil Engineering Department at Ohio University and is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Hilliard United Methodist Church. Mr. Dickerson is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Ohio.

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Hobart (Hoby) Griset, P.E., President
Mr. Griset is a 1978 Cum Laude graduate of the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio and has over 28 years of experience in the natural gas industry.

Prior to joining UTI in January 2004 Mr. Griset had a distinguished career at Northeast Ohio Natural Gas where he held the position of Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Griset was a long-time board member of the Ohio Gas Association, serving as president in 1998-1999, and holds a seat on the board of directors of Kentucky Energy Development.

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Jason Julian - Vice President of Operations
Mr. Julian has been involved with natural gas operations for 15 years. He graduated from Wright State University in 1996 with a B.S. Degree in Business Management. In 1993 he began working at Dayton Power & Light/Vectren in Ohio. While at DPL his responsibilities included ensuring the integrity and delivery of gas supplies to the entire service territory, accuracy of metering for the entire company and gas transmission and distribution system operation, maintenance and construction activities.

In 2001 he decided to take his knowledge and experience to UTI. He currently serves as UTI's Vice President of Operations.

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Rodney V. Bennett, Vice President of Finance and Administration
Mr. Bennett joined UTI in February, 2002. A 1983 Bachelor of Business Administration Cum Laude graduate of Ohio University, majoring in Accounting, Bennett has served in accounting management positions for over 20 years. He began his career at Arthur Andersen & Co as a staff auditor , progressed to senior auditor and then moved to LCI Communications. LCI Communications became LiTel Communications, where he served as Director of Internal Audit, Director of Acquisition Integrations and finally as Assistant Controller, in his last positions there. At UTI, Bennett is responsible for all accounting, finance, office and other administrative matters.

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