elected to SwRI
(Board of Directors
San Antonio, Texas -- The elections of General William V. McBride (USAF, ret.) of San Antonio and Eugene L. Ames Jr. of San Antonio to chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of the Board of Directors of Southwest Research Institute ® (SwRI®) were announced today during its 52nd annual meeting.
Ames is chairman and chief executive officer of Venus Exploration, Inc.
He became an SwRI Trustee in 1993 and a Board member in 1994.
The elections of McBride, Ames
, Bates, and other officers of the Institute occurred at the annual meeting of the Board of Directors held November 22, 1999.
Ames, who holds a bachelor's degree in geology from The University of Texas at Austin, is an independent oil and gas producer.
He is also chairman and chief executive officer of Venus Oil Company, and is a managing partner of the Ames Company.
From 1992 to 1994, he was chairman of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, the national trade association that represents independent oil and natural gas producers in Washington, D.C.
He is currently chairman of the Texas Oil and Gas Association and is a member of the Policy Committee of the American Petroleum Institute.
In addition, he is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists, the South Texas Geological Society, and the All-American Wildcatters.
In 1993, he
received the Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association
, awarded in recognition of his
service to the oil and gas industry.
In 1995, he
was selected as Lone Star Steel's "Chief Roughneck of 1995," one of the most prestigious awards given in the domestic oil and gas industry.