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Mr. William F. Howell

Wrong William F. Howell?

Plant Manager

Phone: (417) ***-****  HQ Phone
The Empire District Electric Company
602 Joplin St
Joplin , Missouri 64801
United States

Company Description: The Empire District Electric Company (Empire District) is an operating public utility engaged in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution and sale of...   more

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Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • BS degree , Geology
    University of Oklahoma
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JOPLIN , MO – November 16 ..., 16 Nov 1999 [cached]
JOPLIN , MO – November 16 , 1999 – Bill Howell has been named Plant Manager of the State Line Combined Cycle Power Plant for The Empire District Electric Company , with responsibility for design , construction , staffing and operations of the new facility.Howell , a native of Jasper , Missouri , holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from the University of Missouri in Rolla.Howell began his career at Empire District as a Riverton Plant Engineer in 1976.He was promoted to Riverton Plant Superintendent in 1977 , Superintendent of Production – Southern Division in 1996 , and Strategic Project Manager in 1995.Howell is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Missouri and Kansas.He is also a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers.Howell , and his wife , Henry Etta , have two children , Christine and David.He is member of Mt. Moriah Methodist Church in rural Carthage , Missouri.# # #
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William F. Howell has been a ..., 19 Aug 2015 [cached]
William F. Howell has been a director of the Company since June 2010. Mr. Howell's oil and gas experience spans 47 years, both onshore and offshore. Mr. Howell has worked as a geologist domestically in Oklahoma, Texas and the Gulf of Mexico and internationally in Libya. Mr. Howell received a BS degree in Geology from the University of Oklahoma in 1954. His previous experience includes 13 years (1955 - 1968) as an exploration geologist at Continental Oil Company followed by 6 years (1968 - 1974) as Gulf Coast Exploration Manager for Mesa Petroleum. Mr. Howell originated prospects and organized a bidding group for participation in the Gulf of Mexico Shelf Exploration when he founded Paragon Petroleum, Inc. in 1978. Roberts Oil and Gas benefited from his services from 1981 to 1988 when he served as an Exploration Vice President. Mr. Howell also served on the Board of Directors of Roberts Oil and Gas, Inc., but no longer holds that position. From 1989 to June 2000, he served as a Senior Exploration Advisor to Hardy Oil & Gas and participated in the transition of Hardy to the new company, Mariner Energy, Inc. which is primarily active in the Gulf Coast. Since 2000, Mr. Howell continues to serve as the President of Paragon Petroleum, Inc.
Newmac Resources Inc., 13 Jan 2015 [cached]
William Howell - Director Mr. Howell graduated from UBC in 1970 with a BSc degree in geology. After working for several major and junior exploration companies, he became an independent contractor/consultant within the mineral exploration industry in 1983. He has experienced a variety of exploration programs, corporate approaches to exploration and projects from grassroots through different stages of drilling to prefeasibility and feasibility planning. His exploration activities has taken him throughout western North America including British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Western and southwestern United States, northern and central Mexico, and the republics of South Korea and Panama. Mr. Howell is a registered member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter, 30 July 2009 [cached]
William F. Howell has 47 years of oil and gas experience, both onshore and offshore, and has worked as a geologist in Oklahoma, Texas, the Gulf of Mexico, and overseas in Libya. He began his career as an exploration geologist at Continental Oil Company for 13 years, followed by 6 years as Gulf Coast Exploration Manager for Mesa Petroleum where he originated prospects and organized a bidding group for the Gulf of Mexico Shelf Exploration. He founded Paragon Petroleum in 1978, where he still serves, and was also Exploration VP for Roberts Oil & Gas until 1988. From 1989 to 2000, he was Sr. Exploration Advisor for Hardy Oil & Gas, and also participated in its transition to Mariner Energy. He continues today to serve as President of Paragon Petroleum.
Nooter Ink, 9 May 2001 [cached]
In recognition of N/E's success and in appreciation of its ability to bring the project back on schedule, Empire Plant Manager, William Howell, sent a letter stating, "I would like to express a heartfelt 'thank you' to Nooter/Eriksen and Nooter Construction for a job well done.
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