Southwest Resources Appoints New CEO and COO
Southwest Resources, formerly known as Apollo Drilling, has appointed Arnie McFalls as its new Chief Executive Officer and Ben Campbell as its new Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Ben Campbell will also serve as President of Duke Mining L.L.C., a majority owned subsidiary of Southwest Resources.
Sonny Boyles, Director of Southwest Resources, said, "We are pleased to welcome Arnie McFalls and Ben Campbell to the Company, as we unveil our new corporate platform. Both bring a wealth of experience in oil and gas exploration, holding numerous senior positions at leading companies in and outside the oil and gas industry. As we work to develop our mining operations in Utah and also expand our natural resource base, the addition of Arnie and Ben will benefit us tremendously in achieving future milestones and in the continued growth of Southwest Resources."
Arnie McFalls most recently worked as Controller at Toreador Resources Corp., an independent international energy company, where he was responsible for SEC reporting. Prior to that, Mr. McFalls worked as the Chief Financial Officer of Schlegel Sports in Dallas. Previously, he worked as an Audit Manager for KPMG where he assisted public clients with SEC reporting and SOX compliance. He has also held various roles in the oil & gas and public accounting industries with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Halliburton, Baker Hughes and Coopers & Lybrand. Mr. McFalls holds a Master's in Accounting from Tulane University, a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Windsor in Canada and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada. He is also a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas.
Ben Campbell has over forty years of experience in discovering and producing natural resources. His career has included geologic evaluation, drilling for oil & gas, production and delivery of mineral products, product marketing, engineering evaluations and equipment manufacturing. He has served in many management positions within the petroleum industry, including CEO and Chairman of two public oil and gas companies and President of a drilling rig manufacturing company. Mr. Campbell holds a degree from Texas A&M University.