John H. Pinkerton
Mr Pinkerton has served as a Director for Lonestar since August 2014 and became Chairman of the Board in August 2016. He became a director of Range Resources Corporation (NYSE: RRC) in 1988 and was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Range in 2008. He joined Range as President in 1990 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 1992. In 2012, Mr Pinkerton retired as CEO of Range and stepped down as Chairman on January 1, 2015. Mr Pinkerton remains a director of Range. Previously, Mr Pinkerton served in various capacities at Snyder Oil Corporation for twelve years, including the position of Senior Vice President. Mr Pinkerton received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Texas Christian University, where he now serves on the board of trustees, and a Master’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. During his 27-year tenure Range Resources grew from its small cap origins to be a $13 billion dollar enterprise with a pre-eminent position in the Marcellus Shale, in the USA. As CEO, Mr Pinkerton established the technical expertise to enable a drilling-led strategy complemented by bolt-on acquisitions where synergies would enhance growth. This resulted in a rapid and impressive increase in the scale of the business, and seven consecutive years of double-digit growth in both production and reserves (adjusted for debt). Mr Pinkerton has widespread skill in the management, acquisition and divestiture of oil and gas properties – including related corporate financing activities – hedging, risk analysis and the evaluation of drilling programs. He has represented the industry in policy matters, serving on the executive committee of America’s Natural Gas Alliance.