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Board of Directors

Robert Mulverhill, Executive Chairman and Director

Robert Mulverhill was named Executive Chairman and Director of Standard Alcohol in 2012 bringing more than thirty-five years of executive management and industry leadership. He oversees corporate direction and strategy implementation, advising the Board and supporting the company’s CEO and senior leadership on corporate, business and policy matters.

Prior to joining Standard Alcohol, in 2009, Mr. Mulverhill was named President and CEO 

Senator Wayne Allard, Director

Senator Wayne Allard is Chief Executive Officer of Allard Associates, LLC. and was appointed Director in 2012. Senator Allard specializes on issues related to energy, health, defense, security, transportation and land use, and has experience in financial and governmental budget policies.


Prior to re-entering the private sector, Wayne served two successive terms (12 years) in the U.S. Senate on such key committees as Appropriations, Intelligence, Banking and Urban

R. Gerald Bennett, Director

Mr. Bennett is an experienced Energy executive recognized for corporate and strategic development, evolving and advancing capacity and capabilities under changing market, economic and industry conditions. He has extensive executive, operational, P&L and policy experience in all aspects of the oil and gas industry, public and private. Mr. Bennett’s demonstrated financial acumen, corporate compliance, accountability and public reporting, as well as his leadership experience at Corporate, Non-Profit and University Board levels brings a wealth of 

Thomas Cave, Director

Mr. Cave formed and built Accurate EngiSurv LLC, where he served as President and CEO for over 24 years. Accurate EngiSurv has been a recognized leader and major participant in the oil & gas sector, playing a significant role in the infrastructure development of the Bakken, Niobrara, Piceance and other plays from the Dakotas to the Colorado regions. In late 2013, Tom led the merger of Accurate EngiSurv with Manhard Consultants of Chicago. The merger was completed in early 2016. Tom was appointed to the Board in 2016. His executive leadership and

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Michael R. Gambrell, Director

Mr. Gambrell is a former Executive Vice President of the Dow Chemical Company, retiring in 2012, after serving 37 years with the company. During 2011-2012, Gambrell served as an advisor to the Chairman/CEO of Dow. In 2012, Mr. Gambrell founded GamCo, LLC, a privately-held company providing advisory services to public, private equity, and start-up companies, as well as non-profit organizations. In 2013, he joined the board of Standard Alcohol. From 2003 to 2011,

Michael Pardun, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Michael Pardun was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Director in 2012. With over 20 years executive level experience, he is responsible for the firm's strategic direction and growth.


Prior to Standard Alcohol, Mr. Pardun served as the Chief Operating Officer of Alternative Asset Development Group, LLC – a private equity partnership with retired US Senator Wayne Allard. Mike has over two decades of leadership in start-up, private and public companies, where he

Douglas D. Troxel, Director

Mr. Troxel was appointed Director in 2010. He brings over 40 years of executive experience in the IT industry and has sponsored extensive research into alternative and clean energy projects.


Douglas Troxel graduated with a B.S. from Iowa State University with a major in Mathematics and minor in Physics in 1967.  He founded SERENA Software in 1980 and sold the company to Micro Focus in 2016. Doug serves as President of the family foundation, Change Happens,

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