Mork Family Department Advisory Board

Gary Buntmann
Crimson Resource Management Corporation
USC, M.B.A. 1986
USC, B.S. Petroleum Engineering, 1980

Mr. Buntmann is the President and Owner of Crimson Resource Management Corp., an independent oil and gas production company headquartered in Denver, CO. Prior to co-founding Crimson in 1986, Mr. Buntmann was with Mobil Oil Corporation as a Reservoir Engineer for Southern Oklahoma and Production Engineer for the San Joaquin and Los Angeles Basins. He  earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Southern California, Viterbi School of Engineering, in 1980, and an MBA from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, in 1986. He is on the Board of Directors for the Petrie Institute of Western-American Art, Denver Art Museum. His son Jack just received his degree in Economics in Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences in 2013. He is a supporter of USC Athletics.

Clarence Foster, MD
Professor of Surgery
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, M.D.
USC, B.S. Chemical Engineering, 1984

Dr. Clarence E. Foster, III, a transplant surgeon at UC Irvine Medical Center, spends most days saving lives in a modern Orange County hospital, but last spring he spent 90 days on the front lines in Iraq, about 100 miles southeast of Baghdad, treating soldiers and civilian casualties of the Iraqi war. Foster grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was influenced by three uncles who were drafted in the Vietnam War. He did well in school, was named valedictorian of his high school class, and entered USC’s undergraduate program in chemical engineering on a university academic scholarship. After graduating from USC he was accepted at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; a short time later, he decided to specialize in transplant surgery. He also realized that he could use his surgical skills to serve his country by joining the National Guard. In 2004, he was sent to Walter Reed Hospital, where he did transplant surgery during the height of the first Iraq invasion during the current war. In April 2008, he was deployed to Camp Delta in Al Kut, Iraq, about 20 miles from the Iranian border, where he was assigned to a “forward surgical team.” These teams are the first line of medical care for soldiers and civilians who have been injured during combat. Nonetheless, he was glad to get back to Orange County in August, 2008, to see his family again and to be able to use his season tickets to the USC football games. Some day, he said he would also like to hold a lecture for undergraduate chemical engineering majors and share his experiences in Iraq.

William Hatcher 
Chief Operating Officer
Condor Petroleum, Inc.
USC, B.S. Petroleum Engineering

William Hatcher is the Chief Operating Officer for Condor Petroleum Inc, a TSX listed oil and gas company that is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with operating assets in Kazakhstan and Turkey.  During a career that has spanned over 30 years, Mr. Hatcher has worked in a variety of operational roles in North America, The Caribbean, Asia, Africa and Europe.  Prior to joining Condor Petroleum, recent assignments included being a Founder and Technical Director of Bayfield Energy in Trinidad and serving as the General Manager of Operations for Burren Energy in Turkmenistan.  He has also served in an advisory capacity for an alternative investment management firm which manages a multi-billion dollar investment portfolio.  William holds a BSc in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Southern California.

Kyle Koerner

Corporate Business Development Advisor, Marathon Oil Company
Principal Consultant, Array LLC
University of Southern California M.S. Petroleum Engineering, 1999
University of Texas, B.S. Petroleum Engineering, 1989


Kyle Koerner (MSPE 1999) is a senior business development advisor with Marathon Oil Company in Houston, Texas. He started his career in 1989 as a reservoir engineer with Bechtel, operator of the giant Elk Hills oil field in California. Throughout his career, he has held a variety of roles of increasing responsibility with small to Fortune 100 firms in engineering, strategic planning, and leadership of multi-disciplined subsurface, acquisition & divestiture and project teams in California, Texas, West Africa and Brazil.   He holds a BSPE from the University of Texas, an MSPE from the University of Southern California and is a Certified Petroleum Engineer in California. He currently resides in Houston with his wife Heather and their three children: Carolyn (15), Laura (14) and William (9).

Gerald L. (Jerry) Kohlenberger
President and Managing Director
Ilium Ventures LLC
USC, B.S. Civil Engineering, 1974
USC, M.B.A. Finance, 1981
California State University, M.S. Civil Engineering

Mr. Gerald L. Kohlenberger, also known as Jerry, serves as a Founding Principal of Blu Venture Investors, LLC. Mr. Kohlenberger was Founding Member at Blu Venture Investors. Mr. Kohlenberger formed Ilium Ventures LLC in early 2008 and serves as its President and Managing Director. He is an investor in more than ten small companies, including Pixelligent, Medipacs, Senscient, and Focus Technologies. He has spent 20 years in various refining and supply positions. Prior to Ilium Ventures, Mr. Kohlenberger retired from ExxonMobil Corporation, after serving nearly 34 years in various senior downstream and corporate capacities including six years as the President of the global lubricants/specialties company, President of Global Services (systems, procurement, and real estate) for XOM, and Vice President of the corporation. From 2002 to 2008, he served as Vice President and President of Lubricants & Petroleum Specialties Company at Exxon Mobil Corporation. In 1997, he served as the Vice President of Technology and was assigned responsibility for Mobil’s heavy construction activity globally, overseeing a $5 billion per year program. Mr. Kohlenberger served as Chief Information Officer to head Mobil’s global IT department and Y2K activities and served as Vice President of Central Engineering (large capital projects). Since 1999, he served as President of Global Services at ExxonMobil, responsible for global IT, procurement, and real estate for ExxonMobil. He serves as a Director at Biosynthetic Technologies, LLC and Wolftrap Foundation For The Performing Arts. He has been a Director of Lubri-green and Focus Technology Consulting, LLC since October 29, 2010. He is a Board Director of Senscient, Focus, and Tanager group. His areas of industry expertise include energy, consumer marketing, consumer sales, construction, and financial services and for functional expertise it includes finance, operations, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, and general management.

Brian Marcotte 
Titan Oil Recovery, Inc.
USC, B.S. Petroleum Engineering, 1971

Mr. Marcotte has over 34 years of experience in the oil and gas industry ranging from technical positions to executive management. During his career with Unocal Corporation, he held the positions of:  President Unocal Thailand, President Unocal Indonesia, President Unocal Netherlands, Corporate Vice President Public Policy, Health Environment and Safety, Vice President Unocal US Western Region, Vice President of Technology and Asset Management. He recently served as Chairman of the Unocal Foundation.
Mr. Marcotte has also served as President of the Board for the Indonesian Petroleum Association, Vice Chairman of the Petroleum Institute of Thailand’s Council of Trustees, member of the Thailand Development Research Institute, the Sasin Graduate School of Chulalongkorn University Advisory Council and he served as a board member of the Kenan Institute Asia. He was a member of the Board for the American Indonesian Exchange Foundation (Fulbright Scholarship Foundation) and received the American Community Council Award for Community Service in The Netherlands. He has served on the board of San Joaquin Community Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif. and was recently honored (2005) as a Distinguished Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Based on his involvement in global conservation issues, Mr. Marcotte will continue to chair the International Leadership Council of The Nature Conservancy, one of the world’s largest environmental conservation groups.

Kyle Mork 
Energy Corporation of America (ECA)
Northwestern University, Executive M.B.A., 2010
Cornell University, B.S. Chemical Engineering, 2002

Kyle Mork is the President of Energy Corporation of America and a Director of the company.  He began his career with Halliburton Energy Services as a completions engineer before moving to ECA as a drilling engineer in the Houston, Texas office.  Since that time he has held various positions throughout the organization focused on operations and management.  He has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and has taken masters courses at the University of Southern California in Petroleum Engineering.  Mr. Mork is Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences and also serves on the non-profit ECA Foundation Board of Directors, the USC Mork Family Department Advisory Board, the Cornell Engineering College Council, and the Cornell Football Association Board. Mr. Mork is also active in the Young Presidents’ Organization.  He and his wife Kirsten live in Charleston, West Virginia with their daughter and son.

Christopher Lee Pederson
Vice President, Strategy
Hexcel Corporation
USC, M.B.A. 2009
University of Delaware, M.S. Chemical Engineering
University of Washington, B.S. Chemical Engineering

Mr. Pederson is currently the Vice President – Strategy for the Hexcel Corporation, the world’s leading supplier of advanced composite materials, carbon fibers, advanced textiles and honeycomb core to the aerospace and industrial markets.  His role includes leading the identification and acquisition of emerging technologies aimed at supporting and accelerating Hexcel’s future growth as well as providing strategic business development support and resources to the aerospace and industrial business Units of Hexcel.  Prior to this role, he held several senior executive positions with Cytec, Industries, including periods as the Vice President – Aerospace and Vice President – Technology for Cytec’s Aerospace Materials Business Unit.  Earlier in his career, he was a Senior Engineer at The Boeing Company working in Composite Materials and Processes for several advanced airplane programs. Mr. Pederson earned his MS and BS degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware and the University of Washington respectively.  He also holds an MBA from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.