Tom Meneley has 30 years of experience in building companies and creating value. He started Plantation Petroleum Companies in 2001. Since its inception, Plantation has made more than $1.2 billion in acquisitions, including Maynard Oil Company (2002), Zia Energy (2003), Doyle Hartman Oil Operator (2005), LCS Production Company (2009), BC Operating, Inc. (2012) and other significant assets in the Permian Basin. Prior to forming Plantation, Mr. Meneley served as Principal and Manager of Business Development with Smith Production Inc., where he was primarily responsible for sourcing and financing multiple property acquisitions. Mr. Meneley joined Smith after 10 years with McNair Energy Services Corp. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Stephen F. Austin State University.