Alan D. Banta is the President of the Trans-Pacific Oil Corporation where he has served many roles since its inception over 35 years ago.

A geologist by trade, he graduated with a BS in Geology and a minor in Mathematics from Wichita State University in 1979.

Alan’s extensive knowledge in petroleum geology and all phases of exploration and production caught the attention of some Japanese investors in the early 1980s.

These investors saw something special in Alan and eventually led to them bring Alan in as the lead Exploration Manager of the newly formed Trans-Pacific Oil in 1986.

Alan’s passion for geology, attention to detail, intense work ethic, and focus on leadership eventually led Alan to take the President’s seat of Trans-Pacific Oil in 2006; where he continues his role of coordinating exploration strategy and evaluating acquisition opportunities.

Alan’s leadership style, coupled with a humble teachable spirit, has allowed Trans-Pacific Oil to see continuous positive growth in a volatile industry.

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