Mr. Baay has been a Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Touchstone Exploration Inc. since May 2014 and has over 25 years of experience leading oil and gas exploration and production companies. Mr. Baay was formerly the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Touchstone Energy Inc. from July 2010 to May 2014. Prior thereto, Mr. Baay was Managing Director of Abacus Energy, part of Abacus Private Equity, from 2007 through 2010 and was a senior officer of True Energy Inc. from 2000 through 2007. From 1998 to 2000 Mr. Baay was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Request Seismic Surveys Ltd. and served as a Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Remington Energy Ltd. from 1991 to 1999. Mr. Baay holds an ICD.D designation as a certified corporate director.
Mr. Budau joined Touchstone Exploration Inc. in 2011 as the Manager of Financial reporting and in 2012 Mr. Budau was promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Touchstone Mr. Budau was a Corporate Accountant at Cathedral Energy Services Ltd. from 2009 to 2011 and the Controller at Rare Method Interactive Inc. in 2008. Mr. Budau received his honours bachelor of commerce degree from McMaster University in 2002 and received his Chartered Accountants designation in 2005.
Mr. Shipka is a geologist with 20 years of energy industry experience in exploration and development geology and business. Most recently, he was Asset Team Manager at Daylight Energy Ltd. where he focused on development of mature assets through emerging drilling and completion technologies as well as the identification and exploitation of undeveloped horizons within mature fields.