Chief Executive Officer and Director
Rick Shearer was elected Chief Executive Officer of our general partner in April 2012 and was appointed to the Board of Directors of our General Partner in May 2014. Since May 2010, Mr. Shearer has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of SSS. Mr. Shearer previously served from March 2007 to May 2010 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Black Bull Resources, a company that specializes in the mining, processing and marketing of industrial minerals that is publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange. Mr. Shearer currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Black Bull Resources. From January 2004 to March 2007, Mr. Shearer served as a member of the board of directors of Excell Minerals, a global stainless steel metals recovery company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, prior to its acquisition by Harsco Corporation in February 2007. Mr. Shearer also previously served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of U.S. Silica Company Inc., a silica sand supplier, from August 1997 to January 2004.
Mr. Shearer served as Founding Chairman of the Industrial Minerals Association of North America, as Vice Chairman of the National Industrial Sand Association and as a Board Member of the Industrial Minerals Association of Europe from 2003 to 2004. Mr. Shearer has a Bachelor of Science degree from Alderson-Broaddus College and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Eastern Michigan University. He is also a graduate of the Executive Management Program at Harvard University.
Warren B. Bonham
Vice President and Director
Warren B. Bonham was elected Vice President and appointed as a member of the board of directors of our general partner in April 2012. Since February 2012, Mr. Bonham has been a Partner of Insight Equity Holdings LLC. Additionally, he has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Direct Fuels since January 2008 and previously served as President from June 2006 to December 2007. Mr. Bonham also previously served as Vice President of Hirschfeld Steel, a company that specializes in the fabrication of structural steel components for constructions projects such as bridges, industrial and nuclear facilities, mass transit systems, and stadiums, from September 2010 to January 2012 and from June 2006 to December 2007. From August 2002 to May 2006, Mr. Bonham served as the Chief Financial Officer of GES Exposition Services, the largest subsidiary of Viad Corporation, a publicly traded exhibition and event services company. Prior to joining GES Exposition Services, Mr. Bonham served as Chief Financial Officer of Electrolux LLC, a private equity owned direct seller of floor care equipment, from August 1998 to July 2002. From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Bonham worked as a Senior Manager at Bain, where he worked on operational improvement cases in many different industries on three different continents.
Mr. Bonham serves on the board of directors at a number of Insight Equity’s portfolio companies. Mr. Bonham received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University where he was the class valedictorian. He is also a licensed Chartered Accountant. Mr. Bonham was selected to serve on the board of directors of our general partner due to his affiliation with Insight Equity, his knowledge of the industries in which we operate and his financial and business expertise.
Chief Finanical Officer
Deborah Deibert was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the general partner of Emerge Energy Services LP in February 2016. Prior to her appointment as Chief Financial Officer, she served as Chief Accounting Officer of the general partner and Director of Financial Reporting of the general partner prior to that. Prior to her employment with the General Partner, Ms. Deibert served as the Senior Director of Financial Reporting of FTS International, Inc. from 2011 until 2013. From 2007 until 2011, she was Senior Director of SEC Reporting & International Finance of Blockbuster Inc. and previously has held various finance and accounting positions since starting her career with Coopers & Lybrand in 1988. Ms. Deibert holds a B.B.A. in accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas.
Chief Accounting Officer
Nadya Kurani was appointed Chief Accounting Officer of the general partner of Emerge Energy Services LP in February 2016. Prior to her appointment as Chief Accounting Officer, Ms. Kurani served as the Director of Financial Reporting of the General Partner and as Financial Reporting Manager prior to that role. Prior to her employment with the General Partner, Ms. Kurani served as Financial Reporting Manager of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. from April 2013 to November 2014. Prior to that role, Ms. Kurani served at American Eagle Airlines as Accounting Manager from February 2012 to April 2013 and Financial Reporting Manager from June 2011 to January 2012. From September 2009 to June 2011, Ms. Kurani served as Financial Reporting Manager at Thomas Group, Inc. and prior to that held various accounting positions since 2003. Ms. Kurani holds a B.B.A. in accounting from Midwestern State University. She is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Colorado.