Mr. Houck has over 35 years of diversified experience in the oil and gas industry. Most recently, he held the position as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Churchill Corporation, a construction and industrial services company. Previously he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Western Oil Sands. The greater part of his career was spent with ChevronTexaco Inc., where he held a number of senior management and officer positions, including President, Worldwide Power and Gasification Inc, and Vice President and General Manager, Alternate Energy Department. Earlier in his career, Mr. Houck held various positions of increasing responsibility in Texaco’s conventional oil and gas operations. Mr. Houck has a Bachelor of Engineering Science from Trinity University in San Antonio and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Houston.
Mr. Houck currently serves as a director on the WesternZagros Resources Ltd. board. He has been a director of ARC since 2008.