Board of Directors

Robert Vogel, Chairman of the Board
Mr. Vogel served as an observer to the Red Leaf Board from 2008 to 2012 and became Chairman of the Board in 2012. He is a Principal at Lucas Capital Management, a Registered Investment Advisor in New Jersey.  His responsibilities at Lucas include energy-income research, portfolio management and supporting Lucas’ private investments.  Trained as a chemical engineer, Mr. Vogel began his career in California with Chevron in 1981. After receiving an MBA in Finance, Mr. Vogel worked for Hess from 1987 through 2008, serving as Corporate Treasurer for his last four years.

Adolph Lechtenberger, CEO and Director
Mr. Lechtenberger joined Red Leaf as CEO in the fall of 2012. Prior to joining Red Leaf, he spent many years in executive management, strategic planning, technical oversight and operations in the refining industry including three years with Petroplus in Switzerland, over 10 years with CITGO, and nearly 20 years with Exxon. Interestingly, during his tenure at Exxon, he worked on development of two Powder River Basin coal mines and Exxon’s oil shale project in Western Colorado.

Michael Binnion, Director
Mr. Binnion was appointed to the Board of Directors in the spring of 2017 following Questerre Energy Corporation’s (Questerre) acquisition of roughly 25% of the outstanding common stock of Red Leaf. Mr. Binnion is one of the founding shareholders of Questerre and has been its Chief Executive Officer and President since November 2000. Mr. Binnion is a Fellow of the Certified Public Accountants and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Alberta. Questerre is a licensee and is pursuing a large oil shale project in the Kingdom of Jordan.

Jean DeRidder, Director
Mr. DeRidder spent his entire career (1984-2019) at TOTAL, retiring in July 2019. In addition to being responsible for mega-projects like TOTAL’s investment in the Kashagan project in the Caspian Sea, Mr. DeRidder spent many years with TOTAL E&P in the U.S. managing their investments in shale gas plays like the Barnett and Utica, and their oil shale technology investments, including their investment in Red Leaf. He brings an unmatched resumé with experience developing both conventional and oil shale projects. Mr. DeRidder currently serves as a Director of Utica Resources, in Quebec, Canada. Mr. DeRidder has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Louvain in La Neuve, Belgium and did his graduate work in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Oklahoma.

Diana McQueen, Director
Ms. McQueen has extensive energy and environmental public policy experience at regional, provincial and international levels. Diana owns DMC Consulting & Business Development where she leads as a Senior Policy advisor and Business Development Manager in the fields of Energy, Environment, Aboriginal and Municipal issues. She also works as a consultant for Hatch as a Senior Policy & Business Development Advisor. She is a Board member with MEG Energy and Canadian Water Next. In public service, she held various Alberta provincial cabinet roles, including Minister of Energy, Minister of Environment & Water, Minister of Environment & Sustainable Resource Development and Climate Change, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Government House Leader. She also served for ten years at the municipal level in Drayton Valley as Mayor and Councillor. She is a member of the Institute for Corporate Directors.

Pat Quinlan, Director
Mr. Quinlan has 36 years of experience working in the energy industry and is recognized as a global energy expert, with a proven track record of developing and executing strategies to build high growth businesses in the global energy sector. Mr. Quinlan has served as director and global advisor for EPC Lens since 2016. Mr. Quinlan previously served as a director and chairman of the audit committee at Questerre Energy Corporation from 2009 to 2013, and as a Vice President of Cap Gemini’s Oil and Gas Services Team from 2000 to 2012. Prior to joining Cap Gemini, Mr. Quinlan was a partner with Ernst & Young from 1992 to 2000 and later returned as a partner at Ernst & Young from 2013 to 2016.