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John Amerman - Senior Vice President, Operations
Mr. Amerman oversees all of Colt's oil and gas operations including engineering, construction,
inspection, well testing, and maintenance of compressors, pipelines and wells. Prior to joining
Colt in April of 2001, Mr. Amerman began his career as a project manager on a thermal oil
recovery project for Jones Blair Energy from 1984 to 1988 in Richards, Missouri. After three
years as an area manager for Jones Blair Paint Co. in Dallas, Texas, Mr. Amerman moved back
to eastern Kansas where he worked as a petroleum engineer for a local oil and gas company.
There his responsibilities included production and reservoir engineering with an emphasis on
water-flooding shallow formations. Mr. Amerman also managed and operated a gas gathering
system in eastern Kansas where he gained experience in techniques for producing coal bed
methane along with conventional gas from 1990 to 1997. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Amerman
worked as a utility engineering specialist for the State of Missouri where his responsibilities
included comprehensive on-site inspection of intrastate natural gas utility pipeline construction
and review of operations in accordance with the US Department of Transportation regulations.
Mr. Amerman received his B.S. in Petroleum Engineering, magna cum laude, in 1983 from the
University of Missouri-Rolla. He currently resides in Olathe, Kansas and is a native of St. Louis,