Ben Wallace

Ben Wallace

Chief Operating Officer
Penneco Environmental Solutions, LLC

As an experienced executive and Pennsylvania native, Ben has a wealth of management experience with closely held corporations in the environmental resources sector.

Since 2009, Ben has been entrusted with managing the corporate operations of Penneco Oil Company Inc. and affiliates.  Ben has extensive experience negotiating oil and gas transactions and a solid understanding of the regulatory and legislative climate in Pennsylvania.  Beyond strict oil and gas production, Penneco is also a service provider through its waste water disposal entity, Penneco Environmental Solutions, LLC.  Penneco Environmental is a licensed Class II UIC waste disposal operator in both Pennsylvania and West Virginia accepting all types of produced fluids from Marcellus, Utica, and conventional operators.

Ben’s professional experience encompasses many aspects of the energy, mining, and extractive industries.  Prior to Penneco, Ben served as a Vice President at Amerikohl Mining, Inc. managing their natural gas exploration and production operations, Patriot Exploration Corp.  Prior to that, Ben developed and managed stone quarrying operations for Amerikohl.  Before Amerikohl, Ben worked as a territory manager for Cleveland Brother’s Equipment Company selling aggregates processing machinery throughout Western Pennsylvania and Northern West Virginia.

Active in public service, Ben is a long-standing member of the Board of Directors of the Independent Oil and Gas Association of Pennsylvania and currently serves as the Chairman of PIOGA’s Legislative Affairs Committee.  Additionally, Ben is a former Trustee of Cornerstone Ministries, Inc., a large and thriving contemporary Christian church located in Murrysville.  Ben developed his leadership skills as a field artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps attaining the rank of Captain.

Ben holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, 1992, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh, 2005.

Ben resides Irwin, Pennsylvania with his wife, Elizabeth. They have four children; two adults sons serve on active duty in the Marine Corps and the Navy and their teenage daughter and son are enrolled in the Norwin School District.

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