Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> March 1, 2004


DON J. COLTON is currently the President, Treasurer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pioneer Oil and Gas. Since the company's inception in October 1980, Mr. Colton has served as the company's President and has been involved in all aspects of the business, including exploration, acquisition and development of producing properties. From 1979 to 1981, Mr. Colton was Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of the Drilling Research Laboratory in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Drilling Research Laboratory was a subsidiary of Terra Tek, Inc., and prior to his involvement with the Drilling Research Laboratory, Mr. Colton was Manager of Special Projects for Terra Tek. Before joining Terra Tek, Mr. Colton was Program Manager for ROLM Corporation in Sunnyvale, California, and Head, Export for Watkins Johnson Company of Palo Alto, California. Mr. Colton received a BS in Physics from Brigham Young University in 1970 and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Utah in 1974. Profile
TWST: Please tell us about Pioneer Oil and Gas.

Mr. Colton: Pioneer Oil and Gas is primarily an exploration company

focusing on the Rocky Mountain area. We get involved in developing