Mr. Stice has served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of our general partner since February 2014. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of Diamondback since January 2012 and as a director of Diamondback since November 2012. Prior to his current position with Diamondback, Mr. Stice served as its President and Chief Operating Officer from April 2011 to January 2012. Mr. Stice has more than 32 years of industry experience in production operations, reservoir engineering, production engineering and unconventional oil and gas exploration, and more than 24 years of management experience. He started his career with Mobil Oil in 1985. He then held a series of positions with increasing responsibilities at Burlington Resources until it was acquired by ConocoPhillips in March 2006. Before joining Diamondback, he served as a Vice President of Laredo Petroleum Holdings, Inc., from September 2008 to September 2010. Mr. Stice graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering and serves on the Industry Advisory Board of the Petroleum Engineering department at Texas A&M. Mr. Stice is a registered engineer in Texas, and is a 30-year member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He also serves on the board of the Permian Basin Petroleum Association and is on the board of Trustees at Manor Park Retirement Center in Midland.
Mr. Van't Hof has served as President of our general partner since March 2017. Mr. Van’t Hoff joined Diamondback in July 2016 as Vice President - Strategy and Corporate Development and was promoted to Senior Vice President - Strategy and Corporate Development in February 2017. Prior to his position with Diamondback, Mr. Van't Hof served as Chief Executive Officer for Bison Drilling and Field Services from September 2012 to June 2016. From August 2011 to August 2012, Mr. Van't Hof was an analyst for Wexford Capital, LP responsible for developing operating models and business plans, including for our initial public offering, and before that worked for the Investment Banking - Financial Institutions Group of Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. from February 2010 to July 2011. Mr. Van't Hof was a professional tennis player from May 2008 to January 2010. Mr. Van't Hof received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
Ms. Dick has served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of our general partner since February 2017 and as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President from February 2014 to 2017. She has also served as Diamondback’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since February 2017, as its Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President from November 2009 to February 2017 and as its Corporate Controller from November 2007 until November 2009. From June 2006 to November 2007, Ms. Dick held a key management position as the Controller/Tax Director at Hiland Partners, a publicly traded midstream energy master limited partnership. Ms. Dick has over 19 years of accounting experience, including over eight years of public company experience in both audit and tax areas. Ms. Dick received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Northern Colorado. She is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies.
Mr. Holder has served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of our general partner since February 2017 and as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from February 2014 to February 2017. He has also served as Diamondback’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary since February 2017, and as its Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from October 2012 to February 2017, and as General Counsel and Vice President from November 2011 to October 2012. Prior to joining Diamondback, Mr. Holder served as General Counsel and Vice President for Great White Energy Services LLC, an oilfield services company, from November 2008 to November 2011. He served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for R.L. Hudson and Company, a supplier of molded rubber and plastic components, from February 2007 to October 2008. He was in private practice of law and a member of Holder Betz LLC from February 2005 to February 2007. Mr. Holder served as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, a vehicle rental company, from January 2003 to February 2005 and as Vice President and General Counsel for Thrifty Rent-A-Car System, Inc., a vehicle rental company, from September 1996 to December 2002. He also served as Vice President and General Counsel for Pentastar Transportation Group, Inc. from November 1992 to September 1996, which was wholly-owned by Chrysler Corporation. Mr. Holder started his legal career with Tenneco Oil Company where he served as a Division Attorney providing legal services to the company’s mid-continent division for ten years. He received a Juris Doctorate degree from Oklahoma City University.
Mr. Molnar has served as Executive Vice President of our general partner since February 2017. Mr. Molnar joined Diamondback in August 2011 as Vice President – Geoscience and was promoted to Executive Vice President – Exploration and Business Development in February 2017. He served as a Senior District Geologist for Samson Investment Company, an oil and gas exploration company, from March 2011 to August 2011, where he evaluated horizontal plays in the Delaware Basin. Mr. Molnar held leadership positions at ConocoPhillips as Rockies Geoscience Supervisor and Wyoming Asset Supervisor from April 2006 to February 2011, and was a geologic advisor for Burlington Resources from December 1996 until their acquisition by ConocoPhillips in April 2006. He was recruited by Exxon in 1981, where he held various technical positions in Exploration and Production. Mr. Molnar obtained his BS in Geoscience from the NY State College at Buffalo in 1978, and after a year with Core Labs as a well site geologist in Oklahoma, obtained his MS in Geology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1981. He is a licensed Professional Geoscientist in the states of Texas and Wyoming.
Mr. Pantermuehl has served as Executive Vice President—Reservoir Engineering of our general partner since February 2017 and as Vice President—Reservoir Engineering from February 2014 to February 2017. He is also Diamondback’s Executive Vice President—Reservoir Engineering since February 2017, and served as Vice President – Reservoir Engineering from August 2011 to February 2017. Prior to his current position at Diamondback, Mr. Pantermuehl served as a reservoir engineering supervisor for Concho Resources Inc., an oil and gas exploration company, from March 2010 to August 2011. Mr. Pantermuehl worked for ConocoPhillips Company as a reservoir engineering advisor from January 2005 to March 2010. Mr. Pantermuehl also worked as an independent consultant in the oil and gas industry from March 2000 to December 2004. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.
Mr. Hawkins has served as our Senior Vice President – Land since March 2017. He has also served as Diamondback’s Senior Vice President – Land since March 2017. Prior to his current position with Diamondback, Mr. Hawkins was an independent Consultant for Land Activities from July 2016 to February 2017. Mr. Hawkins has over 38 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Hawkins spent 7 years with Oasis Petroleum, an active oil and gas company in the Williston Basin, as their Senior Vice President of Land or in similar capacities from March 2009 to June 2016 at which time he retired. Mr. Hawkins previously retired from ConocoPhillips in February 2009 after spending 31 years with ConocoPhillips and Burlington Resources (which ConocoPhillips acquired in 2006). During that time, Mr. Hawkins held various operations and managerial positions in Land, Marketing, Planning and the Corporate Acquisitions and Divestitures groups. Mr. Hawkins has worked in several major regions in the continental United States, including the San Juan Basin, the Williston Basin and the Austin Chalk/Wilcox Trends in South Texas. Mr. Hawkins holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas at El Paso.