Helmig said, "In my new and expanded role as Executive Chairman I am going to assess the situation and guide the Company accordingly."
Helmig, whose appointment as Chairman was announced on May 2, 2007, has over 30 years of commodity experience from Wall Street to commodity merchant, spanning both physical and financial instruments on a global basis. He is CEO of Gray House, a private consulting firm providing risk management, price models and industry best practice services to clients such as exchanges, fund managers, financial institutions, producers, integrated energy companies, government agencies and ministries, think tanks and law firms. He is a frequent contributor at industry forums and to the media. He earned his B.S. in Finance and Economics from Philadelphia University