Gerald Delon has served as our Chief Financial Officer since 2008. Mr. Delon joined NEP in 2004 as our Corporate Controller. In 2007, Mr. Delon was appointed Vice President of Planning & Logistics, a role in which he was responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and logistics of the Company, including oversight of scheduling, event coordination, travel and equipment, and field shop activity. Prior to his tenure at NEP, Mr. Delon served as the Corporate Controller for several private equity companies in the Pittsburgh region including Stargate Industries, LLC from 1999 to 2001, PrintCafe, Inc. from 2001 to 2003 and Chromalox, Inc. from 2003 to 2004. He served as an auditor for Ernst & Young, LLP where he worked from 1996 until 1999. He received his M.B.A. from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh and a B.A. from Robert Morris College in Accounting.