Michael A. Hood, Managing Director & General Manager (TSG Global Operations)  

Michael A. Hood has spear-headed numerous ventures for TSG since his arrival, in acquisitions and the development of services that are comprised of new energy programs such as Terrestrial and Maritime Crude Oil Logistics, Storage, and Blending in various strategic areas. Additionally, he has expanded TSG energy capabilities in the areas of Bio Fuels, Essential Fuels, and Recycled Additives for heavy industrial uses. Currently, Mr. Hood is heading the TSG team in the expansion of trading platforms for high performance fuels that are required in the aviation industry. Working with TSG-International logistics teams, Mr. Hood has established key operations in South America, Africa and the Middle East. He is a pioneer in assessing market trends and business operations, including optimum distribution methods and channel operations to gain immediate understanding of challenges and opportunities. Mr. Hood has had a diversified career in real estate land development, exploration, production, drilling operations spanning more than 25 years. He began his energy career in field drilling with Royal Dutch Shell (RDS) in Venezuela and later in Colombia. His diversified training led him into drilling contracting, holding operational and development management positions, working on land rigs, jack-ups, multi-well platforms inshore & offshore and on semi-submersibles in harsh environment areas. He maintained various international drilling supervisory roles and managed 47 onshore and offshore drilling operations in Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela, Colombia and Peru. He developed a world-class drilling project that to this day has produced over one billion barrels in Venezuela. While working primarily in Latin America, he was relocated to South-East Asia and the West Coast of Africa where he implemented strategic partnerships with BHP, CHINA STATE OIL, EXXON, PETRO CANADA, SINOPEC and THAI OIL CO to name a few, thus resulting in highly successful ventures. Mr. Hood has successfully completed his International Business Management and Finance studies for Corporate Executives. He is diverse in domestic and international political affairs, political science and governmental foreign policies, and is experienced in domestic and international contractual laws. Mr. Hood has completed various banking, finance and highly advanced technical courses throughout his career and is fluent in many languages.

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