Jeff ''Odie'' Espenship, USAF Fighter Pilot and CEO/President of Target Leadership named as Keynote Speaker for SynGas 2012

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Jeff "Odie" Espenship, USAF Fighter Pilot & CEO/President of Target Leadership named as Keynote Speaker for SynGas 2012.

Tulsa, OK (MMD Newswire) January 10, 2012 - - April 23, 24, 25, 2012 - The SynGas Association will hold SynGas 2012 - Back to Basics - Safety, Operations, & Sustainability - at the Tulsa Marriott at Southern Hills, in Tulsa, OK.

Jeff "Odie" Espenship, USAF fighter pilot and CEO/President of Target Leadership, will be the featured Keynote Speaker. Jeff flew the venerable, A-10 Thunderbolt, also known as the "Warthog." He was stationed with the 10th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Eielson AFB in Fairbanks, Alaska. While there he qualified as one of the youngest 4-ship flight leaders in the entire squadron. He served as an instructor and was also combat search and rescue qualified. He won numerous Top Gun awards for air-to-ground bombing and gunnery. After six (6) years as an Air Force pilot, Jeff began a career as an airline pilot with Delta Air Lines in 1992, and currently flies international routes out of Atlanta, GA. During this tenure as an airline pilot, Jeff also flew a 1943 T-6 "Texan" on the airshow circuit, during which time a tragic accident took the life of his brother. This significant event in Jeff's life ignited the spark that led to the development of Target Leadership. Jeff uses this unique background to guide SynGas attendees in getting back to the basics and focusing on fundamentals. This is a "don't miss" session for all of those in our industry who want to know how to maintain our high level of safety, operations & sustainability excellence. This promises to be one of the most information packed, entertaining sessions you'll spend at SynGas 2012.

New in 2012- Back to Basics - Water Treatment Training on Wednesday morning in lieu of General Sessions. This is a great training for new team members as well as an excellent brush up for experienced producers. The conference will also feature over thirty-five (35) specific breakout sessions targeting areas of current interest to industry Producers and include topics related to safety, environment, maintenance, reliability, operations and new technologies. These sessions will be held on Tuesday & Wednesday afternoons.

For more information on SynGas 2012, check out our website at or call Betty Helm @ 225.922.5000 or Co-Chairmen Taylor Archer @ 502.634.7964 & Marc Gilbertson @ 620-252-4325.

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