Our Management Team


JOHNNY JORDANChief Executive Officer, President, Chief Operating Officer and Director

Mr. Jordan is a petroleum engineer with expertise in acquisitions, field economics and reserves analysis, bank negotiations, reservoir and field operations, and multi-team interaction. Mr. Jordan served on the Board of Directors of Matrix and currently serves on RMX Resources Board of Directors. Mr. Jordan has been active in the oil and gas industry since 1980 beginning as a floor hand on a well service rig. He has held various staff and supervisory positions for Exxon, Mack Energy, Enron Oil and Gas and Venoco Corporation. He co-founded Matrix Oil Corporation in 1999 and served as its president until its merger with Royale in 2018. Mr. Jordan is on the board of directors of the California’s Independent Petroleum Association, a member of the Society of Petroleum Institution and the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association. Mr. Jordan has managed acquisition evaluations in many of the oil and gas producing basins in the US. He has coordinated field development for various recovery mechanisms that include waterflood, tertiary flood, water drive oil and gas reservoirs, and pressure depletion fields with gas cap expansion or gravity drainage. Mr. Jordan received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1983 and is currently a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the American Petroleum Institute.


DONALD H. HOSMER Co-Founder

Donald H. Hosmer has served as an executive of Royale Energy since its inception in 1986. His primary responsibilities are marketing and investor/shareholder relations for the company.


STEPHEN M. HOSMER Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Hosmer joined Royale Energy, Inc. in 1988. He has over 27 years of oil and gas experience and has helped the company develop oil and natural gas fields in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Utah, California and Alaska. He serves on the board for Venture Expeditions and Exile International.


RONALD LIPNICK Vice President Finance

Mr. Lipnick has been with The Company since May 1993 and has been the Controller since February 1994. He is responsible for the Company’s accounting operations from daily accounting activities and general ledger reconciliation to the preparation of financial statements for the Company’s SEC quarterly 1OQ and year-end 10K filings. He also works closely with Royale’s certified public accountants during their yearly audits. Ron has more than 13 years of experience in the accounting field. He has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma.