William Kinney is the president of Summit Petroleum, Inc. and Summit Petroleum Company, Inc., both wholly owned, privately held oil and gas drilling and production companies. As the owner of Summit Petroleum, Inc., he has drilled over 500 wells in Ohio, New York, and Pennsylvania. As a partner with Reserve Energy, Inc., he has leased over 200,000 acres of oil and gas leases for Clinton, Trenton, Black River, and Utica/Point Pleasant development. As well with Reserve, he has over 45,000 acres of wind turbine acreage for either development or resale.
Prior to his work with Summit, Mr. Kinney’s oil and gas experience includes being the assistant general manager, Park-Ohio Energy, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio from 1976-1984. He currently holds the position of director emeritus; board of directors within the Ohio Oil and Gas Association. Previously with the Ohio Oil and Gas Association he served as chairman; executive committee and former president.
Mr. Kinney has also served on the board of directors within the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program, has been director of the board of directors for Independent Petroleum Producers Association, and chairman of OOGA/Dominion East Ohio Gas Project Review Committee. Additionally, he has been a member of Independent Petroleum Producers Association, Ohio Oil and Gas Association, Society of Petroleum Engineers, and National Petroleum Council.
Volunteering is an important aspect in Mr. Kinney’s commitment to his community. Most recently, he’s volunteered at University Hospitals of Ahuja on the advisory board. He’s also been on the board of advisors of Northwest Saving Bank since 2007.
He attended Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, Ohio - A.A. General Studies and received a B.S. Industrial Engineering degree from Kent State University. He also holds certifications in MMSI-TI Well Control, Surface Stack Operator (Operator Level), and Hazardous Waste Worker 29 CFR 1910.10.