GERALD BENSON // President

Gerald Benson was born in Manchester, England and emigrated to the United States in 1970. Gerald founded the Benatty Corporation, headquartered in Cambridge, Ohio in 1972. The Benatty Corporation was an Oil & Gas producer, drilling more than 450 oil and gas wells throughout Southeastern Ohio. Benatty’s assets were sold to Belden and Blake in 1994. Gerald also founded Mattmark Drilling Company in 1989 as an independent drilling contractor, drilling more than 252 oil and gas wells throughout Southeastern Ohio.

Mattmark’s drilling operations ceased in 1998 as its assets were sold to Pinnacle Drilling in 1998. However, Mattmark Drilling continued its Oil and Gas leasing and royalty acquisition activities from that point and has since acquired and divested more than 10,000 acres of oil and gas leases and continues to own Oil and Gas mineral rights and royalties throughout Southeastern Ohio.

Gerald holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Studies from Somerset University in Somerset, England and is a member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America and the Southeast Ohio Oil and Gas Association.


P.O. Box 7
10341 Pioneer Road
Byesville, Ohio 43723

Gerald Benson // President
PHONE: 740.685.0404

Mark A. Benson // Executive VP
PHONE: 740.801.0808

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