Board of Directors
Merrill A. (Pete) Miller, Jr.
Mr. Miller has been a director of the Company since May 2014. Mr. Miller was elected Executive Chairman of the Company in February 2014. Mr. Miller served as a director of National Oilwell Varco from May 2001, and Chairman of its Board from July 2005, until the Company’s spin-off from National Oilwell Varco in May 2014. Mr. Miller served as Executive Chairman of National Oilwell Varco from February 2014 until May 2014. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of National Oilwell Varco from May 2001 until February 2014, and as President from November 2000 until December 2012. Mr. Miller also serves as a director of Chesapeake Energy Corporation, a company engaged in the development, acquisition, production, exploration, and marketing of onshore oil and natural gas properties in the United States.
Mr. Alario has been a director of the Company since May 2014. Mr. Alario has served as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Key Energy Services, Inc., a provider of a complete range of well intervention services, since 2004. Prior to joining Key Energy Services, Mr. Alario was employed by BJ Services Company, an oilfield services company, where he served as Vice President from 2002 after OSCA, Inc. was acquired by BJ Services. Prior to joining BJ Services, Mr. Alario had over 21 years of service in various capacities with OSCA, an oilfield services company, most recently having served as its Executive Vice President. He currently serves as ex-officio chairman, director and executive committee member of the National Ocean Industries Association. He is also a director of Kirby Corporation.
Ms. Bonno has been a director of the Company since May 2014. Ms. Bonno has served as a Senior Vice President of Marketing for Transocean Ltd since 2011 and Vice President Marketing since 2008 with oversight of Transocean’s marketing in 14 countries. Additionally her role included managing Turnkey/Project Management Organization (Applied Drilling Technology UK) from 2013 until its recent disposition and sale to private equity. Prior to this role she served in various Director and Management roles at Transocean Ltd leading the Marketing and Contracts efforts for West Africa and the Americas from 2001 until 2008. Prior to being acquired by Transocean Ltd., she served in a Director Marketing and Contracts role for Turnkey Drilling with RBFalcon and Global Marine (a wholly owned subsidiary of Applied Drilling Technology Inc. (ADTI)) from 1993 until 2001. During her time with Global Marine from 1982 to 1999 she served in various Accounting Management roles.
Mr. Cobb has been a director of the Company since May 2014. Mr. Cobb has served as Vice President Industry Relations for Halliburton since 2002, and is responsible for Halliburton’s industry relations global activities, energy trade policy issues, executive client relations, and trade organization oversight. He has worked for Halliburton for over thirty-nine years serving in various executive management positions in operations, marketing, sales and business development. From 1991 to 1994, he was Director CIS and China with oversight in establishing Halliburton’s presence and operations in these emerging markets. Later he was named Director Executive Sales and Business Development with expanded responsibilities for the worldwide development and promotion of Halliburton’s services and products.
Mr. Crandell has been a director of the Company since May 2014. Mr. Crandell has served as Managing Director of Cowen and Company since 2013. Mr. Crandell served as Managing Director of Dahlman Rose from 2011 until its acquisition by Cowen and Company in 2013. Previously, he served as Managing Director at Barclays Capital plc from 2008 until 2011. Mr. Crandell was Managing Director for Lehman Brothers starting in 1999 until its acquisition by Barclays Capital in 2008. From 1981 until 1998, he held various posts at Salomon Brothers, including managing director, senior oil services analyst and director of U.S. equity research, before his promotion to global coordinator of equity research in 1994. Mr. Crandell has more than 30 years of experience as a Wall Street analyst focusing on oilfield services & equipment.
Mr. Eads has been a director of the Company since May 2014. Mr. Eads has served as President of Eads Holdings, LLC, a wholly owned private investment firm since 2009. Mr. Eads previously served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Pride International Inc. from 2006 until 2009, where he was responsible for its worldwide offshore operations and South American and Eastern Hemisphere land assets. He served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations for Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. from 1997 until 2006. From 1977 to 1997, he served in several executive and operations management positions with Exxon Corporation, primarily in international assignments.
Mr. Frazier has been a director of the Company since May 2014. Mr. Frazier has been with Simmons & Company International, an independent investment bank specializing in the energy industry, since 1992. In 2002 and 2005, he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Simmons respectively and in 2009 appointed Chairman. Mr. Frazier serves on the boards of both Simmons & Company International and Simmons & Company International Limited. He also serves on the board of Energy Opportunities Capital Management. Prior to joining Simmons, Mr. Frazier was actively involved in the exploration and production of oil and gas as an independent operator.
J. Wayne Richards
Mr. Richards has been a director of the Company since May 2014. Mr. Richards has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GR Energy Services, Inc., an oilfield products and services company focused primarily on onshore production and downhole completion services in North America, since 2013. Previously, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Oilfield Services, a privately held oilfield products and services company focused on the artificial lift sector, from 2008 until 2011 when it was purchased by Halliburton. Mr. Richards served as Vice President of Artificial Lift for Halliburton from 2011 to 2013. Earlier in his career, Mr. Richards spent 25 years in various senior operational and sales and marketing positions at Schlumberger.
Mr. Workman has been a director of the Company since May 2014. Mr. Workman was elected President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company in February 2014. Mr. Workman served as National Oilwell Varco’s President – Distribution Services from January 2001 until the Company’s spin-off in May 2014. He previously served National Oilwell Varco starting in 1991 in various managerial positions with the distribution business group. He also previously served as the Chairman of the Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association.