Bernard J. Duroc-Danner founded EVI, Inc., Weatherford's predecessor company, in May 1987 and was directly responsible for the growth of EVI, Inc.'s oilfield service and equipment business. He has directed the growth of the Company since that time. He was elected EVI's President and Chief Executive Officer in 1990. Subsequent to the merger of EVI, Inc. with Weatherford Enterra, Inc. on May 27, 1998, Dr. Duroc-Danner was elected as our Chairman of the Board. Dr. Duroc-Danner's family has been in the oil business for two generations. He holds an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics from Wharton (University of Pennsylvania). Prior to the start-up of EVI, Dr. Duroc-Danner held positions at Arthur D. Little Inc. and Mobil Oil Inc. Dr. Duroc-Danner is a director of Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (a marine contractor and operator of offshore oil and gas properties and production facilities) and LMS Capital (an investment company). Dr. Duroc-Danner also serves on the National Petroleum Council and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Dr. Duroc-Danner was the recipient of Ernst & Young's 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year in Energy, Chemicals and Mining category. The Board has concluded that Dr. Duroc-Danner should be re-elected for an additional term because of his educational background, depth of knowledge of the oilfield service industry, domestically and internationally, and previous experience in successfully leading and expanding the Company's business. As President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Duroc-Danner serves as an important link between senior management and the Board, and he brings to the Board an invaluable perspective in strategic planning for the future growth of the Company.
Nicholas F. Brady has been the Chairman of Darby Overseas Investments, Ltd., an investment firm, since 1994. Mr. Brady is Chairman of Franklin Templeton Investment Funds (an international investment management company), and a director of Hess Corporation (an exploration and production company) and Holowesko Partners Ltd. (investment management companies). Mr. Brady is a former Secretary of the United States Department of the Treasury (1988-1993), a former Chairman of the Board of Dillon Read & Co. Inc. (investment banking) (1970-1988) and a former Chairman of Purolator, Inc. (filtration products) (1971-1987). Mr. Brady also represented the state of New Jersey as a member of the United States Senate (1982). During the past five years, Mr. Brady also was a director of C2, Inc., a provider of third-party logistic services, Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust PLC and Templeton Capital Advisors Ltd., an investment management company, and director or trustee, as the case may be, of a number of investment companies in the Franklin Templeton Group of Funds. Mr. Brady holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. The Board has concluded that Mr. Brady should be re-elected for an additional term because his educational background and extensive experience in the public and private sectors are assets to the Board of Directors in carrying out its duties.
David J. Butters has been Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Navigator Holdings, Ltd., an international shipping company the principle business of which is the transport of liquefied petroleum gas, since September 2008 and has been Chairman and President of Navigator Holdings since August 2006. From 1969 to September 2008, Mr. Butters was a Managing Director of Lehman Brothers Inc., an investment banking company. Mr. Butters is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of GulfMark Offshore, Inc. (a provider of marine support and transportation services to companies involved in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas), and a director of ACOL Tankers Ltd. (an oil tanker company). Mr. Butters is Vice Chairman and Presiding Director of the Company's Board. As Presiding Director, Mr. Butters leads the executive sessions of the non-management directors, which are held at least twice each year. During the past five years, Mr. Butters also was a director of Grant Prideco, Inc., a provider of drill pipe and other drill stem products, and TransMontaigne Inc., a refined petroleum products distribution and supply company. The Board has concluded that Mr. Butters should be re-elected for an additional term because his education, background in finance and institutional knowledge of the Company provide the Board with a valuable perspective in making decisions and planning for the Company's future.
John D. Gass served as Vice President of Chevron Corporation and President of Chevron Gas and Midstream, a position he held from 2003 until his retirement in 2012. Mr. Gass joined Chevron in 1974 and over the next 38 years held positions of increasing responsibility both domestically and abroad, in engineering, operations and executive management. Mr. Gass has been a director of Southwestern Energy Company since November 2012. Mr. Gass received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Vanderbilt University and a master’s degree in civil engineering from Tulane University. He serves on the Board of Visitors for the Vanderbilt School of Engineering and is on the advisory board for the Vanderbilt Eye Institute. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. The Board has concluded that Mr. Gass should be elected because his experience in the international exploration and production industry, including executive leadership experience, will be a valuable asset to our Board in its strategic planning and decision making processes.
Francis S. Kalman serves as a senior advisor to a private investment subsidiary of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., LLC that specializes in direct investments in upstream, midstream and oilfield service companies. Mr. Kalman served as Executive Vice President of McDermott International, Inc. from 2002 until his retirement in 2008 and as Chief Financial Officer from 2002 until 2007. From 2000 to 2002, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Chemical Logistics Corporation, from 1999 to 2000, he was a principal of Pinnacle Equity Partners, LLC, from 1998 to 1999, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Chemical Logistics Corporation and from 1996 to 1997, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Keystone International, Inc. Mr. Kalman started his career as a Certified Public Accountant with PriceWaterhouse & Co. In addition to the above, he has served in various financial capacities with Atlantic Richfield Company (1975 to 1982), United Gas Pipeline (1982 to 1991) and American Ref-Fuel (1991 to 1996). Mr. Kalman has a B.S. in Accounting from Long Island University. In addition to his directorships on the boards of Ensco plc and Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., during the past five years, Mr. Kalman also served on the board of Pride International, Inc. The Board has concluded that Mr. Kalman should be elected because he has extensive experience in accounting and financial reporting and his executive leadership and strategic planning experience in the international energy service industry.
William E. Macaulay is the Chairman and, since 1983, Chief Executive Officer of First Reserve Corporation, a private equity investment firm focused on the energy industry, where he is responsible for all aspects of the firm's investment program and strategy, and the overall management of the firm. Mr. Macaulay served as a director of Weatherford Enterra from October 1995 to May 1998. He also serves as Chairman of the Board and a director of Dresser-Rand Group, Inc. (a supplier of compression and turbine equipment to the oil, gas, petrochemical and industrial process industries). During the past five years, Mr. Macaulay also was a director of Dresser, Inc., a company engaged in the design, manufacture and marketing of highly engineered equipment and services primarily for the energy industry, and Pride International, a contract drilling and related services company. Mr. Macaulay holds a B.B.A. from City College of New York and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Macaulay received a Doctor of Humane Letters (DHL) honorary degree from Baruch College. Mr. Macaulay also served as Director of Corporate Finance for Oppenheimer & Co., Inc., where he worked from 1972 to 1982. The Board has concluded that Mr. Macaulay should be re-elected for an additional term because his education, financial experience and extensive knowledge of the oilfield service industry are important assets to the Board in its decision-making process and in strategic planning.
Robert K. Moses, Jr. has been a private investor, principally in the oil and gas exploration and oilfield services business in Houston, Texas, for more than the past five years. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Weatherford Enterra from May 1989 to December 1992 and as a director of Weatherford Enterra from December 1992 to May 1998. During the past five years, Mr. Moses also was a director of Grant Prideco, Inc. The Board has concluded that Mr. Moses should be re-elected for an additional term because his education, extensive knowledge of and experience in the oilfield service industry and institutional knowledge of one of Weatherford's most significant legacy companies provide a unique perspective that is an asset to the Board in its decision making process.
Guillermo Ortiz served as Governor of the Bank of Mexico from 1998 until 2009, and as Chairman of the Board of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in 2009. He previously served as Secretary of Finance and Public Credit in Mexico, from 1994 to 1998. He was also Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund. Dr. Ortiz holds a B.A. in Economics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and both a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University. Dr. Ortiz is a director of several international non-profit organizations and also is a director of MEXICHEM (a Mexican based international petrochemical company) and ASUR (an airport holding company also based in Mexico). The Board has concluded that Dr. Ortiz should be elected to the Board of Directors because he will bring to the Board extensive finance experience, particularly relating to global economic matters and multinational financing.
Sir Emyr Jones Parry has been the President of the University of Aberystwyth, located in Wales, since 2008, Chairman of the All Wales Convention, a body established by the Welsh Assembly Government to review Wales's constitutional arrangements, since 2007, Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Open University Business School since 2008, Chairman of Redress, a human rights organization, and Chairman of the Corporate and Social Responsibility External Advisory Group of First Group plc, a transport operator, since 2008. Sir Emyr previously held numerous diplomatic positions, including UK Permanent Representative to the UN from 2003 to 2007 and UK Ambassador to NATO from 2001 to 2003, after specializing in European Union affairs including energy policy. Sir Emyr received a B.S. in Theoretical Physics from the University of Cardiff and a Ph.D. in Polymer Physics from the University of Cambridge. The Board has concluded that Sir Emyr should be elected to the Board of Directors because he will bring to the Board a wealth of government relations experience and an important international perspective.
Robert A. Rayne is non-Executive director and was the chairman of LMS Capital plc, an investment company listed on the London Stock Exchange, since February 2010 and was the Chief Executive Officer and a director of LMS Capital from June 2006, when the investment business of London Merchant Securities plc was demerged and LMS Capital was formed to hold this business, until February 2010. Mr. Rayne was employed by London Merchant Securities from 1968 to June 2006 and served as its Chief Executive Director from May 2001 to June 2006. Mr. Rayne is also the Non-Executive Chairman of Derwent London plc, a Central London specialist property company into which London Merchant Securities was merged in February 2007. Mr. Rayne is a director of Chyron Corporation (a supplier of graphics hardware, software and other services to the media industry). Mr. Rayne has expertise in a wide range of sectors in addition to the oilfield service industry, including the real estate, media, consumer and technology industries. The Board has concluded that Mr. Rayne should be re-elected for an additional term because his education, financial expertise, chief executive and international perspectives and diversity of expertise are beneficial to the Board in carrying out its duties.