Board Of Directors
Stuart M. Brightman
Stuart M. Brightman has served as Chairman of the Board of our general partner since May 6, 2014 and as a director of our general partner since October 31, 2008. Mr. Brightman has served as TETRA’s president and chief executive officer since May 2009, at which time Mr. Brightman was also elected as a member of TETRA’s board of directors. He served as TETRA’s executive vice president and chief operating officer from April 2005 through May 2009. From April 2004 to April 2005, Mr. Brightman was self-employed. Mr. Brightman served as president of the Dresser Flow Control division of Dresser, Inc. from April 2002 until April 2004. Dresser Flow Control, which manufactures and sells valves, actuators, and other equipment and provides related technology and services for the oil and gas industry, had revenues in excess of $400 million in 2004. From November 1998 to April 2002, Mr. Brightman was president of the Americas Operation of the Dresser Valve Division of Dresser, Inc. He served in other capacities during the earlier portion of his career with Dresser, from 1993 to 1998. From 1982 to 1993, Mr. Brightman served in several financial and operational positions with Cameron Iron Works and its successor, Cooper Oil Tools. Mr. Brightman received his B.S. degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of Business.
D. Frank Harrison
D. Frank Harrison has served as an independent director of our general partner and as Chairman of the Conflicts Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of our general partner’s board since April 2012. Mr. Harrison is presently an owner and the managing partner of Eufaula Energy, LLC, a privately held company that invests in oil and gas interests. Mr. Harrison served as chairman of the board of directors (since 2007) and as chief executive officer and a director (since 2005) of Bronco Drilling Company, Inc. until the acquisition of Bronco by Chesapeake Energy in June 2011. Bronco was a publicly traded company that provided contract drilling and well services. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Harrison served as an agent for the purchase of oil and gas properties for entities controlled by Wexford Capital LLC. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Harrison served as president of Harding and Shelton, Inc., a privately held oil and natural gas exploration, drilling and development firm. Mr. Harrison currently serves on the board of directors of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Oklahoma State University in 1970.
James R. Larson
James R. Larson has served as an independent director of our general partner and as Chairman of the Audit Committee of our general partner’s board since July 2011. Mr. Larson served as senior vice president of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation from September 2005 through his retirement in January 2006. From December 2003 through September 2005, Mr. Larson served as senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer of Anadarko. From 2002 through December 2003, Mr. Larson served as senior vice president, finance of Anadarko, where he oversaw treasury, investor relations, internal audits and acquisitions and divestitures. From 1995 through 2002, Mr. Larson served as vice president and controller of Anadarko, where he was responsible for accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting and tax functions. Until 1995, Mr. Larson held various other tax and financial positions with Anadarko after joining the company in 1981. Mr. Larson is presently a director of EV Energy Partners, L.P., a Houston-based publicly-traded limited partnership engaged in acquiring, producing and developing oil and gas properties. Mr. Larson is a current member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Financial Executives International, the Tax Executives Institute and the National Association of Corporate Directors. He received his BBA degree in business from the University of Iowa.
Paul D. Coombs
Paul D. Coombs has served as an independent director of our general partner’s Board since May 6, 2014. Mr. Coombs has served as a member of TETRA’s board of directors since June 1994, as a member of its nominating and corporate governance committee since July 2012, and as a member of its audit committee since May 2015. From April 2005 until his retirement in June 2007, Mr. Coombs served as TETRA’s executive vice president of strategic initiatives, and from May 2001 to April 2005, as TETRA’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. From January 1994 to May 2001, Mr. Coombs served as TETRA’s executive vice president – oil & gas, from 1987 to 1994 he served as senior vice president – oil & gas, and from 1985 to 1987, as general manager – oil & gas. Mr. Coombs has served in numerous other positions with TETRA since 1982. Mr. Coombs is presently a director and serves on the audit and corporate governance committees of the board of directors of Balchem Corporation, a public company that is subject to the reporting requirements of the Exchange Act.
Ronald J. Foster
Ronald J. Foster has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of our general partner since July 2014, and as a director of our general partner since October 2008. Mr. Foster served as President of our general partner from October 2008 until July 2014, and as President and a director of our Compressco, Inc. subsidiary from October 2008 until October 2012. From August 2002 to September 2008, Mr. Foster served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Compressco, Inc. Mr. Foster has over 30 years of energy-related work experience that also includes positions with Wood Group, Halliburton and Dresser. He is an active member of several regional industry trade organizations, including the American Petroleum Institute (API), the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association (OIPA). Mr. Foster received his B.S. degree in Economics from Oklahoma State University.
Timothy A. Knox
Timothy A. Knox has served as President and a director of our general partner since August 2014. Mr. Knox served as president and chief operating officer of Compressor Systems, Inc. (CSI) from September 2010 until it was acquired by CSI Compressco in August 2014. Mr. Knox served as senior vice president of CSI from August 2009 to September 2010 and as vice president – engineering and manufacturing of CSI from December 2004 to August 2009, having served as director – engineering and manufacturing since July. 2003. Mr. Knox joined CSI as a regional account manager in 1996, was promoted to manager of the mid-continent business unit in 1998, serving in that role until 2003. From 1991 to 1996, Mr. Knox served in multiple roles for Dresser-Rand Compression Services including; applications, project engineering, project management and sales. Mr. Knox has 24 years of industry experience, including 18 years with CSI. He received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1990 and an M.B.A. from Oklahoma State University in 1999.
William D. Sullivan
William D. Sullivan is an independent director of our general partner’s Board and has served as a member of its Audit Committee since July 2011. Mr. Sullivan has served as a member of TETRA’s board of directors since August 2007. Mr. Sullivan currently serves as the chairman of TETRA’s board of directors and previously served as chairman of its nominating and corporate governance committee and as a member of the compensation committee. Mr. Sullivan is the non-executive chairman of the board of directors of SM Energy Company, a publicly traded exploration and production company. Mr. Sullivan is also a director and serves on the audit, nominating and corporate governance and conflicts, and compensation committees of Legacy Reserves GP, LLC, the general partner of Legacy Reserves, LP, a publicly traded limited partnership holding oil and gas producing assets. Mr. Sullivan is a director and serves on the conflicts and audit committees of Targa Resources Partners GP, LLC, the general partner of Targa Resources Partners LP, a publicly traded limited partnership focused on mid-stream gas gathering, processing, liquids fractionation, and transportation. From 1981 through August 2003, Mr. Sullivan was employed in various capacities by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, most recently as executive vice president, exploration and production. Mr. Sullivan has been retired since August 2004. Mr. Sullivan received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University.