GARY LUQUETTE – PRESIDENT & CEO
Mr. Luquette currently serves as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and President, a position he has held since January 2015. Mr. Luquette was also appointed to the Supervisory Board in November 2013. Mr. Luquette previously served as President of Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company, a position he held from April 2006 until his retirement in September 2013. Prior to serving as President of Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company, Mr. Luquette served as Managing Director of Chevron Upstream Europe from January 2003 until April 2006. Mr. Luquette has held several other positions since beginning his career with Chevron in 1978, including Vice President, Profit Center Manager, Advisor and Engineer. Mr. Luquette graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1978 and served as a member of the American Petroleum Institute and former chair of the organization’s Upstream Committee. Additionally, Mr. Luquette recently served on the Greater Houston Partnership’s Executive Committee and serves on the board of directors for the United Way of Greater Houston. Mr. Luquette is also a member and Chairman of the board of directors of McDermott International, Inc. Mr. Luquette was selected as a supervisory director because of his extensive experience in the oil and gas industry and his experience managing other public companies.
JOHN WALKER – Executive VP, Global Operations
Mr. Walker currently serves as the Company’s Executive Vice President, Operations, a position he has held since January 2014. Prior to serving in his current position, Mr. Walker was the Company’s Vice President of International Operations since August 2012. Prior to serving in that position, Mr. Walker served as the Vice President of North America from 2004 to 2012, and he assumed the additional responsibilities of Vice President of Brazil in July 2009. Mr. Walker also served as the Regional Manager of the Asia Pacific and Middle East divisions from 1999 to 2003. Mr. Walker entered the North Sea oil industry and served in several technical and supervisory field roles. He attended Aberdeen Scotland Technical College in 1982 and studied Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Mr. Walker has over 29 years of industry experience and has held positions across the world, including in Europe, North Africa, the Asia-Pacific region and the Middle East.
JEFFREY J. BIRD – Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer
Jeffrey J. Bird currently serves as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, a position he has held since December 2014. He has over 20 years of financial and business leadership experience across multiple industries and companies including Ascend Performance Materials, Danaher Corporation, Oshkosh, Praxair and AlliedSignal/Honeywell. Prior to joining Frank’s International, Mr. Bird most recently served as Vice President and CFO for Ascend Performance Materials, a $2.5B Specialty Chemicals company.Mr. Bird’s previous experience also included Vice President of Finance / CFO for Danaher’s Veeder-Root division, Vice President Finance / CFO for Oshkosh’s JLG Access Equipment segment, CFO of Praxair’s Global Coating Services, and multiple financial leadership roles with AlliedSignal/Honeywell including division controller. In addition to Mr. Bird’s financial experience, he has served as Managing Director of Danaher’s Veeder Root ANZ business and Managing Director of Praxair’s North America Coatings Business.Mr. Bird received his Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Cedarville University in Ohio.
DANIEL ALLINGER – Senior VP, Global Human Resources
Daniel Allinger currently serves as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources, a position he has held since May 2015. Serving in both corporate and consulting HR roles, Mr. Allinger has over 25 years of global HR and business experience in the Oil & Gas, Chemicals, and Automotive industries, with a focus on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of human capital performance through organizational transformations. Prior to joining Frank’s International, Mr. Allinger served as the Executive Director, Global HR for Baker Hughes where he oversaw a wide range of responsibilities including global HR strategy, organization and process transformation, workforce planning, analytics, and technology. He was also an executive sponsor for multiple Six Sigma black belt certification projects. Mr. Allinger is well known throughout the Global Human Resources industry as an effective and successful change agent. Originally from the Midwest, Dan graduated with a BAS in Human Resources from Mount Olive University in North Carolina, while serving in the United States Air Force.
Alejandro (Alex) Cestero – Senior VP, General Counsel & Secretary
Alejandro (Alex) Cestero currently serves as the Company’s Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, a position he has held since August 2015. Prior to joining Frank’s International, Mr. Cestero served as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Weatherford International, where he led a team of U.S. and International based legal, risk management, and government relations professionals. In prior years, he served as Vice President and General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer of Lufkin Industries where he led the legal function during a transformational growth period and served as co-project lead of Lufkin’s $3.4 billion sale to GE. Mr. Cestero serves as President-Elect and board member for The General Counsel Forum – Houston Chapter; Chairman of the Oilfield Services Committee; is a member of the Institute for Energy Law; and a member of the International, American, Texas and Houston Bar Associations and the Association of Corporate Counsel. Mr. Cestero earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees from Rice University in Texas and he earned his Juris Doctorate from Stanford Law School.