Corporate Governance

Our Board of Directors has adopted policies to guide the operation and direction of the Board and its committees, including Corporate Governance Guidelines and charters for each of its committees. These comply with the requirements of the NYSE standards, applicable provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and SEC rules. Copies of the Corporate Governance Guidelines, as well as the charters for each of the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, and Nominating & Governance Committee, are available below.

Our Board of Directors

Our Board consists of seven directors, six of whom are independent non-management directors. The sole inside director is C&J’s CEO.  An independent director serves as Chairman.

Donald Gawick


Mr. Gawick has served as a member of our Board of Directors since July 2016. He also currently serves as our President and Chief Executive Officer, a position he was appointed to in June 2016, having previously served as our Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Gawick was President and Chief Executive Officer of C&J’s wireline business, Casedhole Solutions, Inc. (“Casedhole Solutions”), from March 2010 through June 2012, when C&J acquired Casedhole Solutions. Mr. Gawick continued in his role of President of Casedhole Solutions until his promotion to Chief Operating Officer in October 2012. Mr. Gawick started his oilfield career in 1979 with Schlumberger and between 1979 and March 2010, he held numerous management positions with Schlumberger, focusing on operations and marketing, including oversight of all of Schlumberger’s oilfield business segments. In addition, he has held senior leadership positions in oilfield services in sales business and new technology development, service delivery and Health-Safety-Environmental management, with assignments throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Europe, the Far East and Latin America. Mr. Gawick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba.

Patrick Murray


Mr. Murray joined our Board of Directors in January 2017 and currently serves as Chairman of the Board. In 2007, Mr. Murray retired from Dresser, Inc., where had been the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since 2004. From 2000 until becoming Chairman of the Board, Mr. Murray served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Dresser, Inc. Mr. Murray was President of Halliburton Company’s Dresser Equipment Group, Inc.; Vice President, Strategic Initiatives of Dresser Industries, Inc.; and Vice President, Operations of Dresser, Inc. from 1996 to 2000. Mr. Murray served as the President of Sperry-Sun Drilling Services from 1988 through 1996. Mr. Murray joined NL Industries in 1973 as a Systems Application Consultant and served in a variety of increasingly senior management positions. Mr. Murray has been on the Board of Directors of Harvest Natural Resources (NYSE: HNR) since October, 2000. Mr. Murray also serves on the board of the World Affairs Council of Dallas Fort Worth, on the board of advisors for the Maguire Energy Institute at the Edwin L. Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University, and as Chairman of the Board of Regents of Seton Hall University. Mr. Murray holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration from Seton Hall University. He also served for two years in the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer.

Stuart Brightman


Mr. Brightman joined our Board in January 2017. Mr. Brightman has served as Chief Executive Officer of Tetra Technologies, Inc. (“Tetra”) since May 2009, at which time he was also appointed to serve on its board of directors. He also served as President of Tetra from May 2009 until February 2018. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Tetra from April 2005 to May 2009. Mr. Brightman also serves as chairman of the board of directors of CSI Compressco GP Inc., a subsidiary of Tetra and the general partner of CSI Compressco LP, a subsidiary of Tetra and a publicly traded master limited partnership. 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. 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 various management 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.

John Kennedy


Mr. Kennedy joined our Board in January 2017. Mr. Kennedy was president and chief executive officer of Wilson International, a wholly-owned business unit of Smith International from 1999 to 2010 and of Schlumberger from August 2010 to May 2012. He joined Wilson International after having previously served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Smith International from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Kennedy also served as vice president of finance and chief accounting officer of Smith International from 1994 to 1997, also holding the title of treasurer from 1991 to 1997. He currently serves as chairman of the board of directors of MicroSeismic, having previously served as co-chairman of the MicroSeismic board from April 2014 until assuming the position of chairman in January 2017; he has also served as chairman of the audit committee since January 2015. He was appointed to MicroSeismic’s board of directors in September 2013. Mr. Kennedy also currently serves as an advisor to Sumitomo Corporation of the Americas and as vice chairman of the board of directors of Global Stainless Supply, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation, positions which he has held since July 2015 and November 2015, respectively. Mr. Kennedy previously served on the board of directors for Edgen Group from January to November 2013 and CE Franklin Inc. from 1999 to May 2012. His career has spanned over 45 years in both executive finance and operating positions providing a broad range of expertise in acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations and reorganizations in companies with global operations. Mr. Kennedy is also a member of the Chartered Association of Corporate Treasurers (FCT). Mr. Kennedy graduated from Wimbledon College in 1970 and from Farnborough College of Technology in 1973.

Steven Mueller


Mr. Mueller joined our Board of Directors in January 2017. He serves as a Senior Advisor for First Reserve, having joined the First Reserve Senior Advisor Program in October 2016. Mr. Mueller served as a director of Southwestern Energy Company from July 2009 to May 2016, serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors from May 2014 to May 2016. Previously, Mr. Mueller served as the Chief Executive Officer of Southwestern Energy from May 2009 until his retirement in January 2016. Mr. Mueller also held the title of President of Southwestern Energy from May 2009 until December 2014, having previously served as the President and Chief Operating Officer since June 2008. He joined Southwestern Energy from CDX Gas, LLC, a privately owned company where he was employed as Executive Vice President from September 2007 to May 2008. From 2001 until its acquisition by Forest Oil in 2007, Mr. Mueller served first as the Senior Vice President and General Manager Onshore and later as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Houston Exploration Company. Mr. Mueller has over 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and served in multiple operational and managerial roles at Tenneco Oil Company, Fina Oil Company, American Exploration Company and Belco Oil & Gas Company. Mr. Mueller holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geologic Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

Michael Roemer


Mr. Roemer has served as a member of our Board of Directors since December 2010. He previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of HKW, a private equity group, and as a partner in several affiliate funds of HKW from 2000 until January 2012. Upon his retirement from HKW, Mr. Roemer founded Roemer Financial Consulting, through which he provides financial accounting advice. Prior to joining HKW, Mr. Roemer served as a shareholder and Vice President of Flackman, Goodman & Potter, P.A., a public accounting firm, from 1988 to 2000. Mr. Roemer is a licensed CPA with over 35 years’ experience, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Roemer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island.

Michael Zawadzki


Having joined our Board of Directors in January 2017, Mr. Zawadzki is also a Senior Managing Director of The Blackstone Group and Co-Head of GSO Capital Partners’ energy platform. Mr. Zawadzki oversees GSO’s activities in the energy sector and sits on the investment committee for GSO’s various energy funds. Prior to joining GSO, from 2004 to 2006, Mr. Zawadzki was with Citigroup Private Equity, where he completed numerous private equity and subordinated debt investments. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Zawadzki worked in the investment banking division of Salomon Smith Barney, focused on the media and telecommunications industries. Mr. Zawadzki currently serves on the Board of Directors of Twin Eagle Resource Management (since March 2017), Sequel Energy Group (since November 2016), 3Bear Energy (since September 2016), Elevation Midstream (since July 2018) and Community Development Capital Group (since November 2013). During the past five years, Mr. Zawadzki has also served on the Board of Directors of Titan Energy, LLC. Mr. Zawadzki received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated magna cum laude.

Board Committee Composition

Our Board has three standing committees, each of which is comprised solely of independent, non-management directors. This is in accordance with NYSE corporate governance listing standards. The composition of each committee is reflected below.

Board Governance

Corporate Governance Guidelines (PDF)
Audit Committee Charter (PDF)
Compensation Committee Charter (PDF)
Nominating and Governance Committee Charter (PDF)