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Our company leadership represents a strong combination of entrepreneurial creativity and technical competency that comes from years of experience working in our industry. This team is committed to optimizing value for both our customers and our stockholders.

Don Gawick

President, Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Board of Directors

Don Gawick

Don Gawick serves as C&J’s President and Chief Executive Officer, a position he has held since June 2016.  He was appointed to serve on the Company’s Board of Directors in July 2016. Don previously served as Chief Operating Officer since 2012.

Don joined C&J in 2012 with the Company’s acquisition of its wireline business, Casedhole Solutions, a premier wireline services company. Prior to joining C&J, from 2010 to 2012 he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Casedhole Solutions.

Don is a 37-year veteran of the oilfield services industry, starting his career in 1979 with Schlumberger. Between 1979 and 2010, he held numerous senior management positions, including oversight of all of Schlumberger’s oilfield business segments. He has held senior leadership positions in operations, sales and marketing, 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.

Don graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1979 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. 

Mike Hobbs

Chief Operating Officer

Mike Hobbs

Mike Hobbs serves as C&J’s Chief Operating Officer, a position he has held since August 2016.  He previously served as President of C&J’s Well Services division since June 2015.

Mike was Chief Operating Officer of the Company’s wireline division, Casedhole Solutions, at the time C&J acquired it in June 2012. Following C&J’s acquisition of Casedhole Solutions through October 2012, he served as Vice President – Operations for Casedhole Solutions. Mike first joined Casedhole Solutions in April 2010 as Vice President and General Manager for the Southern region, before being promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2011.

Mike is a 37-year veteran of the oilfield services industry, starting his career in 1980. He spent the early fourteen years of his career with Schlumberger, holding numerous operational and management positions in the Permian Basin. After leaving Schlumberger in 1997, Mike founded E.M. Hobbs, Inc. where he was influential in the development and implementation of many of the multi-stage completion procedures and techniques that are currently used today within the wireline service industry. Before leaving E.M. Hobbs, Inc. in 2004, Mike grew the company to 21 units in five locations in Texas and New Mexico. E.M. Hobbs is now known as E&P Wireline owned by Schlumberger.

Mark Cashiola

Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer

Mark Cashiola

Mark Cashiola serves as C&J’s Chief Financial Officer, a position he has held since June 2016, and he also serves as the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer. Mark joined C&J in January 2011 and previously served as the Company’s Vice President – Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. He has over 18 years of financing and accounting experience, the majority of which has been spent in the energy industry. 

Prior to joining C&J, Mark was Senior Controller for Precision Drilling Trust beginning in late 2008 through 2010 and Assistant Controller for Grey Wolf, Inc., prior to its acquisition by Precision, from 2005 through late 2008. Mark began his career in public practice working for Arthur Andersen, L.L.P. and KPMG, L.L.P. for a combined six years, most recently as Audit Manager.

Mark received a B.B.A. in Accounting from Texas A&M University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.

Danielle Hunter

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary

Danielle Hunter

Danielle Hunter serves as C&J’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Risk & Compliance Officer, a position she has held since June 2016. She also serves as the Company’s Corporate Secretary. She joined C&J in June 2011 and previously served as the Company’s Vice President – Corporate & Compliance and Associate General Counsel.

Prior to joining C&J, Danielle practiced corporate / transactional law at Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. from 2007 through 2011, representing public and private companies and investment banking firms in numerous capital markets offerings, and mergers and acquisitions, primarily in the oil and gas industry.  She also counseled clients with respect to corporate governance, compliance, SEC disclosure / reporting, and general corporate matters. Danielle served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Judge Tucker Melancon, United States District Court - Western District of Louisiana, from 2006 to 2007.

Danielle graduated magna cum laude and order of the coif with a J.D. from Tulane Law School in 2006.

Pat Bixenman

Chief Administrative Officer and President, Research & Technology

Pat Bixenman

Pat Bixenman serves as C&J’s Chief Administrative Officer, a position he has held since August 2016.  He also serves as President of C&J’s Research & Technology division, having joined C&J in October 2012 to build this division from the ground up. 

Through the Research & Technology division, C&J develops products and provides technical support to C&J’s legacy core service lines of hydraulic fracturing, coiled tubing and wireline services. Pat also initiated development of drilling products that allowed the Company to enter the directional drilling services business.

Prior to joining C&J, Pat was employed by Schlumberger from 1985 through 2012, where he gained significant technology development and manufacturing experience in wireline logging, coiled tubing, completions tools, artificial lift, drill stem testing, and subsea intervention trees. While employed by Schlumberger, Pat held numerous key management positions, including Engineering Manager, Manufacturing Center Manager and Technology Center Manager.

He graduated from Tennessee Technology University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1983 and Rice University with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering in 1988.

Ed Keppler

President, Corporate Operational Development

Ed Keppler

Ed Keppler serves as C&J’s President of Corporate Operational Development, a position he has held since October 2016. He is responsible for structural and tactical operational issues across all of C&J’s service lines to provide strategic direction and support through the development of standards, processes, and systems to increase efficiency and quality for C&J’s operations.

Ed previously served as President of the Company’s Drilling & Completion Services division. Prior to assuming the role of President - Drilling & Completion Services in March 2015, he served as the Company’s Senior Vice President - Corporate Oilfield Operations from July 2013. 

Ed first joined C&J with the Company’s acquisition of its wireline business, Casedhole Solutions, in June 2012. He previously served as the President of Casedhole Solutions from October 2012 through July 2013, having joined Casedhole Solutions as its Vice President and General Manager for the North Region in May 2010.

Prior to joining Casedhole Solutions, Ed was employed by Schlumberger from 1991 through 2010, where he gained significant wireline experience in the North American market with extensive expertise in cased-hole operations, perforating, open-hole logging, and wellbore formation sampling. While employed by Schlumberger, Ed held numerous key management positions, including wireline district manager in six different locations, regional operations manager for the state of Alaska, Engineering Sustaining Manager and Cased-Hole Service Delivery Manager for the U.S. His last position before joining Casedhole Solutions was Global Wireline Technical Support Manager for Weatherford.

Ed graduated from New Mexico State University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1990.

Tim Wallace

President, Completion Services

Tim Wallace serves as President of C&J’s Completion Services, a position he has held since October 2016. Tim previously served as the Company’s Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the Completion Services division, a position he was appointed to in January 2016. Tim served as C&J’s Senior Vice President-Casedhole Solutions from July 2013 through January 2016.

Tim first joined C&J with the Company’s acquisition of its wireline business, Casedhole Solutions, in June 2012, and from that time through July 2013 he served as C&J’s Vice President of Wireline Operations. Tim joined Casedhole Solutions in October 2011 as the Southwest Regional Wireline Operations Manager.

Before arriving at Casedhole Solutions, Tim was employed for 28 years with Schlumberger. While at Schlumberger, he held positions in operations management, sales management, software project management, corporate sales, field sales and field operations at various locations in North America, with extensive international travel.

Tim graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering in 1984.

Nick Petronio

President, Well Services

Nick Petronio

Nick Petronio serves as President of C&J’s Well Services division, a position he has held since August 2016. He previously served as Senior Vice President for Operational Development in the Well Services division, having joined the Company in March 2015 when C&J combined with the completion and production services business of Nabors Industries Ltd.

A veteran of the oil and gas industry, Nick served as Assistant to the Chairman of Nabors from 2010 to 2015.  He was President of Pool Well Services in Houston, a subsidiary of Nabors, from 1999 to 2010. The company operated a fleet of more than 750 workover rigs and 350 oilfield trucks and managed a workforce of 3,400 that provided well services to customers in eight states. Pool was renamed Nabors Well Services in 2005.

Nick joined Pool as Construction Manager in 1978 and held numerous roles of increasing responsibility within the company, including Vice President of Equipment and Environmental Affairs and Senior Vice President of Eastern U.S. Operations before being named President in 1999.

Nick started his career in 1968 with General Dynamics’ Electric Boat division before joining Marathon-LeTourneau as a as a technical manager from 1976 to 1978.

Nick earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Rhode Island and a Masters in Civil Engineering (Applied Mechanics) from the University of Connecticut.

Nick is a past President of the Association of Energy Services Companies (AESC). He is currently a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.