Executive Team

Our company leadership represents a strong combination of entrepreneurial creativity and technical competency that comes from years of experience working in our industry. C&J’s executive team is committed to optimizing value for our stockholders, customers and employees.

Don Gawick

President and Chief Executive Officer

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

Don joined C&J in 2012 with the Company’s acquisition of its wireline and pumping business, Casedhole Solutions. Don was then serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Casedhole Solutions and he was subsequently appointed Chief Operating Officer of C&J.

Don is a 39-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. Don 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 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.

Mike Hobbs

Chief Operating Officer

Mike serves as C&J’s Chief Operating Officer, a position he has held since August 2016. He previously served as President - Well Support Services since June 2015, as well as Senior Vice President – Corporate Operational Development.

Mike joined C&J in 2012 with the Company’s acquisition of its wireline and pumping business, Casedhole Solutions. Mike was then serving as Chief Operating Officer of Casedhole Solutions and he was subsequently appointed as C&J’s Vice President – Wireline and Pumping. 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 has been in the oilfield-services industry since 1980. Early in his career, he spent 14 years 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.

Jan Kees van Gaalen

Chief Financial Officer

Jan Kees joined C&J as Chief Financial Officer in September 2018. He is a seasoned, strategic financial executive with more than 35 years of global experience in business analytics, treasury, audit, business development and commercial management.

Jan Kees served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Kennametal, Inc. from September 2015 until joining C&J. Prior to joining Kennametal, Inc., he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Dresser-Rand Group, Inc. from April 2013 to July 2015. He previously served as Vice President and Treasurer for Baker Hughes, Inc. from January 2008 to April 2013, as well as Vice President - Finance and Chief Financial Officer for PT Vale Inco TBK (formerly PT Inco TBK) in Jakarta, Indonesia from 2004 to 2008.

Jan Kees holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Netherlands and a Master of Business Administration degree from the HEC Management School in France.

Danielle Hunter

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

Danielle 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.

Pat Bixenman

President – Research & Technology

Pat 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 core service lines. 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, he held numerous key management positions, including Engineering Manager, Manufacturing Center Manager and Technology Center Manager.

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

Ed Keppler

President – Corporate Operational Development

Ed serves as President - 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 - Drilling and Completion Services from March 2015 through October 2016, and he served as Senior Vice President - Corporate Oilfield Operations prior to that from July 2013.

Ed first joined C&J with the Company’s acquisition of its wireline and pumping business, Casedhole Solutions, in June 2012. He served as C&J’s Senior Vice President – Wireline and Pumping from October 2012 through July 2013, having joined Casedhole Solutions as its Vice President and General Manager for the Northern 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.

Tim Wallace

President – Strategic Planning

Tim serves as President - Strategic Planning, a position he has held since May 2018. Tim previously served as President of C&J’s Completion Services division from October 2016 to May 2018, as well as Senior Vice President – Sales & Marketing for Completion Services from January to October 2016, and Senior Vice President – Wireline and Pumping from July 2013 through January 2016.

Tim first joined C&J with the acquisition of C&J’s wireline and pumping business, Casedhole Solutions, in June 2012, and from that time through July 2013 he served as C&J’s Vice President – Wireline. Tim first 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.

Billy Driver

President – Well Construction, Intervention and Completion Services

Billy serves as President – Well Construction, Intervention and Completion Services, leading both C&J’s Well Construction and Intervention Services division and Completion Services division. He previously led C&J’s fracturing business as Senior Vice President – Fracturing from October 2012 through May 2018 when he was promoted to President – Completion Services. Billy joined C&J in August 2007 as Vice President – Fracturing, a position he held through October 2012. Throughout his tenure at C&J, he has been instrumental in overseeing the operational growth and success of C&J's hydraulic fracturing business.

Billy has nearly 30 years of experience in the oilfield services industry. Prior to joining C&J, he worked for Halliburton in multiple roles, including equipment operator, service supervisor, field service quality coordinator, operations manager and camp manager from August 1990 to August 2007.

Jack Renshaw

President – Well Support Services

Jack serves as President of C&J’s Well Support Services division, a position he has held since August 2017. He first joined C&J in March 2015 as Senior Vice President – Operations for the Well Support Services Northwest region when C&J combined with the completion and production services business of Nabors Industries Ltd. Since then, Jack has served in various senior management roles within C&J’s Well Support Services division, including Senior Vice President –Well Support Services.

Jack has over 30 years of industry experience, dealing with all aspects of well support services. Jack first joined Pool Well Services, which was subsequently acquired by Nabors and then C&J, in 1988 and he has held numerous operational and management positions of increasing responsibility during his tenure.