works closely with the firm's Operations Team and portfolio company executive management to drive strategic initiatives and to deploy operational resources. Prior to joining Platinum Equity, Mr. Kelln held senior operations roles at a number of companies including Nortek, Inc., Jacuzzi, Inc., RockShox, Inc. and General Cable Corporation. During a portion of this time, Mr. Kelln was an Operating Executive with The Jordan Company, a private investment firm, where he was involved in acquisitions, divestitures and operations for the firm and served as a board member of various portfolio companies. Mr. Kelln also previously served as a Partner in the Supply Chain Management Practice of Mercer Management Consulting. Mr. Kelln received his bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Washington State University and a Masters of Business Administration from The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business. Mr. Kelln’s experience as a seasoned executive with a strong track record of conceiving and executing successful strategic and operational transformation programs across a broad range of different industries and his unique combination of financial, management and transactional expertise has led the Board to conclude that he has the requisite qualifications to serve as a director of the Company. Mr. Kelln is a Soter Director and holds two votes on matters presented to the Board.
Robert Drummond, age 57, Mr. Drummond is Key’s President and Chief Executive Officer. He joined the Company in June 2015 as President and Chief Operating Officer and has been a member of the Board of Directors since November 2015. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Drummond served for 31 years at Schlumberger Limited, where he held various executive positions including President North America, Vice President of General Manager US Land, Vice President of Global Sales, Vice President General Manager US Gulf of Mexico, and President North American Offshore and Alaska. Mr. Drummond has been a Supervisory Director at Frank's International N.V. since May 19, 2017. He currently sits on the board of directors of the Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association and resigned in January 2017 as a member of the board of directors of the National Ocean Industries Association. Previously, he served on the board of directors of Houston Offshore Energy Center, Greater Houston Partnership, and as Advisory Board Member of the University of Houston Global Energy Management Institute. Mr. Drummond received a Bachelor’s degree in Mineral/Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alabama in 1983 and sits on their College of Engineering Leadership Board. Mr. Drummond’s successful operational and industry experience has led the Board to conclude that he has the varied expertise necessary to serve as a director of the Company. Mr. Drummond is a Soter Director and holds one vote on matters presented to the Board.
Sherman K. Edmiston III, age 55, Mr. Edmiston is a senior restructuring executive and has over 20 years of experience working with companies in transition. Mr. Edmiston was a Partner and Managing Director at Zolfo Cooper LLC from November 2009 until December 2015. Mr. Edmiston served as Chief Restructuring Officer of Xinergy, Ltd, a Central Appalachian producer of thermal and metallurgical coal, and previously served as Chairman of the Finance and Transaction committee of JL French Automotive Castings, Inc. Mr. Edmiston currently serves on the board of directors of Arch Coal, Inc. Mr. Edmiston received his B.S. in mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University and his MBA from the University of Michigan. Mr. Edmiston’s experience as a director of other public companies, including those undergoing significant transitions and his qualification as an “audit committee financial expert”, led the Board to conclude that he has the expertise necessary to serve as a director of the Company. Mr. Edmiston is an Other Director and holds one vote on matters presented to the Board.
Scott D. Vogel, age 42, Mr. Vogel is the Managing Member at Vogel Partners LLC, a private investment firm, after serving as Managing Director at Davidson Kempner Capital Management investing in distressed debt securities. Previously, Vogel worked at MFP Investors, investing in special situations and turnaround opportunities for the private investment firm of Michael F. Price, and at Chase Securities in its investment banking group. Vogel has served on numerous boards during his career and is currently a member of the board of Arch Coal, Avaya, Bonanza Creek Energy, and several private companies. Mr. Vogel is a member of the Olin Alumni Board of Washington University and a member of the Advisory Board of Grameen America. Mr. Vogel received his M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his B.S.B.A. from Washington University. Mr. Vogel contributes to the mix of experience and qualifications the Board seeks to maintain primarily through his executive management oversight, finance and capital markets, human resources and compensation, and strategic planning experiences. Mr. Vogel is an Other Director and holds one vote on matters presented to the Board.
Steven H. Pruett, age 56, Mr. Pruett is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Elevation Resources LLC, a Permian Basin focused exploration and production company which he co-founded in 2013. Mr. Pruett was previously senior vice president of corporate development of Concho Resources between 2012 and 2013. He co-founded and served as president and CFO of Legacy Reserves LP, a public MLP, from 2005 to 2012. Mr. Pruett has over 30 years of oil and gas operating, financial and management experience, most of which has been in the Permian Basin. Prior to forming Legacy Reserves, Mr. Pruett was a venture partner with Quantum Energy Partners and was President of Petroleum Place and P2 Energy Solutions. He previously served as president and CEO of First Permian, founded and was president and CEO of First Reserve Oil & Gas Co, and served as a Vice President for First Reserve Corporation originating upstream equity investments. Mr. Pruett began his career as a petroleum engineer for ARCO Oil & Gas and worked in planning and business development for Amoco Production Company. Mr. Pruett received his B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas and graduated with an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Mr. Pruett’s successful operating, financial, management and industry experience and his qualification as an "audit committee financial expert", has led the Board to conclude he has the expertise necessary to serve as a director of the Company. Mr. Pruett is an independent director appointed by the Other Parties and holds one vote on matters presented to the Board.