C. Christopher Gaut, age 61, Mr. Gaut is the Chairman of Forum Energy Technologies ("Forum"), a position he has held since May 2017. He has also served as a director of Forum since December 2006, as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from August 2010 through May 2017 and as the President from August 2010 through May 18, 2016. In addition, he is an industry adviser to SCF Partners and he served as Managing Director of SCF Partners from October 2009 until August 2010.Mr. Gaut served as the President of Drilling & Evaluation Division of Halliburton Company ("Halliburton") from January 2008 to April 8, 2009 and as an Executive Vice President and CFO of Halliburton from March 2003 to December 31, 2007. Prior to joining Halliburton in 2003, he served as Member of Office of the President and Chief Operating Officer at Ensco plc from January, 2002 to February 2003. Mr. Gaut also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ensco plc from December 1987 to February 2003. Prior to joining Ensco plc, he was a Partner in Pacific Asset Capital. He began his career with Amoco Corporation in 1980 and served in various financial management positions. He has also served as a non-executive director of Ensco plc since May 2008, and as a non-executive director of EOG Resources since October 2017. Mr. Gaut received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Engineering from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Gaut’s financial and operations management expertise and industry experience and his qualification as an "audit committee financial expert", has led the Board to conclude that he has the skills necessary to serve as a director of the Company. Mr. Gaut is an independent director appointed by mutual agreement of Soter and the Other Parties and holds one vote on matters presented to the Board.
H.H. “Tripp” Wommack, III, age 62, Mr. Wommack is currently the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Anchor Energy Resources, LLC, an oil and gas company that focuses on acquisition and exploration efforts in the Permian Basin of West Texas and Southeast New Mexico. Mr. Wommack has served in this position since July 2016. In addition, Mr. Wommack serves as the Chairman of Cibolo Creek Partners, LLC, which specializes in commercial real estate investments, a position he has held since January 1993. Mr. Wommack also serves as Chairman, CEO, and President of Warrior Technologies, LLC, which is involved in tank bottom cleaning in the Permian Basin of West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico, and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pyote Well Service, a company which serves as managing member and operator for a number of salt water disposal wells in the Permian Basin in west Texas and southeastern New Mexico and in the Eagleford area of south Texas. Mr. Wommack previously served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Royalties, Inc. from August 1983 to August 2004 and Saber Resources from July 2004 until August 2008. Mr. Wommack also served as a member of the board and President of Pyote Water Solutions from 2010 until 2017. Additionally, Mr. Wommack served on the board of directors of C&J Energy Services, Inc. from March 2015 through December 2016. Additionally, Mr. Wommack was the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Basic Energy Services (formerly Sierra Well Services, Inc.), and following its initial public offering, Mr. Wommack continued to serve on the board of directors of Basic Energy Services through June 2009. Mr. Wommack graduated with a B.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and earned a J.D. from the University of Texas. Mr. Wommack was selected as a director because of his extensive executive-level management experience and proven leadership and business capabilities in the oil and gas industry and his qualification as an "audit committee financial expert". Additionally, Mr. Wommack’s knowledge and experience from serving as chairman and chief executive officer of a company that went through an initial public offering adds a unique and valuable perspective to the Company as a public company. Mr. Wommack is an independent director appointed by Soter and holds one vote on matters presented to the Board.
Involvement in Certain Legal Proceedings
There have been no known events under any bankruptcy act, no criminal proceedings and no judgments, injunctions, orders or decrees material to the evaluation of the ability and integrity of any director, executive officer, promoter or control person of the Company during the past ten years.
This section describes our principal corporate governance guidelines and practices. Complete copies of our Corporate Governance Guidelines, committee charters and codes of business conduct described below are available on our website at www.keyenergy.com. You can also request a copy of any of these documents by writing to: Investor Relations, Key Energy Services, Inc., 1301 McKinney Street, Suite 1800, Houston, Texas 77010. Our Board strongly believes that good corporate governance is important to ensure that Key is managed for the long-term benefit of our stockholders.
Corporate Governance Guidelines
Our Board has adopted Corporate Governance Guidelines that address significant issues of corporate governance and set forth the procedures by which the Board carries out its responsibilities. Among the areas addressed by the Corporate Governance Guidelines are director qualifications and responsibilities, Board committee responsibilities, director compensation and tenure, director orientation and continuing education, access to management and independent advisors, succession planning and management development, and Board and committee performance evaluations. The nominating and governance committee (the