Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Chariag joined in August 2018. Prior to joining, he served as Chief Global Operations Officer at Baker Hughes, a GE Company, where he headed the operations of the global entity after Baker Hughes’ merger with GE Oil & Gas, until January 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Chariag served as President, Global Operations as well as President, Global Products and Services for Baker Hughes. He also previously served as President of Baker Hughes Eastern Hemisphere Operations.
Prior to joining Baker Hughes in 2009, and for 20 years, Mr. Chariag held a variety of leadership and management roles for Schlumberger, including serving as President of Well Services Business Unit and Vice President of Global Health, Safety, Environment and Security. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas and a Master of Business Administration degree in Global Energy from the University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business.
Mr. Chariag currently serves on the board of directors of Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE: HP) and is a member of its Nominating and Corporate Governance and Human Resources Committees.
Lead Independent Director
Timothy Walsh has served on our Board since 2014. Mr. Walsh is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CCMP and is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Mr. Walsh focuses on making investments in the industrial sector. Prior to joining CCMP upon its formation in August 2006, Mr. Walsh was with J.P. Morgan Partners, LLC and its predecessors from 1993 until 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Walsh worked on various industry-focused client teams within The Chase Manhattan Corporation. Mr. Walsh previously served on the boards of directors of Milacron Holdings Corp. from 2012 until 2019 and Generac Holdings Inc. from 2006 until 2016.
Christopher Behrens has served on our Board since 2019. Mr. Behrens is a Senior Advisor at CCMP and from August 2006 until December 2019 he was a Managing Director and member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Mr. Behrens has extensive experience investing in a number of industries, including the energy, industrial and distribution sectors. Prior to joining CCMP upon its formation in August 2006, Mr. Behrens was with J.P. Morgan Partners, LLC and its predecessors from 1988 until 2006. Prior to that, he was in the Investment Banking group of The Chase Manhattan Corporation. Mr. Behrens previously served as a member of the board of directors of Chaparral Energy, Inc. from 2010 until 2017 and as a member of our Board from 2014 until 2017.
Greg Brenneman has served on our Board since 2014. Mr. Brenneman is the Executive Chairman of CCMP Capital Advisors LP (“CCMP”) and is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Prior to joining CCMP in October 2008, Mr. Brenneman served as the Chief Executive Officer of QCE Holdings LLC (“Quiznos”), a U.S. quick service restaurant chain, from January 2007 until September 2008 and as the President of Quiznos from January 2007 until November 2007. He also served as the Executive Chairman from 2008 to 2009. Prior to joining Quiznos, Mr. Brenneman was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Burger King Corporation from 2004 to 2006. Prior to joining Burger King, Mr. Brenneman was named the President and Chief Executive Officer of PwC Consulting in June 2002. Mr. Brenneman joined Continental Airlines in 1995 as the President and Chief Operating Officer and as a member of its board of directors. In 1994, Mr. Brenneman founded Turnworks, Inc., his personal investment firm that focuses on corporate turnarounds. Prior to founding Turnworks, Mr. Brenneman was a Vice President for Bain and Company. Mr. Brenneman currently serves on the boards of directors of The Home Depot, Inc. and Baker Hughes, a GE Company. Mr. Brenneman previously served on the boards of directors of Milacron Holdings Corp. from 2012 until 2017.
Robert Coxon has served on our Board since 2007. Mr. Coxon was previously a Senior Advisor to The Carlyle Group, assisting buyout teams in Europe, the United States, the Middle East and Asia until 2013. In that role, he advised Carlyle in making and managing investments in the chemicals sector and was based in London. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Coxon was the Senior Vice President of ICI and the Chief Executive Officer of Synetix, a leading global catalyst company. From 2003 until 2017, Mr. Coxon served as the Chairman of the UK Center for Process Innovation, an international research center in printable electronics, bio-processing and low carbon energy.
Martin Craighead has served on our Board since 2017. Mr. Craighead served as the Chief Executive Officer of Baker Hughes Incorporated, a supplier of oilfield services, from 2012 to 2017. He has also served as Chairman of the board of directors of Baker Hughes Incorporated from 2013 to 2017 and was a member of their board of directors from 2011 until 2017. From 2017 until May 2019, Mr. Craighead served on the board of Baker Hughes, a GE company, following the combination of Baker Hughes with GE’s oil and gas business. Mr. Craighead currently serves on the boards of directors of Texas Instruments Inc., where he is a member of its Compensation Committee, and Emerson Electric Company, where he is a member of its Compensation and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committees. He first joined Baker Hughes Incorporated in 1986 and was its Chief Operating Officer from 2009 to 2012 and Group President of drilling and evaluation from 2007 to 2009. He also served as President of INTEQ from 2005 to 2007 and President of Baker Atlas from February 2005 to August 2005.
Andrew Currie has served on our Board since 2008. Mr. Currie has been a director of INEOS Group, an affiliate of INEOS Limited (“INEOS”), since 1999, a partner of INEOS since 2000 and a director of INEOS AG since March 2010 when the ownership of the INEOS business was transferred to Switzerland. He was previously a Managing Director of Laporte Performance Chemicals, having served as a director of the Inspec Group from 1994 until the Laporte acquisition of Inspec in 1998. Mr. Currie spent the first 15 years of his career with BP Chemicals in various technical and business management functions.
Jonny Ginns has served on our Board since 2010. Mr. Ginns joined INEOS in 2006 as the Group General Counsel, having worked as an external lawyer for a number of years before that. He has experience across a wide range of fields, including mergers & acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, litigation, finance and employee benefits, and acts as a director for a number of INEOS entities. Because of his significant core business skills, including financial and strategic planning, we believe Mr. Ginns is well qualified to serve on our Board.
Mark McFadden has served on our Board since 2016. Mr. McFadden is a Managing Director of CCMP and member of its Investment Committee. At CCMP, Mr. McFadden focuses on making investments in the industrial sector. Prior to joining CCMP upon its formation in August 2006, Mr. McFadden was with J.P. Morgan Partners, LLC between 2002 and 2006. Prior to that, Mr. McFadden was an investment banking analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston and Bowles Hollowell Conner. From 2012 until 2018, Mr. McFadden served on the board of Milacron Holdings Corp.
Susan F. Ward
Susan F. Ward has served on our Board since 2020. A respected accounting professional, Ms. Ward spent 27 years serving in a variety of roles at United Parcel Service, Inc., most recently as its Chief Accounting Officer from 2015 until her retirement in 2019. Prior to her tenure at UPS, Ms. Ward spent 10 years at Ernst & Young in Assurance Services. Ms. Ward has served on the board of Saia, Inc. since 2019 and currently serves as the chairperson of its Audit Committee.
Kyle Vann has served on our Board since 2014. Mr. Vann has provided consulting services to Entergy Corporation since 2005. He served for 25 years in various senior leadership positions at Koch Industries, including as the Chief Executive Officer of Entergy-Koch LP, a joint venture between Koch Industries and Entergy Corporation. Before joining Koch Industries, Mr. Vann worked at Humble Oil and Refining Company (which later became part of Exxon) as a refinery engineer. Mr. Vann currently serves on the board of directors of EnLink Midstream, LLC. From 2006 to 2019, he served on the boards of EnLink Midstream Partners LP. and Legacy Reserves LP.