Exterran Holdings nominates new board directors

Exterran Holdings Inc.’s (NYSE: EXH) board of directors has nominated five individuals for election to the board at the company’s 2015 annual meeting of stockholders on April 28. Stephen M. Pazuk, who has served as a director since 2004, will cease service on the board after the 2015 annual meeting.

The five nominated board members are:

Anne-Marie N. Ainsworth served as president, CEO, and director of the general partner of Oiltanking Partners LP and as president and CEO of Oiltanking Holding Americas Inc. from November 2012 to March 2014. She previously served as senior vice president of Refining of Sunoco Inc. from 2009 to 2012. Prior to joining Sunoco, she was employed by Motiva Enterprises LLC, where she was the general manager of the Motiva Norco refinery in Norco, Louisiana; director of Management Systems & Process Safety at Shell Oil Products US; and vice president of technical Assurance at Shell Deer Prk Refining Co. Ainsworth is a director of Pembina Pipeline Corp. and Seventy Seven Energy Inc.

Frances Powell Hawes has been an independent financial consultant since December 2013. Previously, she served as CFO of New Process Steel LP from September 2012 through December 2013. She was senior vice president and CFO of American Electric Technologies Inc. from September 2011 to September 2012, and interim CFO of Sterling Chemicals Inc. from 2009 to 2010. Prior to joining Sterling Chemicals, Powell Hawes served as executive vice president and CFO of NCI Building Systems Inc. from 2005 to 2008; financial advisor to London Merchant Securities LPC from 2003 to 2005; CFO of Dovarri Inc. from 2002 to 2003; CFO and treasurer of Grant Prideco Inc. from 2000 to 2001; and chief accounting officer, vice president of accounting and controller of Weatherford International Ltd. from 1990 to 2000. Powell Hawes is a director of Energen Corp. and a director of the Houston Area Women’s Center. From 2011 to 2014, she was a director of Express Energy Services and previously served as a director of Financial Executives International, Houston Chapter. Powell Hawes is a certified public accountant.

James H. Lytal has served as a senior advisor for Global Infrastructure Partners since 2009. From 1994 to 2004, he served as president of Leviathan Gas Pipeline Partners, which later became El Paso Energy Partners, and then Gulfterra Energy Partners, where he served on the board of directors. In 2004, Gulfterra merged with Enterprise Products Partners, where he served as executive vice president until 2009. From 1980 to 1994, Lytal held commercial, engineering, and business development positions with companies engaged in oil and gas exploration and production and gas pipeline services. He is a director and a member of the compensation committee and the nominating and corporate governance committee of SemGroup Corp., and as a director and member of the audit committee and chairman of the conflicts committee of Marlin Midstream GP LLC, the general partner of Marlin Midstream Partners LP.  

Richard R. Stewart served as president and CEO of GE Aero Energy, a division of GE Power Systems, and as an officer of General Electric Co from February 1998 until his retirement in 2006. Stewart’s career at GE began in 1998 following GE’s acquisition of the gas turbine business of Stewart & Stevenson Services Inc., where he served in various positions since 1972, including as group president and member of the board of directors. Stewart is a director and chairman of the governance committee of Eagle Materials Inc., director and chairman of the audit committee of Kirby Corp., and director of TAS. He served as a director of Lufkin Industries Inc. from 2009 until its acquisition by GE Oil & Gas in 2013.  

Ieda Gomes Yell has been managing director of Energix Strategy Ltd. since 2011. Before forming Energix, she served in a number of positions with BP plc and its subsidiaries from 1998 to 2011, including president of BP Brazil, vice president of Regulatory Affairs and vice president of Market Development at BP Solar, and vice president of Pan American Energy. Prior to joining BP, Gomes held a number of positions with Companhia de Gas de São Paulo, or Comgas, before being named president and CEO in 1995, a position she held until 1998. Gomes is currently a non-executive director and member of the Audit and Risk and Strategic Committees at Bureau Veritas SA, a director and chair of the corporate governance committee at InterEnergy Holdings; a councillor of the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain; a founding director of WILL Latam — Women in Leadership in Latin America; member of the advisory board of Crystol Energy; and a member of the advisory board of Comgas and of the Infrastructure Department of the São Paulo Federation of Industries.


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