TETRA Technologies Inc.’s (NYSE: TTI) board of directors has appointed Joseph C. Winkler III as a member of the board of directors. He will serve as an independent director.
Winkler served as chairman and CEO of Complete Production Services Inc. from March 2007 until February 2012, at which time he retired in connection with the acquisition of Complete by Superior Energy Services Inc. From 2005 to 2007, Winkler served as Complete's president and CEO. Prior to that, from March 2005 to June 2005, he served as the executive vice president and COO of National Oilwell Varco Inc. (NOV), and, from May 2003 until March 2005, as president and COO of NOV's predecessor, Varco International Inc.
From April 1996 until May 2003, Winkler served in various other senior management capacities with Varco and its predecessor. From 1993 to 1996, Winkler served as the CFO of a privately held company that was acquired by Varco International in 1996. Prior to that, he served as CFO of Baker Hughes INTEQ, and served in a similar role for various companies owned by Baker Hughes Inc.
Winkler has served as a director of the general partner of Hi-Crush Partners LP since 2012, as a director of Commercial Metals Company since 2012, and as a director of Eclipse Resources since 2014. He also served on the board of Dresser-Rand Group Inc. from 2007 until its merger with Siemens AG in July 2015. Winkler received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Louisiana State University.
TETRA is a geographically diversified oil and gas services company, focused on completion fluids and associated products and services, water management, frac flowback, production well testing, offshore rig cooling, compression services and equipment, and selected offshore services, including well plugging and abandonment, decommissioning, and diving.