Mrs. Taylor is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Oil States and is a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. She has held these positions for 11 years since assuming the role in May 2007. From May 2006 until May 2007, Mrs. Taylor served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Oil States and served as Senior Vice President—Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer prior to that. From August 1999 to May 2000, Mrs. Taylor was the Chief Financial Officer of L.E. Simmons & Associates, Incorporated. Mrs. Taylor served as the Vice President—Controller of Cliffs Drilling Company from July 1992 to August 1999 and held various management positions with Ernst & Young LLP, a public accounting firm, from January 1984 to July 1992. She received a B.B.A. in Accounting from Texas A&M University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Christopher E. Cragg
Mr. Cragg joined the Company in February 2001 as Vice President – Tubular. He has served as Executive Vice President, Operations of the Company since May 2016 and as Senior Vice President of Operations from May 2006 to May 2016. Mr. Cragg was Executive Vice President—Chief Financial Officer of Sooner, Inc., a predecessor of our Company, from December 1999 to February 2001. Mr. Cragg also served as President of Sooner from October 2003 until May 2006. From April 1994 to June 1999, he was Vice President and Controller of Ocean Energy, Inc., an independent oil and gas exploration and production company, and its predecessor companies. Mr. Cragg served as Manager—Internal Audit with Cooper Industries, a manufacturer of diversified products, from April 1993 to April 1994 and as a senior manager with Price Waterhouse, a public accounting firm, from August 1983 to April 1993. Since 2008, Mr. Cragg has served as a director of Powell Industries, Inc., a company that manufactures and services electrical energy systems, and serves on the audit and compensation committees and, beginning in February 2011, as Chairman of the compensation committee. Mr. Cragg was elected to the Board of Trustees of Southwestern University in June 2015. Mr. Cragg is past Chairman of the Petroleum Equipment & Services Association and currently serves as a director. He graduated Cum Laude with a B.B.A. degree from Southwestern University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Philip S. “Scott” Moses
Mr. Moses joined the Company in August 1996. He has served as Executive Vice President of the Company and President, Offshore/ Manufactured Products segment since May 2016 and as Senior Vice President of the Company and President, Offshore/Manufactured Products from July 2015 to May 2016. From February 2013 to July 2015, Mr. Moses served as Senior Vice President, Offshore/ Manufactured Products having responsibility over all U.S. and international locations within that business segment. From February 2011 to February 2013, he served as Senior Vice President, Engineering and Industrial Products, Offshore Products. Since joining the company immediately after attending college, Mr. Moses has held various engineering, project management and senior leadership roles engaged in product design, improving operational efficiencies, directing worldwide facility expansion efforts, and growing the company through R&D initiatives as well as integrating several key acquisitions. Mr. Moses holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University.
Lloyd A. Hajdik
Mr. Hajdik joined the Company in December 2013. He has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since May 2016 and as our Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from December 2013 to May 2016. Prior to joining the Company, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of GR Energy Services, LLC, a privately-held oilfield services entity, from September to November 2013. From February 2004 to April 2013, Mr. Hajdik served in various financial management roles with Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (“Helix”), most recently as Senior Vice President – Finance and Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to joining Helix, Mr. Hajdik served in a variety of accounting and finance related roles of increasing responsibility with Houston-based companies, including NL Industries, Inc., Compaq Computer Corporation (now Hewlett Packard), Halliburton Company, Cliffs Drilling Company and Shell Oil Company. Mr. Hajdik was with Ernst & Young LLP in the audit practice from 1989 to 1995. He graduated Cum Laude with a B.B.A. from Texas State University and is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Texas Society of CPAs, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Financial Executives International.
Benjamin E. Smith
Mr. Smith joined GEODynamics, (Oil States’ Downhole Technologies segment), in 2016 and has served as President of GEODynamics since July 2019. He has previously served as Executive Vice President, Operations and Chief Financial Officer of GEODynamics. Prior to joining GEODynamics, he was a Vice President with Lime Rock Partners, where he analyzed, executed, monitored and advised investments in the E&P and oilfield service space, including serving on the Board of Directors of a number of portfolio companies. Mr. Smith started his career with the investment bank Simmons & Company, where he advised energy service companies on acquisitions, divestitures and capital raises. Mr. Smith holds a BS degree in Finance and International Business from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Lias J. “Jeff” Steen
Mr. Steen joined the Company in June 2008. He has served as Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Legal since May 2016 and as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Legal from February 2011 to May 2016. From June 2008 to February 2011, Mr. Steen served as Vice President, Human Resources and Legal. A native of Cuero, Texas, Mr. Steen has been involved in the energy service business in various capacities since 1978, starting his career as a petroleum landman. Mr. Steen spent 10 years with Camco International, Inc. as Assistant General Counsel and General Counsel. Following his tenure at Camco, Mr. Steen served for five years as the General Counsel for North America for Schlumberger Limited, and, from December 2002 to April 2008, he served as Vice President of Legal and Human Resources at Grant Prideco. Mr. Steen is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Agricultural Economics and received his Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law Houston.
Brian E. Taylor
Mr. Taylor joined the Company as Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer in September 2016. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Taylor managed personal family investments from January 2015 to September 2016. From April 2012 to December 2014, Mr. Taylor served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Conn’s, Inc., a specialty retailer. Mr. Taylor served as Finance Integration Manager for Schlumberger Limited from September 2010 to April 2012, following its acquisition of Smith International, Inc. From September 1999 through August 2010, he served in various financial management roles with Smith International, Inc., including Corporate Vice President and Controller. Mr. Taylor also served two years at Camco International, Inc. (also acquired by Schlumberger Limited) as its Director of Corporate Accounting and Worldwide Controller. He began his career at Arthur Andersen L.L.P., spending 10 years in its assurance practice. Mr. Taylor is a Certified Public Accountant and obtained a B.S. in Accounting from Louisiana State University.
David S. Wesson
Mr. Wesson, P.E. joined Oil States in 2018 as President of GEODynamics and was named Chief Technology Officer of Oil States in July 2019. He is a Serial Entrepreneur, Innovator, Inventor and Oil & Gas Professional. Mr. Wesson started his career in 1982 at Halliburton’s Tools Research and Engineering and later served as Engineering Manager of Halliburton’s Vann Systems TCP division. He was a principal and executive at Owen Oil Tools starting in 1991 and served as President of the company from 1998 to 2001. He served as a Director of Probe Technology Services (and later Probe Holdings) from 1994 through 2016. In 2004, Mr. Wesson founded GEODynamics, Inc. and is the inventor or co-inventor of more than 60 US patents. He is a registered professional engineer and holds a BS degree in Engineering from Texas A&M University and a MBA degree from Southern Methodist University. He is also an active start-up angel investor and was the founding chairman of the Aggie Angel Network, based in College Station, TX.
Cindy Taylor Pinnacle Award
Watch Oil States’ President and CEO, Cindy B. Taylor, along with the Board and members of the management team ring the closing bell at the NYSE in celebration of ten years of trading on the exchange.