Stuart M. Brightman
President and CEO
Stuart M. Brightman has served as our president and chief executive officer since May 2009, at which time he also was elected to the Board of Directors.
Mr. Brightman has served as chairman of the Board of Directors of CSI Compressco GP Inc. since 2014. CSI Compressco GP Inc. is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of TETRA and the general partner of CSI Compressco, LP, a publically traded master limited partnership. Mr. Brightman also serves as a director of C&J Energy Services, Inc., successor to C&J Energy Services Ltd. since January 2017. He served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of TETRA from April 2005 through May 2009. From April 2004 to April 2005, Mr. Brightman was self-employed. He served as president of the Dresser Flow Control division of Dresser, Inc. from April 2002 until April 2004. Dresser Flow Control ̶ which manufactures and sells valves, actuators and other equipment, and provides related technology and services for the oil and gas industry ̶ had revenues in excess of $400 million in 2004. From November 1998 to April 2002, Mr. Brightman was president of the Americas Operation of the Dresser Valve Division of Dresser, Inc. He served in other capacities during the earlier portion of his career with Dresser, from 1993 to 1998. From 1982 to 1993, Mr. Brightman served in several financial and operational positions with Cameron Iron Works and its successor, Cooper Oil Tools. Mr. Brightman received his B.S. degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his MBA degree from the Wharton School of Business.
Elijio V. Serrano
Senior Vice President and CFO
Elijio V. Serrano has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since August 2012. Mr. Serrano served as chief financial officer of UniversalPegasus International, a global project management, engineering and construction management company, from October 2009 through July 2012. Following his resignation from Paradigm BV in February 2009 and until his acceptance of the position with UniversalPegasus International in October 2009, Mr. Serrano was retired. From February 2006 through February 2009, Mr. Serrano served as chief financial officer and executive vice president of Paradigm BV (formerly, Paradigm Geophysical Ltd.), a provider of enterprise software solutions to the oil and gas industry. From October 1999 through February 2006, Mr. Serrano served as chief financial officer of EGL, Inc., a publicly-traded transportation and logistics company subject to the reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. From 1982 through October 1999, Mr. Serrano was employed in various capacities by Schlumberger Ltd., including as vice president and general manager of the western hemisphere operations of Schlumberger’s Geco-Prakla seismic division (from 1997 to 1999), as group controller for the global operations of the Geco-Prakla seismic division (from 1996 to 1997), and from 1992 to 1996, as controller of various geographical units of the Geco-Prakla seismic division. Mr. Serrano presently serves as a director, and on the audit and corporate governance and nominating committees of the board of directors, of Tesco Corporation, a public company subject to the reporting requirements of the Exchange Act. Mr. Serrano received his B.B.A. degree in accounting and finance from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1979. Mr. Serrano became a certified public accountant in the State of Texas in 1986 and continued as a certified public accountant until March 2002, at which time his license became inactive.
Peter J. Pintar
Senior Vice President
Peter J. Pintar has served as Senior Vice President of our Offshore Services Division since January 2015. Mr. Pintar served as our Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Development from November 2011 until January 2015. From September 2010 through November 2011, Mr. Pintar was self employed. Mr. Pintar previously served as vice president corporate strategy and development with Smith International, Inc. from August 2005 through September 2010. Prior to its merger with Schlumberger in August 2010, Smith International, Inc. was a public company subject to the reporting requirements of the Exchange Act that was a leading global supplier of products and services to the oil and gas industry. Mr. Pintar held various positions with DTE Energy Company, including director, corporate development, managing director, venture capital investments, and director, investor relations from October 1997 through August 2005. From November 1990 through September 1997, Mr. Pintar was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he assisted U.S. and international corporations in strategic planning and business development. Mr. Pintar received his B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, his M.A. degree in International Relations from The Johns Hopkins University and his M.B.A. degree in Finance from The Wharton School.
Senior Vice President
Matthew J. Sanderson served as our Senior Vice President since December 2016. Prior to joining TETRA, Mr. Sanderson most recently served as Regional Vice President - U.S. West at Schlumberger. Mr. Sanderson started his career as a Field Engineer at Schlumberger in 1997 and held various engineering and managerial roles with increasing responsibility, including Vice President Wireline Production Services. As Senior Vice President at TETRA, Mr. Sanderson also has primary responsibility for the Production Testing and Fluids engineering groups in addition to his managerial responsibilities at TETRA. He earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from Queen's University in Kingston, Canada and a Master's of Science in Oil & Gas Industry Management from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Jim Funke has served as Vice President since November 2007 and manages TETRA’s chemicals manufacturing business. From July 1998 to November 2007 he served as our Vice President, Sales and Marketing for the chemical business. Mr. Funke began his career in finance at Mallinckrodt in 1979 and held various finance, sales and marketing roles with increasing responsibility, including International Business Director. Mr. Funke received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Missouri in St. Louis.
Bass C. Wallace, Jr.
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Bass C. Wallace, Jr., has served as our General Counsel since 1994 and as Senior Vice President since May 2011. From 1996 until April 2013, Mr. Wallace also served as our Corporate Secretary. From 1984 to 1994 he was engaged in the private practice of law. Mr. Wallace received his B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Virginia and his J.D. degree from the University of Texas School of Law.
Ben C. Chambers
Vice President - Accounting and Controller
Ben C. Chambers has served as our Vice President – Accounting and Controller since May 2001. He served as Chief Accounting Officer from May 2000 to May 2001. He was first employed by us in 1993, and served as Controller of our Oil & Gas Services Division from January 1995 to May 2000. From 1979 to 1992, Mr. Chambers held various management positions with Baker Hughes, Inc., ultimately serving as controller for its Tubular Services Division. Mr. Chambers received his B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Oklahoma, and he is a certified public accountant.
Elisabeth K. Evans
Vice President - Human Resources
Elisabeth K. Evans has served as our Vice President – Human Resources since January 2013. Ms. Evans served as senior vice president of human resources and corporate communications of Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP, a midstream master limited partnership that provides transportation, storage, gathering and processing of natural gas and liquids, from February 2009 through September 2012. Following her departure from Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP and until her acceptance of the position with us in January 2013, Ms. Evans was engaged in independent consulting on human resources issues. From April 2003 through January 2009, Ms. Evans served as vice president of human resources and administrative services for AGL Resources Inc., and from 1999 through 2001, she served as a global human resources director for Accenture, Ltd. Ms. Evans was employed in various capacities by ARAMARK Corporation, including as human resources director, from 1994 through 1999. From 1988 through 1994, Ms. Evans served in human resources positions with BP. Ms. Evans received her B.A. degree in Economics in 1986 and her M.A. degree in Economics in 1988 from Indiana University.
Joseph J. Meyer
Vice President - Finance and Treasurer
Joseph J. Meyer has served as our Vice President – Finance and Treasurer since January 2015. From 2008 to 2014, he was the treasurer for JBT Corporation. From 1995 to 2008, Mr. Meyer held various positions with increasing responsibilities at FMC Technologies, Inc. including director of treasury operations. From 1988 to 1994, he worked for various financial institutions including Wells Fargo and Mellon Bank. Mr. Meyer received his B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Illinois and MBA from Northwestern University.