January 2021

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Senior appointment in China strengthens FutureOn’s global footprint

FutureOn has appointed Suba Rohrman as Vice President of Asia-Pacific to drive company growth in the region. This appointment follows the announcement of a new partnership with Tracy Energy. Based in Australia, Ms. Rohrman will be responsible for leading the company’s growth strategy in the region and working with Tracy Energy to bring digital solutions to the market to meet the needs of operators across Asia and Australia. With 23 yr of industry experience, she has held numerous senior technical and business consulting positions for oil and gas operators and service companies around the globe, including BP, Shell, Total, Halliburton and Schlumberger.

Suba Rohrman

GTI Spindle Technology Inc. has appointed Eric Huston to its leadership team as a Vice President. Huston also serves as Chief Operating Officer of the GTI Predictive Technology subsidiary, where he provides leadership and focus encompassing the whole value chain with emphasis on customer excellence, sales, marketing, business and product development. At GTI Spindle, Huston will drive the development and launch of subscription-based business solutions for machine tool spindle repair enabled through digital transformation.

Earlier in his career, Huston gained extensive experience in industrial aftermarket services and digital transformation in both domestic and international markets. He has an affinity for the influence and contribution of precision maintenance, proactive reliability, energy efficiency and environmental management upon the profitable growth and sustainability of industrial facilities and fleets. Prior to GTI, Huston held executive positions with increasing responsibility at Schaeffler, SKF and Honeywell (Measurex) after starting his career as a maintenance engineer with International Paper (Champion International). He holds a BS degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Maine and is a member of several professional organizations, having served as Vice Chair, Manufacturing Technical Group; and Chair, Plant Engineering and Maintenance Division for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He is a member of the Best Practices and Benchmarking Committee for the Society of Reliability and Maintenance Professionals (SMRP). Huston is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP), and a former Certified Energy Manager (CEM) through the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).

Eric Huston

Excelerate Energy L.P. (Excelerate) has named Alisa Newman Hood as General Counsel and Amy Thompson as Chief Human Resources Officer. As Excelerate’s Executive VP and General Counsel, Ms. Hood will leverage her impressive 20-yr legal, government relations and energy policy background for the company. Since joining Excelerate Energy in 2019 as Senior VP, she has provided legal advice and managed the company’s U.S. government relations function in Washington, DC. Before joining Excelerate, she served as General Counsel in three previous roles, including at Akfel Commodities, the parent company of the largest private importer of natural gas and largest trader of gas and power in Turkey, and at Aluminium Bahrain, where she guided the company through its IPO on the London Stock Exchange. From 2012–2016, Ms. Hood served as Senior Advisor to the U.S. Special Envoy for International Energy Affairs at the State Department. She began her legal career in the project finance/energy practice at White & Case LLP in New York and Washington. She is a graduate of Brown University (BA) and Georgetown University Law Center (JD), where she has been on the adjunct faculty teaching oil and gas law since 2007.

Ms. Thompson, Executive VP and Chief Human Resources Officer for Excelerate Energy, brings more than 22 yr of progressive human resources experience in global oilfield services organizations. Throughout her career, she has held various leadership roles in the U.S. and the Middle East. Prior to joining Excelerate Energy, she was Senior VP and Chief Human Resources Officer of Apergy Corp., a leading provider of highly engineered technologies that help companies drill for and produce oil and gas. In this role, she led the human resources function when Apergy spun off Dover Corp. as a new public company. Before that, she held various HR roles within Baker Hughes Inc., Dover Corp., and Oxy Oil and Gas.

Alisa Newman Hood                                  Amy Thompson  

Alf Melin has been named Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer for TechnipFMC, effective January 25, 2021. Mr. Melin has been with the company since 1995 and has held multiple leadership positions in finance, treasury and operations. He now serves as Senior VP, Finance Operations, where he is responsible for the company’s global finance activities across all segments. Additionally, he has direct oversight of finance operations for the subsea segment. Prior to this, he held various operational roles, including Senior VP, Surface Americas, and General Manager, Fluid Control. A graduate of Lund University in Sweden, Mr. Melin’s service with the company includes eight years in various global locations. This appointment follows the resignation, also effective January 25, 2021, of Maryann Mannen as Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer, who is leaving the company.

Alf Melin

R. Grace & Co. has elected Cherée H. Johnson as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, with responsibility for all legal matters worldwide, including management of Grace’s legal department. As Corporate Secretary, Ms. Johnson is also responsible for corporate governance and matters relating to the board of directors. She also serves as Grace’s Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer. She succeeds Mark A. Shelnitz, who has retired from Grace. Ms. Johnson joins Grace from McCormick & Co. Inc., where she served as Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Assistant Corporate Secretary and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel. Prior to joining McCormick, she was Deputy General Counsel at The Kraft Heinz Co. Ms. Johnson earned her BS degree in chemical engineering with Honors at Florida A&M University and her Juris Doctor at University of Minnesota Law School. She has been a member of several boards, including the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Advisory Board, and is a member of the American Bar Association and USPTO Patent Bar.

Cherée H. Johnson

Oxford Flow, the flow control equipment specialist for oil, gas, water and industrial process industries, has appointed Iain Conn as Non-executive Director as the company embarks on further growth and diversification. Mr. Conn brings 35 yr of experience to the post, including 29 yr with BP, 10 of which were on BP’s board, latterly as CEO Downstream. Most recently, he was the Group CEO at Centrica, where he pioneered repositioning its portfolio towards distributed, lower-carbon technologies, services and solutions. Mr. Conn is also an advisor to Oxford Sciences Innovation and its Deep Tech Portfolio.

Iain Conn

Exxon Mobil Corporation’s board of directors has appointed Ian Carr as President of ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants Co. and elected him as VP of Exxon Mobil Corp, replacing Bryan Milton, who has retired. Mr. Carr joined Exxon in 1984 at Fawley and has held numerous positions in the U.K., Belgium, Saudi Arabia and the U.S., where he most recently served as Senior VP of fuels. His early career included several management roles in the fuels, refining, natural gas and supply businesses. In 2002, he was appointed Corporate Downstream Advisor, and went on to serve as VP of industrial and wholesale fuels before becoming Manager of the Antwerp refinery in 2009. He took on the roles of VP of downstream business development in 2012, and VP of strategy and planning for the Refining and Supply Co. in 2014. Mr. Carr was appointed VP of upstream strategic planning in 2017. He holds a BS degree in chemistry from Leeds University.

Tachyus has appointed former VP of Customer Success Fernando Gutierrez to CEO. Mr. Gutierrez has been in the field of digital oil solutions for more than two decades and has a track record of developing and commercializing digital oilfield technologies aimed to integrate people, petro-technical workflows and innovative industry practices and to shorten the decision-making cycle in the reservoir management space. He has been involved in the development, implementation and commercialization of such technology while leading and managing more than 200 employees and business operations exceeding $50 MM in annual revenue. Prior to joining Tachyus, Mr. Gutierrez was employed with Schlumberger for more than 12 yr. He holds an executive certificate from MIT, a post-graduate degree in petroleum engineering with project management from Heriot-Wyatt University, and an MSc degree in petroleum engineering and a post-graduate degree in international petroleum management and finance from Texas A&M University.

Fernando Gutierrez

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