John W. Gibson, age 63, joined Matrix Service Company as an independent director in April 2016. Mr. Gibson is the non-executive Chairman of the Board of ONEOK, Inc. and ONEOK Partners GP, L.L.C., the general partner of ONEOK Partners, L.P. He served as Chief Executive Officer of ONEOK, Inc. from January 1, 2007 to January 31, 2014. He was appointed Chairman of the Board of ONEOK Partners GP, L.L.C. in 2007 and of ONEOK, Inc. in May 2011 and served as the ONEOK, Inc. President from 2010 through 2011. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of ONEOK Partners GP, L.L.C. from 2007 until January 31, 2014, and served as President from 2010 to 2011. Prior to that Mr. Gibson held senior positions at other ONEOK subsidiaries. Prior to joining ONEOK in May 2000, Mr. Gibson served as an Executive Vice President for a subsidiary of Koch Industries. He began his career as a refinery engineer with Exxon USA and spent 18 years in a variety of domestic and international positions with Phillips Petroleum Company. Mr. Gibson also serves as the non-executive Chairman of the Board of ONE Gas, Inc. and as a member of the Board of Directors of BOK Financial Corporation, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Missouri University of Science and Technology.
John D. Chandler joined Matrix Service Company as an independent director in June 2017. Mr. Chandler has served as a director of USA Compression GP, LLC, the general partner of USA Compression Partners, LP, since October 2013, serving also as the Audit Committee Chairman during his tenure. Mr. Chandler has also served on the Board of Directors and the Audit Commitee of CONE Midstream GP, LLC, the general partner of CONE Midstream Partners LP, since October 2014 and on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Green Plains Holdings, LLC, the general partner of Green Plains Partners LP, since June 2016. From 2009 until his retirement in March 2014, Mr. Chandler served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Magellan GP, LLC, the general partner of Magellan Midstream Partners, LP. From 2003 until 2009, he served in the same capacities for the general partner of Magellan Midstream Holdings, LP. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Chandler was Director of Financial Planning and Analysis and Director of Strategic Development for a subsidiary of The WIlliams Companies, Inc. From 1992 to 1999, Mr. Chandler held various accounting and finance positions with MAPCO Inc.
Martha Carnes was appointed to the Board in July and brings to the Board extensive expertise in finance, accounting and auditing across the energy and mining industries, developed during a career that spanned more than three decades at PricewaterhouseCoopers ("PWC").
Ms. Carnes retired from PwC in June 2016 after a 34-year career with the firm. There, she served as an assurance partner for large, publicly traded energy companies. She held a number of leadership positions including Managing Partner of the Houston office; as Energy and Mining leader in the U.S.; and as one of PwC's Risk Management Partners and U.S. Representaties on the firm's Global Communities Board.
She also serves on the Supervisory Board of Core Laboratories N.V. where she is currently chairman of the Audit Committee.
She chairs the Governing Board of the Greater Houston Community Foundaion, and has chaired their Compensation, Strategy and Finance & Administration committees. She is also a Truste at Texas Children's Hospital where she serves on the Audit and Compliance; Operations, Planning and Developmet; and Risk Management and Insurance committees.
Michael J. Hall, age 65, was first elected as a director of the Company effective October 1998 and was elected Chairman of the Board in November 2006. Mr. Hall previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from March 2005 until his retirement in November 2006. Mr. Hall also previously served as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of the Company from November 1998 until his initial retirement in May 2004. Prior to working for Matrix Service, Mr. Hall was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Pexco Holdings, Inc. from 1994 to 1997 and Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Worldwide Sports & Recreation, Inc., an affiliate of Pexco Holding, from 1996 to 1997. From 1984 to 1994, Mr. Hall worked for T.D. Williamson, Inc., as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer and Director of Operations, Europe, Africa and Middle East Region. Mr. Hall graduated Summa Cum Laude from Boston College with a degree in Accounting and earned his Masters of Business Administration degree with honors from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Mr. Hall is a director and Chairman of the Board of Integrated Electrical Services, Inc.; a member of the Board of Directors of Alliance G.P., LLC (the general partner of Alliance Holdings, G.P., L.P.); and a member of the Board of Directors of Alliance Resource Management G.P., LLC (the managing general partner of Alliance Resources Partners, L.P.), and a former Independent Trustee and Chairman of the Board of Trustees for American Performance Funds.
I. Edgar (Ed) Hendrix, age 65, was first elected as a director of the Company effective October 2000 and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors from March 2005 until November 2006. Mr. Hendrix has served as President of Patriot Energy Resources, LLC since 2005. Mr. Hendrix served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Loudfire, Inc. from 2002 to 2004. Prior to 2002, Mr. Hendrix served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Spectrum Field Services, Inc., and as Vice President-Treasurer for Parker Drilling, a New York Stock Exchange company engaged in worldwide oil and gas drilling and equipment services. He also was a management consultant with Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Hendrix has an undergraduate degree from Oklahoma Christian University and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Hendrix is a former member of the Board of Trustees for American Performance Funds and former Chairman of the Board of Red River Energy, Inc.
John R. Hewitt has been President and Chief Executive Officer at Matrix Service Company since May 2011. Prior to joining Matrix Service, Mr. Hewitt served as Senior Vice President of Aker Solutions, where he was responsible for providing executive oversight on major capital projects in Power and LNG. He previously served as President, United States Operations at Aker Solutions E&C US, Inc. from 2007 to 2009 where he was responsible for managing all construction services in North America. Previous to that, he served as President of Aker Construction Inc. where he had full profit and loss responsibility for a multi-disciplined direct hire industrial construction business operating throughout North America. Mr. Hewitt has spent his entire career in the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) industry. Mr. Hewitt earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Stetson University in 1980 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology in 1983. Mr. Hewitt is a member of the Construction Industry Institute; he has served on various committees including the Implementation Strategy Sub-Committee and Optimizing Project Organizations research committee.
Tom E. Maxwell, age 64, was first elected as a director of the Company effective May 2003. Mr. Maxwell is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Flintco Companies, Inc., which is ranked 19th by Engineering New-Record (ENR) among commercial construction companies in the United States. He has held this position for twenty-two years, and prior to his election to President and Chief Executive Officer of Flintco, Mr. Maxwell was the Chief Financial Officer of Flintco for five years. Mr. Maxwell began his career with five years at Deloitte and Touche and was the Chief Financial Officer of a public company, Kinark Corporation, for nine years. Mr. Maxwell earned Undergraduate and Masters Degrees in Accounting at the University of Oklahoma and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). Mr. Maxwell is a director of Summit Bank. In addition, Mr. Maxwell serves as a director for the Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Oklahoma Business Roundtable, as trustee for the Friends of Fairgrounds Foundation, and as a partner in Yukon Developers.
James H. Miller, age 60, joined Matrix Service Company as an independent director in May 2014. He is currently President and Director for Kvaerner Americas Holdings Inc. and subsidiaries. From June 2008 through June 2011, Mr. Miller served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard. From June 2011 to April 2014, Mr. Miller also served as Chairman of the Board for Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA. Before going to the shipyard, Mr. Miller was President of Aker Solutions Process & Construction Americas, where he was responsible for financial operations of seven business units which generated in excess of $1 billion in revenues per year. Prior to joining Aker Solutions Process & Construction Americas, Mr. Miller held the position of President of Aker Construction, Inc., which was one of the largest union construction companies in North America. In early 2016, Mr. Miller was elected to serve as the Chairman of the Board for Philly Shipyard ASA. Mr. Miller graduated from the University of Edinboro in Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Mr. Mogg has served as a director of the Company since August 2013. He also serves as a director for Bill Barrett Corp., a publicly traded oil and natural gas exploration and production company headquartered in Denver, CO. Mr. Mogg also has served as a director for ONEOK, a publicly traded diversified energy and natural gas distribution company, since July 2007 and ONEOK Partners, a master limited partnership that operates natural gas and natural gas liquids gathering, processing, pipelines, and fractionation assets, since August 2009. From 2005 until 2007, Mr. Mogg served as chairman of DCP Midstream Partners and from 2004 through 2006, Mr. Mogg was Group Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Duke Energy Corporation. From 2000 through 2003, Mr. Mogg was Chairman, President and CEO of Duke Energy Field Services and, as a member of TEPPCO’s board, served as Vice Chairman/Chairman. Previously, Mr. Mogg held various executive and senior management positions at Duke Energy and Pan Energy over a 27 year period. Mr. Mogg has also served on several nonprofit and industry boards, including being a past President of the Gas Processors Association. Mr. Mogg has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.