The team for tomorrow

Board of Directors

  • Andrew L Waite

    Chairman of The Board

    Andrew L. (“Andy”) Waite serves as Co-President of SCF Partners, a private equity firm which invests in and builds companies in the global energy services and equipment industry. He joined SCF Partners in 1995 and has recently been leading SCF’s efforts to develop investments with international exposure.

    Andy began a 30+ year career in energy after earning a BSc degree with First Class Honours in Civil Engineering from England’s Loughborough University of Technology and a MS degree in Environmental Engineering Science from California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He worked initially with the Royal Dutch/Shell Group in a variety of technical and operating roles for companies in the Netherlands, Egypt, U.S. and Norway. Andy then attended Harvard Business School, where he earned an MBA with High Distinction and was elected a Baker Scholar. He served as Vice President of Simmons & Company International before joining SCF.

    He currently serves on the Boards of Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FET), Nautronix Group Limited, Nine Energy Service, Inc., Vautron Holdings Pty. Ltd. and Centurion Acquisition Limited.

    Andy is committed to playing a role in the community. He serves as a Director and is past Co-Chair of the Board for Making It Better, a non-profit focused on serving at-risk children in low income neighborhoods. He is also on the Board of the Family Services Foundation and the Greater Houston Partnership. He is Past Chairman of Family Services of Greater Houston. Andy also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Houston Museum of Natural Science and is a past Vice President of the Board of the Harvard Business School Alumni Association. 

  • Ann G. Fox

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    Her focus, knowledge, impeccable credentials and proven experience makes Ann Fox the ideal leader to serve as Nine Energy Service’s President and CEO. Ann graduated from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service with a Bachelors of Science in Diplomacy and Security in World Affairs. Upon graduation, she joined the private sector as an investment banking analyst in New York.

    Answering a different call of duty, Ann then joined the Marines, where she served several tours of duty in Iraq on a team that reported directly to General David Petraeus. After Iraq, she completed her MBA from Harvard Business School.

    Next was a move to Houston, Texas, where Ann was evaluating and executing investment opportunities within the oilfield sector at SCF Partners. Now, Ann is well positioned to take advantage of global opportunities for Nine.

  • Mark E. Baldwin


    Mr. Baldwin served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dresser-Rand Group, Inc., from 2007 until his retirement in 2013. Prior to joining Dresser-Rand, he served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of Veritas DGC Inc., from 2004 through 2007, and Operating Partner at First Reserve Corporation from 2003 through 2004. Mr. Baldwin served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for NextiraOne from 2001 through 2002, and as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer for Pentacon Inc., from 1997 through 2001. From 1980 through 1997, Mr. Baldwin served in a variety of finance and operations positions with Keystone International Inc., including Treasurer, and Chief Financial Officer, and President of the Industrial Valves and Controls Group. Mr. Baldwin currently serves as a Director of Tetra Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TTI) and KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR). Mr. Baldwin has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University and an MBA from Tulane University.

  • Wendell R. Brooks


    Mr. Brooks has served as an Executive Vice President and the President of the Production and Infrastructure Segment of Forum Energy Technologies since August 2010. He served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Allied Production Services, Inc. from October 2007 until August 2010. Prior to that, from 1996 to October 2007, he was the Group Director for the well support business of John Wood Group Plc, a public Scottish company traded on the London Stock Exchange. Mr. Brooks also served on the board of directors of Wood Group during that time. Mr. Brooks has also been President of Del Norte Inc. and was employed by Geosource, Inc. from 1975 to 1984 where he was involved in business development and served as President of two divisions. Mr. Brooks has a B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Arlington and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.

  • John Geddes


    John Geddes is a Partner and Managing Director at SCF Partners. He joined SCF in 1998 to establish SCF Partners Inc. in Canada, to help identify investment opportunities in this rapidly emerging oil and gas market place. SCF has developed and built several industry leading service companies in Canada, including Computalog, PTI, Enserco, IPS, Transco, NuFlo, Flint, EnerMax, and more recently Site and Variperm. SCF, and Mr. Geddes works closely with management partners to identify, build and create growth and value through internal initiatives, and acquisition opportunities. John serves on the Boards of the companies, and in several cases is the Chairman.

    John started his career in various engineering capacities at Imperial Oil Ltd, and then management positions with Reda Pump Ltd. John was a senior executive at Wheatley Corporation, where it grew rapidly through several acquisitions, went public on the NYSE in 1991, and was eventually sold to Dresser Industries Inc. in 1994. At Dresser, John was Group President of several oilfield Companies, with operations worldwide. 

  • John Schmitz


    Mr. Schmitz has served as Chairman and CEO of Select Energy Services since 2007. Mr. Schmitz founded Peak Oilfield Services, LLC in 2007, and the company was transformed into Select Energy Services under his leadership. Select Energy Services has experienced significant growth and transformation, both organically and through the strategic acquisitions of oilfield services and technologies.

    A lifelong entrepreneur, Mr. Schmitz has founded and developed numerous successful businesses in the oil and gas industry including HEP Oil Company, Complete Production Services and Brammer Supply.

    • Founder and Chairman of HEP Oil Company, an exploration and production company that owns interest in over 1,500 producing wells
    • Founder of and served as the North Texas Division Manager for Complete Production Services.
    • Board member of Forum Energy Technologies, Inc.
    • President of B-29 Investments helping to provide financial capital to Select Energy Services
    • Founded Brammer Supply in 1983 and transformed company over 20 years into BSI, an integrated wellsite services provider
    • Past President of Cimmarron Gathering, LP, a midstream company focusing on natural gas and crude oil gathering.
  • Gary L. Thomas


    Gary L. Thomas is Chief Operating Officer of EOG Resources, Inc. where he has responsibility for the profitability and growth of exploration and production activities across all of the company’s operating areas with particular focus on EOG’s two biggest oil resource plays, the South Texas Eagle Ford and the North Dakota Bakken. He was promoted to this position in September 2011.

    He previously held a number of senior management roles including Senior Executive Vice President, Operations from 2007 to 2011, Executive Vice President, Operations from 2002 to 2007 and Executive Vice President, North American Operations from 1998 to 2002. Prior to that, he was in charge of company’s West Texas and New Mexico operations based in Midland. He has been with EOG and its predecessor companies since 1978.

    Before joining EOG, Mr. Thomas held various engineering and production management responsibilities with Apache and Unocal.

    Mr. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Engineering Management degree from the University of Tulsa.

    He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) and is a former Director of the Permian Basin Petroleum Association.

    EOG Resources, Inc. is one of the largest independent (non-integrated) crude oil and natural gas companies in the United States with proved reserves in the United States, Canada, Trinidad, the United Kingdom and China. A leader in the development of unconventional crude oil and liquids-rich resource plays, EOG is currently the biggest oil producer in Texas and the largest onshore oil producer in the Continental United States.

    EOG Resources, Inc. is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is traded under the ticker symbol “EOG.”