Chief Executive Officer and Director
Dale Redman is a co-founder of ProPetro and has been Chief Executive Officer since 2008, and he has been a member of our board of directors since 2005. Mr. Redman has over 32 years of executive and entrepreneurial experience in the energy services industry. He was a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Downhole Injection Systems, LLC, which was sold in 2004. Prior to that, Mr. Redman was President and CEO of Reef Chemical Company from 1993 to 1998. Mr. Redman received a B.B.A. in Finance from Texas Tech University.
Spencer D. Armour III
Chairman of the Board
Spencer D. Armour, III has served as a member of our board of directors since February 2013. Mr. Armour has over 30 years of executive and entrepreneurial experience in the energy services industry. Mr. Armour currently serves as President of PT Petroleum LLC in Midland, Texas. He was the Vice President of Corporate Development for Basic Energy Services, Inc. from 2007 to 2008, which acquired Sledge Drilling Corp., a company Mr. Armour co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer for from 2005 to 2006. From 1998 through 2005, he served as Executive Vice President of Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc., which acquired Lone Star Mud, Inc., a company Mr. Armour founded and served as President for from 1986 to 1997. He also served on the Patterson — UTI Board of Directors from 1999 through 2001. Mr. Armour received a B.S. in Economics from the University of Houston in 1977 and was appointed to the University of Houston System Board of Regents in 2011 by former Texas Governor, Rick Perry.
Steve Beal became a member of our board of directors in April 2017. Mr. Beal currently serves on the board of directors of Concho Resources Inc. ("Concho") and First Financial Bankshares, Inc. Mr. Beal also served as a consultant to Concho from 2009 to 2013, and, prior to that, he served as the president and chief operating officer of Concho from its formation in 2004 until his retirement in 2009. Previously, Mr. Beal was a director and the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Concho Oil & Gas Corp. from its formation until becoming its president and chief operating officer in 2002, a position he held until 2004. Prior to Concho Oil & Gas Corp., Mr. Beal was a director and the vice president and chief financial officer of Concho Resources Inc., a predecessor company to Concho, from its formation in 1997 until its sale in 2001. From 1988 to 1997, Mr. Beal was employed by Parker & Parsley Petroleum company in a variety of capacities, including serving as senior vice president and chief financial officer. From 1981 to 1988, Mr. Beal was employed by the accounting firm currently known as PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Beal is a graduate of the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting.
Alan E. Douglas
Alan E. Douglas became a member of our board of directors in March 2017. Mr. Douglas is a shareholder of Johnson, Miller & Co. where he has worked for 25 years. Mr. Douglas is a Certified Public Accountant with over 37 years of experience in accounting and audit activities. Prior to joining Johnson, Miller & Co., Mr. Douglas was a Certified Public Accountant at KPMG for twelve years. Mr. Douglas received a B.B.A. in accounting from Texas Tech University.
Jack B. Moore
Jack B. Moore became a member of our board of directors in March 2017. Mr. Moore served as Chairman of the Board of Cameron International Corporation from 2011 until it was acquired in April 2016. Mr. Moore worked at Cameron International Corporation from 1999 until 2014, serving as Chief Executive Officer from 2008 to 2015 and as President from 2008 to 2014. Prior to that, he held various management positions at Baker Hughes Incorporated, where he was employed for 23 years. Mr. Moore currently serves on the board of directors of Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Rowan Companies plc and KBR Inc. Mr. Moore also previously served on the board of directors of the American Petroleum Institute, the National Ocean Industries Association, and the Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association. Mr. Moore received a B.B.A. from the University of Houston and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Mr. Blackwell has over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and senior executive in the commercial real estate development and investment business. Mr. Blackwell is a partner with Bandera Ventures, a private commercial real estate development and investment firm, which he co-founded in 2003. Prior to founding Bandera Ventures, Mr. Blackwell was employed by Trammell Crow Company for 18 years where he served in numerous leadership capacities, including: President—Development & Investment Group from 2001 to 2003, Chief Operating Officer from 1998 to 2001, Chief Operating Officer—Western Operations from 1997 to 1998, Area President from 1996 to 1997, President/Chief Executive Officer—DFW from 1993 to 1997, President/Chief Executive Officer—Central Office Group from 1991 to 1993, and Partner from 1987 to 1991. Mr. Blackwell was a member of the Trammell Crow Company Executive Committee, Operating Committee, Investment Committee, and served on the Board of Directors from 1993 to 2002. Mr. Blackwell holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Texas Tech University.
Mr. Best has over thirty-five years of experience in the energy industry, and has served as a Senior Advisor for Quantum Energy Partners since August 2015. Prior to joining Quantum, Mr. Best served in various roles with SM Energy Company, commencing in 2006 as its President and Chief Operating Officer, and as its Chief Executive Officer from February 2007 through January 2015. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Best served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Pure Resources, Inc., a Unocal development and exploration company. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Best served as an independent consultant offering leadership and oil and gas consultation to energy companies and volunteer organizations, and from 1979 through 2000, Mr. Best served in various roles of increasing responsibilities at Atlantic Richfield Company, culminating in the position of President, ARCO Latin America. Mr. Best holds a Master’s of Science in Engineering Management from the University of Alaska, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. Prior to beginning his business career, Mr. Best served five years as an engineering officer in the United States Air Force.