ANTHONY J. BEST
Chairman of the Board
Anthony J. Best joined our Board of Directors in March 2014 and has served as Chairman of our Board of Directors since May 2018. Mr. Best retired as Chief Executive Officer of SM Energy in January 2015 and did not stand for re-election to its Board in May 2015. He originally joined SM Energy Company in Denver in June 2006 as its President and Chief Operating Officer. He was named as Chief Executive Officer in February 2007 and was appointed to the board of the company at the same time and continued to serve on the board until May 2015. Between February 2003 and September 2005, Mr. Best served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Pure Resources, Inc., a Unocal development and exploration company in Midland, Texas. From April 2000 until February 2003, Mr. Best served as an independent consultant offering leadership and oil and gas consultation to energy companies and volunteer organizations. From October 1979 until April 2000, Mr. Best served in varying roles of increasing responsibility at Atlantic Richfield Company, with his last position being President, ARCO Latin America. Mr. Best serves as a part-time senior advisor to Quantum Energy Partners, a private equity firm. In February 2018, Mr. Best joined the board of Middle Fork Energy Partners, a portfolio company of Quantum Energy Partners. In January 2016, Mr. Best joined the Board of Directors of ExL Petroleum, LP, a portfolio company of Quantum Energy Partners. In January 2018, Mr. Best joined the Board of Directors of ProPetro Holding Corp. and was elected as Lead Director in October 2019. Since July 2019, he has served as Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee for ProPetro Holding Corp. Mr. Best was named as a 2019 recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award by Texas A&M University and The Association of Former Students.
MATTHEW S. LANIGAN
President and Chief Executive Officer
Matthew Lanigan joined Newpark in April 2016 as President, Newpark Industrial Solutions, and was appointed as our Chief Executive Officer in March 2022. From April 2014 to June 2015, Mr. Lanigan served as a Managing Director of Custom Fleet Services in Australia for GE Capital Corporation, a financial services unit of General Electric. From September 2010 to March 2014, he served as Commercial Excellence Leader in Asia Pacific for GE Capital. Previous to September 2010, Mr. Lanigan held various executive positions in marketing and sales for GE Capital Corporation and spent his early career with ExxonMobil as a Drilling & Completions Engineer and an Offshore Production Engineer and Marketer for Crude & LPG. Mr. Lanigan received his Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and his MBA from the Melbourne Business School at the University of Melbourne and is certified as a Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
RODERICK A. LARSON
Chief Executive Officer, Oceaneering International, Inc.
Roderick A. Larson joined our Board of Directors in March 2014. Mr. Larson currently serves as Chairman of the Environmental, Social and Governance Committee and as a member of our Audit and Compensation Committees. Beginning in May 2012, Mr. Larson served as Chief Operating Officer of Oceaneering International, Inc. and effective February 2015, was named President of the company. In May 2017, Mr. Larson was appointed to serve as a Director and President and Chief Executive Officer of Oceaneering International, Inc. From August 1998 until May 2012, Mr. Larson held varying positions of increasing responsibility at Baker Hughes, Inc., most recently as President, Latin America. While at Baker Hughes, Inc., Mr. Larson served as Vice President, Operations for the Gulf of Mexico and Deepwater Business Development Manager. From 1990 until 1998, he served as operations manager and field engineer for Western Atlas, Inc. (which was acquired by Baker Hughes) in the United States and Venezuela.
MICHAEL A. LEWIS
Retired Interim President and Senior Vice President, Electric Operations, Pacific Gas & Electric Corporation
Michael A. Lewis joined our Board of Directors in January 2021 and serves as a member of Newpark’s Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Environmental, Social and Governance Committee. Mr. Lewis has over 34 years of electric operations experience, having served as both Interim President as well as Senior Vice President, Electric Operations of Pacific Gas & Electric Corporation (“PG&E”). In these roles, Mr. Lewis oversaw all aspects of PG&E’s Electric Operations, including the company's wildfire prevention and response efforts, longer-term grid resiliency initiatives, system-wide vegetation management work and emergency preparedness and response efforts. Mr. Lewis joined PG&E in 2018 and retired from PG&E in December 2020. Prior to joining PG&E, Mr. Lewis served as Duke Energy's Senior Vice President and Chief Distribution Officer, responsible for distribution operations across six states. Mr. Lewis previously served in increasingly more senior roles in electric transmission and distribution, including as Chief Transmission Officer at Duke Energy. He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Florida and an MBA from Nova Southeastern University. He attended both the Advanced Management Program at Duke University and the Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.
In January 2021, Mr. Lewis was appointed and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Portland General Electric Company as an independent director, as well as a member of the Board’s Audit Committee and Finance Committee. In October 2021, Mr. Lewis was appointed and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Osmose Utilities Services, Inc.
CLAUDIA M. MEER
Former Chief Investment Officer and CFO, of AlphaStruxure
Claudia M. Meer joined our Board in March 2022. Ms. Meer has extensive cleantech and energy transition experience, most recently serving as Chief Investment Officer and CFO, of AlphaStruxure, an EaaS joint venture between The Carlyle Group and Schneider Electric, formed to develop and fund clean energy infrastructure. Prior to AlphaStruxure, she was the CEO of Dalkia U.S. and ran the public-private partnership and clean energy development and investment groups at Clark Construction Group. Ms. Meer began her career at J.P. Morgan and has significant experience in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. She holds a Masters in International Finance and Management from Harvard University and a Bachelors in International Economics and Diplomatic History from the University of Pennsylvania. She actively volunteers in advisory capacities with The Penn Fund Executive Board and Maryland Clean Energy Center.
JOHN C. MINGÉ
Former Chairman and President, BP America
John Mingé joined our Board of Directors in December 2017. Mr. Mingé retired as an employee of BP America, Inc. in December 2019 where he most recently served as chairman of a study by the National Petroleum Council into carbon capture utilization and storage technologies. From February 2013 to May 2018, he served as the Chairman and President of BP America, Inc., a subsidiary of BP plc (NYSE: BP), comprised of BP business units involved in exploration and production, refining, chemicals, supply and trading, pipeline operations, shipping, and alternative energy. During his 37-year career with BP, Mr. Mingé held a variety of executive and engineering posts around the globe, including assignments as head of BP Alaska, head of BP's Asia Pacific Exploration and Production Unit, president of BP Indonesia, and president of exploration and production for BP Vietnam and China. Mr. Mingé began his career with Standard Oil of Ohio in Cleveland, Ohio as a drilling research engineer and subsequently served in varying positions of increasing responsibility throughout the United States, United Kingdom and Southeast Asia. Mr. Mingé currently serves as an executive committee and board member of the Washington State University Foundation.
ROSE M. ROBESON
Retired VP and CFO, General Partner of DCP Midstream Partners LP
Rose Robeson joined our Board of Directors in January 2018 and serves as the Chairperson of Newpark's Audit Committee, and a member of the Compensation and Environmental, Social and Governance Committees. Ms. Robeson served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of DCP Midstream GP, LLC, the general partner of DCP Midstream GP LP, which is the general partner of DCP Midstream Partners, LP, a publicly-traded limited partnership, from May 2012 until her retirement in March 2014. Ms. Robeson also served as Group Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of DCP Midstream, LLC from January 2002 to May 2012. Prior to her appointment as Chief Financial Officer of DCP Midstream, LLC, Ms. Robeson was the Vice President and Treasurer. Prior to joining DCP Midstream, LLC, Ms. Robeson held a variety of executive finance positions at Total Petroleum and Kinder Morgan.
In December 2020 Ms. Robeson was appointed and currently serves on the Williams Company, Inc. Board of Directors as an independent director, as well as a member of the Board's Compensation and Management Development Committee, and the Environmental, Health and Safety Committee. Since July 2014, Ms. Robeson has served as a member of the Board of Directors of SM Energy Company and is currently serving as Audit Committee Chair and as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. From May 2017 to March 2019, Ms. Robeson served as a member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee Chair of AMGP GP LLC, the general partner of Antero Midstream GP LP, a publicly traded limited partnership. In March 2019, AMGP completed a merger and as a result, Ms. Robeson now serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Antero Midstream Corporation and is currently serving as Audit Committee Chair and as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and as a member of the Conflicts Committee. From June 2014 until June 2016, Ms. Robeson served as a director of American Midstream GP, LLC, the general partner of American Midstream Partners, LP, a publicly traded limited partnership. From October 2015 until December 2017 (when Nabors Industries Ltd. completed its acquisition of Tesco Corporation), Ms. Robeson served as a director of Tesco Corporation, an upstream oilfield services company.
Managing Member of Race Rock Group LLC
Donald Young joined our Board in March 2022. Mr. Young serves as the Managing Member of Race Rock Group LLC, a private holding company focused on non-control investments in private companies, industrial and commercial real estate, hedge funds, private debt, venture capital and other alternative investments that he founded in May 2007. Since November 2020, Mr. Young has served as Chairman of the of Board of Directors of Structural and Steel Products, Inc., a leading distributor and manufacturer of transportation, telecommunications, utility and transmission infrastructure products. Mr. Young served as Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer of Hoover Ferguson, Ltd., an international specialty rental, logistics, technology and service provider of tanks and containers from October 2008 to July 2019 and as a director of Hoover Ferguson, Ltd. from October 2007 to October 2021. Prior to joining Hoover, Mr. Young held various positions in private equity at Citigroup Venture Capital, Sciens Capital and investment banking at Bank of America and Prudential Securities. Since January 2020, Mr. Young has served as a Director of Gulf Capital Bank, Inc. and as a member of Gulf Capital Bank, Inc.’s Loan Committee since spring 2021. From November 2019 to March 2021, Mr. Young also served as Executive-in-Residence with Warburg Pincus LLC in their Industrial and Business Services Group.