Scott Bender has been our President and Chief Executive Officer since 2011, when he and Mr. Joel Bender founded Cactus Wellhead, LLC. He became a director of Cactus, Inc. upon the listing of our Class A common stock. He served as one of Cactus Wellhead, LLC’s directors since 2011. Prior to founding Cactus LLC, Mr. Bender was President of Wood Group Pressure Control from 2000 to 2011. Mr. Bender graduated from Princeton University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science and Engineering and University of Texas in 1977 with a Master of Business Administration. We believe that Mr. Bender’s significant experience in the oil field services industry and his founding and leading of Cactus LLC will bring important skills to our board of directors and qualifies him to serve on our board of directors.
Joel Bender has been our Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since 2011, when he and Mr. Scott Bender founded Cactus Wellhead, LLC. He became a director of Cactus, Inc. upon the listing of our Class A common stock. He served as one of Cactus Wellhead, LLC’s directors since 2011. Prior to founding Cactus Wellhead, LLC, Mr. Bender was Senior Vice President of Wood Group Pressure Control from 2000 to 2011. Mr. Bender graduated from Washington University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science and Engineering and University of Houston in 1985 with a Master of Business Administration. We believe that Mr. Bender’s significant experience in the oil field services industry and his founding and leading of Cactus Wellhead, LLC will bring important skills to our board of directors and qualifies him to serve on our board of directors.
Mr. Rosenthal has served as one of our directors since January 2018. He currently serves as our Nominating and Governance Committee chairman. Mr. Rosenthal has been a partner in The Sterling Group, L.P., a private equity firm based in Houston, Texas, since January 2005. Since September 2019, Mr. Rosenthal has served as Chairman of the Board of Highline Aftermarket LLC with whom he has served as a director since April 2016. Additionally, he has served as Chairman of the Board of Polychem Investments LLC since March 2019 and from October 2013 until February 2018, he was Chairman of the Board of Safe Fleet Investments LLC. All three of these companies are Sterling Group portfolio companies. Mr. Rosenthal served, from 2001 until 2018, as a director and chairman of the Compensation Committee of Oil States International, Inc. Mr. Rosenthal served as Chairman of the Board of Hydrochem Holdings, Inc. from May 2003 until December 2004. From August 1998 to April 2001, he served as Chief Executive Officer of AXIA Incorporated, a diversified manufacturing company. From 1991 to 1994, Mr. Rosenthal served as Executive Chairman and then after its initial public offering, as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wheatley—TXT Corp., a manufacturer of pumps and valves for the oil field. Mr. Rosenthal holds J.D. and A.B. degrees from Harvard University. We believe that Mr. Rosenthal’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his extensive executive leadership experience and his experience in the energy sector.
Ms. Law was appointed by the Board to fill the newly created Board seat in January 2020. Ms. Law is an accomplished executive leader with significant experience in the oilfield services industry and more recent experience in the food & beverage ingredient industry. Ms. Law currently serves as the President of Global Operations for Tate & Lyle since September 2017. As a member of the Executive Leadership team, Ms. Law is responsible for leading the EHS, Quality, and Sustainability Programs, the end to end supply chain and logistics function as well as the global manufacturing and engineering organizations. Prior to joining Tate and Lyle, Ms. Law held various roles of increasing responsibility at Baker Hughes Incorporated from 1997 to 2017. At Baker Hughes, Ms. Law had full profit and loss responsibility for Baker Hughes’ Global Specialty Chemical Business from 2014-2017 as well as Baker Hughes’ Australasia geo-market from 2013-2014. Prior to those roles, Ms. Law held various other senior leadership roles in technology, manufacturing and operations at Baker Hughes. Ms. Law is a graduate of the University of Houston from where she holds a Master of Science in Environmental Chemistry. We believe Ms. Law’s qualifications to serve on the board include her 20 years of experience in the energy industry and her multi-industry executive leadership and management experiences.
Mr. McGovern has served as one of our directors since 2011. In February 2021, Mr. McGovern was elected Chairman of the board of directors of Superior Energy Services, Inc. (“Superior”) and in March 2021, he assumed the role as Superior’s principal executive officer. In January 2022, he stepped down as the principal executive officer but remains as Superior’s Executive Chairman of the Board. McGovern served on the board of directors of Ion Geophysical from June 2019 until August 2022. He served on the board of directors of Nuverra Environmental Solutions, Inc. from August 2017 until February 2022.
Mr. O’Donnell has served as one of our directors since January 2015. Mr. O’Donnell served as an officer of Baker Hughes Incorporated from 1998 until his retirement in January 2014. In his most recent role he served as Vice President, Office of the CEO of Baker Hughes Incorporated. Prior to that he held multiple leadership positions within Baker Hughes Incorporated, including President of Western Hemisphere, President of BJ Services, President of Baker Petrolite and President of Baker Hughes Drilling Fluids. He was responsible for the process segment, which was divested in early 2004. Mr. O’Donnell also managed Project Renaissance, an enterprise‑wide cost savings effort, completed in 2001. Prior to that he served as Vice President Manufacturing for Baker Oil Tools and Plant Manager for Hughes Tool Company. He joined Hughes Tool Company in 1975 starting his career as a systems analyst. Mr. O’Donnell served as an officer and aviator in the U.S. Marine Corps and holds a B.S. degree from the University of California, Davis. He is a member of the board of directors of CIRCOR International, Inc., where he serves on the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee. We believe Mr. O’Donnell’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his years of experience in the energy industry and his extensive executive leadership and management experience, including as an officer of Baker Hughes Incorporated from 1998 until 2014.
Mr. Semple has served as one of our directors since April 2017. He currently serves as our Audit Committee chairman. Since December 2015, Mr. Semple has served as a member of the board of directors and the Audit Committee of Teekay Corporation, a leading provider of international crude oil and gas marine transportation services, and as the Audit Committee Chairman since March 2018. Since May 2019, Mr. Semple has served as a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Teekay GP, LLC, the general partner of Teekay LNG Partners, LP. He was formerly Director and Chief Financial Officer at John Wood Group PLC (Wood Group), a provider of engineering, production support and maintenance management services to the oil and gas and power generation industries, a role he held from 2000 until his retirement in May 2015. Prior to this, he held a number of senior finance roles in Wood Group since 1996. Mr. Semple graduated from the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland) in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. We believe that Mr. Semple’s 30 years of finance experience, primarily in the energy industry, makes him qualified to serve on our board of directors.
Mr. Tombar is a Co-Founder of Arcadius Capital Partners (“Arcadius”), an energy private equity firm as well as its predecessor, SW Capital Partners, that invests growth capital into start-ups and early-stage companies in the upstream oil and gas industry since 2011. From 2007 to 2011, he was a Managing Director and co-head of Scotiabank’s Energy Private Equity group. Since 2007, he has served on the boards of over 12 private oil and gas companies. Prior to April 2007, he was a Vice President with Goldman, Sachs & Co, and led deal teams through sourcing, execution, and management of a variety of primary market energy investments in securities and loans. Prior to that, he worked in Goldman’s Investment Banking Division in New York, London, and Houston, advised several upstream oil and gas, oilfield services and petrochemical clients and executed a variety of transactions for public and private oil and gas companies. Mr. Tombar began his career with Goldman in its Energy & Power Principal Investment Area and Banking Group based in New York in 1994. Mr. Tombar graduated with an M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and an A.B. degree in Applied Math from Harvard University. The Company believes Mr. Tombar’s qualifications to serve on the board include his executive leadership and 25 years of investment and finance experience in the energy industry.
Bruce Rothstein has been on the Board since 2011. Mr. Rothstein has been a Member of Cadent Energy Partners LLC (“Cadent Energy Partners”), a natural resources private equity firm that invests in companies in the North American energy industry, since co‑founding Cadent Energy Partners in 2003. From November 2005 until November 2017, Mr. Rothstein served on the board of directors of Array Holdings, Inc., formerly a portfolio company of Cadent Energy Partners. From May 2006 to August 2016, he served on the board of directors of Vedco Holdings, Inc., formerly a Cadent Energy Partners portfolio company. From December 2007 to April 2016, Mr. Rothstein served on the board of directors of Torqued‑Up Energy Services, Inc., formerly a Cadent Energy Partners portfolio company. From December 2008 until February 2012, Mr. Rothstein served as a director of Ardent Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company of Cadent Energy Partners. Mr. Rothstein graduated from Cornell University in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and New York University’s Stern School of Business in 1985 with a Master of Business Administration. We believe that Mr. Rothstein’s extensive financial and energy investment experience brings valuable skills to our board of directors and qualifies him to serve on our board of directors.