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Forum Energy Technologies Inc (FET.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

C. Christopher Gaut

59 2016 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Prady Iyyanki

45 2016 President, Chief Operating Officer

James Harris

68 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

James McCulloch

62 2010 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Michael Danford

52 2014 Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Pablo Mercado

38 2014 Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Treasurer

D. Lyle Williams

45 2014 Vice President - Operations Finance

Franklin Myers

63 2011 Lead Independent Director

Evelyn Angelle

47 2011 Independent Director

David Baldwin

52 2005 Independent Director

John Carrig

64 2011 Independent Director

Michael McShane

62 2010 Independent Director

Terence O'Toole

56 2012 Independent Director

Louis Raspino

62 2012 Independent Director

John Schmitz

54 2010 Independent Director

Andrew Waite

55 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

C. Christopher Gaut

Mr. C. Christopher Gaut is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He served as a consultant to L.E. Simmons & Associates, Incorporated (“LESA”), the ultimate general partner of SCF-V, L.P., SCF 20212A, L.P., SCF-VI, L.P., SCF 2012B, L.P. and SCF-VII, L.P. (collectively, “SCF”), our largest stockholder, from November 2009 to August 2010. Mr. Gaut served at Halliburton Company, a leading diversified oilfield services company, as President of the Drilling and Evaluation Division and prior to that as Chief Financial Officer, from March 2003 through April 2009. From April 2009 through November 2009, Mr. Gaut was a private investor. Prior to joining Halliburton Company in 2003, Mr. Gaut was the Co-Chief Operating Officer of Ensco International, a provider of offshore contract drilling services. He also served as Ensco’s Chief Financial Officer from 1988 until 2003. Mr. Gaut is currently a member of the board of directors of Ensco plc.

Prady Iyyanki

Mr. Prady Iyyanki is President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Iyyanki was a private investor from March 2013 to December 2013. From April 2011 to March 2013, Mr. Iyyanki served as Vice President of GE Oil and Gas, a manufacturer of capital equipment and service provider for the oil and gas industry, and from April 2011 to December 2012 he served as President & Chief Executive Officer of the GE Oil and Gas Turbo Machinery business. From June 2006 to April 2011, Mr. Iyyanki served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the GE Power and Water Gas Engines business. Mr. Iyyanki holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technology University and an M.S. in Engineering from South Dakota State University.

James Harris

Mr. James W. Harris has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since August 2010. From December 2005 until August 2, 2010, Mr. Harris served as Forum's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Harris was Vice President, Controller of VeriCenter, Inc., a provider of information technology services, and General Manager of its AppSite Hosting service line from January 2004 through November 2005. Prior to joining VeriCenter, from August 1999 through December 2001, Mr. Harris worked for Enron Energy Services, Inc., as a Vice President and thereafter served as a consultant through December 2003. Mr. Harris began his career at Price Waterhouse from January 1985 until February 1994, with his final position being a Senior Tax Manager, and at Baker Hughes Incorporated from February 1994 until May 1999 in various positions, including Vice President, Tax and Controller. Mr. Harris holds a B.S. and his Masters of Accounting from Brigham Young University and an M.B.A. from Rice University. Mr. Harris is a certified public accountant.

James McCulloch

Mr. James L. McCulloch has served as our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since October 2010. Mr. McCulloch was a private investor from January 2008 until October 2010, and since February 2008 has also served on the board of directors of Sunland Inc., a privately held pipeline construction and services company. In 1983, Mr. McCulloch joined Global Marine Inc., a leading international offshore drilling contractor, as Assistant General Counsel and served in a variety of capacities within the legal department until being named Senior Vice President and General Counsel in 1995. In 2001, Global Marine merged with Santa Fe International Corporation, an international land and offshore drilling contractor, to form GlobalSantaFe Corporation, where Mr. McCulloch continued to serve as Senior Vice President and General Counsel until the company's merger with Transocean Inc. in December 2007. Mr. McCulloch holds a B.A. from Tulane University and a J.D. from Tulane University School of Law.

Michael Danford

Mr. Michael D. Danford has served as our Senior Vice President - Human Resources of the company. Prior to joining Forum, from August 2007 through November 2007, he worked at Trico Marine Services Inc. as Vice President - Human Resources. From 1997 through July 2007, Mr. Danford served as Director of Human Resources and Vice President - Human Resources for Hydril Company. From 1991 to 1997, Mr. Danford served in various human resources roles for Baker Hughes Incorporated. Prior to joining Baker Hughes Incorporated, from 1990 to 1991, Mr. Danford served as a recruiter and as an employee relations representative in the human resources department for Compaq Computer. Mr. Danford holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Louisiana at Monroe (formerly Northeast Louisiana University).

Pablo Mercado

Mr. Pablo G. Mercado has served as our Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Treasurer since January 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Mercado served as Vice President - Corporate Development & Strategy from February 2013 to January 2014, and Vice President, Corporate Development from November 2011 to February 2013. From May 2005 to October 2011, Mr. Mercado was an investment banker in the Oil and Gas Group of Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC where he worked with oilfield services companies and other companies in the oil and gas industry, most recently as a Director. From 1998 to 2001 and 2003 to May 2005, Mr. Mercado was an investment banker at other firms, primarily working with companies in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Mercado holds a B.B.A. from the Cox School of Business, a B.A. in Economics from the Dedman College at Southern Methodist University, and an M.B.A from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

D. Lyle Williams

Mr. D. Lyle Williams, Jr. has served as our Vice President - Operations Finance since January 2014 and was appointed as an executive officer in February 2015. Since January 2007, Mr. Williams has held various financial and operations roles, including Vice President - Finance and Accounting, Drilling and Subsea Segment; Senior Vice President - Downhole Technologies; Vice President - Subsea Products; and Vice President - Capital Equipment. Prior to joining Forum, Mr. Williams held various operations positions with Cooper Cameron Corporation, including Director of Operations - Engineered Products. He holds a B.A. in Economics and English from Rice University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration.

Franklin Myers

Mr. Franklin Myers is the Lead Independent Director of Forum Energy Technologies Inc., Mr. Myers serves as Senior Advisor to Quantum Energy Partners, a Houston-based private equity firm. Previously, Mr. Myers served as Senior Advisor to Cameron International Corporation, a publicly traded provider of flow equipment products, from April 2008 through March 2009, prior to which, from 2003 through March 2008, he served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. From 1995 to 2003, he served as Senior Vice President and President of a division within Cooper Cameron Corporation. as well as General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to joining Cooper Cameron Corporation in 1995, Mr. Myers served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Baker Hughes Incorporated, and as attorney and partner at the law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski (now known as Norton Rose Fulbright). Mr. Myers serves on the board of directors of ION Geophysical Corporation, a technology-focused seismic solutions company, Comfort Systems USA, Inc., a national heating, ventilation and cooling company, and HollyFrontier Corporation, a refining and marketing company. Mr. Myers also served as an operating adviser for Paine Partners, a private equity fund, from 2009 through December 2012.

Evelyn Angelle

Ms. Evelyn M. Angelle serves as an Independent Director of Forum Energy Technologies Inc., Since January 2011, Ms. Angelle was appointed as a director of Forum in February 2011. From January 2014 through January 2015, Ms. Angelle served as Senior Vice President—Supply Chain for Halliburton, responsible for global procurement, materials, logistics and manufacturing. From January 2011 until December 2013, Ms. Angelle was Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer for Halliburton, responsible for financial reporting, planning, budgeting, financial analysis and accounting services. From January 2008 until January 2011, Ms. Angelle was Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer for Halliburton. From December 2007 until January 2008, Ms. Angelle was Vice President of Operations Finance for Halliburton, leading finance employees located around the world. From April 2005 until November 2007, she also served as Vice President of Investor Relations, overseeing Halliburton’s communications and relationships with investors and analysts. She is a certified public accountant in Texas and a certified management accountant.

David Baldwin

Mr. David C. Baldwin serves as an Independent Director of Forum Energy Technologies Inc., Mr. Baldwin was appointed as a director of Forum in May 2005. Mr. Baldwin is Co-President of LESA, the ultimate general partner of SCF and a private equity firm, and has held various positions since joining LESA in 1991. Prior to joining LESA, Mr. Baldwin was a drilling and production engineer with Union Pacific Resources, an independent natural gas and oil exploration and production company. Mr. Baldwin serves as a director of Rockwater Energy Solutions, Inc., a private energy services company; Beckman Production Services, Inc., a private energy services company; Oil Patch, Inc., a private energy services company; and served as a director of Complete Production Services, Inc., a provider of specialized oil and gas completion and production services.

John Carrig

Mr. John A. Carrig serves as an Independent Director of Forum Energy Technologies, Inc., He retired from ConocoPhillips on March 1, 2011, having most recently served as President and Chief Operating Officer since 2008, where he was responsible for global Exploration and Production, Refining and Marketing, Commercial, Project Development and Procurement and the Health, Safety and Environment functions. Mr. Carrig served as Executive Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer from 2002 to 2008. Prior to the merger with Conoco Inc. in 2002, Mr. Carrig was with Phillips Petroleum Company, where he was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2001. In 2000, he joined Phillips’ management committee as Senior Vice President and Treasurer. From 1996 to 2000, he was Vice President and Treasurer. Mr. Carrig served as Treasurer in 1995 and Assistant Treasurer in 1994. He joined Phillips in 1978 as a tax attorney. He has been a private investor and engaged in charitable endeavors since his retirement from ConocoPhillips. Mr. Carrig serves on the board of directors of Skanska AB, a construction and development company; TRC Companies Inc., an engineering, consulting, and construction management company; and WPX Energy, Inc., an oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids producer.

Michael McShane

Mr. Michael M. McShane serves as an Independent Director of Forum Energy Technologies Inc., Mr. McShane was appointed as a director of Forum in September 2010. Mr. McShane also currently serves as an Operating Partner to Advent International, an international private equity fund. Mr. McShane has been a director of Spectra Energy Corp., a provider of natural gas infrastructure, since April 2008; Complete Production Services, Inc., a provider of specialized oil and gas completion and production services, from March 2007 until February 2012; Superior Energy Services, Inc., a provider of specialized oilfield services and equipment, since the completion of Superior Energy’s acquisition of Complete Production Services in February 2012; and Oasis Petroleum Inc., an exploration and production company, since May 2010. Previously, Mr. McShane served as a director, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Grant Prideco, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of oilfield drill pipe and other drill stem products, from June 2002 until April 2008, having also served as Chairman of the Board from May 2003 through April 2008. Prior to joining Grant Prideco, Mr. McShane was Senior Vice President—Finance and Chief Financial Officer and director of BJ Services Company, a provider of pressure pumping, cementing, stimulation and coiled tubing services for oil and gas operators, from 1990 to June 2002 and Vice President—Finance from 1987 to 1990 while BJ Services Company was a division of Baker Hughes Incorporated.

Terence O'Toole

Mr. Terence M. O'Toole is Independent Director of Forum Energy Technologies Inc., Mr. O’Toole was appointed as a director of Forum and a member of the Nominating, Governance & Compensation Committee in April 2012. Mr. O’Toole is the Co-Managing Partner of Tinicum Incorporated, the management company of each of Tinicum L.P., Tinicum Capital Partners II, L.P., and Tinicum Capital Partners II Add-On, L.P. (and each of their affiliated partnerships), together all such partnerships referred to herein as the “Tinicum Partnerships”. Mr. O’Toole is also the co-managing member of the general partner of each of the Tinicum Partnerships and the co-managing member of the general partner of Tinicum Capital Partners II-2, L.P. (and its affiliated partnerships). Prior to joining the Tinicum Partnerships in January 2006, Mr. O’Toole spent twenty-one years at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he was a partner, a member of the investment committee and the partnership committee, and the chief operating officer of the principal investment area. Mr. O’Toole is currently a member of the board of directors of various privately held companies in which Tinicum has an investment, including Specialty Waste Partners, Inc., a waste removal company; Skyway Towers Holdings II LLC, a developer, owner and operator of wireless communications towers in the United States; EGI Holdings, LLC and Enesco LLC, U.S.-based producers of giftware and home and garden decor products; F&W Media, Inc., a content and e-commerce company to enthusiast communities; Pontos Aqua Holdings, LLC, an aquaculture company; and Ashby Street Outdoor Holdings, LLC, an owner and operator of outdoor advertising structures.

Louis Raspino

Mr. Louis A. Raspino, CPA, serves as an Independent Director of Forum Energy Technologies Inc., Mr. Raspino was elected as a director of Forum in January 2012. He was named President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Pride International, Inc., a contract drilling company, in June 2005 and served in that capacity until its acquisition by Ensco plc in May 2011. Mr. Raspino has been a private investor since June 2011. He joined Pride International in December 2003 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. From July 2001 until December 2003, he served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Grant Prideco, Inc. From February 1999 until March 2001, he held various senior financial positions, including Vice President of Finance for Halliburton Company. From October 1997 until July 1998, he was a Senior Vice President at Burlington Resources, Inc. From 1978 until its merger with Burlington Resources, Inc. in 1997, he held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility at Louisiana Land and Exploration Company, most recently as Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Raspino is also a director of Chesapeake Energy Corporation, an oil and natural gas company, and Dresser-Rand Group Inc., a supplier of custom-engineered rotating equipment for applications in the oil, gas, process and power industries.

John Schmitz

Mr. John D. Schmitz serves as an Independent Director of Forum Energy Technologies Inc., . Mr. Schmitz was appointed as a director of Forum in September 2010. Mr. Schmitz currently serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Select Energy Services, LLC, an oil and gas services company, a position he has held since January 2007. In addition to his Board service at Forum and Select Energy, Mr. Schmitz serves on the Boards of Silver Creek Oil & Gas, LLC (the surviving entity of the merger of Alta Natural Resources, LLC and HEP Oil Company, Ltd.), Nine Energy Services, Inc., CP Energy Holdings, LLC, and Synergy Energy Holdings, LLC, among others. Prior to his current involvement at Select Energy Services, LLC, Mr. Schmitz served as the North Texas Division Manager for Complete Production Services, Inc., a provider of specialized services and products focused on helping oil and gas companies develop hydrocarbon reserves, reduce costs and enhance production.

Andrew Waite

Mr. Andrew L. Waite serves as an Independent Director of Forum Energy Technologies Inc., Mr. Waite was appointed as a director in August 2010. Mr. Waite is Co-President of LESA, the ultimate general partner of SCF, and has been an officer of that company since October 1995. He was previously Vice President of Simmons & Company International, where he served from August 1993 to September 1995. From 1984 to 1991, Mr. Waite held a number of engineering and project management positions with the Royal Dutch/Shell Group, an integrated energy company. Mr. Waite served on the board of directors of Complete Production Services, Inc., a provider of specialized oil and gas completion and production services, from 2005 to 2009; Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc., a provider of marine services to exploration and production, oilfield service, offshore construction and military customers, from 2000 to 2006; and Oil States International, Inc., a leading manufacturer of equipment for deepwater production facilities and subsea pipelines and a leading service provider to the oil and gas industry, from 1995 to 2006.