People: Hercules Offshore Inc (HERO.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Bates

64 2009 Independent Chairman of the Board

John Rynd

57 2008 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Stephen Butz

42

James Noe

41 2012 Executive Vice President

Troy Carson

38 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Terrell Carr

59 2013 Senior Vice President - Worldwide Drilling Operations

Todd Pellegrin

48 2013 Senior Vice President - Worldwide Liftboat Operations

Kimberly Riddle

48 2011 Vice President - Human Resources

Claus Feyling

61 2011 VP - International Business Development; President of Hercules International Holdings, Ltd.

Beau Thompson

36 2012 General Counsel, Secretary

Thomas Amonett

70 2007 Independent Director

Thomas Hamilton

70 2007 Independent Director

Thomas Madonna

67 2005 Independent Director

F. Gardner Parker

72 2005 Independent Director

Thierry Pilenko

57 2006 Independent Director

Steven Webster

62 2005 Independent Director

Son Vann

Vice President Investor Relations and Planning

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Bates

Dr. Thomas R. Bates, Jr., is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hercules Offshore Inc. Mr. Bates was a Senior Advisor at Lime Rock Management LP, an energy-focused private equity firm, from January 2010 until December 2012. From October 2001 until December 2009, Mr. Bates was a Managing Director at Lime Rock Management LP. From February 2000 through September 2001, Mr. Bates was a business consultant. From June 1998 through January 2000, Mr. Bates was President of the Discovery Group of Baker Hughes Incorporated, an oilfield services company. From June 1997 to May 1998, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Weatherford Enterra, Inc., an oilfield services company. From March 1992 to May 1997, Mr. Bates was President of Anadrill at Schlumberger Limited, an oilfield services company. Mr. Bates was Vice President of Sedco Forex at Schlumberger from February 1986 to March 1992. Mr. Bates has been an Adjunct Professor in the Management Department of the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University since January 2011. Mr. Bates also serves on the board of directors of Tetra Technologies Inc.

John Rynd

Mr. John T. Rynd is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Hercules Offshore Inc. Prior to joining Hercules Offshore, Mr. Rynd worked at Noble Drilling Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Noble Corporation, a contract drilling company, as Vice President — Investor Relations from October 2000 to September 2005 and as Vice President — Marketing and Contracts from September 1994 to September 2000. From June 1990 to September 1994, Mr. Rynd worked for Chiles Offshore Corporation, a contract drilling company, in various positions, including as Vice President — Marketing. Mr. Rynd is also a director and member of the compensation committee of Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc.

Stephen Butz

Mr. Stephen M. Butz is no longer serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Hercules Offshore Inc., effective November 21, 2014. He joined the Company in February 2005 as the Director of Corporate Development. During 2004, Mr. Butz served as a consultant to Noble Corporation. From 1996-2004, he worked in the investment banking industry as an equity research analyst at Deutsche Bank and Jefferies & Company. Before joining Jefferies & Company, Mr. Butz held positions in corporate lending. Mr. Butz currently serves on the board of directors of Discovery Offshore S.A.

James Noe

Mr. James W. Noe is Executive Vice President of Hercules Offshore, Inc. Mr. Noe has served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Hercules Offshore since October 2005. His experience in the oil and gas industry includes serving as Corporate Counsel for BJ Services Company and Single Buoy Moorings. He also spent several years in private practice, where he focused on corporate and commercial issues for oil and gas companies and shipyards. Mr. Noe serves on the board of Discovery Offshore S.A., a pure-play, ultra-high specification jackup rig company based in Luxembourg and listed on the Oslo Axess exchange. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with honors from the University of Alabama and a Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University.

Troy Carson

Mr. Troy L. Carson is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Company., effective November 21, 2014. He was Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of Hercules Offshore Inc. Previously, Mr. Carson served in a variety of roles, including as the Assistant Corporate Controller at Weatherford International Ltd., an international oilfield services company, from June 2002 to March 2007. In addition, he was a member of the Commercial Assurance Practice of Arthur Andersen LLP from 1997 to 2002.

Terrell Carr

Mr. Terrell L. Carr is Senior Vice President - Worldwide Drilling Operations of Hercules Offshore Inc. Mr. Carr has served as the Company's Vice President of Worldwide Operations since January 2007. From 2006 to January 2007, Mr. Carr served as Manager, Operations for the Asia Pacific Region of ENSCO International Incorporated and from 2001-2006, he served as a Rig Manager and Country Manager in various international locations for Ensco International Incorporated. Prior to joining ENSCO, from 1982 to 2001, Mr. Carr was employed by Reading & Bates Corporation (later R&B Falcon Corporation) in various key international operations and marketing roles.

Todd Pellegrin

Mr. Todd A. Pellegrin is Senior Vice President - Worldwide Liftboat Operations of Hercules Offshore Inc. Mr. Pellegrin has served as Vice President of Worldwide Liftboat Operations since December 2008. From June 2008 to December 2008, Mr. Pellegrin served as Vice President of International Liftboats. From July 2007 to June 2008, Mr. Pellegrin served as the Managing Director for the West Africa Region. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Pellegrin held the position of Managing Director of Hercules Offshore Nigeria from March 2006 to July 2007. Mr. Pellegrin was the Managing Director of Danos & Curole Nigeria, Ltd. from January 2004 to February 2006. From August 1998 to December 2003, he served in several capacities for Danos & Curole, including as International Business Development Representative.

Kimberly Riddle

Ms. Kimberly A. Riddle is Vice President - Human Resources of Hercules Offshore Inc. She joined the Company in March 2008 as Compensation Manager. Prior to joining Hercules Offshore, Ms. Riddle served as a Human Capital Consultant at Deloitte Consulting and has over 20 years of experience in human resources, specializing in compensation management.

Claus Feyling

Mr. Claus E. Feyling is Vice President - International Business Development; President of Hercules International Holdings, Ltd. a subsidiary of Hercules Offshore Inc. He was appointed Vice President International Business Development of Hercules Offshore in July 2007 upon the acquisition of TODCO, where he held the same position since April 2006. In December 2011, he was named President of Hercules International Holdings Ltd. Previously, he served as Director Business Development and Manager Marketing and Business Development for Pride International, Inc. from 2001-2005. Mr. Feyling was previously employed as Vice President Marketing and General Manager Asia Pacific for Marine Drilling, and held numerous rig operations management positions for Odfjell Drilling Asia.

Beau Thompson

Mr. Beau M. Thompson is General Counsel, Secretary of Hercules Offshore, Inc. Mr. Thompson joined the Company in May 2007 as the Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary. In 2010, he became the Assistant General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to joining Hercules Offshore, he was with Thompson & Knight LLP, where his practice focused on corporate and securities matters and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Thompson holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management with honors from Texas A&M University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of North Carolina School of Law.

Thomas Amonett

Mr. Thomas N. Amonett is an Independent Director of Hercules Offshore Inc. Mr. Amonett served as a director of TODCO from May 2004 until TODCO’s acquisition by Hercules Offshore in July 2007. He was appointed lead independent director of TODCO in October 2004 and was appointed Chairman of TODCO in February 2005. He has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Champion Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of specialty chemicals and related services, since 1999. From November 1998 to June 1999, he was President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of American Residential Services, Inc., a company providing equipment and services relating to residential heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, plumbing, electrical and indoor air quality systems and appliances. From July 1996 until June 1997, Mr. Amonett was Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Weatherford Enterra, Inc., an oilfield services and manufacturing company. Mr. Amonett also serves as a director and member of the audit committee and chairman of the nominating and governance committee of Orion Marine Group, Inc., a marine contractor, and a director and member of the executive compensation committee and the audit committee of Bristow Group Inc., a global provider of helicopter services.

Thomas Hamilton

Mr. Thomas M. Hamilton is an Independent Director of Hercules Offshore Inc. Mr. Hamilton served as a director of TODCO from May 2004 until TODCO’s acquisition by Hercules Offshore in July 2007. He served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of EEX Corporation from January 1997 until his retirement in November 2002. From 1992 to 1997, Mr. Hamilton served as Executive Vice President of Pennzoil Company and as President of Pennzoil Exploration and Production Company. Mr. Hamilton was a director of BP Exploration, where he served as Chief Executive Officer of the Frontier and International Operating Company of BP Exploration from 1989 to 1991 and as the General Manager for East Asia/Australia/Latin America from 1988 to 1989. From 1985 to 1988, he held the position of Senior Vice President of Exploration at Standard Oil Company, prior to its being merged into BP. Mr. Hamilton is also a director, member of the audit committee and chairman of the compensation committee of FMC Technologies Inc., Non-Executive Chairman of Methanex Corporation, and a director, member of the compensation committee and chairman of the nominating and governance committee of HCC Insurance Holdings Inc.

Thomas Madonna

Mr. Thomas J. Madonna is an Independent Director of Hercules Offshore, Inc. Mr. Madonna was Chief Financial Officer of Menil Foundation, Inc., a art museum, from July 2007 to December 2011. From November 2002 until July 2007, he served as the Manager of Finance of Menil Foundation, Inc. From 1969 until December 2001, Mr. Madonna worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in a number of roles, including as Assurance Partner from 1982 until his retirement in 2001.

F. Gardner Parker

Mr. F. Gardner Parker is an Independent Director of Hercules Offshore Inc. From 1970 until 1984, Mr. Parker worked at Ernst & Ernst (now Ernst & Young LLP), an accounting firm, and was a partner at that firm from 1978 until 1984. Mr. Parker served as Managing Outside Trust Manager with Camden Property Trust, a real estate investment trust, from 1998-2005 and still serves as Trust Manager and a member of the nominating and compensation committees of Camden Property Trust. He serves as a director and Chairman of the Board of Sharps Compliance Corp., as a director and member of the compensation committee, audit committee, and nominating and governance committee of Triangle Petroleum Corporation, and as lead independent director, chairman of the audit committee and member of the compensation committee of Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. Mr. Parker previously served as a director of Pinnacle Gas Resources, Inc. from 2003 to 2011.

Thierry Pilenko

Mr. Thierry Pilenko is an Independent Director of Hercules Offshore Inc. Mr. Pilenko has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Technip, a provider of engineering, technologies and construction services for the oil, gas and petrochemical industries, since April 2007. From March 2004 to January 2007, Mr. Pilenko was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Veritas DGC Inc. From 2001 to March 2004, Mr. Pilenko served as managing director of SchlumbergerSema, a Schlumberger Ltd. company located in Paris. From 1998 to 2001, he was President of Geoquest, another Schlumberger Ltd. company located in Houston, Texas. Mr. Pilenko was employed by Schlumberger Ltd. and its affiliated companies in various parts of the world, beginning in 1984, in a variety of progressively more responsible operating positions. Mr. Pilenko also serves as a director and member of the audit committee of PSA, an automotive manufacturing company.

Steven Webster

Mr. Steven A. Webster is an Independent Director of Hercules Offshore Inc. Mr. Webster has been Co-Managing Partner of Avista Capital Partners LP, a partnership which he co-founded that focuses on private equity investments in energy, media, healthcare and other industries, since June 2005. From 2000 to June 2005, he served as Chairman of Global Energy Partners, an affiliate of Credit Suisse’s private equity business. From 1998 to 1999, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of R&B Falcon Corporation, a marine contract drilling company. From 1988 to 1997, Mr. Webster was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Falcon Drilling Company Inc., a company he founded. Mr. Webster has been a financial intermediary since 1979 and an active investor since 1984 in the energy sector. He serves as Chairman of Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. and Basic Energy Services, Inc. He is also a trust manager and member of the compensation committee and corporate governance committee of Camden Property Trust and a director of Hi-Crush Proppants LP.

Son Vann

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