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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ralph Cunningham

74 2006 Independent Chairman of the Board

Stuart Brightman

58 2009 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Elijio Serrano

57 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Timothy Knox

46 2014 President - CSI Compressco GP Inc.

Joseph Elkhoury

45 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President

Bass Wallace

55 2013 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Peter Pintar

56 2015 Senior Vice President - Offshore Services Division

Keith Schilling

42 2014 Senior Vice President

Joseph Meyer

52 2015 Vice President - Finance, Treasurer

Ben Chambers

59 2001 Vice President - Accounting, Controller

Elisabeth Evans

52 2013 Vice President - Human Resources

Ronald Foster

58 2014 Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer - CSI Compressco LP.

Mark Baldwin

62 2014 Independent Director

Thomas Bates

66 2011 Independent Director

Paul Coombs

59 2007 Independent Director

John Glick

62 2014 Independent Director

Stephen Snider

68 2015 Independent Director

William Sullivan

59 2007 Independent Director

Kenneth White

68 2002 Independent Director

Joseph Winkler

64 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Ralph Cunningham

Dr. Ralph S. Cunningham, Ph.D., serves as an Independent Chairman of the Board of Tetra Technologies Inc. Dr. Cunningham currently serves on our Audit Committee and he served on our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee until May 2014. Dr. Cunningham has been employed by Enterprise Products Company or its predecessor since 2005. Dr. Cunningham is presently a director of Enterprise Products Holdings LLC, the general partner of Enterprise Products Partners L.P., a publicly traded partnership subject to the reporting requirements of the Exchange Act, a director of Agrium, Incorporated, a Canadian publicly traded company involved in the agricultural chemicals business, and a director of Cenovus Energy Inc., a Canadian publicly traded independent integrated oil company that was formerly named EnCana Corporation. From August 2007 until November 2010, he served as a director and as president and chief executive officer of EPE Holdings, LLC, the general partner of Enterprise GP Holdings L.P., a publicly traded partnership subject to the reporting requirements of the Exchange Act. Dr. Cunningham also served as a director of LE GP, LLC, the general partner of Energy Transfer Equity, L.P., from December 2009 until November 2010, as a director of Enterprise Products GP, LLC, from February 2006 to May 2010, and as a director of DEP Holdings, LLC from August 2007 to May 2010. Dr. Cunningham served as a director of Enterprise Products GP from 1998 until March 2005 and served as chairman and a director of TEPPCO GP from March 2005 until November 2005. He retired in 1997 from CITGO Petroleum Corporation, where he had served as president and chief executive officer since 1995. Dr. Cunningham received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Auburn University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Ohio State University.

Stuart Brightman

Mr. Stuart M. Brightman is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Tetra Technologies Inc. has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since May 2009, at which time Mr. Brightman was also elected as a director. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from April 2005 through May 2009. Mr. Brightman also serves as chairman of the board of directors of our CSI Compressco GP Inc. subsidiary, the general partner of CSI Compressco LP ("CSI Compressco"), also one of our consolidated subsidiaries and a publicly traded limited partnership subject to the reporting requirements of the Exchange Act. From April 2004 to April 2005, Mr. Brightman was self-employed. Mr. Brightman served as president of the Dresser Flow Control division of Dresser, Inc. from April 2002 until April 2004. Dresser Flow Control, which manufactures and sells valves, actuators, and other equipment and provides related technology and services for the oil and gas industry, had revenues in excess of $400 million in 2004. From November 1998 to April 2002, Mr. Brightman was president of the Americas Operation of the Dresser Valve Division of Dresser, Inc. He served in other capacities during the earlier portion of his career with Dresser, from 1993 to 1998. From 1982 to 1993, Mr. Brightman served in several financial and operational positions with Cameron Iron Works and its successor, Cooper Oil Tools. Mr. Brightman received his B.S. degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of Business.

Elijio Serrano

Mr. Elijio V. Serrano has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Tetra Technologies, Inc. Mr. Serrano served as chief financial officer of UniversalPegasus International, a global project management, engineering and construction management company, from October 2009 through July 2012. Following his resignation from Paradigm BV in February 2009 and until his acceptance of the position with UniversalPegasus International in October 2009, Mr. Serrano was retired. From February 2006 through February 2009, Mr. Serrano served as chief financial officer and executive vice president of Paradigm BV (formerly, Paradigm Geophysical Ltd.), a provider of enterprise software solutions to the oil and gas industry. From October 1999 through February 2006, Mr. Serrano served as chief financial officer of EGL, Inc., a publicly-traded transportation and logistics company subject to the reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. From 1982 through October 1999, Mr. Serrano was employed in various capacities by Schlumberger Ltd., including as vice president and general manager of the western hemisphere operations of Schlumberger’s Geco-Prakla seismic division (from 1997 to 1999), as group controller for the global operations of the Geco-Prakla seismic division (from 1996 to 1997), and from 1992 to 1996, as controller of various geographical units of the Geco-Prakla seismic division. Mr. Serrano currently serves as a director and as a member of the audit and corporate governance and nominating committees of Tesco Corporation, a public company subject to the reporting requirements of the Exchange Act. Mr. Serrano received his B.B.A. degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Texas at El Paso. Mr. Serrano was a certified public accountant in the State of Texas from 1986 until March 2002, at which time his license became inactive.

Timothy Knox

Mr. Timothy A. Knox serves as President - CSI Compressco GP Inc., a subsidiary of the Company. He has served as President and a director of our subsidiary, CSI Compressco GP Inc. since August 2014. Mr. Knox served as president and chief operating officer of Compressor Systems, Inc. (CSI) from September 2010 until it was acquired by CSI Compressco LP in August 2014. He served as senior vice president of CSI from August 2009 to September 2010 and as vice president - engineering and manufacturing of CSI from December 2004 to August 2009. Mr. Knox joined CSI as a regional account manager and a mid-continent business unit manager in 1996 and served in those roles until 2004. From 1991 to 1996, Mr. Knox served in multiple roles for Dresser-Rand Compression Services including; applications, project engineering, project management, and sales. Mr. Knox received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1990 and an M.B.A. from Oklahoma State University in 1999.

Joseph Elkhoury

Mr. Joseph Elkhoury has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company, effective on or about June 16, 2014. Prior to his employment by us, Mr. Elkhoury served within the Schlumberger Limited organization for twenty years, most recently as vice president and general manager of Schlumberger’s microseismic services since October 2012. Schlumberger Limited is a supplier of technology, integrated project management, and information solutions to oil and gas exploration and production industries worldwide. From December 2010 until September 2012, Mr. Elkhoury served as Schlumberger’s vice president of information solutions in North America, and from December 2009 until December 2010, vice president of production services. From 1994 until November 2009, Mr. Elkhoury held numerous other management positions with Schlumberger, serving in operating and administrative areas such as marketing and communications, global supply chain and procurement, area operations support, geomarket operations, training, and wireline engineering. Mr. Elkhoury received his B.E.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon.

Bass Wallace

Mr. Bass C. Wallace, Jr., J.D., is Senior Vice President, General Counsel of Tetra Technologies Inc. He has served as General Counsel since 1994, as Corporate Secretary since 1996, and as Senior Vice President since May 2011. From 1984 to 1994 he was engaged in the private practice of law. Mr. Wallace received his B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Virginia and his J.D. degree from the University of Texas School of Law.

Peter Pintar

Mr. Peter J. Pintar is Senior Vice President - Offshore Services Division of Tetra Technologies, Inc., since January 2015. Mr. Pintar served as our Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Development from November 2011 until January 2015. From September 2010 through November 2011, Mr. Pintar was self-employed. Mr. Pintar previously served as vice president corporate strategy and development with Smith International, Inc. from August 2005 through September 2010. Prior to its merger with Schlumberger in August 2010, Smith International, Inc. was a public company subject to the reporting requirements of the Exchange Act that was a leading global supplier of products and services to the oil and gas industry. Mr. Pintar held various positions with DTE Energy Company, including director, corporate development, managing director, venture capital investments, and director, investor relations from October 1997 through August 2005. From November 1990 through September 1997, Mr. Pintar was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he assisted U.S. and international corporations in strategic planning and business development. Mr. Pintar received his B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, his M.A. degree in International Relations from The Johns Hopkins University and his M.B.A. degree in Finance from The Wharton School.

Keith Schilling

Mr. Keith L. Schilling is Senior Vice President of the Company, since December 2014. Prior to his employment by TETRA, Mr. Schilling served within the Schlumberger Limited organization for nineteen years, most recently as vice president artificial lift, North America, since February 2014. From February 2012 until February 2014, Mr. Schilling served as the global personnel manager for Schlumberger’s artificial lift business and from June 2010 until February 2012, as vice president of Schlumberger’s offshore North America wireline business. From 1995 until June 2010, Mr. Schilling held numerous other management positions with Schlumberger, primarily in operations and engineering functions. Mr. Schilling received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and his M.B.A. degree from Rotterdam University.

Joseph Meyer

Mr. Joseph J. Meyer serves as Vice President - Finance and Treasurer of the Company, since February 2015. He served as treasurer of JBT Corporation, a multi-national equipment and technology solutions provider to the food processing and air transportation industries, from July 2008 through May 2014. From June 2001 until July 2008, Mr. Meyer served as director, treasury operations of FMC Technologies, Inc., a multi-national company within the oil and gas equipment and services industry, food processing equipment industry, and air transportation equipment industry, and from 1995 until 2001 served in various managerial roles within the treasury department of FMC Corporation. From 1988 through 1994, Mr. Meyer held positions with increasing responsibility with several national banks. Mr. Meyer received his B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his M.S. in Management from Northwestern University.

Ben Chambers

Mr. Ben C. Chambers, CPA serves as Vice President - Accounting and Controller of Tetra Technologies Inc. He served as Chief Accounting Officer from May 2000 to May 2001. He was first employed the in 1993, and served as Controller of the Oil & Gas Services Division from January 1995 to May 2000. From 1979 to 1992, Mr. Chambers held various management positions with Baker Hughes, Inc., ultimately serving as controller for its Tubular Services Division. Mr. Chambers received his B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Oklahoma, and he is a certified public accountant.

Elisabeth Evans

Ms. Elisabeth K. Evans is Vice President - Human Resources of Tetra Technologies Inc., since January 2013. Ms. Evans served as senior vice president of human resources and corporate communications of Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP, a midstream master limited partnership that provides transportation, storage, gathering, and processing of natural gas and liquids, from February 2009 through September 2012. Following her departure from Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP and until her acceptance of the position with us in January 2013, Ms. Evans was engaged in independent consulting on human resources issues. From April 2003 through January 2009, Ms. Evans served as vice president of human resources and administrative services for AGL Resources Inc., and from 1999 through 2001, she served as a global human resources director for Accenture, Ltd. Ms. Evans was employed in various capacities by ARAMARK Corporation, including as human resources director, from 1994 through 1999. From 1988 through 1994, Ms. Evans served in human resources positions with BP. Ms. Evans received her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Economics from Indiana University.

Ronald Foster

Mr. Ronald J. Foster is Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer - CSI Compressco LP., a subsidiary Company of Tetra Technologies Inc. He served as President and a director of Compressco, Inc. subsidiary from October 2008 until October 2012. From August 2002 to September 2008 Mr. Foster served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Compressco, Inc. Mr. Foster has over 30 years of energy-related work experience that also includes positions with Wood Group, Halliburton and Dresser. He is an active member of several regional industry trade organizations, including the American Petroleum Institute (API), the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association (OIPA). Mr. Foster received his B.S. degree in Economics from Oklahoma State University.

Mark Baldwin

Mr. Mark E. Baldwin serves as an Independent Director of the Company, since January 2014 and as Chairman of our Audit Committee since May 2014. Mr. Baldwin served as the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Dresser-Rand Group, Inc., a public company subject to the reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act"), from August 2007 until his retirement in May 2013. Prior to joining Dresser-Rand, he served as the executive vice president, chief financial officer, and treasurer of Veritas DGC Inc., a public company subject to the reporting requirements of the Exchange Act, from August 2004 through February 2007, and operating partner at First Reserve Corporation from April 2003 through July 2004. Mr. Baldwin served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for NextiraOne from October 2001 through August 2002, and as chairman of the board and chief executive officer for Pentacon Inc. from 1997 through 2001. From 1980 through 1997, Mr. Baldwin served in a variety of finance and operations positions with Keystone International Inc., including treasurer, chief financial officer, and president of the Industrial Valves and Controls Group. Mr. Baldwin currently serves as a director and as a member of the audit committee of KBR, Inc., a public company subject to the requirements of the Exchange Act, and as a director of Nine Energy Service, a private company providing downhole completions services. He previously served as a director of Seahawk Drilling Inc. from August 2009 until February 2011. Mr. Baldwin has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University and an MBA from Tulane University.

Thomas Bates

Dr. Thomas R. Bates, Jr., Ph.D., is Independent Director of Tetra Technologies, Inc., since November 2011. Dr. Bates has served as Chairman of our Compensation Committee since May 2014 and as a member of that committee since May 2012. Dr. Bates is a private investor and currently an adjunct professor in the Finance Department at Texas Christian University where he teaches in the MBA program at the Neeley School of Business. Dr. Bates joined Lime Rock Management LP, an energy-focused private equity firm, as a managing director in 2001 and became a senior advisor of the firm in 2010 before retiring in 2013. Dr. Bates had 25 years of experience in oil service management and operations before joining Lime Rock. He served from 1998 through 2000 as president of the Discovery Group of Baker Hughes and was responsible for the integration of Western Atlas into Baker Hughes. Earlier, he served as president and chief executive officer of Weatherford Enterra. Previously, Dr. Bates spent 15 years with Schlumberger in both domestic and international locations and was responsible for the Anadrill business unit when early MWD and LWD tools were commercialized. Dr. Bates began his career with Shell Oil Company, where he conducted drilling research. Dr. Bates has been a personal investor and/or a corporate investor in more than a dozen oil service technology startups. Dr. Bates also serves as chairman of the board of directors of Hercules Offshore, Inc. and Independence Contract Drilling, Inc., both of which are public companies subject to the reporting requirements of the Exchange Act. He also serves on the board of directors of Alacer Gold Corporation, a Canadian publicly traded company. Dr. Bates previously served on the boards of Natco Group, Inc. from 2003 through 2009, and T-3 Energy Services from 2007 until it was acquired in 2011. Dr. Bates received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Paul Coombs

Mr. Paul D. Coombs serves as an Independent Director of Tetra Technologies Inc. Mr. Coombs has served as a member of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee since July 2012. Mr. Coombs currently serves as a director of our CSI Compressco GP Inc. subsidiary, the general partner of CSI Compressco, also one of our consolidated subsidiaries and a publicly traded limited partnership subject to the reporting requirements of the Exchange Act. From April 2005 until his retirement in June 2007, Mr. Coombs served as our Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, and from May 2001 to April 2005, as our Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. From January 1994 to May 2001, Mr. Coombs served as our Executive Vice President - Oil & Gas, from 1987 to 1994 he served as Senior Vice President - Oil & Gas, and from 1985 to 1987, as General Manager - Oil & Gas. Mr. Coombs has served in numerous other positions with us since 1982. Mr. Coombs is presently a director and serves on the audit and corporate governance committees of the board of directors of Balchem Corporation, a public company that is subject to the reporting requirements of the Exchange Act.

John Glick

Mr. John “Jay” F. Glick serves as an Independent Director of the Company, since January 2014. he serves as a member of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and our Compensation Committee since May 2014. From August 2007 until his retirement in July 2013, Mr. Glick served as president and a director of Lufkin Industries, Inc., a public company subject to the reporting requirements of the Exchange Act. Additionally, he was elected chief executive officer of Lufkin in March 2008 and served in such capacity until his retirement in July 2013. During his tenure, Mr. Glick oversaw the growth of Lufkin and ultimately, the sale of the company to General Electric in July 2013. From September 1994 through August 2007, Mr. Glick served as the vice president and general manager of Lufkin’s Power Transmission Division. He previously served as vice president and general manager of Lufkin’s Oilfield Division from August 2007 through August 2008. Prior to joining Lufkin, from 1974 through 1994, Mr. Glick held several senior management level positions with Cameron Iron Works, Inc. Mr. Glick currently serves as a director and as a member of the audit, nomination, and remuneration committees of Hunting PLC, a public company traded on the London Stock Exchange. Mr. Glick also serves as the chairman of the board of directors of CHI St. Lukes Memorial Hospital System and as a director of CHI St. Lukes Hospital. Mr. Glick received a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Kansas and graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Program for Management Development.

Stephen Snider

Mr. Stephen A. Snider is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Snider served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Exterran Holdings, Inc. from August 2007 until his retirement in June 2009, and was Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the general partner of Exterran Partners, L.P. from August 2007 to June 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Snider was President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Universal Compression Holdings Inc. from 1998 until Universal merged with Hanover Compressor Company in 2007 to form Exterran Corporation. Mr. Snider has over 30 years of experience in senior management of operating companies. He has served as a director of Energen Corporation since 2000 and as a director of Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. since 2011. He also served as a director of Dresser-Rand Group Inc. from 2009 until its merger with Siemens AG in July 2015 and as a director of Seahawk Drilling, Inc. from August 2009 until February 2011. Mr. Snider holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Detroit and an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado at Denver.

William Sullivan

Mr. William D. Sullivan is Independent Director of Tetra Technologies Inc., since August 2007. Mr. Sullivan currently serves as Chairman of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and as a member of our Compensation Committee. Mr. Sullivan also serves as a director of our CSI Compressco GP Inc. subsidiary, the general partner of CSI Compressco, also one of our consolidated subsidiaries and a publicly traded limited partnership subject to the reporting requirements of the Exchange Act. Mr. Sullivan is the non-executive chairman of the board of directors of SM Energy Company, a publicly traded exploration and production company that is subject to the reporting requirements of the Exchange Act. Mr. Sullivan is also a director and serves on the audit, nominating and corporate governance and conflicts, and compensation committees of Legacy Reserves GP, LLC, the general partner of Legacy Reserves, LP, a publicly traded limited partnership holding oil and gas producing assets, primarily in the Permian Basin and Rocky Mountain areas. Mr. Sullivan is a director and serves on the conflicts and audit committees of Targa Resources Partners GP, LLC, the general partner of Targa Resources Partners LP, a publicly traded limited partnership focused on mid-stream gas gathering, processing, liquids fractionation, and transportation. From 1981 through August 2003, Mr. Sullivan was employed in various capacities by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, most recently as executive vice president, exploration and production. Mr. Sullivan has been retired since August 2005. Mr. Sullivan received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Kenneth White

Mr. Kenneth E. White, Jr., is Independent Director of Tetra Technologies Inc., since 2002. Mr. White serves on our Audit Committee and our Compensation Committee and served as Chairman of our Compensation Committee until May 2014. He served as president and chief operating officer and a director of Torch Energy Advisors, a private company that owns and operates oil and gas projects on behalf of its investors, until his retirement in January 2001. Prior to his initial employment with Torch in 1989, Mr. White served as executive vice president and general manager of Gruy Engineering, a petroleum consulting firm affiliated with Torch. From 1982 to 1989, Mr. White served in several positions related to Gulf Coast reservoir management and engineering with Tenneco Oil. He received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University.

Joseph Winkler

Mr. Joseph C. Winkler, III, is Independent Director of TETRA Technologies, Inc. Joe Winkler served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Complete Production Services Inc. from March 2007 until February 2012 , at which time he retired in connection with the acquisition of Complete by Superior Energy Services, Inc. From June 2005 to March 2007 , Mr. Winkler served as Complete's President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, from March 2005 to June 2005 , Mr. Winkler served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of National Oilwell Varco, Inc. and from May 2003 until March 2005 , as the President and Chief Operating Officer of NOV's predecessor, Varco International, Inc. From April 1996 until May 2003 , Mr. Winkler served in various other senior management capacities with Varco and its predecessor. From 1993 to April 1996 , Mr. Winkler served as the Chief Financial Officer of a privately held company that was acquired by Varco International in April 1996 . Prior to that, Mr. Winkler served as Chief Financial Officer of Baker Hughes INTEQ, and served in a similar role for various companies owned by Baker Hughes Incorporated. Mr. Winkler has served as a director of the general partner of Hi-Crush Partners LP since 2012, as a director of Commercial Metals Company since 2012, and as a director of Eclipse Resources since 2014. Mr. Winkler also served on the board of Dresser-Rand Group, Inc. from 2007 until its merger with Siemens AG in July 2015 . Mr. Winkler received a B.S. degree in Accounting from Louisiana State University .