People: Kirby Corp (KEX)
20 Jan 2017
Mr. Richard R. Stewart is Independent Director of the Company. During a 35-year business career, Mr. Stewart has been the principal executive officer with both operating and financial responsibility for the diesel engine and gas turbine power and service businesses at Stewart & Stevenson and then at GE Aero Energy. Mr. Stewart’s extensive experience in the diesel engine business is valuable to the Board in its oversight of the Company’s diesel engine services business and complements the marine transportation, midstream energy services and petrochemical industry experience of a number of the Company’s other directors. Mr. Stewart served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Aero Energy, a division of GE Energy, and as an officer of General Electric Company, from 1998 until his retirement in December 2006. From 1972 to 1998, Mr. Stewart served in various positions at Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc. (“Stewart and Stevenson”), including Group President and member of the Board of Directors. He serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Stewart is also a director of Exterran Corporation, a director and Vice Chairman of Eagle Materials Inc. and a former director of Exterran Holdings, Inc. and Lufkin Industries, Inc.
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