Exterran Corporation Board of Directors
Mark R. Sotir Executive Chairman
Mr. Sotir has served as director and Executive Chairman of the Company since October 2015. He has also served as President of the Equity Group Investments (EGI), a private investment firm, since October 2015. He joined EGI in 2006 as a Managing Director. Mr. Sotir is Chief Operating Officer of Chai Trust Company, LLC, and the corporate trustee for the Zell family trusts. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Ardent Health Services, a provider of hospital and healthcare services, and as Chairman of Lanter Delivery Systems, an asset-light dedicated delivery service provider. Mr. Sotir is also on the board of Able Freight Services, a provider of airfreight forwarding services focused on time-sensitive perishable goods. Prior to joining EGI, Mr. Sotir was the Chief Executive Officer of Sunburst Technology Corporation, an independent distributor of educational software to public schools, from August 2003 to November 2006. Previously, he was the President of Budget Group, Inc. (Budget Rent A Car and Ryder Truck Rental), and served on that company’s board as well. Mr. Sotir earned a B.A. in Economics from Amherst College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Andrew J. Way President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Way is our President and Chief Executive Officer. He previously served as Vice President and Chief Executive Officer-Drilling and Surface Production of GE Oil & Gas, a provider of equipment and services in the oil and gas space, from 2012 through June 2015. Mr. Way joined GE Oil & Gas in October 2007 and previously served as General Manager Operations, Turbo Machinery Services from October 2007 to December 2008, as General Manager, Global Supply Chain from December 2008 to December 2010, and as Vice President and Chief Executive Officer-Turbo Machinery Services from December 2010 to June 2012. Prior to joining GE Oil & Gas, Mr. Way served as Operations Director and Managing Director-GE Equipment Services of GE Capital from 2001 to 2007 and held various positions at GE Aviation from 1996 to 2001. Mr. Way serves on the Board of Directors of the Petroleum Equipment & Services Association and is actively involved in various civic and charitable organizations. Mr. Way studied Mechanical Engineering and graduated from the technical leadership program with Lucas Industries in Wales, U.K.
William M. Goodyear Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Human Capital & Compensation Committee
Mr. Goodyear served as Executive Chairman of the board of directors of Navigant Consulting, Inc., a specialized global consulting firm, from May 2000 to June 2014 and as its Chief Executive Officer from May 2000 to February 2012. Prior to December 1999, Mr. Goodyear served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of America Illinois and President of Bank of America’s Global Private Bank. Between 1972 and 1999, Mr. Goodyear held a variety of positions with Continental Bank (subsequently Bank of America), specializing in corporate finance, corporate lending, trading and distribution. During his tenure with Continental Bank, Mr. Goodyear managed the bank’s European and Asian Operations and served as Vice Chairman of Continental Bank’s board of directors prior to its 1994 merger with Bank of America. Mr. Goodyear is a member of the board of trustees of the University of Notre Dame and the Museum of Science and Industry-Chicago, and serves as director, Ardent Health Services, an acute care hospital system and Director of Enova International, Inc. Mr. Goodyear received a B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and a M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
James C. Gouin Member of the Audit Committee and member of the Human Capital & Compensation Committee
Mr. Gouin served as President of Tower International, Inc. (“Tower”), a global manufacturer of engineered automotive products, from 2016 until 2019 and became Chief Executive Officer and a member of Tower’s board of directors in 2017 until 2019. Mr. Gouin joined Tower in November 2007 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Tower, Mr. Gouin served in 2007 as a Senior Managing Director of the corporate financial practice of FTI Consulting, Inc., a business advisory firm. Prior to joining FTI, Mr. Gouin spent 28 years at Ford Motor Company in a variety of senior positions, including as Vice President, Finance and Global Corporate Controller from 2003 to 2006 and as Vice President of Finance, Strategy and Business Development of Ford Motor Company’s International Operations from 2006 to 2007. Mr. Gouin also served on the Board of Trustees of the University of Detroit Mercy until October 2017, and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vista Maria, a non-profit corporation. Mr. Gouin received a B.B.A. from the Detroit Institute of Technology and a M.B.A. from the University of Detroit Mercy.
John P. Ryan Chair of the Human Capital & Compensation Committee and member of the Audit Committee
Mr. Ryan previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Dresser, Inc., a global provider of flow control products, measurement systems and other infrastructure technologies to the oil and gas and power generation industries, from May 2007 until February 2011. Mr. Ryan was President and Chief Operating Officer of Dresser, Inc. from December 2004 to June 2007. From 1987 to 2004, Mr. Ryan was employed by Dresser Wayne where he served as President from 1996 to 2004 and as Vice President from 1991 to 1996. He previously served on the board of directors of each of FlexEnergy, LLC, a provider of oil field turbine generators and environmental solutions for power generation, landfill gas and digester gas applications, from January 2012 to April 2013 and Wayne Fueling Systems, Inc., a privately-held global supplier of fuel dispensers, payment terminals and other measurement and control solutions to the retail and commercial fueling industry from April 2014 to November 2016. Prior to September 2017, Mr. Ryan served as a director of Hudson Products, Inc., a company engaged in the design, manufacture and servicing of heat transfer equipment for the petroleum, chemical, gas processing and electric utility industries, and currently serves as an Ex-Officio Director of The Village of Hope, a non-profit organization. Mr. Ryan received a B.A. from Villanova University.
Christopher T. Seaver Chair of the Nominating, Governance & Sustainability Committee and member of the Audit Committee
Mr. Seaver served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hydril Company, an oil and gas service company specializing in pressure control equipment and premium connections for casing and tubing, from 2006 until his retirement in May 2007. Mr. Seaver held a series of domestic and international management positions at Hydril Company from 1985 to May 2007, including President since 1993 and Chief Executive Officer and director since 1997. Prior to joining Hydril Company, Mr. Seaver was a corporate and securities attorney for the law firm of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, and was a Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. State Department with postings in Kinshasa, Republic of Congo and Bogotá, Colombia. Mr. Seaver has served as a director and officer of the Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association, a director of the American Petroleum Institute, and a director and Chairman of the National Ocean Industries Association. Mr. Seaver currently serves as director of Oil States International Inc. and director of McCoy Global, Inc. Mr. Seaver received an A.B. in Economics from Yale University and a J.D. and M.B.A. from Stanford University.
Hatem Soliman Member of the Audit and Nominating, Governance & Sustainability Committee
Mr. Soliman served with Schlumberger Ltd. for nearly 37 years, rising through a series of international positions in the Middle East and Africa, Latin America and Europe. His most recent position was Senior Advisor to Schlumberger’s Global CEO. Prior to that, he was Executive President for the Middle East, Asia and UAE (2016 – 2017), Latin America and Brazil, (2010 – 2016), and Schlumberger Testing Services in France (2007 – 2010). From 2003 – 2007, he served as President and Managing Director for multiple countries and regions in Latin America and the Caribbean. He began his career with Schlumberger in 1981. Mr. Soliman is a director of ADES International Holdings Ltd. and OCYAN-SA, part of the Oderbecht S.A. Group. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Helwan University in Cairo and is a citizen of both Egypt and Brazil.
Ieda Gomes Yell Member of the Human Capital & Compensation and Nominating, Governance & Sustainability Committee
Ms. Gomes Yell served as the Managing Director of Energix Strategy Ltd., an independent oil and gas consultancy firm, until October 2017. Before forming Energix, she served in a number of positions with BP plc and its subsidiaries from 1998 to 2011, including as President of BP Brazil, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Vice President of Market Development for BP Solar, and Vice President of Pan American Energy. Ms. Gomes Yell is Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee of InterEnergy Holdings, a private power production company; a Councillor of the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain, a not-for-profit organization; a founding director and a member of the Council of WILL - Women in Leadership in Latin America, a non-profit organization created in 2014 to promote diversity in companies; a member of the Advisory Board of Crystol Energy, an independent consultancy and advisory firm; and a member of the Advisory Board of Comgás and of the Infrastructure Department of the São Paulo Federation of Industries. Ms. Gomes Yell is a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies in the United Kingdom and Fundação Getúlio Vargas Energia in Brazil. She is currently a member of the Citizens Forum on Climate Change of the Isle of Man representing the Energy Users sector and also became a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) – Chapter Zéro France, which is a forum for board members engaged in the transition for zero carbon. Additionally, she serves as director for the Bureau Veritas S.A. and Saint-Gobain S.A. Ms. Gomes Yell received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bahia, Brazil, a MSc. in Environmental Engineering from the Polytechnic School of Lausanne, Switzerland and a MSc. in Energy from the University of São Paulo, Brazil.