Keith L. Schilling
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Schilling has 25 years of related industry experience and was named or President, Chief Executive Officer and Director in December 2019. Prior to joining the Company, Keith was employed by Baker Hughes Company, where he served as President of Baker Hughes Canada since November 2018 and as Director, Sales and Commercial from July 2017 until November 2018. From October 2016 until June 2017, he served as President - Surface for the North America Region. Prior to his work for Baker Hughes Company and its affiliates, Mr. Schilling served as Senior Vice President for TETRA Technologies, Inc. from December 2014 until October 2016. From 1995 to 2014, Mr. Schilling was employed by Schlumberger Limited in numerous capacities. Mr. Schilling received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1995 and an M.B.A. from Rotterdam University in 2008.
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary
Adam Hurley has 17 years of related industry experience. He previously served as our Executive Vice President – Operations, and has also served as Vice President of Strategy and Business Development beginning in July 2018 and as Chief Integration Officer beginning in March 2020. Prior to joining Basic, he was an investment banker focused on oil and gas M&A advisory at Intrepid Partners, an energy-focused merchant bank, from 2016 to 2018 and Goldman Sachs from 2013 to 2016. Before that, Mr. Hurley was an officer in the U.S. Army for 8 years, most notably as a Special Forces team leader and an infantry platoon leader. Mr. Hurley graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Masters of Business Administration from Duke University.
James F. Newman
Executive Vice President - Operations
James F. Newman has 32 years of related industry experience and most recently served as Senior Vice President – Agua Libre Midstream. He was promoted to Senior Vice President, Region Operations in 2013. Prior to that, he was our Group Vice President, Permian Business Unit since April 2011 and has been a Group Vice President since September 2008. Prior to joining Basic, he co-founded Triple N Services in 1986 and served as its President through May 2008. He initially served Basic as an Area Manager in the plugging and abandonment operations. Mr. Newman is a registered Professional Engineer and is active in the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Mr. Newman graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School of Mines.
Senior Vice President - Western Region
Mr. Renshaw joined Basic as Senior Vice President - Western Region in March 2020 with the acquisition of C&J Well Services, Inc. Previously, he served as NexTier's Senior Vice President - Well Services starting in October 2019 after their merger with C&J Energy Services, Inc. (“C&J”). He previously served as President of C&J’s Well Support Services division, a position he held since August 2017. He first joined C&J in March 2015 as Senior Vice President, Operations for the Well Support Services Northwest region when C&J combined with the completion and production services business of Nabors Industries Ltd. Mr. Renshaw has more than 30 years of industry experience, dealing with all aspects of well support services. He first joined Pool Well Services, which was subsequently acquired by Nabors and then C&J, in 1988. Since then, he has held numerous operational and management positions of increasing responsibility.
Senior Vice President - Central Region
Brandon McGuire has 15 years of industry experience exclusively with Basic Energy Services and became Vice President of the Permian Basin Unit in 2017. Before his promotion, Mr. McGuire was VP of the Gulf Coast region and has previously served in a variety of departments including Business Development, IT, Region Controller and Operations throughout Basic Energy’s Corporate Offices, Gulf Coast, Central and Rocky Mountain regions. Mr. McGuire has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Angelo State University.
Brett J. Taylor
Chief Asset Officer
Brett J. Taylor has 22 years of related industry experience. Mr. Taylor now serves as our Chief Asset Officer utilizing his deep experience in manufacturing of equipment in our industry to enhance effective fleet management and supply chain strategies. Previously, he served as Chief Technology Officer since 2019 and as our Vice President of Manufacturing and Equipment since June 2013. Prior to joining Basic, he was President of Taylor Industries, LLC, in Tulsa, OK from 2010 to 2013. Previous to that, he served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Serva Group Manufacturing from 2009 to 2010. Before that, Mr. Taylor held positions of increasing responsibilities at Taylor Industries over an 11-year span. His tenure at Taylor included the role of Consultant, President of Sales from 2008 to 2009, President of Taylor from 2003 to 2008, General Manager & Vice President of Business Development from 2001 to 2003, and Sales and Marketing Manager from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Taylor graduated with a Bachelor of Business Degree from the University of Oklahoma.
Pedro R. Buhigas
Chief Information & Technology Officer
Pedro R. Buhigas has more than 15 years of IT leadership experience in the industry. Mr. Buhigas was recently named Chief Information & Technology Officer in 2020. He previously served as the Company's Vice President, Information Systems & Technology since March 2019. Prior to joining Basic, he served as Vice President, Information Technology at TETRA Technologies, a leading solutions provider to the upstream energy industry for completion fluids, water management and compression services, from 2016 to 2019, and Stallion Oilfield Services, a provider of auxiliary rentals and services for oil and gas operations, from 2005 to 2016, where he served as CIO since January 2012. Mr. Buhigas’ earlier professional career includes software development positions with increasing responsibility, including Software Design Engineer for Microsoft Corporation. Mr. Buhigas received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer and Information Science from Ohio State University.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Eric Lannen has more than 27 years of Human Resources experience in the oil & gas, engineering & construction, defense & government services and the technology industries, as well as more than 16 years of experience in HR leadership roles. Prior to joining Basic Energy Services in August 2015, Mr. Lannen served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Dyncorp International and Vice President of Human Resources at McDermott International. Mr. Lannen’s prior experience includes talent acquisition leader for IBM growth markets across five continents; leading Human Resources for the Government Services Division of Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR), and several human resources positions at Halliburton Company. Mr. Lannen graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree.
Vice President - Quality, Health, Safety & Environment
Richard Wegner has served as Vice President of Quality, Health, Safety, & Environment at Basic Energy Services since 2015. He synonymously began his industry experience and Basic career in 2012 with roles of increasing responsibility as a Director of Budget & Analysis and moved onto Director of Safety Compliance in 2015 before becoming Vice President. Mr. Wegner is currently responsible for the development, implementation, communication and coordination of all quality, health, safety and environmental programs for the company including the Department of Transportation compliance and safety training. Prior to joining Basic, Mr. Wegner served as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Wegner earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas Tech University and his Master’s in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.