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Auburn University Alumnus Named Flotek Industries, Inc. Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and President

Published: 01/14/2020

By: Melanie Vynalek

John W. Gibson, Jr., a 1982 graduate of the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) geology department, began his new role in Houston, Texas, earlier this week.

According to the company’s website, “Flotek develops and delivers prescriptive, reservoir-centric chemistry technologies to oil and gas clients designed to address every challenge in the lifecycle of the reservoir and maximize recovery in both new and mature fields.”

Gibson has more than 35 years of experience in the energy technology, oil, and gas services and exploration and production sectors of the energy industry. Prior to coming to Flotek, Gibson served Houston’s Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Company (TPH), as Chairman of Energy Technology, leading a team focused on opportunities in emerging oil and gas technologies. Prior to TPH, Gibson served in executive positions at Tervita Corporation, Paradigm Geophysical and Landmark Graphics Corporation, and Halliburton Company’s Energy Services Group. He also is the former head of subsurface research at Chevron Corporation.

Gibson currently serves as Director of Orocobre Limited and Bulware Inc., and is a member of the University of Houston’s Energy Advisory Board, the University of Texas at Austin’s Bureau of Economic Geology Visiting Committee, and the National Board of KickStart for Kids.

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