John James Kennedy
Board Position: Chairman
John Kennedy has more than 33 years of experience working in senior operational and financial positions, primarily in the oil service sector. John was President and CEO of Wilson International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Smith International and Schlumberger (Schlumberger acquired Smith International in August 2010) until Wilson was sold to National Oilwell Varco in 2012.
Prior to joining Wilson in 1999, John was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Smith International Inc.(NYSE:SII) having joined Smith in 1986, as part of the European Treasury Group. John transferred from London to Houston in 1991 and held a number of senior financial positions with Smith, including Treasurer and Chief Accounting Officer before becoming CFO in 1997.
John attended Wimbledon College and Farnborough College of Technology in the United Kingdom. He is a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and Energy Institute. He has been a member of a number of boards, both public and private. He sat on the board of Edgen Group (NYSE:EDG) until November 2013 when the company was sold to Sumitomo Corporation. Currently John is a member of the Advisory Board of Texas A&M Industrial Distribution Program and the Advisory Board and main Board of the Houston Technology Center.
Committees: Compensation Committee