Board of Directors

Geoffrey M. Hertel

Geoffrey M. Hertel has served as Chairman of the Board of our general partner since October 31, 2008.  Mr. Hertel also serves as a member of TETRA’s Board of Directors (since 1984) and as a member of Compressco’s Board of Directors (since October 2004).  Prior to May 2009, Mr. Hertel served as TETRA’s President (since May 2000) and Chief Executive Officer (since May 2001).  Mr. Hertel remains employed by TETRA, assisting in strategic planning.  Mr. Hertel received his B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from Michigan State University.


Stuart M. Brightman

Stuart M. Brightman has served as a Director of our general partner since October 31, 2008.  Mr. Brightman also serves as TETRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer (since May 2009), as a member of TETRA’s Board of Directors (since May 2009) and as a member of the Board of Directors of Compressco (since October 1, 2008).  Prior to May 2009, Mr. Brightman served as an Executive Vice President of TETRA and Chief Operating Offer (since April 2005) and as a Vice President of Compressco (since October 1, 2008).  Mr. Brightman received his B.S. degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.B.A. degree from the Wharton School of Business.


William D. Sullivan

William D. Sullivan is an Independent Director of our general partner and has served as a Director of TETRA since August 2007.  Mr. Sullivan currently serves on TETRA’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, Reserves Committee and Management and Compensation Committee.  Mr. Sullivan is the non-executive chairman of the board of directors and serves on the Nominating and Corporate Governance and Compensation Committees of SM Energy Company, a publicly traded exploration and production company (since May 2004).  Mr. Sullivan is also a Director, serves on the Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees, and is Chairman of the Conflicts Committee of Legacy Reserves GP, LLC, the general partner of Legacy Reserves, LP, a publicly traded limited partnership holding oil and gas producing assets (since March 2006), primarily in the Permian Basin.  Mr. Sullivan is a Director, and serves on the Conflicts and Audit Committees of Targa Resources GP, LLC, the general partner of Targa Resources LP, a publicly traded limited partnership focused on midstream gas gathering, processing, liquids fractionation, and transportation (since February 2007).  From 1981 through August 2003, Mr. Sullivan was employed in various capacities by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, most recently as Executive Vice President, Exploration and Production.  From August 2003 to June 2005 Mr. Sullivan was not, and since August 2005 Mr. Sullivan has not, entered into an employment relationship with any employer.  From June 2005 through August 2005, Mr. Sullivan served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Leor Energy LP.  Mr. Sullivan received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University.


Ronald J. Foster

Ronald J. Foster has served as President and a Director of our general partner since October 31, 2008.  Mr. Foster also serves as President and a Director of Compressco (since October 1, 2008).  From August 2002 to September 30, 2008, Mr. Foster served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Compressco.  Mr. Foster has over 30 years of energy-related work experience that also includes positions with Wood Group, Halliburton and Dresser.  He is an active member of several regional industry trade organizations, including the American Petroleum Institute (API), the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association (OIPA).  Mr. Foster attended Oklahoma State University, earning a B.S. degree in Economics in 1978.


James R. Larson

James R. Larson has served as an independent director of our general partner and as Chairman of the Audit Committee of our general partner’s board since July 2011. Mr. Larson served as senior vice president of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation from  September 2005 through his retirement in January 2006. From December 2003 through September 2005, Mr. Larson served as senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer of Anadarko. From 2002 through December 2003, Mr. Larson served as senior vice president, finance of Anadarko, where he oversaw treasury, investor relations, internal audits and acquisitions and divestitures. From 1995 through 2002, Mr. Larson served as vice president and controller of Anadarko, where he was responsible for accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting and tax functions. Until 1995, Mr. Larson held various other tax and financial positions with Anadarko after joining the company in 1981. Mr. Larson is presently a director of EV Energy Partners, L.P., a Houston-based publicly-traded limited partnership engaged in acquiring, producing and developing oil and gas properties. Mr. Larson is a current member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Financial Executives International, the Tax Executives Institute and the National Association of Corporate Directors. He received his BBA degree in business from the University of Iowa.


D. Frank Harrison

D. Frank Harrison has served as an independent director of our general partner and as Chairman of the Conflicts Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of our general partner’s board since April 2012. Mr. Harrison is presently an owner and the managing partner of Eufaula Energy, LLC, a privately held company that invests in oil and gas interests. Mr. Harrison served as chairman of the board of directors (since 2007) and as chief executive officer and a director (since 2005) of Bronco Drilling Company, Inc. until the acquisition of Bronco by Chesapeake Energy in June 2011. Bronco was a publicly traded company that provided contract drilling and well services. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Harrison served as an agent for the purchase of oil and gas properties for entities controlled by Wexford Capital LLC. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Harrison served as president of Harding and Shelton, Inc., a privately held oil and natural gas exploration, drilling and development firm. Mr. Harrison currently serves on the board of directors of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Oklahoma State University in 1970.