Louis A. Raspino
Louis A. Raspino has been a member of our Board of Directors since March 2013. He has over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas exploration, production and service industry. Mr. Raspino was President and Chief Executive Officer of Pride International Inc., an international provider of contract drilling and related services to oil and natural gas companies, from June 2005 until the sale of the company in May 2011. He was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pride International from December 2003 until June 2005. Before joining Pride International in December 2003, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Grant Prideco, Inc., a manufacturer of drilling and completion products supplying the energy industry, from July 2001 until December 2003.
Previously, Mr. Raspino was Vice President of Finance for Halliburton Company, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Louisiana Land & Exploration Company and began his career with Ernst & Young. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Dresser-Rand Group, Inc. and Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. Mr. Raspino received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Louisiana State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Loyola University and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1973.