Executive Bios

T. M. "Roe" Patterson
President, Chief Executive Officer

T. M. “Roe” Patterson has 18 years of related industry experience. Before being appointed as our President and Chief Executive Officer on September 30, 2013, Roe was our Chief Operating Officer since March of 2011. Prior to that, he was our Senior Vice President of Rig and Truck operations since September 2008. Before that, he held positions of increasing levels of responsibility within Basic since he joined the company in February 2006. Before 2006, he was president of his own manufacturing and oilfield service company, TMP Companies, Inc., from 2000 to 2006. He was a Contracts/Sales Manager for the Permian Division of Patterson Drilling Company from 1996 to 2000. He was in Engine Sales for West Texas Caterpillar from 1995 to 1996. Mr. Patterson graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University.


Alan Krenek
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary

Alan Krenek has 24 years of related industry experience. He has been our Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since January 2005. He became Senior Vice President and Secretary in May 2006. From October 2002 to January 2005, he served as Vice President and Controller of Fleetwood Retail Corp., a subsidiary in the manufactured housing division of Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc. He worked in various financial management positions at Pool Energy Services Co. from 1980 to 1993 and at Noble Corporation from 1993 to 1995. Mr. Krenek graduated with a B.B.A. degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University and is a certified public accountant.


James F. Newman
Senior Vice President, Region Operations

James F. Newman has 27 years of related industry experience and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Region Operations in 2013. Prior to that, he was our Group Vice President of Completion and Remedial Services 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 Professional Engineers. Mr. Newman graduated with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School of Mines.


William T. Dame
Vice President, Pumping Services Division

William T. Dame has 32 years of related of related industry experience. Mr. Dame joined Basic in 2003 and has served as our Vice President-Pumping Services and Wireline Division since 2006. He previously served as our Vice President-PPW and RAFT Divisions from 2005 to 2006 and as a regional vice president over our North Texas region from 2004 through 2005. Mr. Dame began his career in 1981 with Halliburton Services Andrews TX. From 1987 to 1997, he served as Vice President of Fleet Cementers, Inc., and from 1997 to 2003; he served in various operational management positions at Plains Energy, Precision Drilling, and New Force Energy Services. Mr. Dame attended Tarleton State University.


Douglas B. Rogers
Vice President, Corporate Marketing

Douglas B. Rogers has 29 years of related industry experience. He joined Basic in 2007 and serves as Vice President Marketing after serving as Vice President Contracts for the Drilling Division. Mr. Rogers was Vice President Rocky Mountain Division for Patterson-UTI Drilling Company from March 2003 to June 2007. He also served as Western Division Sales Manager for Ambar Lonestar Fluid Services, a division of Patterson-UTI Drilling Company, from 1998 to 2003. He began his career in 1983 with Permian Servicing Company, where he managed well servicing operations. He continued in that capacity through Permian Servicing Company's mergers with Xpert Well Service and Pride Petroleum Service until joining Zia Drill/Nova Mud in March 1997. Mr. Rogers graduated with a B.A. degree from Eastern New Mexico University.


James E. Tyner
Vice President, Human Resources

James E. Tyner has been a Vice President since January 2004. From 1999 to June 2003, he was the General Manager of Human Resources at CMS Panhandle Companies, where he directed delivery of HR Services. Mr. Tyner was the Director of Human Resources Administration and Payroll Services at Duke Energy's Gas Transmission Group from 1998 to 1999. From 1981 to 1998, Mr. Tyner held various positions at Panhandle Eastern Corporation. At Panhandle, he managed all Human Resources functions and developed corporate policies and as a Certified Safety Professional, he designed and implemented programs to control workplace hazards. Mr. Tyner received a B.S. in General Science and M.S. in Microbiology from Mississippi State University.


Lanny T. ("Trampas") Poldrack
Vice President, Safety and Operations Support

Lanny T. (“Trampas”) Poldrack has 25 years of related industry experience. He became our Vice President of Safety and Operations Support in April 2011. From April 2009 to April 2011, he served as a Corporate Marketing Representative based in Houston, Texas. Prior to joining Basic Energy Services, he spent 13 years at Cudd Energy Services holding various technical sales and sales management positions for both well intervention and live well service divisions with the last 4 years as Business Development Manager for Cudd Well Control for both domestic and international operations working the US, Canadian, Latin America, European, Middle Eastern and South East Asian Markets. He began his oilfield career in West Texas as a technical field representative for Weatherford International specializing in fishing / rental tools and hydraulic BOP systems.  Mr. Poldrack graduated with an applied science degree from Odessa Junior College.


John C. ("Cody") Bissett
Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer

John C. ("Cody") Bissett has 11 years of related industry experience. He was appointed Basic's Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer in March 2012. Mr. Bissett previously served as Basic's Corporate Controller from July 2008 to March 2012 and as the Director of Financial Reporting from December 2007 to July 2008. Prior to joining Basic, Mr. Bissett was the Controller of Cap Rock Energy from November 2006 through December 2007, and previously held various roles in the accounting and finance function of Sirius Computer Solutions and the audit practice of KPMG LLP. Mr. Bissett graduated with an M.B.A. and a B.B.A. in Accounting from Angelo State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.


Brett J. Taylor
Vice President, Manufacturing and Equipment

Brett J. Taylor has 21 years of related industry experience. He has been our Vice President of Manufacturing and Equipment since June, 2013. Prior to joining Basic, he was President of Taylor Industries, LLC in Tulsa Oklahoma 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, Brett 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.

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