T. M. "Roe" Patterson
President, Chief Executive Officer
T. M. “Roe” Patterson is an 19-year industry veteran in the oil and gas services business. He was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer of Basic Energy Services (“Basic”) in September 2013. Prior to his recent appointment, he served as the company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2011 to 2013. Patterson began his tenure at Basic in 2006 and has held multiple positions in executive leadership since joining the company.
Patterson’s roots are grounded in the oil and gas business. He grew up working for his father in the family's business, Patterson Drilling Company. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University, Patterson joined West Texas Caterpillar for a year before rejoining Patterson Drilling Company as a Contract/Sales Manager for its Permian Basin Division.
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary
Alan Krenek has 26 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 29 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–Permian Business Unit since April 2011 and has been a Group Vice President 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 Petroleum 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 33 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 31 years of related industry experience. He joined Basic in 2007 and serves as Vice President, Corporate 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.
Vice President, Human Resources
Eric Lannen has more than 24 years of Human Resources experience in the oil & gas, engineering & construction, defense & government services and the technology industries, as well as more than 15 years of experience in HR leadership roles. Prior to joining Basic Energy Services in August 2015, Mr. Lannen served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Dyncorp International and Vice President of Human Resources at McDermott International. Mr. Lannen’s prior experience includes: talent acquisition leader for IBM growth markets across five continents; leading Human Resources for the Government Services Division of Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR); and several HR positions at Halliburton Company. Mr. Lannen graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree.
Lanny T. ("Trampas") Poldrack
Vice President, Central Region and Tubular Division
Lanny T. (“Trampas”) Poldrack has 27 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 12 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, OK 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.