Quinn J. Hébert Chairman of the Board
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cal Dive International, Inc.
Mr. Hébert has served as our President and Chief Executive
Officer since November 2005 and has been a member of our Board of
Directors since May 2006. He was appointed Chairman of our Board of
Directors in February 2010. From 1998 to 2005, Mr. Hébert worked for
Acergy US Inc. (formerly Stolt Offshore), an international marine
construction company, for the North Americas Region, serving as
President from 1999 to 2005, and as Vice President Commercial and U.S.
General Counsel from 1998 to 1999. Mr. Hébert terminated his working
relationship with Acergy on October 31, 2005. Prior to his employment
with Acergy, Mr. Hébert served as Vice President, General Counsel and
Secretary of American Oilfield Divers, Inc. (also known as Ceanic
Corporation), a marine construction company. Mr. Hébert’s professional
career began with his service as an associate at the Jones, Walker,
Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre, LLP law firm in
Todd A. Dittman Director
Managing Director, Global Hunter Securities
Mr. Dittmann has served on our Board of Directors since December 2006. He has served as a managing director of asset management for Global Hunter Securities since November 2012. He served as a managing director of SunTrust Bank from June 2011 until October 2012; prior to which he was a managing director of Imperial Capital, LLC since November 2009. He served as a managing director of Petrobridge Investment Management, LLC, a private investment firm from January 2009 until its sale to Imperial Capital in November 2009. From April 2004 to October 2008, he worked for D.B. Zwirn & Co., L.P., a private investment firm, serving most recently as managing director. From April 1997 to April 2004, he worked for Jefferies & Co., where he most recently served as Managing Director in the Energy Investment Banking Group. From 1996 to April 1997, he served as Vice President in the Energy Investment Banking Group of Paine Webber. From 1990 until 1996, he held various positions in commercial and investment banking at Chase Manhattan Bank and its predecessors. He is the sole member of McClendon Road LLC, a private financial consulting firm. Mr. Dittmann received an M.B.A. and a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
David E. Preng Director
President and Chief Executive Officer, Preng & Associates
Mr. Preng has served on our Board of Directors since December
2006. He has served as President and CEO of Preng & Associates, an
executive search firm, since 1980. Previously, he spent six years in
the executive search industry with two international and one regional
search firm. Earlier, Mr. Preng was a division vice president and
controller for Litton Industries and held increasingly responsible
accounting and supervisory positions at Shell Oil Company. Mr. Preng
was a director for nine years, including three years as lead director,
of Remington Oil and Gas Corp. prior to its acquisition by Helix in July
2006. He is an organizer of, and lead director at, Community National
Bank of Bellaire. Mr. Preng is a founding director and current
President of the National Association of Corporate Directors - Houston
(Tri-Cities) Chapter, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors in
London. Mr. Preng has been a member of the Texas A&M International
Advisory Board since 2003. Previously, Mr. Preng was a director of
Maverick Oil and Gas and BPI Energy Holdings. Mr. Preng holds a
Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from
John T. Mills Director
Chief Financial Officer, Retired, Marathon Oil Corporation
Mr. Mills has served on our Board of Directors since December 2007. Prior to that he served on the Board of Directors of Horizon Offshore, Inc. (“Horizon”) from 2002 until December 2007, serving as Horizon’s Chairman of the Board from September 2004 until December 2007. Mr. Mills served as Chief Financial Officer of Marathon Oil Corporation, an international oil and gas exploration and production company, from January 2002 until his retirement in December 2003. From September 1998 until December 2001, Mr. Mills served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration of Marathon Oil Corporation. Prior to joining Marathon Oil Corporation, Mr. Mills served as Vice President of Taxes of USX Corporation. Mr. Mills graduated from Ohio University with a B.A. in Economics and earned his Juris Doctor from the Ohio State University College of Law. Mr. Mills is a member of the board of directors and audit and compensation committees of CONSOL Energy Inc. From January 2008 through June 2010, Mr. Mills also served as a member of the board of directors, chairman of the audit committee, and member of the conflicts and risk management committees of Regency GP, LLC, the general partner of Regency GP, LP, the general partner of Regency Energy Partners LP, a master limited partnership.
John B. Reed, Jr. Director
Chief Executive Officer, Retired, Global Industries, Ltd.
Mr. Reed has served on our Board of Directors since May 2012, and was appointed our lead independent director in December 2012. Mr. Reed served as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Global Industries, Ltd. (or “Global”) from March 2010 until December 2011, when Global was acquired by Technip S.A. He has more than thirty years experience in the offshore construction industry. Mr. Reed served as Chief Executive Officer of Heerema Marine Contractors from 2006 to 2009, after holding a number of other senior roles with the Heerema Group including Chief Executive Officer of INTEC Engineering, Inc. He previously held a number of other management roles at Heerema in project management, business development and engineering capacities. He holds a Bachelors degree in Engineering from the University of Mississippi and an MBA from Delta State University. Mr. Reed previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Ocean Industries Association, is a past President of the International Pipeline and Marine Contractors Association and past Chairman of the International Marine Contractors Association, America’s Deepwater Division.