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Stephen Thorness

Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

Mr. Thorness serves as our Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer and has over forty years of experience in the oilfield industry.  From 2009 through 2015, Mr. Thorness was owner of Thorness Consulting, an HR consulting practice focused on coaching, facilitation, and process improvement for the oil and gas industry.  Prior to that, he held numerous positions in his 34 years with Baker Hughes, primarily in Operations Management as Region Manager and various other management roles, and in Human Resource management as Vice President of HR for the BHI divisions.

Mr. Thorness earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of North Dakota.  He further studied graduate business administration at the University of Texas and executive education in Human Resources at the University of Michigan.  He is active in charitable and community work, especially in working with parents and teens who have struggled with addiction or addictive behavior of a family member.