Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> February 21, 2018

Interview with the SVP and CFO: TETRA Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:TTI)

Elijio V. Serrano is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since August 2012 of TETRA Technologies, Inc. He served as Chief Financial Officer of UniversalPegasus International, a global project management, engineering and construction management company, from October 2009 through July 2012. Following his resignation from Paradigm BV in February 2009 and until his acceptance of the position with UniversalPegasus International in October 2009, Mr. Serrano was retired. From February 2006 through February 2009, Mr. Serrano served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Paradigm BV — formerly Paradigm Geophysical Ltd. — a provider of enterprise software solutions to the oil and gas industry. From October 1999 through February 2006, Mr. Serrano served as Chief Financial Officer of EGL, Inc., a publicly traded transportation and logistics company subject to the reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. From 1982 through October 1999, Mr. Serrano was employed in various capacities by Schlumberger Ltd., including as Vice President and General Manager of the Western hemisphere operations of Schlumberger’s Geco-Prakla seismic division from 1997 to 1999, as group controller for the global operations of the Geco-Prakla seismic division from 1996 to 1997 and from 1992 to 1996 as controller of various geographical units of the Geco-Prakla seismic division. Mr. Serrano presently serves as a director, and on the audit and corporate governance and nominating committees of the board of directors, of Tesco Corporation, a public company subject to the reporting requirements of the Exchange Act. Mr. Serrano received his BBA degree in accounting and finance from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1979. Mr. Serrano became a certified public accountant in the state of Texas in 1986 and continued as a certified public accountant until March 2002, at which time his license became inactive. Profile
TWST: TETRA Technologies appears to be a complex business. Can you summarize its focuses succinctly?

Mr. Serrano: TETRA has four product offerings. The two service