Tom currently serves on the boards of three public companies. He is chairman at Vantage Drilling International and a director of Tetra Technologies, Inc. (NYSE) and SSR Mining, Inc. (TSX/NASDAQ). In addition to his business activities, he serves as an adjunct professor in the Finance Department and a member of the advisory board for the Energy MBA program in the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University.
Previously, Mr. Bates spent 15 years at Schlumberger in domestic and international locations, served as president of the Discovery Group of Baker Hughes, and was CEO and a member of the board of directors of Weatherford Enterra (NYSE). He later became managing director and senior advisor for 13 years at Lime Rock Partners, an energy-focused private equity firm investing in differentiated oil and gas businesses. Mr. Bates has also served on the board of directors for over twenty other public and privately-held energy and technology businesses.
Thomas R. Bates, Jr., BSE ME ’71, MSE ’72, PhD ’75
Vantage Drilling International