HOUSTON – January 14, 2019 – Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) is pleased to announce that Mark Richard, previously senior vice president of the Northern Region, has been promoted to succeed Jim Brown as president of the Western Hemisphere effective Feb. 1, 2019.
"Mark’s success in managing multiple regions around the world, his substantial industry knowledge and established customer relationships well position him to guide the strategic direction and operations of our Western Hemisphere business," said Jeff Miller, chairman, president, and CEO of Halliburton. "Over the course of his more than 30-year career at Halliburton, Mark has proven himself to be an exceptional leader and valued member of our executive management team."
"I am grateful to Jim for his more than 20 years of outstanding service to Halliburton," Miller added. "His leadership was instrumental in helping Halliburton execute and deliver industry-leading returns in North America and throughout the Western Hemisphere."
Mr. Richard began his career with Halliburton in 1984 in the Gulf of Mexico. Since then, he held numerous positions of increasing responsibility at the Company, including vice president of the Gulf of Mexico Region, senior vice president of the Asia Pacific Region, and senior vice president of the Europe/Sub-Saharan Africa (ESSA) and Eurasia Regions, and senior vice president of Global Business Development & Marketing. Mr. Richard holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University (LSU), and is a member of the LSU Engineering Advisory Board.
Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With 60,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities in more than 80 countries, the company helps its customers maximize value throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir – from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production throughout the life of the asset. Visit the company's website at www.halliburton.com. Connect with Halliburton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.