FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FTS International, Inc. (NYSE American: FTSI) (the “Company”) announced today that Bryan Lemmerman resigned as a member of its Board of Directors and that Ben Russ has been appointed as a member of its Board of Directors to fill the vacancy created by Mr. Lemmerman’s resignation.
Mr. Russ was nominated to serve on the Board of Directors by CHK Energy Holdings, Inc. (“CHK”), one of Company’s largest stockholders, in accordance with the Investors’ Rights Agreement by and among the Company, Maju Investments (Mauritius) Pte Ltd and CHK, and will replace Mr. Lemmerman as one of the two CHK board designees.
Mr. Russ has served as Associate General Counsel – Corporate at Chesapeake Operating, L.L.C., a subsidiary of Chesapeake Energy Corporation (“Chesapeake”), since May 2014. As Associate General Counsel, Mr. Russ is responsible for managing the company’s legal functions for business development, treasury and SEC compliance, as well as those for tax, employment, risk and compliance. Prior to being promoted to Associate General Counsel – Corporate, Mr. Russ served in various roles in the legal department at Chesapeake.
Prior to joining Chesapeake in 2008, Mr. Russ was General Counsel at Gulfport Energy Corporation (“Gulfport”), where he managed the company’s litigation, SEC compliance, employee stock plan and corporate governance matters. Mr. Russ joined Gulfport in 2005 as Assistant General Counsel.
Mr. Russ graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1996 and received his J.D. from Oklahoma City University in 2004.
About FTS International, Inc.
Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, FTS International is an independent hydraulic fracturing service company and one of the only vertically integrated service providers of its kind in North America. To learn more, visit www.FTSI.com.