Tidewater Corporate Officers
- Larry Rigdon - President, CEO and Director
Mr. Larry Rigdon has nearly 40 years of experience in the offshore oil and gas industry. He served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rigdon Marine from 2002 to 2008. Previously, he served in several officer roles at Tidewater Inc., Zapata Gulf Marine, Gulf Marine Fleet from 1992 to 2002, 1985 to 1992, and 1977 to 1985. Mr. Rigdon has also worked as a consultant for FTI Consulting from 2015 to 2016 and Duff and Phelps, LLC from 2010 to 2011.
Mr. Rigdon currently serves as Director on the Board of Professional Rental Tools, LLC. He formerly served as a Director on the Boards of Jackson Offshore Holdings, Terresolve Technologies, Gulfmark Offshore, and Rigdon Marine. He received his Bachelor of Science from Truman State University in 1970 and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University in 1998.
- Bruce D. Lundstrom - Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Bruce earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with Highest Honors from the University of Illinois in 1985, and in 1988 graduated cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law. Bruce is a member of the State Bar of California, the Illinois CPA Society, the Association of Corporate Counsel and the Texas General Counsel Forum.
Following a 10-year career in the energy industry where he had both domestic and international experience, Bruce joined Tidewater in September 2007 as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. In August 2008 he was promoted to Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. He is responsible for the Legal and Insurance staffs of the company, and is Tidewater’s Chief Compliance Officer.
Bruce lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife Marty.
- Quinn P. Fanning - Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Quinn earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame in 1985 and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in 1994.
Quinn joined Tidewater as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in July 2008 following more than 20 years in the financial services industry. Most recently, Quinn was a Managing Director with Citigroup Global Markets, Inc., which he joined in 1996. In his 12-year investment banking career, he primarily focused on the energy industry, particularly the oilfield services and midstream/pipeline sectors. Quinn’s responsibilities at Citigroup included providing client coverage and leading the execution of a wide variety of M&A, strategic advisory and capital markets transactions for clients across all sectors of the global energy complex. He is a Director of Floatel International Ltd.
Quinn lives in Houston, Texas with his wife, Laura, and their four sons.
- Joseph M. Bennett - Executive Vice President and Chief Investor Relations Officer
Joe graduated from the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting in December 1977 and completed the Harvard Advanced Management Program in 2006. He worked for KPMG from January 1978 through March 1990, attaining the level of Audit Senior Manager, working primarily with several large SEC oil and gas clients.
Joe joined Tidewater in March 1990 as Corporate Controller and was promoted to Vice President and Principal Accounting Officer in August 2001. In April 2005 he was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Investor Relations Officer, while maintaining his role as Principal Accounting Officer. In June 2008 he was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Investor Relations Officer, and is responsible for coordinating communications with shareholders and the investment community.
Joe is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants. He lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife, Claire, and has four children.
- Jeffrey A. Gorski - Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Jeff graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering in 1982, and he currently serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the College of Science and Engineering. Jeff also completed the Harvard Advanced Management Program in 2013.
Jeff joined Tidewater in January 2012 as a Senior Vice President, responsible for the company’s operations in the United States and its engineering and technical services group. He brings to Tidewater over 25 years of domestic and international experience within the oil and gas industry, primarily with Schlumberger. Jeff held a variety of positions within Schlumberger, including, most recently, Vice President of Global Accounts. He also served, prior to his last position, as Vice President, Southeast Basin – USA and Vice President of Industry Affairs – North America, with additional prior positions including responsibilities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Melbourne, Australia.
On June 1, 2012, Jeff was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Tidewater responsible for worldwide operations.
Jeff is an active member of various industry professional societies and trade associations and currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the KidLinks Foundation and Palmer Drug Abuse Program. He lives in Houston, Texas with his wife, Mary, and their two children.
- Gerard P. Kehoe - Senior Vice President Tidewater Corporate Services, L.L.C.
Mr. Kehoe received his National Certificate in Civil Engineering from the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Dublin, Ireland in 1978, and completed the Harvard Business School General Management Program in 2005. He joined Tidewater in July 1999 as Area Manager for Venezuela following a 19 year career with Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB), where he held several technical and management positions in UK, Brazil, Egypt, Argentina, Mexico and Venezuela. In September 2001 he was appointed Area Manager for Tidewater in Brazil, and, in December 2002 he was promoted to Latin America Regional Manager. In May 2005 he was promoted to Vice President and in June 2008 to Senior Vice President, while he continued his supervision of operations for Latin America. In May 2012, Mr. Kehoe relocated from Houston to New Delhi where he took over responsibility for Tidewater’s operations in the MENA Region, which includes Middle East, India, North Africa and the countries surrounding the Mediterranean. In March 2013, Mr. Kehoe relocated to Dubai from New Delhi, where he currently resides with his wife Selma. He continues to have responsibility for Tidewater’s operations in the MENA Region.
- Kevin M. Carr - Vice President, Taxation
Kevin graduated in December 1982 from Loyola University in New Orleans with a BBA degree in Accounting. He joined Tidewater in 1992 as the Director of Corporate Taxation after working in public accounting, serving as a Senior Manager with KPMG specializing in corporate taxation during his last four years. Kevin has oversight responsibility for all domestic and worldwide tax planning, monitoring, compliance and reporting.
Kevin lives in the New Orleans area with his five children.
- Craig J. Demarest - Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer and Controller
Craig graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in May 1987. He worked for KPMG for 17 years and served as an audit partner in the firm’s New Orleans office. As audit partner, Craig was responsible for the audits of a wide variety of clients, both publicly held and privately owned, primarily in the energy service, marine transportation and outdoor advertising industries.
Craig joined Tidewater in May 2004 as Corporate Controller and was appointed an Officer in April 2005 and Vice President in June 2007. In June 2008 he was promoted to Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer and Controller, and has oversight responsibility for all accounting activities as well as the timely reporting of financial information to the Securities and Exchange Commission, shareholders and lending institutions.
Craig is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants. Craig lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, with his wife, Jennifer, and their four children.
- Mark A. Handin - Vice President Tidewater Corporate Services, L.L.C.
Mark is a 1991 graduate of Boston University with a B.A. in Economics, and earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin in 1996. Mark also completed the Harvard Advanced Management Program in 2013. He joined Tidewater in 1996 as a Commercial Representative in the Company’s Southeast Asian Operations, based in Singapore. Mark then held subsequent management positions in the Company’s Mexico and Brazil operations, before being promoted in 2001 to Area Manager in charge of Company operations in Trinidad. Thereafter, he held similar Area Manager positions in Venezuela, Brazil, and Southeast Asia. In 2009, he was promoted to the position of Regional Manager for Tidewater’s business activities in Europe and Africa, and in 2011, he was promoted to Vice President – Operations, with continued supervisory responsibilities over Company operations in the Europe and Africa region. In August 2016, he returned to the United States and assumed responsibilities as Vice President of Operations for the company’s Americas Region.
Mark is also formerly a licensed Master of commercial passenger vessels. He is currently based in Houston, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Krista, and their three children.
- Matthew A. Mancheski - Vice President - Americas Tidewater Corporate Services, L.L.C.
Matt is a 1997 graduate of the University of New Orleans with a degree in Finance, and received his MBA from Tulane University in 2008. Following an 11-year career in healthcare finance, Matt joined Tidewater as Senior Director of Strategic Planning and Financial Analysis in April 2008. In March 2010, Matt was promoted to Vice President – Chief Information Officer and Chief Strategic Planning Officer responsible for overseeing information technology, software applications and all strategic planning initiatives for Tidewater. In August 2011, Matt assumed responsibility for Tidewater’s U.S.-based operations, and in June 2012 was transferred to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to oversee Tidewater’s operations throughout the Americas.
Matt is a Certified Public Accountant and lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, with his wife, Kathleen, and their three children.
- Darren J. Vorst - Vice President and Treasurer Tidewater Corporate Services, L.L.C.
Darren earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University in 1987, and worked for six years at Price Waterhouse in Houston, including his final role as Audit Manager. He joined Tidewater as Treasurer in January 2009, following 14 years in various senior financial positions with offshore drillers Transocean (1993 to 2002) and TODCO (2003 to 2007). His many roles at Transocean included regional finance manager of the shallow water division, corporate senior strategic planning analyst, director of budgeting and forecast, Middle East region controller and manager of internal audit. At TODCO, Darren served as Controller until July 2003, when he assumed the role of Treasurer. At Tidewater, he has responsibility for all treasury and banking functions.
Darren lives in Houston, Texas with his wife, Becky, and their four children.