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Board Of Directors

Daniel W. Rabun

Chairman of the Board; Director since 2018

Committees: Compensation, Governance and Nominating

Mr. Rabun is the former Chairman of Ensco plc, an offshore drilling services company, based in London. He retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ensco in June 2014, having held the office of Chief Executive Officer for more than seven years and President for more than eight years. Prior to joining Ensco, Mr. Rabun was a partner with the international law firm of Baker & McKenzie LLP, where he provided legal advice to oil and gas companies. He has also been a certified public accountant since 1976.

Skills and Qualifications: Mr. Rabun brings a variety of experiences to the Board, including service as Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Ensco. His international experience, global perspective, experience with strategic acquisitions and financial acumen from having served a total of more than eight years as the business head of a public company assist the Board in the assessment and management of risks faced by oil and gas companies.

Other Public Company Boards: 2

Mr. Rabun has served on the Board of Directors and as a member of the Audit Committee of Golar LNG Ltd. since February 2015 and served as the non-executive Chairman from September 2015 to September 2017. He has also served on the Board of Directors of APA Corporation (formerly known as Apache Corporation) since May 2015, where he is currently a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and the Audit Committee.

Heidi S. Alderman

Director since 2020

Committees: Compensation

Ms. Alderman is the former Senior Vice President, Intermediates of BASF Corporation (a global chemical manufacturing company), a position she held from 2016 until her retirement in 2019.  Prior to this role, Ms. Alderman held the positions of Senior Vice President, North American Petrochemicals from 2011 to 2016; Senior Vice President, North American Procurement from 2008 to 2011; Vice President, Functional Polymers from 2005 to 2008; and Business Director, Polymers from 2003 to 2005, all at BASF SE. 

Skills and Qualifications: Ms. Alderman’s 39-year career in chemicals manufacturing brings a unique and valuable perspective to the Board. She also holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and a master's degree in chemical engineering from Drexel University, providing a depth of expertise for the Company’s expanded business. Ms. Alderman has held various positions in business, operations, research, procurement, product and marketing management at BASF, Air Products and Chemicals Inc. and Rohm and Haas, in addition to completing the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Management Program in business administration, providing a global business management perspective to the Board.

Other Public Company Boards: 1

Ms. Alderman has served on the Board of Olin Corporation since 2019 where she is a member of the Compensation Committee and Directors and Corporate Governance Committee.

Mamatha Chamarthi

Director since 2018

Committees: Compensation

Ms. Chamarthi is the Head of Software Business & Product Management (Global, Americas, Asia) of Stellantis N.V. where she was previously Chief Information Officer – North America and Asia Pacific. Prior to Stellantis, Ms. Chamarthi served as Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer of ZF Friedrichshafen AG; Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer and Chief Information Officer of ZF TRW Automotive Holdings Corporation; Vice President and Chief Information Officer of CMS Energy Corporation; and, Senior IT Executive of Daimler Financial Services.

Skills and Qualifications: Ms. Chamarthi’s more than 20 years of domestic and global technology experience in the energy, financial services and automotive industries makes her a valuable resource for the Board. She brings to the Board significant experience collaborating with boards of directors, including technology and audit committees, as an officer of ZF Friedrichshafen AG, ZF TRW Automotive Holdings, CMS Energy and Daimler Financial. Her innovative technology and transformation experience provide her with unique insights into the highly-engineered technologies ChampionX provides to its customers.

Other Public Company Boards: None

Gary P. Luquette

Director since 2018

Committees: Compensation, Governance and Nominating

Mr. Luquette previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Frank’s International N.V., a global provider of engineered tubular services to the oil and gas industry. He also served as a member of Frank’s Supervisory Board. In addition, Mr. Luquette served as President of Chevron North America Exploration and Production, a unit of Chevron Corporation. He began his career with Chevron in 1978 and, prior to serving as President, held several other key exploration and production positions in Europe, California, Indonesia and Louisiana.

Skills and Qualifications: Mr. Luquette brings a depth of business, industry and strategic planning experience to the Board, including his two years as President and Chief Executive Officer at Frank’s International N.V., his seven years as President of Chevron North America Exploration and Production, along with his holding several key exploration and production positions at Chevron. Mr. Luquette’s international experience also adds a valuable global perspective to the Board. Mr. Luquette’s extensive board committee participation, including his previous service as non-executive Chairman of the Board, and membership on the Compensation Committee of McDermott International, Inc. and his prior experience on the Health, Safety, Environment and Corporate Responsibility Committee at Southwestern Energy Company, makes him well suited to advise the Board on various corporate governance matters.

Other Public Company Boards: None

Stuart Porter

Director Since 2020

Committees: Audit

Stuart Porter founded Denham Capital in 2004 and is a Managing Partner as well as Denham’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Porter holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Skills and Qualifications: Mr. Porter brings three plus decades of experience evaluating, investing and advising companies all along the energy value chain. In his current and previous roles, he has overseen the management of 40 upstream, midstream and oilfield service companies representing in excess of $3.5 billion of invested capital. Additionally, Mr. Porter has significant global experience, managing offices in London and Perth Australia for Denham Capital as well as deploying investment capital across more than 25 portfolio companies in Africa, Australasia, and North and South America. In Mr. Porter’s previous roles as a founding partner of Sowood Capital Management LP and Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Harvard Management Company, Inc., Bacon Investments, at J. Aron, a division of Goldman Sachs, and at Cargill Mr. Porter oversaw both trading and investment portfolios in energy in both the public and private sectors.

Other Public Company Boards: None

Stephen M. Todd

Director since 2018

Committees: Audit

Mr. Todd is the former Global Vice Chairman of the Assurance Professional Practice of Ernst & Young Global Limited in London, UK, having also served in various positions with Ernst & Young throughout his 40-year career, where he specialized in assurance and audit.

Skills and Qualifications: Mr. Todd’s experience and leadership positions in the accounting profession makes him a valuable resource for the Board. He brings to the Board significant financial experience in both domestic and international business, making him well suited to advise the Board on capital allocation decisions, financing alternatives and acquisition activities. Mr. Todd’s experience, especially his years as Global Vice Chairman of Ernst & Young Global Limited’s Assurance Professional Practice and as audit partner for several multinational companies, gives him unique insights into accounting and financial issues relevant to multinational companies like ChampionX. In addition, he brings the perspective of an outside auditor to the Board.

Other Public Company Boards: 1

Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Dover Corporation.

Stephen K. Wagner

Director since 2018

Committees: Audit, Governance and Nominating

Mr. Wagner is the former Senior Advisor, Center for Corporate Governance of Deloitte & Touche LLP; Managing Partner, Center for Corporate Governance, of Deloitte; Deputy Managing Partner, Innovation, Audit and Enterprise Risk, United States, of Deloitte; and Co-Leader, Sarbanes-Oxley Services, of Deloitte.

Skills and Qualifications: Mr. Wagner’s more than 30 years of experience in accounting make him a valuable resource for the Board. His work with Sarbanes-Oxley and other corporate governance regulations makes him well-suited to advise the Board on financial, auditing and finance-related corporate governance matters as well as risk management. Mr. Wagner brings to the Board an outside auditor’s perspective on matters involving audit committee procedures, internal control and accounting and financial reporting matters.

Other Public Company Boards: 1

Member of the Board of Directors, Audit Committee and Chairman of the Governance and Nominating Committee of Dover Corporation.

Sivasankaran "Soma" Somasundaram

Director since 2018

Committees: None

Mr. Somasundaram is President and Chief Executive Officer of ChampionX and serves on the Company’s Board of Directors. Soma has led the Company in these roles since its spin-off from Dover Corporation (“Dover”) in 2018 and through its transformational merger in 2020 when the Company added Chemical Technologies to its portfolio and changed its name to ChampionX Corporation.

In May 2022, Soma was appointed to the Board of Directors of Magellan Midstream Partners (“Magellan”), an NYSE-listed partnership that primarily transports, stores and distributes petroleum products, and he serves as a member of Magellan’s Compensation Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee.

Prior to the Company’s spin-off from Dover, Soma was vice president of Dover and president and CEO of Dover Energy. He held a number of other senior executive leadership roles at Dover, including executive vice president of Dover Energy, executive vice president of Dover Fluid Management, president of Dover’s Fluid Solutions Platform, president of Dover’s Gas Equipment Group and president of Dover’s RPA Process Technologies business.

Before joining Dover in 2004, Soma served in various global leadership roles at GL&V Inc. and Baker Hughes Inc.

Soma was named a 2022 Most Admired CEO by the Houston Business Journal, and he was recognized by the Energy Workforce & Technology Council as the 2022 recipient of its DEI Champion Award for his commitment and advocacy for diversity, equity and inclusion in the energy services and technology industry.

He received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Anna University and a master’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Oklahoma. In addition, Soma has a strong global business management background having lived and worked in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America.

Skills and Qualifications: His years of experience in the energy industry makes him a valuable resource for the Board. Mr. Somasundaram’s technical experience has been developed during his time in a number of positions in businesses that serve the energy, chemical, mining, sanitary and other process industries, including RPA Process Technologies and Baker Hughes. His technical background combined with his global business management experience, along with his degrees in both Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, provide him with unique insights into the highly engineered technologies ChampionX provides to its customers.

Other Public Company Boards: 1

Committee composition

*Financial expert

Audit committee

Stephen M. Todd* (Chair)

Stephen K. Wagner* 

Stuart Porter*

Compensation committee

Daniel W. Rabun

Gary P. Luquette (Chair)

Heidi S. Alderman

Mamatha Chamarthi

Governance & nominating committee

Gary P. Luquette

Daniel W. Rabun

Stephen K. Wagner (Chair)

Contact the board of directors or report your concerns

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Contact us to access our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.

Our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics includes information on how you can ask a question or voice a concern about our business. See the section "Ask Questions and Voice Concerns."

In the US: Call 1-844-742-7279 or go to ChampionX.ethicspoint.com.

International: Go to ChampionX.ethicspoint.com. You can also report by phone if outside the U.S. by going to ChampionX.ethicspoint.com and choosing "report by phone."

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You may also send a letter with relevant documents to:

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Attention: Law Department

You may report anonymously, where local law permits.

If you wish to communicate with non-management directors or the board of directors, please mention that request in your communication to ChampionX or through EthicsPoint.

All matters reported through the ChampionX Global Hotline or the ChampionX Law Department under these provisions will be subject to ChampionX's "Whistleblower and Non-Retaliation Policy."

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