Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) announced today that José C. Grubisich has been named to the company’s board of directors. He will serve on the Audit and the Health, Safety and Environment committees. The appointment was effective March 20, and Grubisich will stand for election at the annual meeting in May with all of the other directors.
Since 2012, Grubisich has been the Chief Executive Officer of Eldorado Brasil Celulose (a leader in the global cellulose market), and also a director of Vallourec S.A. Previously, Grubisich served as President and Chief Executive Officer of ETH Bioenergia S.A. (an integrated producer of ethanol and electricity from biomass) from 2008 to 2012.
“José brings significant executive leadership experience in Latin America and internationally,” said Dave Lesar, Halliburton Chairman, President and CEO. “This experience will be valuable as Halliburton continues its focus on growing our global business in the unconventionals, deepwater and mature fields markets.”
Grubisich, a chemical engineer, is a graduate of Oswaldo Cruz Chemical College in Brazil. He has extensive experience in chemicals, petrochemicals and renewables, as well as in the upstream energy, oilfield service and equipment sectors.
Grubisich joins current Halliburton board members Alan M. Bennett, James R. Boyd, Milton Carroll, Nance K. Dicciani, Murry S. Gerber, S. Malcolm Gillis, Abdallah S. Jum'ah, David J. Lesar, Robert A. Malone, J. Landis Martin and Debra L. Reed.
Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With more than 72,000 employees, representing more than 140 nationalities in approximately 80 countries, the company serves the upstream oil and gas industry 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 through the life of the field. Visit the company’s website at