Meet our New President & Chief Operating Officer, James Lank
HENDERSON is proud to announce our newest addition to the team, President & COO James Lank. James has performed with excellence in numerous leadership roles for a wide variety of oilfield service companies during good times and downturns in locations around the world.
James’ career is the story of someone who is dedicated to the same mission HENDERSON has stressed since day one: doing what’s right, serving others, and pursuing the highest level of strategy and operations. He is fully dedicated to the HENDERSON way of doing business and will bring that mindset and the many lessons from his decades of experience to his new role as leader of the company.
“Jim is a great fit for our organization, not only from an operational and financial perspective, but also in terms of our values,” says HENDERSON Founder and CEO Dan Henderson. “Bringing him aboard demonstrates our commitment to growth, world class execution and customer service.”
James has grown and managed $100M+ oilfield service businesses in Russia, Europe and North America. He is a graduate of St. John’s College and Harvard Law School, and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He moved to Texas in 1996 and soon afterward entered the energy sector, where he has worked in both upstream and midstream markets. He believes strongly in encouraging growth through servant leadership.
“The higher you get in the organizational chart, the more you need to be committed to serving the people who are working for you,” says Lank. “Teams can often self-direct, so your goal really becomes removing obstacles for people, so they are in the position to succeed. HENDERSON draws great people because of our culture and commitment to customer service. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to join this company and help it grow as we deliver superior value to our customers.”
HENDERSON welcomes Jim to the team. We look forward to the years to come with him at the helm of HENDERSON’s operations and growth!