Executive Leadership Team Bios
Christopher Rossi has been Dresser-Rand’s Chief Executive Officer since September 2015. From September 2012 to August 2015, he was Executive Vice President, Global Operations, responsible for Dresser-Rand’s Product Manufacturing Operations that comprised the company’s worldwide manufacturing facilities. He was also responsible for certain functional disciplines, including Supply Chain Management, Process Innovation, Information Technology, the Engineering Support Center, and Material Logistics Center.
Mr. Rossi has been with Dresser-Rand and its predecessor companies since 1987 and has held various leadership positions in Engineering, Production, Materials Management, and Supply Chain Management. Mr. Rossi served as Vice President, Technology and Business Development from January 2009 to September 2012. From February 2007 until December 2008, Mr. Rossi was Executive Vice President, Worldwide Product Services. In that role, he was responsible for global aftermarket parts and services sales. Prior to that, he was Vice President and General Manager, North American Operations and was responsible for all U.S. manufacturing plants and worldwide development engineering. Mr. Rossi served as Vice President and General Manager, Painted Post Operations, from February 2001 to October 2003, and as Vice President, Supply Chain Management Worldwide, from March 1998 to January 2001.
Mr. Rossi earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Business Administration in Corporate Finance and Operations Management from the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School.
Ann Ackerson joined Dresser-Rand in January 2012 as Vice President, Supply Chain Management Worldwide. Most recently, she served as Vice President, Global Supply Chain at Pride International, a company specializing in offshore drill rig operation. From 2003 to 2010, she served in various Supply Chain Management leadership roles within Honeywell, including her last five years assigned to the Building Solutions business leading the Global Supply Chain team. Prior to joining Honeywell, she was in Supply Chain leadership roles with Boeing Satellite Systems from 2000 to 2003. From 1996 to 2000, Ms. Ackerson was with Case Corporation working in corporate Supply Chain responsible for supplier communication and intranet, as well as having responsibility for material scheduling at the largest agriculture equipment factory within the company. Prior to joining Case, she held various Supply Chain roles with progressively increasing leadership responsibilities with Amana Refrigeration and Boehringer Mannheim Diagnostics.
Ms. Ackerson earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Transportation and Logistics from Iowa State University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Iowa. She is APICS CPIM certified and holds a Six Sigma Green Belt.
Steve Brady has been Vice President Process Innovation and Chief Information Officer for Dresser-Rand since December 2011. He joined the company in 2008 as the Chief Information Officer.
Mr. Brady has a diverse background in Information Technology and business systems implementations. Prior to working for Dresser-Rand, he was employed by ConocoPhillips, an integrated energy company, as the Program Director responsible for the redesign and standardization of processes for the global Supply Chain management system. Before ConocoPhillips, he was the Chief Information Officer at National Oilwell, an oil services company engaged in oil and gas drilling and production where he was a CIO responsible for the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for their global distribution business. Mr. Brady was also the director of a software and consulting services company implementing manufacturing and financial systems at a variety of large manufacturing and distribution companies. His previous experience includes seven years as the Management Information Systems Manager at TRW Electronic Products, a space and defense contractor. He has over 25 years of experience as an implementation project leader and programmer with Enterprise Resource Planning systems that integrate Manufacturing, Finance, Planning, Supply Chain and other administrative functions.
Mr. Brady received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado.
Matthew Chinn is the Head of Siemens Oil and Gas Market Development Board which includes responsibility for leading the Siemens Corporate Account Managers (CAM) organization. In December 2016, he also assumed responsibility for the Dresser-Rand business Strategic Relationship Management function. He is responsible for managing and facilitating strategic relationships across the broader Siemens enterprise. Mr. Chinn has been with Siemens since 2000 in a variety of leadership positions. His roles include Managing Director Energy Sector North West Europe, Vice President European Power Service Business, and Vice President Global Gas Turbine Service Business.
Prior to joining Siemens, Mr. Chinn held positions with Westinghouse Power Plant Sales and Energy Service.
Mr. Chinn earned a Master in Business Administration degree at the University of Leicester.
Ann Fairchild was appointed General Counsel of the Dresser-Rand business in January 2017. She also leads the U.S. Legal Projects Center of Expertise for Siemens Corporation, a role she has held since 2014. In these roles, she oversees Dresser-Rand’s global legal activities and policies, as well as management of the legal team that supports Siemens’ project operations across the Power and Gas, Power Generation Services and Mobility operations in the United States.
From 2008 to 2013, Ms. Fairchild was the General Counsel for the Oil & Gas Division of Siemens AG, based in Duisburg, Germany. In that role she had global responsibility for the legal affairs of the Oil & Gas Operations of Siemens. Her experience includes representing Siemens in complex commercial and legal negotiations, domestic and international dispute resolution, developing and implementing legal risk mitigation policies, acquisition integration and training and development of the legal organization. She advises her business partners on legal compliance, international contracting and project implementation, risk mitigation strategies, legal integration and corporate governance.
Ms. Fairchild has been with Siemens since 1999. Prior to joining Siemens, she was an associate with McGuire Woods in McLean, Virginia. She clerked for the Honorable Tommy Miller, United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia from 1996 to 1997. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia in 1993, and her Juris Doctor degree from the William & Mary School of Law in 1996.
Pascal Lardy was named Executive Vice President, Global Operations in January 2016. In this role, Dr. Lardy has worldwide responsibility for the company’s manufacturing and packaging operations. Pascal is also Dresser-Rand’s Vice President and General Manager, European Operations (January 2014) and has responsibility for Global Value Engineering. Previously, Mr. Lardy served as Vice President, Technology Development and Commercialization (February 2012) and Business Development Director, ICS Technology (January 2010). Dr. Lardy joined Dresser-Rand in January 2007 as Vice President and General Manager of the company’s Le Havre Operation in France.
Prior to joining Dresser-Rand, Dr. Lardy held various executive leadership positions in Sales and Operations at Aircelle, a subsidiary of Safran , specializing in nacelles for the aircraft industry, and technical and program leadership positions at Goodrich, specializing in servo-controls for the aircraft industry.
Dr. Lardy earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et d’Aérotechnique, two Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics from the University of Paris VI, a Master’s degree from the von Karman Institute, a PhD from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and a PhD from the University of Poitiers. Dr. Lardy also earned a Master of Business Administration (“Certificat d’Aptitude à l’Administration des Entreprises”) from the University of Poitiers.
Dan Lowry is the Vice President of our global Client Services organization. In this role, Mr. Lowry and his teams focus on developing winning bid strategies and creating associated technical and commercial proposals.
Mr. Lowry has over 30 years of experience with Dresser-Rand in Engineering, Marketing, Sales, and Project Leadership. He started his career in Olean in 1983, and in 1990 began seven years of international assignments in Le Havre and London in Marketing, Sales and Sales Management roles. Returning to our Olean Operations in 1997, he assumed positions of increasing responsibility including Business Unit Manager, Key Client Manager, Director of Business Development, and Director of Project Leadership. In 2007, he transferred to Houston, and then in 2010 to Paris, in his current role.
Mr. Lowry has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Christian Lupp joined the Dresser-Rand business in July 2015 as Vice President, Marketing and Strategy. Mr. Lupp's career with Siemens began in 1992 as a software engineer with the Siemens Power Generation Group. Since that time, Mr. Lupp has held a variety of leadership roles within Siemens including positions in Germany, U.S., Singapore and China. His roles have ranged from General Manager of Siemens Ltd, China to Vice President of Strategy for the Compression Business Unit.
In his current role of Vice President, Mr. Lupp is responsible for corporate marketing, strategic planning, market evaluation, and regional channel strategies.
Mr. Lupp received his diploma in Electrical Engineering in 1991 from the Technical University of Munich.
Judith (Judy) Marks was appointed Executive Vice President, New Equipment Solutions Worldwide in December 2016. In this position, she is responsible for the New Equipment organization (Sales Management, Environmental and Industrial Solutions, Oil and Gas Client Services, Oil and Gas Sales, and Oil and Gas Growth Platforms, LNG) and sales and proposals for solutions offerings, including E-House and Modules (EHM). She was also appointed Siemens Chief Executive Officer U.S., in January 2017. Ms. Marks is also Chair of the Siemens Foundation Board of Directors and leads the Board as they oversee the Siemens Foundation’s mission to ignite and sustain today’s STEM workforce and tomorrow’s scientists and engineers.
Previously, Ms. Marks was Executive Vice President, Global Solutions, a position she held since October 2015. Before joining the Dresser-Rand business, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. since May 2011. In this role, Ms. Marks led the growth and development of the Federal business working with all Siemens divisions delivering Siemens products, services, technologies, and solutions to all branches of the U.S. government. Prior to joining Siemens, Ms. Marks has 27 years of experience in Operations, Business Development, Program Management, Systems Integration and profit and loss (P&L) responsibilities for Lockheed Martin and its predecessor companies (IBM Federal Systems Division and Loral Federal Systems), where she was President of two operating units: Transportation and Security Solutions in Rockville, Maryland; and Distribution Technologies in Owego, New York.
Ms. Marks earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Thomas Moenk is the Vice President of Research and Development for Dresser-Rand. Dr. Moenk began his career at Siemens in 2001 as Head of Technical Coordination for Industrial Applications. After two years in that role, he was named Head of Technical Coordination for the Oil and Gas business unit. In this position, he coordinated Research and Development activities for gas turbines, compressors and steam turbines. Dr. Moenk became Head of Technology and Innovation for the Power and Gas division in 2010.
Prior to joining Siemens, Dr. Moenk held positions of increasing responsibility with Mannesmann Demag including Development Engineer and Head of Development.
Dr. Moenk received his PhD in 1994 from RWTH Aachen University.
Luciano Mozzato has been Dresser-Rand’s Executive Vice President, Services Worldwide, responsible for all Product Services, including Field Operations, since January 2009. Mr. Mozzato also held various leadership positions in Sales, Operations and the Aftermarket business within United Technology's Otis Elevator division. He served as Vice President and General Manager of Otis Elevator’s Latin America business and as Vice President and General Manager of its Italian subsidiary from 2004 to 2008. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Mozzato was Vice President of Global Supply Chain and Logistics Worldwide. Prior to that role, he served in United Technology's Italian subsidiary as Product Director, Director of Engineering and Field Service Manager.
Mr. Mozzato began his career as a mechanic and earned a diploma in Electronic Engineering from the Istituto Tecnico Industriale. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Hartford University.
Gustavo Nechar has been our Vice President of Human Resources since June 2011. In this leadership position, Mr. Nechar has principal responsibility for the Human Resources function and related administrative functions of the Company and its affiliates throughout the world. From April 2009 until joining the Company, Mr. Nechar served as the Manufacturing and Logistics Global Human Resources Leader of WABCO Vehicle Control Systems, a provider of electronic, mechanical and mechatronic products for commercial truck, trailer, bus and passenger car manufacturers. Prior to joining WABCO, he spent 11 years with Valeo, Inc., a French company focused on the design, production and sale of components, integrated systems and modules for the automotive industry, where he held a variety of roles of progressive responsibility within the Human Resources function, including as the Branch Human Resources Director of Valeo Interior Controls (from September 2008 through March 2009) and Valeo Service (from December 2005 through August 2008). Gustavo has broad international experience in Performance and Talent Management, Compensation and Training. He has been responsible for Human Resources programs in over 15 countries and is fluent in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Mr. Nechar earned a Bachelor of Arts from Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas
David Nye has been named as Dresser-Rand’s Vice-President of Product Management and Systems Engineering. Previously, Dr. Nye served as the Vice President, Technology since January 2014.
Dr. Nye has been with Dresser-Rand since 1995 with previous experience at United Technologies/Carrier Corp. and General Motors/Allison Gas Turbine Division. He has held various positions within Dresser-Rand in the areas of Research and Development, Operations Engineering, Process Innovation, and Aftermarket Business Development. He is also the author of several technical papers on Turbomachinery and Combustion.
Dr. Nye earned his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University with a sponsored research fellowship from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University.
Jesus Pacheco was appointed Executive Vice President, Technology and Innovation in December 2016. In this position, he is responsible for Digitalization, Product Management and Systems Technology, Research and Development, Innovation, Emerging Technologies, Technology Architecture, Commercial Solutions, and Business Development and Commercialization of Integrated Solutions. Previously, Mr. Pacheco was Executive Vice President, New Equipment Worldwide, a position he held since June 2007.
Mr. Pacheco has nearly 35 years of experience in the global energy industry. He started his professional career in 1982 with a major oil and gas operator in Venezuela, where he served in Predictive Maintenance, and later as a Technical Advisor for rotating equipment for compression, pumping, processing and power generation oil and gas facilities. He has been with Dresser-Rand Group Inc., its affiliates and predecessor companies to the business since 1990. He held various leadership positions in application engineering, extended scope and marketing for Dresser-Rand Company, including responsibilities as Regional Director for the former Soviet Union, based in London, UK, and Marketing Manager for the European Served Area (Europe, Africa and the Middle East) based at the Le Havre, France manufacturing facility.
From January 1999 to August 2000, Mr. Pacheco served as Vice President, Client Services for the Latin America Region. He assumed Client Services responsibilities for the Americas Region in August 2000, expanding them to include the European Served Area in July 2006.
Mr. Pacheco earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, both from the University of Michigan.
Martin Pfund was appointed Vice President and General Manager, Eurasia Operations, of the Dresser-Rand business in July 2015. Dr. Pfund joined Siemens in 2001 and has held various management positions within the company. He was named Head of Tailored Compression Systems within the Power and Gas Division in 2013, with responsibility for sites in Germany, China and Russia. Prior to this position, he was CEO of the worldwide operating Business Unit Photovoltaics and President of Global Engineering and Chairman of Siemens Power Electrical Ltd. in India. From 2005 to 2007, he acted as CEO of Siemens Fuel Gasification Technology GmbH and Director of the Joint Venture Sustec GSP in China. Earlier in his career, Dr. Pfund held several leading management positions in Plant Design, Order Management and Engineering within Siemens.
Mr. Pfund holds a PhD in Engineering from Technische Hochschuleand a degree in General Management from the University of St. Gallen.
Gabriel Popescu was named Dresser-Rand’s Vice President, Services North America Area in March 2015. Mr. Popescu has been with Dresser-Rand since 2001 in a variety of positions with increased level of responsibilities supporting the Company’s Aftermarket Business in Asia Pacific and the United States. Prior to joining Dresser-Rand, Mr. Popescu was at the Petrotel Lukoil refinery in Romania for over six years before moving to international assignments in the Middle East and Asia Pacific. He has worked on various oil and gas greenfield projects as Commissioning Engineer and Turbomachinery Technical Advisor.
Mr. Popescu earned a Master’s degree in Drilling and Production of Oil and Gas at the Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti.
Paulo Sternadt Ruiz was appointed Executive Vice President Global Solutions in December 2016. In this position, he is responsible for Program Management Operations (PMO), Project Management for complex Solutions projects, E-House and Modules (EHM) Operations and P&L, Brazil Energy Assets and P&L, and Regional Business Coordination / Localization (China, India, Brazil, and Saudi Arabia). In addition, his team supports delivery of new technology commercialization for Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES), LNGo and is responsible for the Synchrony strategic business unit and order execution for Integrated Solutions. Global Solutions also hosts Marketing and Strategy as a shared function across the Dresser-Rand business. Previously, Mr. Ruiz was Vice President Strategic Business Development and Commercialization and was responsible for determining product, solution and alliance approaches to address evolving and emerging Oil and Gas markets and client needs.
Mr. Ruiz first joined Siemens in 1996. He spent seven years in the Automotive Business in Italy, UK and Brazil. He has more than 13 years of extensive product line experience with Siemens in multiple global roles in Brazil, Mexico and Germany. He was Chief Executive Officer of the Energy Management business segment of Bushings, Instrument Transformers and Coils. In this role, Mr. Ruiz had total global profit and loss (P&L) responsibility including research and development, sales, marketing, purchasing, and 11 manufacturing sites. Prior to his leadership positions in Germany, he worked for Siemens in Brazil before becoming the Energy Management Division Cluster Lead in Mexico. He also worked for Fiat Group in Italy, England and Brazil.
Mr. Ruiz earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Fundação Dom Cabral in 2006 and also holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from F.E.I. University.
Dan Simpson has been General Manager Program Management Operations (PMO) Global Solutions since 2013. In this position, Mr. Simpson is responsible for large global project execution including strategic localization initiatives. He joined Dresser-Rand in January 2010 and held various roles, including Global Operations Director, Director of Operations in Brazil and Global Director of Infrastructure. Prior to Siemens’ acquisition of Dresser-Rand in June 2015, Mr. Simpson was the General Manager for Global Project Management Excellence, Global Infrastructure, Large Global Project Execution, and the Government Business Unit. Mr. Simpson is a member of the Dresser-Rand Executive Leadership Team since January 2017 and he is a Dresser-Rand Arabia Ltd. Board Member.
Prior to joining Dresser-Rand, Mr. Simpson spent 11 years with Honeywell International, where most recently (2004 – 2009) he was Director of Operations & Service in Asia Pacific, based in Beijing China. In this role, he was responsible for all Asia Pacific project and service deliveries, including development of the Manufacturing Operation in Tianjin, China along with local integration centers in Singapore and Korea. In addition, he established a Global Engineering Center in Chongqing, China where he served as Chairman of Honeywell China Advanced Solutions Ltd. Prior to joining Honeywell, Mr. Simpson spent eight years in the downstream Oil and Gas construction industry working for Kellogg Brown & Root, a subsidiary of Halliburton
Mr. Simpson earned a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science from Texas A&M University and is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.
John Stahley was appointed Vice President General Manager of U.S. Operations in January 2017. In this role, he is responsible for the Olean Operations, Houston Telge Road gas turbine packaging facility, the Mount Vernon compressor engineering team, and the Painted Post Operations. Mr. Stahley was General Manager of Dresser-Rand Olean Operations, in Olean, New York, since January 2011 and Director of Olean Operations since June 2009, where he was responsible for all manufacturing, project management and maintenance. Mr. Stahley has been with Dresser-Rand since 1990 and held progressively responsible positions in engineering, project management, and manufacturing. Mr. Stahley also served as Manager of Turbo Products for Dresser-Rand Shanghai Compressor Co., Shanghai, China from 1996 to 1998.
Mr. Stahley is a graduate of Jamestown Community College, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from St. Bonaventure University. He is a certified Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute.
Heribert Stumpf was named Chief Financial Officer of Siemens Corporation in January 2017, in addition to his role as Chief Financial Officer of the Dresser-Rand business.
Prior to these positions, he was with Siemens since 1982. Mr. Stumpf served as the Chief Financial Officer for the global Siemens Building Technologies Division (2008 -2014). There, he was responsible for the Division’s financial and business administration matters.
Mr. Stumpf has held a wide range of management positions with Siemens in Germany, the United States and Switzerland; including the Chief Financial Officer of Siemens Corporation in New York (2005- 2008), the Chief Executive Officer of the Infrastructure Logistics Division in Arlington, Texas (2001-2005) and the Chief Financial Officer of the Siemens Postal Automation Business Unit in Constance, Germany (1999 -2001). Earlier in his career he held a variety of roles in accounting, business analysis and information technology in several divisions within Siemens.
Mr. Stumpf is a graduate of Siemens’ Financial Management Trainee Program and holds a Master of Business Administration from Mercer University.
Brian Todd is the Vice President of Oil and Gas Sales, Europe, Russia, Africa and Growth Platforms for the Dresser-Rand business. Prior to this position, Mr. Todd was the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Siemens Compression.
Mr. Todd began his career in 1986 as an Application Engineer with Delaval-Stork in the Netherlands, and has subsequently held several leadership positions at Siemens focusing on New Equipment and Service. He also gained external experience as a Project Manager at Shell.
Mr. Todd received his degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Enschede in 1986.
Martha Vance joined Dresser Rand in August 2014 as Assistant Corporate Controller and was appointed Head of Accounting of the Dresser-Rand business in April 2016. Ms. Vance brings more than 20 years of leadership, accounting, analysis, and financial reporting experience to Dresser-Rand. Prior to joining Dresser-Rand, she was Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at Layne Christensen, a publicly-traded global water management, construction and drilling company. Prior roles include Vice President of Reporting / Director of Corporate Accounting at Seahawk Drilling, Director of Accounting at Cleco Corporation and Controller positions at Direct Energy, Prospector Offshore Drilling and Fulcrum Power Services.
Ms. Vance holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Northeast Louisiana University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Michael Wood was named Dresser Rand’s Vice President and Chief Safety Officer in July 2014. He joined Dresser-Rand in April 2013 serving as the Company’s Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Director supporting New Equipment, Business Solutions and Worldwide Services as well as providing HSE expertise to strategic business units.
Prior to joining Dresser-Rand, Mr. Wood was at Baker Hughes where he served as HSE Director for Global Supply Chain Manufacturing. He has over 25 years of manufacturing and HSE experience. His prior employment also includes 20 years with The Dow Chemical Company and Union Carbide Corporation in a variety of manufacturing and HSE leadership roles.
Mr. Wood earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a secondary concentration in Mathematics from St. Bonaventure University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas.