The Executive Lecture Series presents - Merrill A. (Pete) Miller, Jr., April 11, 2008
Merrill A. (Pete) Miller, Jr.
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
National Oilwell Varco, Inc.
Friday, April 11, 2008
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Shell Auditorium, McNair Hall
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Merrill A. (Pete) Miller, Jr. is chairman, president and chief executive officer of National Oilwell Varco, Inc. Mr. Miller joined National Oilwell in February 1996 as vice president of marketing, Drilling Systems, and was promoted in April 1997 to president of the company’s products and technology group. In November 2000, he was named president and chief operating officer, and in May 2001 was elected president and chief executive officer. In May 2002 he was elected chairman of the board.
Mr. Miller has broad industry experience, serving as president of Anadarko Drilling Company from 1995 to 1996. He spent fifteen years at Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company in Tulsa, Oklahoma, serving in various senior management positions, including vice president, U.S. operations.
Mr. Miller graduated from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York in 1972 with a degree in Applied Science and Engineering. Upon graduation, he served five years in the U.S. Army and subsequently received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1980. Mr. Miller serves on the Board of Directors for Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Offshore Energy Center, Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association, and Spindletop International.