Robert L. Potter
(Rice BCO '73)
Former President, FMC Technologies, Inc.
Robert L. Potter is the former President of FMC Technologies, Inc. Prior to assuming this role in August 2012, Mr. Potter served as Executive Vice President of Energy Systems since April 2010. Mr. Potter had also served as Senior Vice President of Energy Processing and Global Surface Wellhead at FMC Technologies, Inc., since 2007, and Vice President of Energy Processing beginning in 2001.
Mr. Potter was the Division President of Energy Processing Systems beginning in 1995 and Division Manager of its Fluid Control Division in 1992. He served as the Western Region Manager of the Wellhead Equipment Division in 1990 and Operations Manager in Houston in 1988. Mr. Potter joined FMC Technologies in 1973 as a Sales Representative for the Wellhead Equipment Division and held several sales management positions over the years.
Mr. Potter is a graduate of Rice University with a bachelor's degree in commerce. He serves on the Executive Committee for the Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association, is a member of the board of directors of the National Ocean Industries Association and is a member of the American Petroleum Institute. Mr. Potter also serves on the advisory board of Spindletop Charities.