Mr. Kenner has more than 30 years of domestic and international experience in international service and manufacturing companies with the majority being in the Oil & Gas industry in the areas of executive leadership, engineering, manufacturing, operations, marketing and sales, including over a decade of experience in the electrical submersible pump industry.
Prior to joining Summit, Mr. Kenner was President of the $1.6bn+ Schindler Elevator Corporation, the North America operating company of the $8bn+ global Schindler Group. Before joining Schindler, John worked almost 20 years for Baker Hughes in multiple operations, marketing and engineering roles in the United States and Asia for their artificial lift division (Centrilift) and drilling products division (Hughes Christensen). John’s positions at Centrilift included President, Vice President of North America of Operations, and Vice President of Marketing and Engineering. Before joining Centrilift, John worked over a decade at Hughes Christensen. His roles there included Marketing Director, Global Product Manager, South Asia Manager, Technical Services Manager and Engineer. John started his career at LTV Aerospace in systems reliability engineering and design.
Mr. Kenner holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University, a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business. John holds 5 US patents and has published numerous technical articles.