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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): March 31, 2021 


TETRA Technologies, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter) 





(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)


24955 Interstate 45 North

The Woodlands, Texas 77380

(Address of Principal Executive Offices, and Zip Code)


(281) 367-1983

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code



(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report) 

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Common Stock




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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


Effective March 31, 2021, the Board of Directors of TETRA Technologies, Inc. ("TETRA" or the "Company") appointed Shawn D. Williams as a member of the Board of Directors.  Mr. Williams will serve until the Company’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 26, 2021 or until his successor has been duly elected and qualified. The Board of Directors has determined that Mr. Williams is independent, as independence is defined in the listing standards of the New York Stock Exchange and Section 10A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.


Mr. Williams, 57, most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer of Nexeo Plastics Holdings, Inc., a global plastics distributor, from April 2019 until June of 2020 and from September 2012 to March of 2019 as Executive Vice President of Nexeo Solutions, Inc. Mr. Williams has been retired since June 2020. Prior to joining Nexeo Solutions, from 2007 to 2012 Mr. Williams served as President of Momentive Global Sealants, a global specialty sealants business, and President of Momentive Performance Materials, a silicone specialty materials business. Earlier in his career, Mr. Williams spent 22 years serving in industrial and material business leadership roles at General Electric Company and led businesses globally in the Americas, Europe, and Asia across a broad sector of markets. Since December 2020, Mr. Williams has served as the chairman of the board of managers and as a member of the audit and compensation committees of Covia Holdings LLC, a provider of minerals-based solutions serving the industrial and energy markets.  Mr. Williams earned his M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Purdue University.


Mr. Williams will receive compensation for his service as a director consistent with that of the Company’s other non-employee directors, as described in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 23, 2020. Upon his appointment Mr. Williams was granted an award of restricted shares of the Company’s common stock under the TETRA Technologies, Inc. 2018 Non-Employee Director Equity Incentive Plan consistent with the Company’s non-employee director compensation guidelines.


There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Williams and any other person pursuant to which he was appointed as a director. Neither the Company nor the Board of Directors is aware of any transaction in which Mr. Williams has an interest requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


Mr. Williams will be indemnified by the Company pursuant to the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation and Amended and Restated Bylaws for actions associated with being a director.  In addition, the Company will enter into an indemnification agreement with Mr. Williams that will provide for indemnification to the fullest extent permitted under Delaware law. The indemnification agreement will provide for indemnification of expenses, liabilities, judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement in connection with proceedings brought against Mr. Williams as a result of his service as a director. The indemnification agreement is substantially identical to the form of agreement executed by the Company’s other directors and executive officers.


A copy of the news release announcing the appointment of Mr. Williams is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.  


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits:










News Release dated April 5, 2021, issued by TETRA Technologies, Inc.  






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



TETRA Technologies, Inc.






/s/ Brady M. Murphy



Brady M. Murphy



President and Chief Executive Officer




Date: April 5, 2021