Board of Directors

Click picture or name to read bio T. Jay Collins - Chairman of the Board Read Bio

T. Jay Collins retired as President, Chief Executive Officer from Oceaneering International in May 2011, while continuing to serve as Director on the Board. Mr. Collins joined Oceaneering in October 1993, initially serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Collins is past Chairman of the Board of Directors for National Ocean Industries Association. He serves on the Board of the American Productivity & Quality Center, Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association, CanCare of Houston, Nautronix, and the Texas Institute of Science. He is also a member of the National Petroleum Council. Mr. Collins received his MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business in 1972 and both his Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering from Rice University in 1969. Mr. Collins continues his affiliation with Rice University as a member of the Rice Board of Trustees and as Chairman of the Council of Overseers of the Jones Graduate School of Business Administration.

Click picture or name to read bio Laslo Olah - President, CEO & Vice Chairman of the Board Read Bio

Laslo Olah, a veteran in the technology sector, is the founder, President, and CEO of Texas Institute of Science. The Institute is based upon Mr. Olah's theory of global multi-discipline, multi-site, and real-time research and development (R & D). He created and implemented a business model which enables small to multinational firms, with their technology resources augmented by TxIS, to effectively compete with very large industry leaders. TxIS also works with global sourcing of laboratory level Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Invention (IP). The Institute assists inventors to evaluate, develop, legally protect, finance and market their IP. TxIS is the first company worldwide that builds and operates its IP sourcing at the laboratory (pre-patent) stage.

TxIS relies on ten years of experience in the international high-tech sourcing, consulting and contracting business. TxIS was established in 1996 with the acquisition of the Gamma Group, also founded and managed by Mr. Olah. Prior to establishing Gamma Group, Mr. Olah founded Lester Audio Laboratories, Inc, which designed and developed the first high-definition, high-speed, multi channel fiber optic audio transmission system in the industry. Two successful rounds of financing and the development of a new theory of fiber optic design were required for this venture, both of which are classic venture startup challenges. The system was awarded a patent (#5060273) in 1993, and was used by leading broadcasting stations and studios for events such as the Goodwill Games. During this same period of time, Mr. Olah developed a patented computer system security platform (#6446119) that provides total security for network and non-network based operations.

Mr. Olah is a graduate of the Technical University of Budapest, holding EECSc and MSCSc degrees. He immigrated to the United States in the late 1980's and became a U.S. citizen in the mid 1990's. Mr. Olah is a current Advisory Board Member of the International Center for Decision and Risk Analysis. In addition, he is Chairman of the Board of DB Funds Inc., a worldwide educational non-profit organization, and a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow.

Click picture or name to read bio Galen Cobb Read Bio

Galen Cobb is vice president industry relations for Halliburton and is responsible for the company's industry relations global activities. He has worked for Halliburton for over thirty-eight years serving in various executive management positions in operations, marketing, sales and business development.

From 1991 to 1994, he was Director CIS and China with oversight in establishing Halliburton's presence and operations in these emerging markets. Later he was named Director Executive Sales and Business Development with expanded responsibilities for the worldwide development and promotion of Halliburton's services and products. In his current position, Mr. Cobb has broad responsibilities that include managing the company's industry relations, energy trade policy issues, executive client relations, and trade organization oversight.

Cobb serves in leadership positions on numerous industry, trade association, and civic boards including: Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association Past Chairman and Executive Board, Independent Producers of America Association, Board of Trustees, Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Board of Directors, National Ocean Industries Association Board of Directors, Academy of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology Board Chairman, Spindletop International Board of Trustees, Texas Alliance Foundation Board, Industry Sector Advisory Committee to the US Department of Commerce, World Energy Cities Partnership Board, and Chairman of the USA National Committee for the World Petroleum Congress.

Galen is a graduate of Oklahoma Christian University, 1974.

Click picture or name to read bio Mark Crews Read Bio

Mark Crews is currently an Executive-in-Residence at Summit Partners, a Boston-based private equity investing firm. Mark works closely with the Summit team to invest in leading, technology-enabled oilfield product and services businesses of scale.

From 2008 to 2013, Mark was the Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Oilfield Division of Lufkin Industries and was responsible for all manufacturing, sales, service and engineering operations worldwide until Lufkin was sold to GE Oil & Gas in July 2013. Prior to Lufkin, he was employed by Cameron International Corporation (NYSE: CAM) where he served most recently as Vice President, Subsea Technology. In addition, Mark held a number of domestic and international executive management positions with Cameron during his three-decade career at the company.

Mark holds a BS degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Program for Management Development.He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), serves on the advisory board for the College of Engineering at Harding University and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. He is also an investor in Texas Institute of Science (TxIS).

Click picture or name to read bio Mark David Read Bio

Mark David graduated from Sherman High School and the University of Texas at Austin. From 1981 to 1987, Mark practiced law in New York City and Dallas. In 1987, he began trading commodity futures and options on the New York Mercantile Exchange and sold his trading company in 1999.

Mark is an investor in real estate in McKinney and the surrounding area. He is a past owner of the fixed base operator and corporate hangars at Collin County Regional Airport. Mark is an investor in Texas Institute of Science, a science consulting firm in Richardson.

Click picture or name to read bio Thomas H. Roberts III Read Bio

Thomas H Roberts graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Colorado in 1977, and earned a Masters in Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School in 1984. He was Director of International Marketing for DeKalb Poultry Research until 1991, and served on the Board of Directors of publicly-traded DeKalb Energy Corporation until its merger with Apache Corporation in 1995. He currently serves on the Boards of Knowledge Mosaic and TXIS. He is the founder of Next Millennium Property Co, LLC, with investments in commercial real estate and other private ventures.

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