Core Values


The health and safety of our employees, and our responsibility for the natural environment in which we operate, is Keane’s highest priority.


We deliver as promised, helping our customers get the most out of their assets with the greatest efficiency.


Our customers are our greatest asset. We are accessible, responsive, transparent and nimble in meeting our customers’ needs.


We believe in continued responsible growth, fiscal stability, and transparency, creating value for our customers and employees.

Message from the Chairman

The health and safety of our employees, and our responsibility for the natural environment in which we operate, is Keane’s highest priority. All of our employees are empowered and expected to manage their own safety and health and that of their fellow workers, as well as the protection of the environment — regardless of their level in the company. All of us are collectively accountable and responsible for managing this crucial aspect of the business.

Meet the team

James C. Stewart

Mr. Stewart became the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Keane in March 2011. Prior to joining Keane, from 2007 to 2009, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of a privately held international drilling company. From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Stewart served as Vice President of Integrated Drilling Services for Weatherford International plc, based in London and Dubai, where he created and managed a global business unit that included a 50-rig international land contract drilling group and a global project management team. Mr. Stewart began his career with Schlumberger Limited, where he held senior leadership positions across the globe over the span of 22 years. Mr. Stewart’s qualifications to serve as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer include his broad leadership experience with oilfield services, as well as his long tenure and successes in the oil and natural gas market.

Gregory L. Powell

Mr. Powell has served as Chief Financial Officer of Keane since March 2011. He previously held the title of Vice President between March 2011 and July 2015, when he became President. Prior to joining Keane, Mr. Powell served as an Operations Executive for Cerberus from 2006 to March 2011. During his tenure at Cerberus, he was responsible for evaluating new investments and partnering with portfolio companies to maximize value creation. Mr. Powell previously served on the board of directors and audit committee of Tower International, Inc., a manufacturer of engineered structural metal components and assemblies. Prior to joining Cerberus, Mr. Powell spent 10 years with General Electric, starting with global leadership training and growing into various leadership roles in Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions, with his last role being Chief Financial Officer for GE Aviation—Military Systems.

M. Paul DeBonis Jr.

Mr. DeBonis has served as Chief Operating Officer of Keane since May 2011. Prior to joining Keane, he served as President of Big Country Energy Services USA LP from May 2010 to May 2011 and as President of Pure Energy Services (USA), Inc. from June 2005 to May 2010. He previously served as Oilfield Services Marketing Manager at Schlumberger Limited. Mr. DeBonis started his oil and gas career with Dowell Services in the fracturing and cementing departments. He has worked in several basins throughout the United States and Canada. Mr. DeBonis was a Schlumberger Field Engineer Graduate in 1985. Mr. DeBonis has authored and published two papers related to hydraulic fracturing for the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Louis Wilpitz

Mr. Wilpitz has served as Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Keane since December 2016. He was promoted to this role from the position of District Manager—Permian Basin, having grown his career at Keane from his beginnings as an In-House Engineer in 2013. Prior to working for Keane, Mr. Wilpitz worked for Mission Well Services as a Field Engineer and later Technical Sales Engineer from 2011 to 2013. He began his work in oilfield services at Halliburton in 2010, where he served as a Frac Field Engineer in the Completions division. And Mr. Wilpitz gained his earliest oil and gas experience in leasing and acquisition of minerals, working as an associate landman.

Kevin M. McDonald

Mr. McDonald has served as Keane’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary since November 2016. Prior to joining Keane, he served in leadership roles at Marathon Oil Corporation from 2012 to 2016, including as Deputy General Counsel of Corporate Legal Services and Government Relations, Deputy General Counsel of Governance, Compliance & Corporate Services, and Assistant General Counsel. He practiced as a partner at the international law firm Fulbright & Jaworski LLP (now Norton Rose Fulbright LLP) in 2012. Mr. McDonald previously held various counsel positions, including President & Chief Executive Officer and acting General Counsel at Arms of Hope, a nonprofit organization, from 2008 to 2012, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer at Cooper Industries between from 2006 to 2008, Associate General Counsel at Anadarko Petroleum from 2006 to 2008, and Managing Counsel (Litigation) at Valero Energy from 2002 to 2004. Mr. McDonald began his career as an associate at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP between 1992 and 2001.

James J. Venditto

Mr. Venditto joined Keane in March 2016, following Keane’s acquisition of the acquired Trican Operations. At Trican, he had served as Vice President of Technical Services from July 2011 to March 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Venditto worked for Anadarko Petroleum as a Project Production Engineering Advisor from July 2010 to July 2011 and as a Senior Staff Engineer from November 2009 to July 2010. Mr. Venditto has also held numerous technical positions with Shell Oil Company. Mr. Venditto is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He has authored articles in more than 25 technical publications and has more than 25 issued US patents, many of which are related to hydraulic fracturing.

Ian J. Henkes

Mr. Henkes has served as Keane’s Vice President for Human Resources since February 2016. Prior to joining Keane, he served as Human Resources Manager for Schlumberger’s Drilling & Measurements global businesses from August 2014 to February 2016, as Vice President for North America at Pathfinder Energy Services from January 2013 to September 2014, and as Personnel Manager at Pathfinder Energy Services from September 2012 to December 2012. Prior to joining Pathfinder Energy Services, Mr. Henkes served in various roles at Schlumberger from 1994 to 2012.