Mr. John Rossman Huff served as the Chief Executive Officer at Oceaneering International, Inc., from August 1986 to May 12, 2006 and President from 1986 to 1998. He restored profitability through the installation of a management by objectives system and a focus on improved technologies for subsea and deepwater applications. He has been the Non Executive Chairman of Oceaneering International, Inc. since August 1990 and has been its Director since 1986.
Mr. Huff currently serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Huff International, a company that invests in international energy and technology opportunities. In addition to direct investments, Huff International provides advisory services to companies and funds.
Mr. Huff is member of the National Academy of Engineering, a past Director of Suncor Energy, Inc. He is a past member of the National Petroleum Council, past Director of the National Ocean Industries Association and International Association of Drilling Contractors and served on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee. He is a past Director of the American Bureau of Shipping, the U.S. Coast Guard Foundation, Law of the Sea Institute, Marine Resources Development Foundation and past Chairman of the Texas Bowl.
Mr. Huff attended Rice University and received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Georgia Tech University in 1968. He subsequently attended Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development in 1977. Mr. Huff is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.