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Governor Mary Fallin Announces Appointment to Grand River Dam Authority


Joe Vandevier

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today announced the appointment of Joe Vandevier to the Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA). He is replacing Allen Wright, whose term expired.

Vandevier will serve a five-year term ending in August 2019, and will represent industrial and commercial customers.

He is the founder and current managing member of Downhole Dynamics, a company that provides business and technical consulting for enhanced production in the oil and gas industry.

“Joe Vandevier’s experience in management, business development and engineering brings a valuable perspective to the GRDA,” said Fallin. “His leadership and dedication will serve the GRDA and its members well.”

Vandevier has worked in a variety of key roles in the oil and gas industry for the last 40 years. He was vice president of operations in the U.S., Canada and Russia for Centrilift. He also served as president and chief operating officer of Wood Group ESP, and as a senior adviser for Baker Hughes. Vandevier was also the president of ProductionQuest, a business branch of Baker Hughes.

He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and is an inventor or co-inventor listed on 21 U.S. patents and foreign patents associated with electric submersible pumps and production systems.

Vandevier received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in engineering management from the University of Tulsa. He is a member of the University of Tulsa College of Engineering Hall of Fame for his contributions in the field of academic support, community service and professional achievement.