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Phillip Burguières
Vice Chairman

Philip Burguières, one of Houston’s most innovative leaders, serves as vice chairman of the Houston Texans and the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas.

Philip Burguières, one of Houston’s most innovative leaders, serves as vice chairman of the Houston Texans and the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas.

Burguières also serves as chairman and CEO of EMC Holdings, an investment management company specializing in the oil service industry. Additionally, he serves as chairman emeritus of Weatherford International, an international energy company. Until 1996, Burguières was Weatherford International’s chairman and chief executive officer. Prior to joining Weatherford, Burguières was chairman and chief executive officer of Panhandle Eastern Corporation and Cameron Iron Works, Inc. During his career, he was named Energy Industry CEO of the year three times by Financial World Magazine.

Burguières is the current vice chairman of both the Menninger Clinic and the Baylor College of Medicine and served on the Executive Committee of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. In 2005, he received the Woodrow Wilson Corporate Citizenship Award from the Smithsonian Institute. He was the 2003 recipient of Mental Health America’s William Styron Award and was awarded the Ima Hogg Award from Mental Health America. He is a director of Bridges to Life, Catholic Charities, Mental Health America and the Texas Heart Institute. He is on the board of directors at FMC Technologies, Inc., and Newfield Exploration Company, and also serves as chairman emeritus of The J.M. Burguières Co., Ltd., a family-owned company. He is a member of the National Petroleum Council and the World’s Presidents’ Organization, is past president of the Petroleum Club of Houston and the Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association and is past chairman of the National Ocean Industries Association.

A native of Franklin, La., Burguières graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Louisiana, where a Chair in the engineering department has been named in his honor. He was a recipient of his alma mater’s Outstanding Alumni Award in 1992. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years during the Vietnam era, reaching the rank of Lieutenant.

Burguières earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. He and his wife, Alice, enjoy spending time with their children and five grandchildren.