Vice President – Permian Geo, ChampionX
Shankar Annamalai is Vice President of the Permian Geo Market. Shankar was previously Senior Vice President of Operations for Apergy, which he joined in 2017. He served as an executive member of the senior leadership team when Apergy spun-off from Dover Corporation. In 2020, Apergy merged with Nalco Champion upstream chemicals to create ChampionX. Prior to joining Dover Energy, Shankar has held a variety of executive leadership roles with Pentair internationally, including Vice President of Operations and Supply. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering as well as an MBA from Texas A&M University. ChampionX is a global leader in providing chemistry programs and services, drilling technology, artificial lift solutions, and automation technologies for the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry. Our world-class safety culture fuels our purpose to improve lives through our commitment to deliver sustainable operations. Recently, ChampionX has acquired companies that help customers mitigate their emissions through continuous monitoring as well as aerial surveillance.
Shankar and his wife, Tiffany, have three children and live in Midland, TX. Shankar also serves on an executive committee for a global non-profit organization. He enjoys time with his family traveling, cycling, and running.