Mr. Burguieres has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EMC Holdings, LLC since 2000. Mr. Burguieres is Vice Chairman of the Houston Texans, and is Chairman Emeritus of Weatherford International. From 1981 to 1989, Mr. Burguieres served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cameron Iron Works, Inc. Mr. Burguieres served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Weatherford International from 1991 to 1997. Mr. Burguieres currently serves as a director of Newfield Exploration Company and JP Morgan Chase Texas.
Philip Joseph Burguières, passed away on the on the evening of June 30, 2016. Philip was born in Franklin, Louisiana on September 3, 1943. Having graduated from Catholic High School in New Iberia, he went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Louisiana - Lafayette.
Philip married his high school sweetheart, Cheryl Courrégé. After moving briefly to New Orleans to work for a consulting engineering firm, Philip joined the Navy and completed training at Officer Candidate School. He served in the U. S. Navy for four years during the Vietnam era as a "Seabee", reaching the rank of Lieutenant.
Upon completion of his service, Philip was accepted to The Wharton Graduate School of Business. On graduation he accepted a job with Cameron Iron Works, Inc. in Houston, Texas. In 1971, the company moved the couple to Edinburgh, Scotland. Under the guidance of Herb Allen, Philip became President and Chief Operating Officer in 1981at the young age of 38. By 1986 he was one of the youngest Chief Executive Officers to ever run a Fortune 500 company.
In 1978, Philip first joined the board of the J. M. Burguières Company, a family-owned land-holding company that he would chair from 1986 until his retirement in 2012.
In 1990, Philip joined Panhandle Eastern Corporation a Houston pipeline company, for which he had previously served as an outside board member, as President and Chief Executive Officer.
Resigning 11 months later and taking a brief hiatus from corporate life, Philip returned to the oilfield service industry in 1991 as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Weatherford International, Inc.
He consulted for Bob McNair at Cogen Technologies and in 1999 was tapped by his long-time friend to help develop the front office for Houston's new National Football League franchise, the Texans. Philip began a new career as Vice Chairman of the Houston Texans.
Philip served as vice chairman of both the Menninger Clinic and the Baylor College of Medicine as well as on the Executive Committee of M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.
He served the Board of Directors of FMC Technologies, Inc. and Newfield Exploration Company and was a member of the National Petroleum Council.
Philip sustained a brain injury and spent nearly three months in-patient at TIRR Memorial Hermann and another year in intensive out-patient therapy. In spite of the remarkable recovery he made in so many other areas, Philip never regained the ability to speak or write.
Philip was preceded in death by his parents, Denis Philip Joseph Burguières, Jr. and Emma Louise LeBlanc Burguières and his first wife, Cheryl Courrégé Burguières. He is survived by his wife of nine years, Alice Kirkpatrick Burguières, whom he married in 2007, his children Emily Burguières Dalicandro and her husband Steve, P. Martial Burguières and his wife Valeria, his step-children Stephanie and Morgan Harcrow and Ashley Harcrow Moseley and her husband Seth, grandchildren Luke, Beau and Emma Burguières, Joe and Sam Dalicandro and Alice Mae Moseley, sister Denise Burguières Hein, brother-in-law John Edward Courrégé and his wife Dana, sister-in-law Susan Courrégé Phillips and her husband Gary, sister-in-law Catherine Courrégé Huckaby and her husband Victor, nieces Lauren Huckaby and Katelyn Huckaby Sarkies, Nicole Dronet and Juliane Courrégé, nephews Émile and John Courrégé, Robert, Denis and Steve Hein, Logan and Baron Phillips, and Victor Huckaby, 6 great-nieces and 9 great-nephews, many cousins, other relatives and friends.