Board of Directors
Mr. Rigdon, who served as President, CEO and Director of SES from 2009 until February 2016, has been the Vice Chairman of SES since February 2016. Mr. Rigdon joined SES in 2008, as Senior Vice President of Operations and was subsequently promoted to Chief Operating Officer. In that role, he was responsible for overseeing the implementation and operation of the SES’s coal gasification projects worldwide. From June 2004 until joining SES, Mr. Rigdon worked for GE’s gasification business in a variety of capacities, including Manager of Gasification Engineering, Director of IGCC Commercialization, and Director of Gasification Industrials and Chemicals Business. For the previous 23 years, Mr. Rigdon worked for Texaco, and later ChevronTexaco in the Worldwide Power & Gasification group, where he served as Engineering Manager, Project Director and later as Vice President of Gasification Technology for the business prior to the acquisition by GE. Mr. Rigdon is a Mechanical Engineer with a B.S. from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.