John D. Schmitz
Chairman and Co-Founder
John Schmitz is the Chairman and Co-Founder of B-29 Investments, a Dallas-based private equity firm representing his personal energy investments. Mr. Schmitz leads the investment decisions and operating execution of the B-29 team and actively manages/advises all portfolio companies. He currently holds the Chairman, President, and CEO positions at Select Water Solutions, as well as serving as Chairman and CEO of Endurance Lift Holdings, which consists of the Endurance Lift Solutions and Bell Supply Company subsidiaries. Additionally, Mr. Schmitz serves on the board of Silver Creek Exploration and Axis Energy Services.
Outside of the B-29 landscape, Mr. Schmitz is the Chairman of the Domestic Energy Producers Alliance (“DEPA”) and serves on the board of the Southwest Diabetic Foundation.
A lifelong entrepreneur, Mr. Schmitz has founded and developed numerous successful businesses in the oilfield services sector of the energy industry over his 40+ years of involvement. Such businesses include Brammer Supply (predecessor to BSI holdings and ultimately recapped as part of Complete Energy Services), Allied Production Solutions (merged into Forum Energy Technologies), and Peak Oilfield Services (the foundation of what became Select). Mr. Schmitz has also executed numerous upstream and midstream transactions including the sales of property packages across the Barnett, Eagle Ford, and Fayetteville basins to EOG Resources, Chesapeake Energy, and XTO Energy, respectively, and the sale of Cimmaron Gathering, LP, a natural gas pipeline company, to Copano Energy, LLC.