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Christian A. Garcia

Christian A. Garcia
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Christian A. Garcia has more than 30 years of financial leadership experience in the industrial services, automotive electronics, oilfield services, software and business equipment industries. Currently, Mr. Garcia is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of BrandSafway, a leading provider of industrial service solutions to commercial, industrial and infrastructure markets. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of finance, including accounting, financial planning, and partnering with business leaders to drive growth and value creation.

Prior to joining BrandSafway, Mr. Garcia was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Weatherford International, an oilfield services company, and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Visteon Corporation, a leading provider of automotive cockpit electronics. Previously, Mr. Garcia served as acting Chief Financial Officer of Halliburton, a leading energy company, where he progressed through a variety of leadership positions including Chief Accounting Officer, Treasurer, and Senior Vice President of Investor Relations. Mr. Garcia served as board member and chairman of the audit committee for Keane Group from 2017 to 2019.

Mr. Garcia has been consistently selected to the All-America Executive Team by Institutional Investor magazine. In 2011, he was awarded “IR Professional of the Year” given to the top investor relations professional in the United States based on the magazine’s survey of more than 1,300 security analysts and investment professionals. In 2020, Mr. Garcia has been selected as one of the Top 50 Financial Leaders by the National Diversity Council.

Mr. Garcia has a bachelor's degree in business economics from the University of the Philippines, and a master's degree in management from Purdue University.