Halliburton Labs Leadership

Meet the people behind Halliburton Labs and its relentless pursuit of advancing cleaner, affordable energy.

Our Mission is Clear

Dale Winger

Managing Director

Dale is excited to help accelerate the growth of innovative, early-stage companies using Halliburton’s facilities, technical expertise, and business network. As Managing Director, Dale has leadership responsibility for Halliburton Labs. Dale is a member of the Halliburton Labs Advisory Board, and is passionate about our mission to advance cleaner, affordable energy. Dale most recently served as vice president for Halliburton’s specialty chemicals business. Dale joined Halliburton in 2014, after several years at a leading global chemicals and materials science company.

Dale holds a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Scott Gale​

Executive Director, External Engagement

As Executive Director at Halliburton Labs, Scott oversees External Engagement and collaborates to build a thriving clean energy community on the Third Coast and around the world. He actively supports multiple startup organizations as a mentor, advisor, and investor. After five years in chemical sales and product management, he joined Halliburton in 2014 where he managed multiple strategic efforts taking new technologies from ideation to commercial success at scale.

Scott holds a chemical engineering degree from Brigham Young University and is a graduate of Rice Business. He serves on the Rice Business Alumni Association Board and the Energy Advisory Board for the Rice Alliance Clean Energy Accelerator.

Susanna Sabbagh

Executive Director, Investments

As Executive Director, Investments, Susanna collaborates with participant companies to accelerate their commercial and economic scaling objectives to enhance value creation. Through a focus on emerging value chains, she evaluates and identifies key opportunities to enhance the Halliburton Labs community’s impact on advancing cleaner, affordable energy.

Since entering the energy industry with a small software start-up in the UK, Susanna has since held leadership roles at Halliburton in Europe, Canada and the United States. Susanna’s roles have included Director of Program Management, bringing new technologies from concept to commercialization; leading Halliburton’s global Marketing and Communications organization; leading the Digital Solutions group to enable the integration of digital innovation across the company’s business lines; and most recently as Vice President accountable for one of Halliburton’s largest global customers.

Susanna holds a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from the University of Cambridge.

Karthik Sivaraman

Executive Director, Scouting and Innovation

Karthik started with Halliburton in 2014 as the Director of technology for product development in the Completion Tools business before leading the entire engineering organization as Senior Director. In his tenure, he has steered technology innovation and product development initiatives within the organization to generate more than 300 patents while improving their time to market by almost half. Karthik has over 20 years’ experience in leading established and start-up organizations across multiple fortune 500 companies in the area of science and technology. He was also a key leader in establishing the GE Energy Storage business by scaling start-up battery technology to full scale production. As a technology leader in Halliburton labs, Karthik focusses on assessing, identifying, and supporting key clean energy companies in their march to success.

Karthik holds a Bachelor of Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, and a Master of Science and Doctorate in Material Science from the Pennsylvania State University.

Zainub Noor

Director, Scouting & Innovation

Zainub is excited to help innovative early-stage companies accelerate their journey to scale and commercialization with the mission to advance cleaner, affordable energy. As director of Scouting and Innovation, Zainub focuses on identifying and qualifying prospective companies and introducing the industrial scaling capabilities within the Halliburton Labs ecosystem. Zainub believes that new companies will play a critical role in energy of the future with Halliburton Labs providing a unique launching pad for these innovations to commercially scale. Zainub most recently served as Global R&D Head for Reservoir, Production & Economics in Landmark where she led five technology development centers in North America, South America, and Asia, and helped energy operators worldwide in digital transformation to optimize asset development. She serves on the advisory panel for the University of Houston Bauer Business School and received recognition by Hart Energy as 25 Influential Women in Energy and the Petroleum Economist as 100 Global Leaders.

Zainub holds a double Bachelor of Chemical Engineering & Science from Western University, Master of Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and executive certifications in Business & Strategy from Harvard Business School, and Texas A&M.

Dianna Singh

Operations and Startup Success Manager

Dianna has been with Halliburton since 2000, beginning her career in the Supply Chain Management Program. From there she has held various positions in Manufacturing and Supply Chain before moving into M&A integrations where she led the integration of numerous global, multi-million dollar acquisitions. Given her experience, Dianna’s knowledge of the inner-workings of Halliburton is unparalleled, which is perfect for connecting Halliburton Labs’ participants to the broader Halliburton organization. Dianna is responsible for the day-to-day activities and the operational success of Halliburton Labs and its participant startups.

Dianna holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Louisiana State University and has participated in executive leadership training at Texas A&M.

Chesnee Davis

Operations and Startup Success Team

As part of the Operations and Startup Success Team at Halliburton Labs, Chesnee supports the operational activities for the scalerator program. She is excited to work with participant companies to accelerate achievement of their commercial and operational milestones using her experience and connections at Halliburton and across the industry. Since starting Halliburton in 2013, Chesnee has held variety of research and development and technical services roles at Halliburton. She most recently served as Sr. Technical Professional, managing a global technical services laboratory where she ensured the success of solutions for customers globally. She serves as the current Global President of Women Sharing Excellence (WSE), a Halliburton employee resource group (ERG).

Chesnee holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina – Asheville.