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IADC elects Tom Burke as 2016 Chairman

Tom Burke, President and CEO at Rowan Companies, will lead IADC next year as Chairman.
Tom Burke, President and CEO at Rowan Companies, will lead IADC next year as Chairman.

The IADC Board of Directors has elected Dr Tom Burke as its 2016 Chairman. Dr Burke currently serves as President & CEO at Rowan Companies. Additionally, Jack Winton, President – Operations for KCA Deutag, has been elected as IADC Vice Chairman during the IADC Board of Directors meeting held on 5 November in San Antonio, Texas.

“I am honored to serve as chairman of IADC next year. This is a difficult time for our industry, but I strongly believe that we must maintain a laser focus on safety and performance,” Dr Burke said. “I will work to ensure that IADC continues to bring the industry together to collaborate on innovations that will help us emerge from this downturn a better and stronger industry.”

Scott McReaken, CEO of Sevan Drilling, will continue to serve as Secretary/Treasurer. Also continuing in their officer roles are Lyndol Dew as IADC Division VP, Offshore, and Mike Garvin as IADC Division VP, Onshore. Mr Dew currently serves as Senior VP of Worldwide Operations for Diamond Offshore Drilling, and Mr Garvin serves as Senior VP of Operations for Patterson-UTI. In a newly created officer position, Niels Espeland, President of International Operations for Grey Wolf Oilfield Services, will now serve as IADC Division VP, International Onshore.

Mike Bowie, Sales and Commercial Leader for GE Drilling, was elected as IADC Division VP, Drilling & Well Services. Stephen Colville was re-elected as President and CEO of IADC.

Dr Burke was appointed Chief Executive Officer and elected a director of Rowan Companies in April 2014. He served as Chief Operating Officer beginning in July 2011 and was appointed President in March 2013. Dr Burke first joined the company in December 2009, serving as Chief Executive Officer and President of LeTourneau Technologies until the sale of LeTourneau in June 2011. From 2006 to 2009, Dr Burke was a Division President at Complete Production Services, an oilfield services company, and from 2004 to 2006, served as its Vice President for Corporate Development. Prior to that, he worked at McKinsey & Company and Schlumberger. Dr Burke received a PhD in Engineering from Trinity College, the University of Oxford, a Bachelors in Engineering with honors from the Heriot-Watt University in Scotland, and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was awarded a Baker Scholarship.

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