The IADC Executive Committee of IADC announced today that Jason McFarland has been appointed President of the IADC, pending ratification by the Board of Directors during IADC’s Annual General Meeting in November.
“Jason has capably served as our interim President since December 2015 and since then has proven to the Executive Committee that he has the leadership and strategic and operational skills necessary to guide the association into the future,” said Tom Burke, 2016 IADC Chairman and President & CEO of Rowan Companies. “These are difficult times for our industry, and the IADC needs a strong leader to help its members weather these challenging conditions. The Executive Committee members and I strongly believe that Jason’s long tenure with IADC and focus on delivering value to the membership will ensure his success in this important industry leadership role.”
Mr McFarland said, “After more than 20 years with IADC, I am humbled and honored for the opportunity to serve as President of this dynamic association. We are incredibly fortunate to have a highly engaged and active membership whose participation and support has led to IADC’s 75-year history of success. I look forward to building on our strong legacy and am committed to continuing IADC’s longstanding role as a leader in advocating on behalf of drilling contractors worldwide.”