Jay Minmier, president of Nomac Drilling since 2011, has more than 22 years of experience in the drilling industry. He began his career with Helmerich & Payne, serving in a variety of roles during his 14 years with the company. He then joined Grey Wolf Drilling, continuing on as vice president and general manager for Precision Drilling subsequent to its acquisition of Grey Wolf.
Prior to working in the oilfield, Mr Minmier was a captain in the US Air Force. He has a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of West Florida.
John Rynd was named chief executive officer and president of Hercules Offshore in June 2008. In addition, he serves as a member of the board of directors for the company. Mr Rynd has served in various executive level positions since joining Hercules Offshore in September 2005.
Prior to joining the company, Mr Rynd spent 11 years with Noble Drilling Services, where he served in a variety of management roles, including vice president, investor relations and vice president, marketing and contracts. Mr Rynd also served in various management roles at Chiles Offshore, culminating in vice president of marketing. His experience also encompasses 10 years of service for Rowan Companies, where he served in various roles of increasing levels of responsibility on offshore rigs.
In addition to his role on the IADC Executive Committee, Mr Rynd serves as vice chairman on the board of directors and the executive committee for the National Ocean Industries Association; board of directors, executive committee and education outreach advisory board for the Offshore Energy Center; board of directors for Hornbeck Offshore; and advisory board for Spindletop International Charities.
Mr Rynd graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts in economics.
Scott McReaken was named chief executive officer of Sevan Drilling in November 2013. He joined Sevan after serving as the director of finance for Seadrill’s Americas region since July 2012. Before joining Seadrill, he was the director financial planning and analysis at Vantage Drilling from March 2010 to July 2012.
He also held various management positions in accounting at Pride International in its Houston and Angola locations from 2005 to 2010.
Prior to working in the contract drilling industry, Mr McReaken spent five years providing audit, assurance and advisory services, as an internal auditor and at Arthur Andersen.
Mr McReaken holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from The University of Texas at Austin and is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor.
Dr Thomas Burke became president of Rowan Companies in March 2013 and has served as chief operating officer since July 2011. He joined the company in December 2009 to serve as chief executive officer and president of LeTourneau Technologies and served in such capacity until the sale of LeTourneau in June 2011. Prior to that, he had been employed by Complete Production Services, Schlumberger and McKinsey & Company.
Ron Tyson, president of Cactus Drilling, joined the company in January 2000 as vice president of operations and was named president in 2011. He previously worked at Bayard Drilling Technologies, which he joined in 1997 as engineering manager. Prior to that, Mr Tyson worked as a roughneck, driller, drilling engineer and project engineer at Helmerich & Payne, beginning in 1992. He graduated from the University of Missouri – Rolla with a Bachelor of Science degree in geological engineering.
David Reid is senior vice president, global accounts and chief sales officer at National Oilwell Varco (NOV), where he is responsible for leading the NOV Sales and Marketing organizations toward strategic growth.
Mr Reid joined Varco International more than 21 years ago and, in that time, has served a number of roles, including business development, product development, leadership and management. He has provided key contributions to the development of today’s top drives, pipe-handling equipment, iron roughnecks, blowout preventers, integrated drilling systems and automation. He has led the introduction of modern drilling system design in offshore drilling rigs and has had an active role in the industry as a voice in addressing change in design, as well as business models.
Mr Reid serves as the chairman of the IADC Advanced Rig Technology Committee and is a founding member of the SPE Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section.
Stephen Colville, president and CEO of IADC, has more than 30 years of experience in corporate public affairs and government relations, with extensive on-the-ground experience in North and South America, Europe, South Africa, the Middle East, Eurasia and Asia Pacific. He joined IADC as president & CEO in 2012.
Mr Colville previously served as vice president-communications for Royal Dutch Shell – Projects and Technology Business. Prior to that, he served as vice president-communications – Global Gas Business for Royal Dutch Shell.
His background includes seven years as an industry advocate, working in London and Brussels since 1990 to implement public and government-affairs campaigns. Mr Colville began his career in the UK Department of Trade and Industry in 1979.