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Drilling Systems appoints new regional director to drive growth in the Americas

Drilling Systems has appointed a new regional director to deliver its ambitious growth plans across North and South America.

Euan Kennedy takes over from departing director, Jim Krupa, and will be responsible for promoting Drilling Systems products and services to existing and new clients across the Americas territory. He will also be responsible for raising awareness of the new training technology products and services offered by Drilling Systems’ parent company – the 3T Energy Group (3T).

3T is transforming the global energy training market through technology, offering solutions such as virtual reality, augmented reality, e-learning and training management software, as well as traditional training, to enhance the skills, knowledge and performance of energy sector personnel.

Mr Kennedy has a wealth of experience in the oil and gas sector, having previously managed Drilling Systems’ business development function, based in the company’s Houston office. During this time, Mr Kennedy has worked closely with numerous customers to deliver tailored simulator solutions and has helped to secure significant business during one of the industry’s biggest downturns.

Born in Aberdeen, Mr Kennedy started his oil field career in 2002, working offshore in the North Sea in a technical capacity before transitioning into technology-based sales roles within upstream oil and gas. The most recent of these was as Senior Sales Manager with Atlas Knowledge, where he was responsible for leading a sales team across three large international territories including the Americas, Asia Pacific and the Middle East and North Africa.

Mr Kennedy has a BA (Hons) degree in Business Management from Robert Gordon University.

“I am extremely excited to take on the role of Regional Director for the Americas region with 3T Energy Group,” Mr Kennedy said. “3T has grown significantly over the last couple of years with the acquisition of various leading technology companies. With acquisition naturally comes new exciting and innovative product and service lines that allow 3T the ability to offer a true full solution technology partnership to our customers.”

“In an industry recovering from one of the largest downturns in history, technology innovations that lead to both operational and financial efficiencies are critical to the future success of our customers, and I’m excited to lead a talented regional team that can deliver these solutions,” Mr Kennedy added.

“We are delighted to announce Mr Kennedy’s appointment as our new Regional Director for the Americas,” Kevin Franklin, Chief Executive Officer of 3T Energy Group, said. “He has been a driving force in developing the Drilling Systems business across the Americas region, and now his exceptional experience will help to accelerate 3T Energy’s future growth plans.”

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