John Lindsay, Chairman
Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company
John Lindsay is executive vice president of US and international operations for Hemlerich & Payne IDC. He assumed his current position in March 2006. Prior to this appointment, Mr Lindsay had served since 1997 as H&P vice president-US land operations. Mr Lindsay joined H&P in 1987. He has since worked as roughneck and driller, drilling engineer; operations manager in Oklahoma City for the company’s mid-continent region; and division manager for all of the company’s US land rigs.
Mr Lindsay graduated in 1986 from the University of Tulsa, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering.
Claus Hemmingsen, Vice Chairman
Claus Hemmingsen is chief executive officer of Maersk Contractors, partner in the firm A.P. Møller and member of the group’s Executive Board. Mr Hemmingsen joined A.P. Møller – Maersk in 1981 and has been stationed in Hong Kong for Maersk Hong Kong and in Singapore for Maersk Line Asia Region. Mr Hemmingsen was appointed senior vice president in 2003 with overall responsibility for APM Terminals and Global Shared Service Centres. He was appointed CEO of Maersk Contractors as of January 2005 and took overall responsibility of Maersk Supply Service the same year. He was appointed executive vice president in April 2005, member of the Executive Board in July 2006 and partner in July 2007. Mr Hemmingsen finalised an Executive MBA at IMD, Switzerland, in November 2007.
Phil Rider, Secretary-Treasurer
Phil Rider is currently director-transition restructuring for Transocean, which he joined in 1985. He has worked in a variety of accounting positions, most recently as assistant controller. He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Shippensburg University in 1981 and has been a CPA since 1985. He is the vice chairman of IADC’s Accounting Issues/Procedures Committee and is a member of the IADC Retirement Committee. He is also vice chairman of the Board of Directors of Southern Federal Credit Union. Mr Rider and his wife Jennifer live in Houston with 4 of their 5 children.
Lee Hunt, IADC President
Dr Lee Hunt serves as the chief executive of IADC, responsible for managing IADC’s worldwide operations. Before being named president in 1990, his prior Association positions included manager for state government affairs, environmental affairs and human resources. Dr Hunt holds a PhD in political science from Northwestern University and received his law degree from South Texas College of Law.
Brian Petty, IADC Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
Brian Petty is based in Washington with global responsibilities for directing IADC’s government affairs initiatives. He serves as chairman of the federal Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Automotive Equipment and Capital Goods (ITAC 2), which counsels the US Trade Representative and the US Secretary of Commerce on international trade issues. He also serves on their joint Investment Working Group to advise them on international investment policy. In addition, he co-chairs the Energy Services Coalition, comprised of 60 companies and trade associations seeking liberalization of trade in the hydrocarbon, electric power and renewable energy sectors at the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.
Mr Petty holds a law degree from Georgetown University and an MA in literature from the University of Virginia.
David Russell, VP, Land Division
David Russell started his career at Rowan as a college roustabout in the summer of 1982 while attending the University of Texas. He became a full-time employee in 1984, spending his first nine years as a barge engineer, driller and toolpusher on offshore rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. In 1993, Mr Russell was promoted to drilling supervisor in Rowan Petroleum. In June 1995, Mr Russell was named president of Rowan Drilling Company and vice president of Rowan Companies.
Tim Juran, VP, Offshore Division
Tim Juran is senior vice president, deepwater units Americas for Seadrill, which he joined in January 2007. He has more than 26 years of experience in the drilling industry and has held several senior positions at Transocean, most recently as division manager, North America. Mr Juran’s extensive experience includes international onshore and offshore operations. He has a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville, received in 1981.
Steve Richards,VP, Drilling Services Division
Key Energy Services
Steve Richards is VP-operations support for Key Energy Services. He served in various senior management roles in the company before assuming his current duties in 2006. He holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Texas.