John Lindsay has been named president and chief operating officer of Helmerich & Payne Inc. The Board of Directors also appointed Mr Lindsay as a director of the company. “In recent years, the company has experienced unprecedented growth and industry-leading success. John’s promotion builds on our organizational strength and increases our capability to more effectively address the challenges and opportunities of a larger organization. He is a well-respected leader with deep industry knowledge that will be critical to our future success,” H&P CEO Hans Helmerich said.
Mr Lindsay joined H&P in 1987 as a drilling engineer. He has since served in various positions, including operations manager for the Mid-Continent region and vice president of US land operations for H&P International Drilling Co. In 2006, Mr Lindsay was appointed executive VP of US and international operations of H&P International Drilling Co. In 2010, he became executive VP and chief operating officer of the company. Mr Lindsay served as the 2008 IADC chairman and serves on the IADC Executive Committee. He graduated in 1986 from the University of Tulsa, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering.