Ed Jacob, Director, President and COO of Independence Contract Drilling, has been elected to serve as 2015 IADC Chairman. Additionally, Thomas Burke, President of Rowan Companies, was elected as IADC Vice Chairman during the Board of Directors meeting held on 13 November in New Orleans.
Scott McReaken, CEO of Sevan Drilling, will continue to serve as Secretary/Treasurer. Lyndol Dew, Senior VP Worldwide Operations for Diamond Offshore Drilling, was elected to serve as IADC Division VP, Offshore. The role of IADC Division VP, Onshore, will be held by Mike Garvin, Senior VP of Operations Support for Patterson-UTI. David Reid, Senior VP, Global Accounts and Chief Sales Officer for National Oilwell Varco, will continue to serve as IADC Division VP, Drilling & Well Services.
Mr Jacob joined Independence Contract Drilling in February 2013 and was promoted to his current position in May 2014. He previously served as President and CEO of Keen Energy Services. Over his 40-year career, Mr Jacob has also worked for Grey Wolf, Bayard Drilling Technologies, Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co and the National Supply Company. He attended Southeastern Louisiana University and Nichols State University and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.