Linda Hsieh has assumed the role of Editor & Publisher for IADC’s Drilling Contractor magazine, succeeding Mike Killalea, who will retire from IADC in March after nearly three decades with IADC. Ms Hsieh, who joined IADC in 2005, previously served as the publication’s Managing Editor. In her new role as Editor & Publisher and leading IADC’s Communications department, Ms Hsieh will oversee the editorial content of the magazine, as well manage and grow the department’s business and financial operations, including the IADC Bookstore. In addition, Ms Hsieh will serve as staff liaison for two IADC technical committees: the IADC Advanced Rig Technology (ART), including the Drilling Control Systems Subcommittee, the BOP Controls Subcommittee and the group’s three Spark Tank events per year; and the IADC Drilling Engineers Committee (DEC), which holds four Technology Forums a year on topics ranging from automation to drilling data to how the industry can push the limits on exploration drilling. Further, Ms Hsieh will facilitate the IADC Drilling Services Advisory Panel.
“It has been a privilege working with Linda Hsieh for the past 13 years,” Mr Killalea said. “Linda has consistently demonstrated high levels of competence, dedication, and integrity. She is one of the most meticulous individuals that I have ever encountered. Linda has clearly shown she has the skills and capacities to manage both editorial and business facets of IADC’s media and publications. As Editor and Publisher, I am confident that Linda will take the IADC Communications Department to the next level.”
In addition, Bill Krull has joined IADC as Global Sales Manager. In this role, he will manage global advertising sales for Drilling Contractor magazine, as well as digital and online revenue streams. Additionally, he will oversee the IADC Bookstore and be tasked with growing the sales of IADC’s educational publications. Mr Krull has been working for IADC on a consulting basis for nearly a decade.
“Bill brings a lot of energy to the Communications department of IADC. His wealth of experience and expertise in sales will take both Drilling Contractor and Bookstore growth to the next level. We are excited to have Bill onboard with us,” Ms Hsieh said.
Linda Hsieh can be reached at Linda.Hsieh@iadc.org and Bill Krull can be reached at Bill.Krull@iadc.org.