IADC Announces Internal Organizational Changes

IADC Announces Internal Organizational Changes

IADC Announces Internal Organizational Changes

Houston, Texas (September 15, 2014) –The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC), recently underwent internal organizational structure changes.

Mark Denkowski was named Executive Vice President, Operational Integrity; Steve Kropla, Vice President, Offshore Division; Bob Warren, Vice President, Onshore Division and Alan Spackman, Vice President, Policy, Government and Regulatory Affairs.

“IADC is an evolving organization. As the industry grows and changes, so to do the needs of our members. Our internal structural changes are reflective of our efforts to consistently meet these needs and deliver optimum value to our membership while working to achieve IADC’s mission of catalyzing improved performance for the drilling industry,” said Stephen Colville, IADC President and CEO.

In his new role, Mark Denkowski will oversee the association’s Onshore, Offshore, Drilling & Well Servicing and Quality Assurance/Quality Control Divisions, along with retaining oversight of the Accreditation and Credentialing Division. He has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, both onshore and offshore, working in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and West Africa. Before formally joining IADC, Mr. Denkowski was active within the association as a member of the Training Committee and Chairman of the IADC Competency Assurance Panel. He has a BS degree in Earth and Mineral Science from Pennsylvania State University.

Steve Kropla will oversee the activities of IADC’s offshore division in his new role. He joined IADC in 1992 and is the association’s representative on the Center for Offshore Safety’s Governing Board and a member of the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers’ Wells Expert Committee. He holds a BS degree in journalism from Southern Illinois University and an MS in human resources management and development from Chapman University in Orange, California.

Bob Warren will oversee activities of the onshore division in his new role. He began his career as a roughneck on drilling rigs in West Texas, before receiving his petroleum engineering degree from Texas Tech. He served 13 years in country management roles in Iran, Libya and the Arabian Gulf Region before completing an MBA at the University of Texas. At Pride International, Mr. Warren served a variety of roles, before retiring in 2011 after 20 years of service. In his new role, Mr. Warren will oversee IADC’s onshore activities, ensuring

Alan Spackman joined IADC after retiring from the US Coast Guard, where he held the rank of Commander. He received a master’s degree in naval architecture and marine engineering from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science from the United States Coast Guard Academy.

About IADC

Since 1940, the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) has exclusively represented the worldwide oil and gas drilling industry. IADC’s mission is to catalyze improved performance for the drilling industry by enhancing operational integrity and championing better regulation to facilitate safer, cleaner and more efficient drilling operations worldwide. For more information, visit the IADC website at www.iadc.org.