CAODC Announces 2016/17 Board of Directors

For Immediate Release: March 18, 2016

Calgary, Alberta—The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC) announced on Friday its 2016/17 Board of Directors.

“Our 2016 Board of Directors has significant challenges to face this year,” notes CAODC President, Mark A. Scholz. “During times like these, strong leadership is required with a focus on the stability and future success for the industry as a whole. I’m pleased to be working alongside this group as we meet these challenges head on.”

The following representatives from CAODC member companies make up the 2016/17 Board of Directors:


Lyle Whitmarsh, Chairman – Trinidad Drilling Ltd.
Alex MacAusland, Vice Chairman – Horizon Drilling, a division of Western Energy Services Corp.
Mark A. Scholz, Secretary-Treasurer – CAODC


Duncan Au – CWC Well Services, a division of CWC Energy Services Corp.
John Brown – Patterson-UTI Drilling Canada Limited
Duane Carol – DC Drilling Inc.
Tony Chaytor – Paragon Offshore (Canada) Ltd.
Tom Connors – Ensign Drilling
Scott Darling – Rearden Well Servicing Ltd.
Darcy Falardeau – Precision Well Servicing, a division of Precision LP
Kirk Grimes – Grimes Well Servicing Ltd.
Rick Harrison – Eagle Well Servicing, a division of Western Production Services Corp.
Jason Hemsing – Bonanza Drilling Inc.
Kevin Krausert – Beaver Drilling Ltd.
Dave Malone – Rezone Well Servicing Ltd.
George McHardy – Nabors Drilling
Ross Pickering – Precision Drilling, a division of Precision Drilling Canada LP
Don Rae – Crusader Drilling Corp.
Brad Rowbotham – Roll’n Oilfield Industries Ltd.
Karl Ruud – AKITA Drilling Ltd.
Christopher Strong – Savanna Drilling
Bryan Toth – Ensign Well Servicing

CAODC is the unified voice of the Canadian drilling and service rig industry.  For over 65 years, CAODC has promoted safer and more efficient operations through advocacy, communication and needed products and services.  CAODC is committed to supporting a culture of safety excellence in the industry and continuing a strong tradition of leadership and cooperation.


For more information, contact:

John Bayko
Vice President, Communications

Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors
Suite 2050, 717-7 Avenue SW Calgary, AB T2P 0Z3
Phone: 403 264 4311 ext. 120