Leadership

Myles Woloshyn

PRESIDENT & CEO
TURBO DRILL INDUSTRIES, INC.

With a passion for creating a company that would evolve with the industry, and bring
solutions that met its ever-changing needs, Myles founded Turbo Drill Industries in 2007 to bring revolutionary technologies to the downhole drilling industry.

Turbo Drill focuses on the design, engineering, manufacturing, assembly and services of downhole drilling tools that carry strength, reliability, and the ability to drive data-driven decisions.

Myles has over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to founding
Turbo Drill, he held several leadership positions at National Oilwell Varco and Wenzel Downhole Tools and other service companies. Myles has extensive experience in both international and domestic oil and gas markets.

Sheldon Ritchie

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
TURBO DRILL INDUSTRIES, INC.

Sheldon has over 20 years in the oil and gas industry and has specialized in the manufacturing, research, and development of drilling tools and products since 1995. He joined Turbo Drill Industries in 2008, and before that, Sheldon worked for API Valve & BOP Services, KW Downhole Tools, and Wenzel Downhole Tools all based out of Edmonton Alberta.

In 2000 Sheldon received a Canadian Red Seal Machinist diploma from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.

Chad Feddema

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
TURBO DRILL INDUSTRIES, INC.

Chad has been in the oil and gas industry for 23 years and has worked in several engineering and operations management roles. Chad has been with the company for ten years and was previously in the role of President of Innovation. In his current position, he focuses on innovation and technology issues to ensure that Turbo Drill continues to deliver cutting-edge directional drilling solutions.

Chad holds a Mechanical Engineering Technologist degree from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.

Andy Bruce

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
TURBO DRILL INDUSTRIES, INC.

Andy’s career in finance and accounting has spanned over 30 years with the majority of that being in the oil and gas industry. Through his leadership style, he has built strong teams, has been involved in numerous mergers and acquisitions and has become a proven and skilled negotiator.

Before joining Turbo Drill, Andy was the Director of Finance at Nabors Drilling Solutions and Ryan Directional Services. Prior to that he held the positions of CFO and VP of Finance with Balmoral Group, Trelleborg and Navigate Energy Services.

Andy holds an M.A in Economics from the University of Aberdeen. He was born and raised in Scotland and became a US citizen in 2013.

Dave Aitchison

PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
TURBO DRILL INDUSTRIES, INC.

Dave is the President of Operations for Turbo Drill Industries. Prior to joining Turbo Drill Industries, he was President of Wenzel Rental Tools overseeing the USA and Latin America. Prior to Wenzel Rental Tools, he was the Vice President of Global Operations DHT for National Oilwell Varco where he directed operations of all revenue-producing field locations in Canada, US, Europe, Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Before NOV, Mr. Aitchison spent 18 years with Griffith Oil Tool in a variety of roles around the globe including Manager of Downhole Tools USA & Latin America.

Dave joined Turbo Drill industries in January 2017.

Bentley Halbauer

President of Manufacturing
Turbo Drill Industries

Bentley has been in the Oil and Gas Industry for more than 40 years, with the majority of his experience being in Downhole Tools and Oilfield Manufacturing. He has managed large teams throughout his business career in the Production and Operations space and through Executive Management.

Bentley’s passion is innovation, quality, and team success. He ensures this happens through collaborative and acceptant processes. His demonstrated leadership continues to prove successful here at Turbo Drill Industries.

Bentley received a Red Seal Machinist diploma from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in 1984 and has a certificate in CNC Programming. He is a Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfgT) from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and has a citation in Business Development & Management from the University of Alberta.

Norman Prokopchuk

PRESIDENT
CANAMERA CORING, INC.

Norman Prokopchuk founded Canamera Coring in 2013 which operates in Canada and the United States. With his team of top experts in the coring industry and the development of innovative intellectual property, Canamera is now the number one coring service provider in North America.

Norm has over 30 years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry. Prior to founding Canamera, he founded Corion Diamond Products which he later sold in 2005. However, he remained with the company as Global Manager until 2013. Before founding Corion, Norm also worked for Baker Hughes in various global management positions for all product lines, to include Coring.

Steve Jones

PRESIDENT & CEO
SANVEAN TECHNOLOGIES, LLC

Steve Jones is the President and CEO of Sanvean Technologies. He is focused on leading the Sanvean engineering team to develop and commercialize next-generation measurement, control system and data science technology for the oil and gas directional drilling sector.

Steve is a detailed and performance-driven individual with 25 years of experience in directional drilling, rotary steerable, research and development, and product management. Throughout his career, he has worked for Halliburton, Pathfinder Energy Services and Schlumberger in both domestic and international locations.

Steve has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc in Mechanical and Offshore Engineering from the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland. He has published over 20 technical papers on drilling technology and has over 20 patents and pending patents worldwide.

Jonathan C. Thiele

Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Scout Drilling Technologies

Jonathan comes to Scout Drilling Technologies with close to 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. His expertise spans across manufacturing, engineering, and sales. He has been in several high-level positions for Schlumberger companies to include: Vice President of Manufacturing for Smith Bits, President of Dyna-Drill Technologies, Vice President of Sales for Smith Bits, and most recently, President and CEO of Wenzel Downhole Tools.

Jonathan has vast experience in managing oil and gas service companies while also increasing revenues and profits. He achieved this success by ensuring the focus remained on the customer, and by leading continuous improvement efforts throughout the organizations he worked for.

Jonathan received his B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Certified Manufacturing Engineer, CMfgE – SME, 2005-2017

Pat Connors

Vice President, Operations
Scout Drilling Technologies

Pat’s experience in the directional drilling industry expands both international and domestic markets. He has managed multiple directional drilling teams in his career in the oil and gas industry with a focus on well delivery and customer service.

Throughout his career, he has worked for major service companies like Halliburton and Schlumberger, and he has also worked for multiple operators across the globe as a project manager and as a subject matter expert. Pat has been here at Scout Drilling Technologies for the last three years and has developed the Directional Drilling business from inception. Having worked for service companies and operators, he uniquely understands the perspective of both sides and how to deliver to the expectations of each.

Pat has led successful teams throughout his career because of his ability to work with people at all levels of an organization, and his ability to continuously improve the performance of his operations teams.