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Leadership2019-09-24T21:13:42+00:00

Dave Richard

CEO

Office: +1 (403) 723-6602

Mr. Richard currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer at both Automated Completions Technologies Inc. and Automated Rig Technologies Ltd. Mr. Richard founded Iron Derrickman Ltd. in 2004 and the company sold to Weatherford International in 2008. Previously a group led by Mr. Richard started the HAL Design Group specializing in Oilfield equipment and rig design later becoming Iron Derrickman Ltd. Mainline Hydraulics (Industries) Ltd. was founded in 1983 by Mr. Richard and sold to Tesco in 1997. Dave has been involved with hydraulic systems and machinery design since 1975.

Ronald Townsend

President

Office: +1 (432) 257-3470

Cell: +1 (713) 289-9988

ront@actnow.tech

Ron currently holds the position of President of Automated Completions Technologies, where he is focused on introducing our new technologies to the Canadian, USA, and International markets. In his 38 years of industry experience, Ron served in various management positions throughout North, Central, and South America mainly focused on drilling and completions, as well as rig fabrication, project management, and solutions theory.

Lucia Sebestyen

CFO

Office: +1 (403) 723-6602

Chief Financial Officer, Lucia (Lucy) Sebestyen is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Laurentian University, she has worked in the O&G industry and with essentially this same group of talented folks for over 23 years.  Lucia’s strong knowledge and experience in financial forecasting, business planning, resource allocation, accounting, and controls have kept her very busy over the years on business start-ups & sales, integrations & acquisitions.

Darryl Oxtoby

COO

Office: +1 (403) 723-6602

Mr. Oxtoby currently holds the position of Chief Operating Officer at Automated Rig Technologies Ltd. where he manages the Edmonton operations center and the Calgary Engineering groups. Darryl is based in Calgary and has dedicated his career to mastering all aspects of fluid power.  He has a broad knowledge in machine design, electrical controls, and manufacturing experience that compliment his vast hydraulic skill set.  With his 29 years of focused experience, he has a proven track record of sound hydraulic designs and problem-solving.  Complimentary field experience, startups, and commission tie together this well-rounded portfolio.

Harold Miller

VP of Engineering

Office: +1 (403) 723-6602

Harold Miller is a professional engineer and currently holds the position of VP, Engineering. He brings a broad range of experience to the design team.
Prior to joining Automated Rig/Automated Completions, Harold was employed by one of the largest drilling contractors for over 17 years and held many positions ranging from Operations Engineer, planning wells and specifying rig equipment to Engineering Manager and on to General Manager of a manufacturing facility with 125 shop employees. Harold has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Montana State University. Prior to University, Harold worked on drilling rigs in Alberta and BC.

Andrew Richard

VP of Business Development

Office: +1 (403) 723-6602

Andrew currently holds the position of Vice President of Business Development & Sales. Andrew works very closely with both Dave and Ron to introduce the Jointed Pipe Injector Technology to the market. In his 22 years of industry experience, Andrew has been apart of the fabrication & assembly, design, management, and deployment of a number of drilling rigs and innovative products to the Oil & Gas extraction industry.