CEO and Director
With over 40 years of industry experience, Wayne began his career in 1979 working in field operations in the Gulf of Mexico. He spent the next 20 years employed by firms that specialized in directional drilling and medium radius horizontal drilling technology. These included Scientific Drilling, Becfield Horizontal, Drilling Measurements Inc, Drilex Services and Baker Hughes Inteq. He served in various roles in field operations, operations management, sales, and executive management responsible for domestic and international business locations. In 1999, Wayne founded Wildcat Services, a provider of specialty automatic drilling equipment for drilling rigs. In 5 years, the company grew from a local 50-rig supplier to over 500 systems deployed in 20 countries around the world. The company was sold to National Oilwell Varco in 2004, and Wayne continued as General Manager then later as a strategic advisor. In addition to founding Wildcat Services, Wayne co-founded several other oilfield services companies with business focus in solids control, downhole tool development, MWD products, and a precision metal cutting and machining business. Wayne has been involved in several merger and acquisition transactions, as well as executing the post M&A business integration process. Originally from Rayne, LA, Wayne has resided in Houston for the last 35 years. He offices at DTI Corporate Headquarters in Houston, TX.