In these more competitive markets, we have been blessed with additional work, with great credit going to our professional marketing team of Bill Cobb and Steve McCoy. Important recognition goes to our leadership in both safety, headed by Cody Ashley, our HSE Director, and the field safety representative team. Also important is recognition of our Training Department, headed by Don Caffey-Training Manager and Rita Morris-Training Coordinator. It is due to their determined efforts of improved performance and industry leading results, that Latshaw Drilling now has land rigs working for BP’s U.S. Onshore business.
What really counts is the experience brought by Cody and Don to serve the vital role which safety and training provide. The rural North Texas and Western Oklahoma family life provides the base foundation of each man’s character. The value they place on all employees comes from earned industry journeys, with both the drilling industry and our regional government. Cody has over 13 years of oil and gas drilling experience, seven of those working on the drilling rigs with Nabors and the majority of his tenure was involved with safety training. Don, has over 15 years of Oklahoma OHP, with 12 years devoted to security protection of our governor-ship, plus earned his master degree at the University of Central Oklahoma, and owned his own company devoted to oilfield safety training. Cody and Don brought their talents to Latshaw Drilling in 2010 and 2012.
Cody’s real emphasis for health, safety and environment is behavior-based. When we coach, train and mentor our employees, it is specifically to instill a mindset that will help them achieve success.
In their respective life’s work, each has witnessed the results when people fail to act responsibly and they use those lessons as specific steps in training our teams. In a very real sense, our soon-to-be-launched Competence Assurance Program and our existing HES Policy & Guidelines are based on deep philosophy and commitment to the individual. One only has to see the remembrances kept on Don’s desk, one from the OKC bombing the other from the World Trade Center, to understand that commitment.