Team

  • Craig Fraser

    Craig Fraser

    Chairman

    Over 30 years drilling equipment and engineering experience. Founded RigQuip group in 2006. Formerly Area Sales Manager, Europe & North Africa at National Oilwell Varco. Previously Offshore Drilling Equipment Surveyor at DNV and MWD Technician at Baker Hughes. Craig started his career as an Engineering Technician at the Robert Gordon Institute of Technology in 1980. Craig is Chairman of RigQuip Holdings Ltd.

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  • Matthew Fraser

    Matthew Fraser

    Managing Director

    15 years commercial and operations management experience, primarily in the drilling sector. Previously Operations Manager at RigQuip and responsible for day to day running of the business since 2015. Matthew started his career as a Finance Analyst at Shell UK Exploration & Production and holds a degree in Business Management with Economics. Matthew is a Director of RigQuip Holdings Ltd.

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  • Joe Klimple

    Joe Klimple

    Service Director

    Over 30 years drilling equipment engineering, manufacturing and service experience. Joe was formerly VP, Manufacturing & Service at Loadmaster Universal Rigs, and VP, Manufacturing at Letourneau Technologies, where he held earlier roles as Operations Manager and Worldwide Service Manager. He started his career as a Machinist. Joe is responsible for all RigQuip service activities globally.

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  • Eric Wesselingh

    Eric Wesselingh

    Engineering Manager

    30 years offshore drilling operations and engineering experience. Eric was formerly Operations Manager at Valaris, having previously held roles as General Manager and Director of Engineering at Rowan Drilling; where he started his career as a roustabout. Eric holds a BEng in Drilling and Production Technology from the Institute of Oil and Gas, and an MEng in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University.

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  • Daniel Fraser

    Daniel Fraser

    Systems Manager

    Over 10 years drilling equipment and engineering experience. Daniel was formerly a Project Manager at RigQuip, responsible for new equipment manufacturing and service projects, and prior to that an Electrical Engineer responsible for engineering and integration of drilling packages. He started his career as an Electrical Technician at Wood Group. Daniel is a Director of RigQuip Holdings Ltd.

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  • Louise Maclean

    Louise Maclean

    Supply Chain Manager

    Over 10 years drilling sector experience. Formerly Procurement Lead at RigQuip and responsible for group purchasing activities since 2015. Louise started her career in recruitment at Ocean Rig and holds a degree in English Literature. Louise is focused on building strategic supplier relationships.

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  • Derek Craig

    Derek Craig

    Service Manager

    Over 20 years drilling equipment maintenance experience. Formerly Rental, Reconditioned & Exchange Operations Manager at NOV where he progressed through mechanical fitter and supervisor roles. He started his career as a mechanical fitter at GlaxoSmithKline. Derek is responsible for all United Kingdom workshop and field service activities.

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  • Jacob John

    Jacob John

    Sales Manager, MENA

    Over 20 years of experience in Sales, Customer Service, and Key Account management in the Drilling sector. Prior to joining RigQuip, Jacob was working as a Regional Sales Manager at Weir Engineering. Jacob holds a Bachelor’s in engineering degree and an MBA. At RigQuip DMCC, Jacob will spearhead Sales & Key Account engagement in the MENA region.

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  • Akash Chopra

    Akash Chopra

    Marketing Manager

    Over 8 years of experience in marketing, communications management across various sectors. Akash previously worked as a Sr. Marketing Manager for Right Vendor, where he oversaw all marketing communications and digital media. Akash holds an engineering degree and an MBA with specialisation in Marketing. At RigQuip, Akash would drive Branding initiatives, Communication & handle Digital Marketing for RigQuip Holdings Ltd.

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  • Vinod Nandakumar

    Vinod Nandakumar

    Financial Controller

    Over 25 years of experience in Finance and Accounting of which 20 years have been in the Oil and Gas sector, Vinod was previously working as Chief Financial Officer of USR Drilling Services, Bahrain. Vinod holds an ACMA & CGMA qualification from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK. At RigQuip, Vinod will be responsible for handling Business strategy, and internal control systems.

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