Key Contacts

Mark Gazey

Technical Sales Manager, International

Mark started with an engineering degree, Beng (hons) back in 1999 with Robert Gordon University. Initially working as an MWD engineer, he progressed to working on topside drilling equipment for NOV and has also gained experience working for a Drilling Contractor as Performance Manager for KCA Deutag. Mark then worked on the successful BP Magnus upgrade, which was a category A project for BP.

In 2014 Mark undertook a part time MBA in Oil & Gas Management at Robert Gordon University.

With more than 10 years Oil & Gas Topside and Downhole drilling equipment experience, Mark joined Churchill Drilling Tools in 2015. Mark’s goal is to help pinpoint our customers’ requirements ensuring we deliver the best solution every time.

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Jose Soliz

Vice President Sales - US

Before starting his career in Oil & Gas, Jose served as a Non-Commissioned Officer with the US Army Infantry. While on active duty he deployed to Ramadi, Iraq with the 2nd Infantry Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team where he served as Fire Team Leader from 2004 to 2005.

In 2008, Jose joined Oceaneering International as an Offshore Inspector and Rope Access Technician in the Gulf of Mexico. He went on to join T H Hill Associates in 2010 where he quickly progressed through the company's ranks, ultimately serving as an Account Representative. In 2016, he joined the sales team at MULTILIFT, where he helped the company expand its customer base in West Texas.

With a goal of continuing to help Oil & Gas Operators reduce non-productive time, Jose joined Churchill Drilling Tools in July 2018 as a Regional Account Manager based in Houston, Texas.

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David Cook

Technical Account Manager - US

David earned a Bachelor of Science in Renewable and Natural Resources in 2008 from Texas A&M University in College Station. After graduating, David served as an Artillery Officer in the United States Army and completed one Tour in Afghanistan.   

David began his career in oil and gas with T H Hill Associates, a Bureau Veritas Company where he progressed to Senior Account Manager supporting global drilling and completions operations for multiple clients. 

David joined Churchill Drilling Tools in December 2018 as a Technical Account Manager based in Houston, Texas and partners with Oil & Gas Operators and stakeholders to optimize drilling operations and reduce non-productive time.

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Khaled Abdelhalim

Technical Account Manager - UAE

After graduating from Cairo University with a B.Eng engineering degree, Khaled enjoyed positions as a MWD/LWD engineer with Schlumberger in offshore India and Egypt. He progressed to Directional Drilling Engineer from 2009-2013 in Deepwater Angola, adding to his technical drilling experience.

He developed management and leadership skills while working as Field Service Manager with SLB in UAE between 2013-2016 and gained a comprehensive understanding of the UAE market and client’s demands.

After nine years oil and gas experience, Khaled Joined Churchill Drilling Tools in April 2016 as Technical Account Manager. He was an integral member of the start-up team in the Middle East focused on developing Churchill Drilling Tools in the UAE.

Through all stages of campaign development, Khaled partners with his UAE clients ensuring first class operational and customer performance.

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Imed Mnif

Technical Account Manager - UAE

After earning his Master of Engineering (Electromechanical Engineering) in 2005, Imed started his career in the automotive industry before joining Schlumberger as an MWD engineer. He gained operational experience offshore in Formation Evaluation, Directional Drilling and Drilling Optimization.

He then covered several positions as a Sales Leader, Quality Manager and then Drilling Services Manager. He managed operations onshore and offshore in Africa and deep water operations offshore Angola. In 2017 he joined Churchill Drilling Tools as a Technical Account Manager covering operations for the UAE and Kurdistan.

Committed to delivering outstanding customer performance, Imed works in partnership with his clients to ensure we provide the right solution every time.

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Miron Dimas

Technical Account Manager – Qatar and Kurdistan

In 2011 Miron graduated with a master’s degree in engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and joined Schlumberger Drilling and Measurements. After 6 years in Schlumberger, having worked as an MWD, EIC, DD and FSM, Miron chose to join the Churchill team. Miron’s objective in Churchill is to add true value to our clients.

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Afrizal Safrin

Technical Account Manager - KSA

Afrizal started his career in Saudi Arabia with Schlumberger as an MWD/LWD engineer after graduating with B.Eng degree in 2007. He tasted his first managerial experience when he progressed to DT&R Location Manager for Balikpapan between 2011-2013 managing 10 offshore rigs, 10 land rigs and successfully growing the company’s drilling tools and fishing remedial business in Eastern Indonesia.

In 2013, Afrizal became DT&R Geomarket Sales for Australia, New Zealand and PNG, and later on as Regional Quality Assurance Manager, based in Perth, Australia, before returning to Indonesia in 2016 as Country Director for Schlumberger Bits and Drilling Tools. Having learned business management at Schlumberger, he moved to Baker Hughes in 2017 as Sr. Account Manager for IOC based in Jakarta. During this time, Afrizal enjoyed further Account Management and Business Development Management experience dealing with IOC companies as well as the geothermal market.

In late 2018, he joined Churchill Drilling Tools as Technical Account Manager covering operations for Saudi Arabia. Afrizal believes that the key to grow a business is by delivering outstanding customer service adding value to the overall service performance. Afrizal works in partnership with his clients to ensure we provide the right solution each and every time.

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Corin Lewsey

Regional Account Manager - Norway and Continental Europe

Corin attended Kingston Upon Thames University and graduated in 1992 with an Honors degree in Geology. Initially working offshore with Baker Hughes INTEQ as a Data Engineer and then Senior Drilling Fluids Engineer, Corin has extensive experience abroad, working in both the Middle East (covering Oman, Kuwait & India) and then Australia/New Zealand for ReedHycalog/National Oilwell Varco.

Corin joined Churchill Drilling Tools in 2016, bringing with him more than 20 years Oil & Gas downhole tool and drilling experience.

Reflecting the Churchill core values, Corin is passionate about customer performance and focuses on developing strategic in-country relationships with operators/service companies expanding the commercial utilization of our innovative downhole tools.

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Bartosz Lisiecki

UK Account Manager

Bart holds a 1st degree Diploma in Civil Engineering and is a graduate of both Gdansk and Aberdeen Universities.

He began his career at a small dynamic ships chandlery company as Operations Supervisor before joining Churchill in 2013 as Technical Support Engineer.  In the Technical Sales team Bart worked on numerous projects with account managers and customers worldwide providing specialist support on standard as well as bespoke tool applications, ensuring optimum performance could be achieved.

Bart was promoted in July 2019 to UK Account Manager.  Partnering with his UK based clients, Bart is committed to delivering exceptional customer performance.

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