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Kevin Franklin - Chief Executive Officer

Kevin previously worked as CFO of Oxford Aviation Academy, a worldwide aviation training and technology-based business, delivering high class training solutions to national and regional airlines. Located in 11 countries, with 40 Level D simulators, the technology and instructors were a critical component in the delivery of safety and more efficient ways of working in the aviation sector.

He has worked at Board level for Lifeways, Bowater Group, AHL Aviation Services, Right 4 Staff Ltd, United Transport, Initial Supplies and Hireplant. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a holds a BA (Hons) in Geography.


Clive Battisby  - Chief Operating Officer

Clive joined Drilling Systems in 1990 and assumed the responsibility of COO at the time of acquisition of the company by Blue Water in April 2015. He has been a key contact throughout the company's evolution and is well known throughout the industry.  He is responsible for ensuring the on time delivery of projects to Clients, technical Sales and on-site simulator delivery.


Jim Krupa - Regional Director, Americas

Jim joined Drilling Systems in April, 2015.  Prior to joining, Jim spent 12 years in the Oil & Gas Industry in various positions as an Operations Manager, Software Quality Manager and Director of Product Management.  With a focus on customer service and his background in real-time data, Jim brings a wealth of knowledge to Drilling Systems and is well positioned to lead our Americas Region into the future.



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