Katy, TX (PRWEB) September 03, 2014
PetroSkills announced today that Kevin Lacy has joined PetroSkills as Executive Vice President, Technical Staff and Disciplines. In this role, Mr. Lacy will be responsible for leading and building the PetroSkills technical staff organization into the petroleum industry’s leading source of technical subject matter expertise. Mr. Lacy will also work with the PetroSkills senior leadership team in developing and implementing PetroSkills’ strategy and future business objectives.
“We are thrilled to have Kevin joining us in this pivotal role,” said Ford Brett, CEO of PetroSkills. “Kevin’s exceptional reputation in the petroleum industry and his demonstrated track record of successful technical accomplishment are an ideal match for our current and future leadership needs. As we continue to build and grow our team of the world’s leading subject matter experts for the petroleum industry, Kevin’s leadership will be indispensable.”
“I’m very pleased to be able to join the PetroSkills team,” commented Mr. Lacy. “PetroSkills is a well-recognized and a trusted partner throughout the petroleum industry. One of my core values is developing people and PetroSkills is highly respected for the excellent quality of the training and consulting services it offers to the industry. The biggest problem facing our industry now and in the future is developing technical and operations staff. Many top companies have chosen to be part of the PetroSkills Alliance, which is a unique collaborative structure designed to address the industry’s critical workforce development needs. I feel the breadth and depth of my technical background and leadership experience is a great fit with the opportunity to lead PetroSkills’ technical staff. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to contribute strategically and tactically to PetroSkills’ mission of service to its customers and to the industry.”
Kevin Lacy has spent nearly 35 years as a technical professional in the petroleum industry, serving in positions in the U.S. and around the world. Most recently, Mr. Lacy was Vice President for Global Drilling and Completions for Talisman. Prior to that role, he was Vice President for Gulf of Mexico Drilling and Completions for BP, and a Head of the BP Drilling and Completions discipline. He was also Vice President, Global Drilling and Completions for Chevron. Mr. Lacy built his credentials and experience through holding a number of technical and business roles in Chevron’s international subsidiaries and in the US. He has a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley.
The PetroSkills Alliance was created in 2001 by BP, Shell and OGCI to provide “important but not unique” high-quality, competency-based training. Through its membership PetroSkills has successfully evolved into an industry driven, industry-approved program that spans the value chain. PetroSkills continues to grow as additional organizations join the PetroSkills Alliance at various levels.
With over 300 instructors, PetroSkills offers over 1,000 public training sessions in more than 50 different cities worldwide. PetroSkills’ mission is to build competent petroleum professionals by delivering learning and development when, where and how it is needed – and now through multiple delivery models.
For more information about PetroSkills, go to http://www.PetroSkills.com