Allen Neel – President
Mr. Neel has been CEO of MS Directional since February 2014, and was previously President and CEO from August 2004. Mr. Neel was with Warrior Energy Services (formerly Black Warrior Wireline Corp.) from 1990 until August 2004. Mr. Neel held management positions including Vice President of Operations for Black Warrior Drilling and Completions, Vice President of Black Warrior Mideast, Vice President of Black Warrior Wireline Corp., and most recently Executive Vice President and Secretary of Black Warrior Wireline Corp. Prior to joining Black Warrior, he was a District Manager for Graves Well Drilling. Mr. Neel began his career with Halliburton Services. He received his Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alabama in 1981.
Paul Culbreth – Senior Vice President of Operation
Mr. Culbreth has been President and COO of MS Directional since February 2014, and was previously Vice President and COO from August 2004. Mr. Culbreth was with the Multi-Shot Division of Warrior Energy Services (formerly Black Warrior Wireline Corp.) from 2000 until August 2004 where he was the Vice President of Operations. From 1998 until 2000 he was a founder and owner of Houston Directional Services. Mr. Culbreth was with Phoenix Drilling Services and its predecessors from 1987 until 1998 where he held various operations and management positions, most recently Vice President of Operations. He began his career with Ocean Drilling and Exploration Company where he worked from 1977 until 1987.
Ron Whitter – Senior Vice President of Finance
Mr. Whitter has been Executive Vice President and CFO of MS Directional since February 2014, and was previously CFO from 2007. Ron is a Certified Public Accountant with a 30 year financial career in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining MS Directional, Mr. Whitter served as Chief Accounting Officer of Stewart & Stevenson LLC, an oil and gas equipment manufacturing company based in Houston, Texas. Before joining Stewart & Stevenson, Mr. Whitter served as Chief Financial Officer of Warrior Energy Services, a publicly traded oilfield service company. Mr. Whitter also has held various other financial and accounting positions with Oil States Industries, Norfolk Energy, and Transco Energy.