Board of Directors & Founders
Lindsay Hood, P. Eng | Per Angman, P.Eng | Mark Andreychuk, P. Eng
Kobold’s founders were former senior executives from Tesco Corporation, TechniCoil, ARC Financial, HSE Integrated Ltd., and Frac Source, Inc. Kobold’s foundation is steeped in a deep understanding and knowledge in drilling and completions with the vision of how to do things better. Collectively, the trio have many years of experience in establishing and operating several North American based global companies. Having previously managed major international projects, our founders have a proven track record of providing technological intellect, business savvy, and corporate guidance to Kobold.
The delivery TEAM, your experts
Chris Baudistel | General Manager
Chris has an extensive background in operations management, specifically for the Upstream and Downstream oilfield services in a global capacity. Part of Chris’ resume includes working closely with Per Angman at Tesco Corporation in the R&D group, where he helped develop and commercialize some of the industry’s most reliable downhole solutions. Chris approaches product development as a blank canvas that drives creativity into the commercialization of technical solutions. His innovative conceptualization continues at Kobold.
Chris Hunter | Manager of Finance and Administration
Chris has over 35 years experience in finance, and was instrumental in building successful oilfield service companies most notably as CFO and VP of Finance with HSE Integrated Ltd., Controller with Technicoil Corporation, and Manager of Financial Services for Tesco Corporation. Chris joined Kobold in 2010, bringing his acumen of implementing financial and administrative processes for rapid growth enterprises. His senior level experience is a key component to the depth and expertise of Kobold’s leadership.
Jason Wackett | Manager of Global Operations
Jason’s depth of international oilfield operational experience spanning over 27 years contributes to Kobold’s ability to deliver our services. He came to Kobold from drilling and completions services, overseeing projects from within Western Canada to international projects for multinational companies. Most recently, Jason held the position of VP of Operations at Evolution Energy Technologies, assuring field operations performed were done in a safe, responsible and efficient manner.
Paul Vos | Manager of Business Development
Paul has over 25 years of Sales and Marketing, Business Development and Distribution Management experience, with proven success in multiple private and public industry sectors. Paul brings to Kobold’s leadership, experience in market growth initiatives, including technology, O&G, wireless, software and media companies. He served 16 years in the wireless industry, launching conventional and emerging wireless data products, including those suited for O&G applications. Paul plays an integral role with start-up companies as an in-house mentor at Innovate Calgary.
Matthew Brown, P.Eng | Manager of Sustaining Engineering and Research & Development
Matthew is an accomplished mechanical engineer leading Kobold’s sustaining engineering and R&D teams. Known for his creative and innovative thinking, Matthew’s diverse background includes repairing and overhauling of military aircraft and designing drilling and completions equipment for the oilfield services industry. Most notably, Matthew led the engineering teams at Tesco Corporation then Savanna Energy. He helped develop one of the industry’s most reliable and respected top drives, casing running tools and drilling rigs on the market.
Ross Spurway | Manager of Manufacturing
Ross has an extensive background in oil and gas equipment manufacturing and distribution, particularly for upstream services. With a solid background coming from Suretech Completions and BJ Tool Services, Ross also has a diverse network and history in international manufacturing. Ross is based in Calgary and oversees Kobold’s manufacturing/assembly facility and all third-party machining operations, ensuring that all equipment supplied meets exacting specifications using leading edge product Quality Assurance and Controls on all product lines.