Forum Energy Technologies Inc. (NYSE: FET) has appointed James Bement as the company’s senior vice president of drilling technologies. Based in Houston, Bement will be responsible for leading and driving performance of Forum’s global drilling business, which includes tubular handling equipment, drill floor instrumentation, well intervention equipment, and drilling consumables.
Cris Gaut, Forum’s chairman and CEO, commented, “James brings over 30 years of experience in our industry to Forum. At Halliburton, he held various senior management roles including president of Halliburton Canada, vice president of Sperry Drilling, and vice president of Halliburton Drillbits. Our drilling business line is poised for international growth, especially since our acquisition last year of Blohm + Voss. James’ global experience makes him very well qualified to lead this product line into a new chapter.”
Forum Energy Technologies is a global oilfield products company, serving the subsea, drilling, completion, production, and infrastructure sectors of the oil and natural gas industry.