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Executive Team

TAM executive team members direct company operations from locations in Houston, Texas; Aberdeen, Scotland; Calgary, Canada; and Perth, Australia.

L. Bentley Sanford

L. Bentley Sanford
Chairman 
L. Bentley Sanford, President of TAM International, Inc., joined the company in 1982. He has more than 30 years of business and management experience within the oilfield services industry. Mr. Sanford received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Trinity University in 1978 and his JD from South Texas College of Law in 1981.

Michael Machowski

Michael Machowski
President
Michael Machowski joined TAM in 2010 as Director of Canadian Operations. He has over 38 years of domestic and international experience in the oilfield services industry, including in various management positions at companies such as Baker Hughes, Weatherford, Halliburton, and Smith. Mr. Machowski graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration.

Kevin Authur

Kevin Authur
Chief Financial Officer
Kevin Authur joined TAM International in 2013. He has over 20 years of experience in the financial sector with an emphasis on corporate strategy and manufacturing operations. Mr. Authur holds a BBA in Accounting from Texas A&M University and an MBA in Operations Management from the University of Notre Dame.

Tim Davis

Tim Davis
Director of Technology
Tim Davis joined TAM International in 2006, and has over 30 years of experience in the oil & gas industry. He is the Director of the Technology Group for TAM, where he oversees engineering/technical support for operations, training, product line management, and marketing. Prior to working for TAM, Mr. Davis spent 19 years in the wireline industry in both the cased hole and open hole markets. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering.

Mark Newman

Mark Newman
Vice President of Manufacturing
Mark Newman joined TAM in 2011. He has over 20 years of experience in manufacturing with an emphasis on oil and gas tools. He is responsible for the manufacturing and production of all product lines. Mr. Newman oversees the administration of all company policies and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements in the areas of safety, quality, and the environment.

Steven Scott

Steven Scott
Vice President - Eastern Hemisphere Operations
Steven Scott joined TAM International in 1986 as a field engineer. He has over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. During his time at TAM, he has served in sales, business development, and operations. Mr. Scott has been responsible for the introduction and development of several product lines during his lengthy service.

Jo Ann Sparkman

Jo Ann Sparkman
Human Resources Director
Jo Ann Sparkman joined TAM International in 2004. She is responsible for domestic and international human resources functions, including recruitment, benefits, compensation, performance management, and employee relations and communications, as well as policy and legal compliance. Ms. Sparkman has more than 35 years of experience working in oil and gas manufacturing facilities, including at several Fortune 500 companies.

Barton Sponchia

Barton Sponchia
Director - Western Hemisphere
Barton Sponchia joined TAM in 2016 as Global Business Development Manager. He has over 25 years of international and domestic experience in the oilfield industry, including in various management positions at companies such as Baker Hughes, Schlumberger, and Archerwell Company. Mr Sponchia has been heavily involved in promoting new technologies in the industry as an instructor, inventor, and board member of technical organizations.