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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, Chairman of TAM International, Inc., joined the company in 1982. He has more than 35 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 40 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 of Science degree in Business.

Kevin Authur

Kevin Authur
Chief Financial Officer
Kevin Authur joined TAM International in 2013. He has over 25 years of experience in the financial sector with an emphasis on corporate strategy and manufacturing operations. He has held senior financial positions with global responsibilities within international public companies like Cooper Industries (now Eaton) and Robbins & Myers (now NOV). Mr. Authur holds a BBA in Accounting from Texas A&M University and an MBA in Operations Management from the University of Notre Dame.

Mark Newman

Mark Newman
Executive Vice President Manufacturing & Technology
Mark Newman joined TAM in 2011. He has over 25 years of experience in manufacturing and fabrication 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.

Barton Sponchia

Barton Sponchia
Executive Vice President Global Operations
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 Archer Well Company. Mr. Sponchia has been heavily involved in promoting new technologies in the industry as an instructor, inventor, and board member of technical organizations.

Mike Beleau

Mike Beleau
Global Director of Strategic Initiatives
Mike Beleau joined TAM in 2014. He has over 27 years of industry experience including Operations, Technical Sales, Technical Advising, Product Line Management, and Business Development. Prior to joining TAM, Mr. Beleau spent most of his career with Halliburton in both Deepwater Completions and Unconventional Land disciplines. Since joining TAM, Mr. Beleau has held the position of Global Product Line Manager, and Director of Sales and Business Development. In his current role, Mr. Beleau is tasked with developing and executing TAM’s various strategic sales and marketing initiatives on a global basis.

Directors

 

Doyle Gregory – Director of Global Supply Chain

Tim Davis – Director Global Operators

Wayne Vaughan – Director Global Demand Pricing Inventory Control

Greg Venus – Director Global Sales

John Sanford – Director of NEA (North Sea, Europe & Africa)

Vaughn Griffin – Director of Middle East & Caspian Operations