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History

Drillform was founded in 2010, by a team of industry professionals to design, manufacture and service automated drilling equipment.

With decades of equipment design and manufacturing experience, the team had previously built a market leading, established brand of automated drilling equipment. In a competitive industry, dominated by large players, Drillform’s design and customer service philosophy continues to focus on solutions that will exceed customer expectations.

Driven to develop a best in class suite of automated drilling rig equipment, Drillform has brought to market the BULLDOG product line. To date, Drillform has developed automated floor wrenches/iron roughnecks, top drives, drawworks, power slips, pipe cleaning systems and several unique service and drilling catwalks. Key differentiating benefits of Drillform’s bulldog product line include predictive maintenance, performance data collection and safety-centric designs.

What Sets Us Apart

Roots
At Drillform, service drives everything, beginning with design. Drillform products are specifically manufactured to be easily maintained and supported in the field by the drilling contractor and our own experienced field service technicians. This includes an ongoing commitment to continuous improvement.
Philosophy
Ultimately, Drillform provides solutions to problems. It underlies every aspect of the company. Whether it’s a unique rig floor or small derrick that requires a specific approach, or a recertification on a tight deadline we will quickly determine how we can add value.
Flexibility
Driven by our philosophy, we have both the desire and flexibility to respond to client specific needs. We will be honest, upfront and if we accept a project, we will deliver on our commitment.
Safety
Drillform’s products mean a safer operating environment with fewer near misses and lost time incidents with the automated rig components removing personnel from harm’s way. Drillform products help drilling contractors and operators to achieve a safe rig environment without compromising efficient and productive operations.

Our Leaders

TODD MCCORRISTON
TODD MCCORRISTON
President/CEO
Todd brings to Drillform more than 20 years’ experience in designing, manufacturing and servicing industrial equipment. He is a genuine, hardworking leader who knows what is required to deliver high quality products and service solutions for the drilling industry.
MARK TAGGART
MARK TAGGART
VP - Engineering & Research and Development
Mark brings to Drillform over 22 years of industry experience. He was a founder of Rangeland Drilling and a senior member of the Pragma team. Mark has a number of patents filed in related industries as well as expertise in corporate and IP portfolio development, oilfield equipment design and technical sales.
BRIAN GAGNON
BRIAN GAGNON
QA/QC Manager
Brian is a Red Seal Millwright with over 20 years of management and technical experience in the manufacturing and servicing of industrial equipment. He is highly skilled in project management, inventory control management and the implementation of safety programs. Brian has assisted in the development and implementation of preventative and predictive maintenance programs. At Drillform, he is responsible for all activities that ensure smooth business operations between all locations.
ANDY TAPLIN
ANDY TAPLIN
General Manager - Middle East
Andy is a Journeyman Millwright with extensive experience in international field service. He has 20 years of maintenance, troubleshooting, overhaul, commissioning and plant and equipment startup experience globally. Andy is responsible for managing Drillform's operations in the Middle East.
TOBY AUSTIN
TOBY AUSTIN
General Manager - Americas
Toby brings to Drillform over 20+ years of comprehensive leadership experience in the operation, direction, and execution stages in the technical/operation aspects of the Drilling Contracting industry. He is a Journeyman Electrician by trade and has held a variety of management positions spread across 7 drilling contractors worldwide and has worked in over 30 countries. He has both onshore and offshore experience and has established a proven record of repair and maintenance of industrial equipment. He brings hands on experience in implementing, maintaining, and administering Global Operations and has also been responsible for project management, financial management cost control and Budgets.

Board of Directors

PAT MCDOUGALL
PAT MCDOUGALL
Director
Pat is a Drillform co-founder and previously founded and was president of Pragma. Pat is a Red Seal Master Electrician with over 40 years’ experience in drilling, design, and manufacturing of innovative drilling equipment.
TODD MCCORRISTON
TODD MCCORRISTON
Director
Todd brings to Drillform more than 20 years’ experience in designing, manufacturing and servicing industrial equipment. He is a genuine, hardworking leader who knows what is required to deliver high quality products and service solutions for the drilling industry.
MARK TAGGART
MARK TAGGART
Director
Mark brings to Drillform over 22 years of industry experience. He was a founder of Rangeland Drilling and a senior member of the Pragma team. Mark has a number of patents filed in related industries as well as expertise in corporate and IP portfolio development, oilfield equipment design and technical sales.
Art Robinson
Art Robinson
Director
Art has been a professional private equity investor for approximately 20 years and has participated in over 100 energy services transactions with a combined value in excess of $1.5 billion. Art received a Bachelor of Management degree from the University of Lethbridge and a Masters of Business Administration from Queen’s University.

Matt Cunnin
Matt Cunnin
Director
Prior to joining Longbow in 2018, Matt was Director of Commercial Strategy at Parkland Fuel Corporation, one of North America’s fastest growing independent marketers of fuel and petroleum products. He started at Parkland as a member of the corporate development team and executed several acquisitions, divestitures, and other corporate growth initiatives exceeding $1.8 billion. Prior to Parkland, Matt was a strategy consultant where he advised clients in the energy, health care, and non-profit sectors on strategic and operational matters. Matt earned a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia, where he graduated as a member of the Dean’s List.
Barry Lee
Barry Lee
Director
Barry J Lee is a successful entrepreneur with more than 40 years of experience operating and leading organization within the Oilfield Services Sector. Mr. Lee cofounded Norwest Shooter in 1979 which grew to be Canada’s largest independent perforating company. Mr. Lee was the COO of Integrated Production Services (IPS) , Enermax and Transco , which all experienced significant growth under Mr. Lee’s operational leadership. Across all three organizations, Mr. Lee successfully led acquisition’s and integrating complementary organizations from across Canada and the United States. Mr. Lee retired from large scale operating roles, and has gone on to serve as a trusted advisor to C-Level executives and Boards.
Chay Chinsethagid
Chay Chinsethagid
Director
Chay Chinsethagid has been Senior Vice President of Information Technology and Engineering since 2020. Chay oversees information technologies for H&P globally as well as engineering and construction responsibilities for the rig fleet.

Chay started with Helmerich & Payne as a roughneck and engineer trainee in 2002. During his career, Chay has served on numerous offshore and FlexRig® engineering projects. During his tenure in IT, he has led multiple technology transformations aimed at modernizing legacy business processes and capabilities as well readying the business for future agility.

Chay is a Licensed Professional Engineer and a Six Sigma Blackbelt. He graduated from the University of Tulsa where he received both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He later received a Master of Business Administration from Oklahoma State University.