TAM International, an independent oilfield services company providing inflatable and swellable packers to the oil and gas industry, recently hired Scott Myers as Middle East Manager and Edward Wharam as Country Manager for Indonesia and Malaysia.
With more than 30 years of industry expertise, Scott joins TAM International after serving as the Regional Manager for the Middle East and North Africa for Key Energy Services, and in various capacities in the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and the Indian subcontinent for Halliburton. In his new position, Scott is tasked with growing TAM’s business in the Middle East, focusing on highpotential sales areas.
His team will also focus on raising awareness of, and helping to build, a strong HSE culture in the Middle Eastern region, similar to that which is seen throughout TAM’s global operations. People development will be key to his role as a means of supporting this increased regional focus, building a team to support his efforts.
“There are certainly large and as-yet unrealized opportunities in the Middle East, in areas such as Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, and Southern Iraq,” Scott said. “These areas will be among our first priorities as 2015 progresses.”
Scott also anticipates that the challenges the global oil and gas industry is currently facing, like the changing political environment in the Middle East, uncertainties in Kurdistan – one of TAM’s traditionally strong markets – and unpredictable reactions to oil prices, will all come in to consideration as he develops a strategy for this region.
Moving forward, Edward Wharam will take on the role of Country Manager for Indonesia and Malaysia after serving as a Business Development Manager for National Oilwell Varco. With more than 12 years of experience working in the international upstream oil and gas industry, Edward brings valuable insight to TAM’s business.
In this role, Edward will focus on the continued growth of Indonesian and Malaysian regions, designing and implementing a strategic plan to enhance TAM’s brand equity and ensuring profitable growth without sacrificing the quality or operational aspects of the business.
“Both Indonesia and Malaysia offer promising opportunities for TAM,” Edward said. “This will be seen particularly in Indonesia, as the country’s economy is one of the fastest growing in the world at the moment.” Edward also aims to increase the service side of TAM’s business offerings in the region.