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Redback Drilling Tools has a proud history of long term key team members, this enables us to offer high quality of technical knowledge as well having an intimate understanding of our product and the value it provides to the customer.

Our Team

Peter West

General Manager Gearhart and Redback Group

Peter joined SGS in 2018 with over 30 years’ experience in the oilfield. He has held a variety of key management roles in a number of companies from both the private and public sectors. These roles include on shore and off shore drilling contractors, oilfield supply & services companies and oilfield engineering companies throughout Australia/New Zealand and South East Asia.

Gavin Morrison

Operations Manager Europe & Americas

Gavin has over 25yrs in the Oil & Gas service industry with the last 16 years in various roles within the Redback organisation. Starting his career at Smith International, Gavin held various roles and latterly worked in the Technical support department on the PDC product line before joining the Redback business. Gavin has been the operations manager since 2013 and is based in Aberdeen overseeing the operations in Europe and since late 2015 the operations in the Americas.

Tamer El Mahdy

Regional Manager Middle East and Africa

Tamer has over 28 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry with the last 17 years in various roles within the Redback organisation. He started off in Eni affiliate as a drilling engineer and proceeded to become a drilling rig supervisor. This means that he has an extensive background in Drilling and Workover Operations on onshore and offshore rigs. Tamer has been the Middle East and North Africa regional manager since 2008. Later, the rest of the African region has been added under his supervision. He is based In Saudi Arabia overseeing the operations in ME & Africa.

Terry McManus

Engineering Manager

Terry has been with Gearhart & Redback from conception over 35 years ago. His vast knowledge of the Redback product gives the company a stable backbone for future growth. Terry heads up the engineering team at the Adelaide manufacturing facility, designing all types of oilfield rotary drilling & production products to service the growing oilfield market

Tom Galvin

Plant Manager

Tom has been with Gearhart and Redback for well over 25 years. He draws from a deep pool of over 40 years of manufacturing experience to manage Redback production efforts. As the Production manager of the Adelaide manufacturing facility, he works with clients and guides production efforts to produce high quality parts to meet demand.

Barry Lunnon

Quality Manager

Barry has over 25 years of experience representing the principal and tier 1 contractors in various industries with the development and maintenance of quality systems. His strong background in quality systems management give him the ability to provide technical assurances, engineering and regulatory compliance associated with tendering, fabrication, construction, commissioning, subcontracts, and asset management solutions.