Weatherford appoints Karl Blanchard as COO


BAAR, Switzerland -- Weatherford International plc has announced the appointment of Karl Blanchard as executive V.P. and COO.

In this role, he will oversee all region and product line operations; quality, health, safety, security and environment; sales; engineering, research and development; and supply chain. Blanchard brings with him valuable insights gained through more than 35 years in the oilfield services sector. Most recently, Blanchard served as COO for Seventy Seven Energy, where he oversaw drilling, pressure-pumping and rental tool operations.

Previously, he spent more than 30 years at Halliburton Company where he held senior leadership positions including V.P. of cementing, V.P. of production enhancement and V.P. of testing and subsea.

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