Meet our Board of Directors
Dr. Kedrin Van Steenwyk, DO Dr. Kedrin Van Steenwyk, DO

Kedrin is the eldest child of Scientific Drilling‘s founders Don and Elizabeth Van Steenwyk and an owner of SDI. She joined our board as a director in 2003 while joining the Audit Committee at its inception in 2011.

Kedrin was a practicing OB/GYN until she retired from active practice in 2013. She completed her internship (1979) and residency (1984) in OB/GYN at the Kettering/Grandview Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. She practiced her specialty in the Cincinnati/Dayton area, first in private practice, then as the Program and Clinic Director of the OB/GYN Residency Program at Kettering Medical Center; she served on the OB/GYN faculty at Wright State. While in practice, Kedrin lectured at numerous conferences and events and served as a speaker for several drug companies.

Kedrin served on the Board of Trustees for the American College of Osteopathic OB/GYN (“ACOOG”) for over 10 years. She served ACOOG in several chair and executive roles, ultimately becoming its President for the 2003-04 term.

Kedrin currently serves on the board of the certification arm of her specialty, the American Osteopathic Board of OB/GYN (“AOBOG”), as Secretary/Treasurer; during her 17-year tenure with AOBOG, Kedrin has served as a clinical examiner and on various committees. Kedrin also serves as Chair of Adelaida Cellars, a family-owned vineyard, and winery in the Paso Robles area.

Kedrin graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Occidental College (1975) and received her medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (1979).

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Pamela S. Pierce Pamela S. Pierce

Pam has over 40 years of broad energy industry experience and knowledge. She joined our Board of Directors in 2011 and moved into the interim-CEO role in May 2020.

Pam started her career with ARCO in 1977 as an offshore drilling engineer and progressed through various positions of increasing responsibility. She led the Offshore Business Unit when ARCO formed Vastar Resources as its lower 48 exploration and production company. Later, Pam led Vastar’s Business Development function and was responsible for mergers and acquisitions. Since 2007, Pam has been a partner in Ztown Investments, focused on domestic oil and gas non-operated working interests.

Pam is currently a member of Laredo Petroleum’s Board of Directors, where she is on the compensation and governance committees. She is also on the Board of Directors of Shawcor, a Canadian oilfield services company, where she is Chair of the Compensation and Organizational Development Committee.

Pam holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA in Corporate Finance from the University of Dallas.

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Joseph P. McCoy Joseph P. McCoy

Joe is a veteran energy executive with over 40 years of oil and gas experience and over 20 years of experience in senior finance positions for several publicly traded corporations. Joe joined our board in July 2011 as an independent director. He also serves as chair of the Audit Committee.

He began his career at ARCO, a subsidiary of British Petroleum, in 1974 and served in various positions of increasing responsibility in multiple finance departments ending his ARCO career in 2001 as Vice President, Controller, and Principal Accounting Officer of Vastar Resources, Inc.

Joe joined Burlington Resources, Inc. in 2001 as Vice President, Controller, and Chief Accounting Officer retiring in 2006 as its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Since 2006, other than his service on our board and the other boards identified below, Joe has been retired.

He formerly served as a director at Linn Co, LLC, Global Geophysical Services, LLC, BPI Energy Holdings, Inc., and Rancher Energy Corp. Joe also has non-profit experience having served on the boards of the Anchorage Boys & Girls Club, Providence Hospital in Anchorage, and American Petroleum Institute Accounting Committee.

Joe is registered as a Certified Public Accountant in New York and holds a Bachelor's in Economics from College of the Holy Cross (1973), as well as a Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Accounting from Northeastern University.

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Steve Orr Steve Orr

In January 2022, Steve Orr was elected to the board of directors of Scientific Drilling International (SDI).
Most recently, Steve has been active in an advisory role with ShawCor Ltd. and Learnedly after stepping down as President & CEO of ShawCor Ltd., a position he held since May 2014.

Before joining Shawcor, Steve was the Schlumberger Oilfield Services Drilling Group president. Over his 20-year career with this leading global energy services company, he served in senior operational and functional roles in many locations throughout North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.

Mr. Orr holds a B.Sc. Earth Science from Memorial University has completed senior executive programs in Strategic Innovation and Strategic Finance at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the International Institute of Management Development, respectively.

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