Mr. Wingerter joined the company in 2009 as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors. Prior to joining, Mr. Wingerter served as president of Pinpoint Drilling and Directional Services, LLC, a privately held integrated drilling and directional services company in Dallas. Before his four-year tenure with Pinpoint, Mr. Wingerter worked for Parker Drilling Company for 25 years. In 2003,he retired from Parker as Vice President, Global Operations and a member of its senior leadership team. Mr. Wingerter holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Black Hills State University in South Dakota and is a member of International Association of Drilling Contractors, Society of Petroleum Engineers, American Petroleum Institute and Independent Petroleum Association of America.