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Greg McCormack

From Director Greg McCormack

At the turn of the century, Baker Hughes understood that many of its middle management and key senior employees would soon be retiring in line with the rest of the industry. In time, their absence would create a serious shortage of critical skilled in-house personnel with the necessary education, training, knowledge, and experience to carry the company into the future.

With continued worldwide growth and an understanding that energy industry demand for its products and services will increase, Baker Hughes management embarked on proactively identifying prospective key employees and focused on preparing them for future key roles.

But the company needed help training these future leaders and decided to enlist expert teaching, training, and guidance from third-party resources with the right knowledge, skills, and experience in oil and gas drilling and production. Baker Hughes knew that having its key employee candidates interact with recognized and established industry experts would be vital to the success of its numerous training programs.

That’s where PETEX comes in. Because our instructors are practicing industry experts, they can personalize their training courses with real-world examples of operating situations, conditions, and solutions. This provided the right mix Baker Hughes was looking for, and since 2005, we’ve been delivering training in support of its education model with positive results. Employees selected to participate in the program are held accountable to management for their personal success in fulfilling the required goals and objectives of the various training they receive.

The success of these efforts has resulted in also delivering training to the Baker Hughes facility in Dubai. Now, with construction of a second training complex completed there, PETEX has extended its support and continues providing Baker Hughes with resources to help prepare workers today for key roles tomorrow. We are available to assist you, too. As your organization’s training needs accelerate in an industry that won’t hold still, you can count on PETEX to help tackle your challenges with courses at our Houston Training Center or custom solutions delivered to your door.

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