John Lechner Chief Executive Officer
John Lechner was appointed to the position of Chief Executive officer in April 2016. Mr. Lechner had served as President, Eastern Hemisphere and Executive Vice President North Sea Region & EVP since January 2016 and previously held the position as President, Eastern Hemisphere and Executive Vice President.
Mr. Lechner has over 32 years of oilfield experience, comprising assignments in the European, African, Russian, North American, Middle Eastern and Far Eastern markets during employment with Schlumberger, Parker Drilling and OiLSERV, prior to joining Archer.
A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he started his career as a wireline field engineer and later switched his technical focus to drilling. For the past 20 years he held operations and business development roles in contract drilling and integrated project management.
Mr. Lechner is an American citizen and resides in Stavanger, Norway.
Max L. Bouthillette President, Western Hemisphere, General Counsel, Compliance Officer and Executive Vice President
Max Bouthillette serves as President, Western Hemisphere, General Counsel, Compliance Officer and Executive Vice President since January 2016. Mr. Bouthillette previously served as the General Counsel and EVP since August 2010. Mr. Bouthillette was previously employed for 16 years with BJ Services, Schlumberger Limited and the U.S. law firm of Baker Hostetler LLP.
His professional experience includes serving as chief compliance officer and associate general counsel for BJ Services from 2006 to 2010, as a partner with Baker Hostetler LLP from January 2004 to 2006 and in several positions with Schlumberger in North America, Asia and Europe from 1998 to December 2003.
Mr. Bouthillette holds a degree in accounting from Texas A&M University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston Law Center.
Mr. Bouthillette is a U.S. citizen, and resides in Houston.
Dag Skindlo Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President Strategy
Mr. Skindlo has been the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President Strategy since April 2016.
Mr. Skindlo is a business-oriented executive with 24 years in the Oil and Gas industry. He joined Schlumberger in 1992 where he held various financial and operational positions before he joined the Aker Group of companies in 2005. His experience from Aker Kvaerner, Aker Solutions and Kvaerner includes both global CFO roles and Managing Director roles for several large industrial business divisions. Dag comes from his role as CEO for Aquamarine Subsea, a HitecVision owned company. Dag brings with him extensive international experience including working for more than twelve years in countries like the US, Indonesia, Scotland, and China.
Mr. Skindlo is a Norwegian citizen with a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH).
Mr. Skindlo was in April 2016 appointed as Director in Archer.