Ray Frisby, SPE, was appointed TAM International technical director and Jim McGowin, SPE, was appointed general manager of TAM Completion Systems, a subsidiary of TAM International. Frisby will lead the development of new technologies for TAM International, while McGowin will establish, manage, and grow operations and sales for the recently created TAM Completion Systems. Both Frisby and McGowin are veterans of the oil and gas industry, with more than 50 years’ combined experience. They both hail from major service company backgrounds. Frisby most recently served as engineering director, while McGowin held positions as sales director and global account director.
Frisby is a member of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers and the American Association of Drilling Engineers. He also has authored numerous technical articles for oil and gas journals and professional societies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering and a master’s of business administration from Texas A&M University. McGowin, a graduate of Mississippi State University with a BS degree in petroleum engineering, is a recognized expert and author of a variety of technical papers.