Chad joined the SDS team in April 2017 managing accounts in the Denver and Mid Continent markets. Chad began his oilfield career roughnecking for Greywolf Drilling. Chad was drilling for Greywolf in 2000 when he left to join Smith Bits. Chad sold drill bits over a large territory, which included North Louisiana, Southern Arkansas, and East Texas. In 2004 Chad was promoted to the position of a Technical Sales Representative calling on offices in Mississippi, North Louisiana, Southern Arkansas, Dallas, Houston, and East Texas. In 2007 Chad became the District Manager of Smith Bits in the Ark-La-Tex division, which at one point had over 300 active drilling rigs. In 2011, Chad moved to Denver, Colorado and assumed the role of a Senior District Manager in a division with 350 active drilling rigs, a revenue plan of $100 million annually, 17 field service hands, 5 technical sales representatives, 3 engineers, and administrative staff. Chad left Smith in 2012 and joined Ulterra Drilling Technologies as a National Account Manager in the Oklahoma City office.