Water Well Journal

August 2016

Water Well Journal

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S chramm Inc., a manufacturer of land-based hydraulic drilling rigs, announced the formal introduction of Craig Mayman as director of sales for mining and water, effective on April 22. Mayman is based in Utah and will replace John Little who will retire from Schramm in September after 40 years of service. "Craig comes to Schramm with a progressive and diversified background in the mining and water industries," says Sean Roach, vice president of drilling systems and services for Schramm. "His experience includes six years at Boart Longyear in engineering, product management, and global key account sales roles as well as most recently serving on the executive leadership team of REI Drilling Inc." Mayman holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Australia and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Utah. He hit the ground running the week of April 24 by working at the Expomin trade show in Santiago, Chile. Water Well Journal caught up with Mayman in May to find out how he is settling into his new position. Water Well Journal: Congratulations on being named director of sales for mining and water at Schramm. How has your new job been so far? What's a typical day like for you? Craig Mayman: I just wrapped up week three (in mid-May) and it's been a whirlwind travel-filled couple of weeks just trying to get a lay of the land and meetings. I have been to Santiago, Chile, for the Expomin trade show; West Chester, Pennsylvania, to meet the team; and then our global sales meeting in Houston, Texas. Still trying to work out what a typical day is going to look like, but I spend a lot of time with the team working on new products and the product portfolio. WWJ: You're replacing John Little who is retiring in September after 40 years of service and accumulated a vast knowledge base of the industry. What's it like to replace someone like John who joined Schramm in the mid-1970s? Craig: John is retiring this coming September, so I still get to do a fair bit of handover with him. Replacing someone who has been with the company 40-plus years is certainly not common. WWJ: How has your past work experience prepared you for your current role with Schramm? Craig: I have a strong background in exploration drilling in a variety of roles from engineering management, product man- agement, business development and sales, and literally work- ing all over the world. Schramm is really refocusing its energy into the mining and water side of the business, so this is a good fit. WWJ: Schramm has a history working with the branches of the military, delivering drilling rigs for their specific needs. Can you tell us about any recent or upcoming military contracts Schramm is in the process of completing? Craig: We have a couple of quotes out at the moment, but everything is tough to bet on until you have a purchase order number and a deposit in hand these days. WWJ: The up-and-down economy here in the United States has affected everyone in the groundwater industry. What kind of advice would you give someone to survive these uncertain times? Craig: Work out how to be flexible. Working in a variety of drilling applications is a great way to keep your drill turning. 30 August 2016 WWJ waterwelljournal.com A Schramm drill rig operates in Peru. Exploration drillers are now looking to update their rigs so they can cover water well opportunities too. Photos courtesy Schramm. WATER WELL JOURNAL Q&A CRAIG MAYMAN Director of sales for mining and water for Schramm Inc. Craig Mayman

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