He then served as controller at Energy Innovations/QC Tools an international seismic acquisition and quality control contractor. As CFO at Energy Innovations he was instrumental in the sale of EI/QC Tools to a major Canadian Seismic Contractor. After completion of this sale, he served as a manager in domestic operations group with Newpark Resources before returning to the international arena working as a consultant to Chevron International in Yemen, Angola, Dubai and Angola. Jim Westerman is currently working with Spirit Drilling as an International Project and Business Development manager.
James Westerman holds degrees from Texas A&M University in Economics and Finance and began his career in the oilfield services industry with Dresser and Hughes Tools as a senior Technical Engineer. He later returned to the University of Texas and obtained a Certified Public Accounting designation and worked as a staff accountant with Padgett Stratmann & Co., a large regional auditing and tax firm.