Well Flow International's Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer Wins San Antonio Business Journal's C-Suite Award

Heith Higginbotham

Heith Higginbotham

Heith Higginbotham was awarded The San Antonio Business Journal's inaugural C-Suite Award for Small/Midsize Companies.

The C-Suite Awards recognize C-level executives of all fields who are making a difference in their companies, industries and communities. Higginbotham, who was promoted to Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer at Well Flow International in December 2014, received the award in the category of small or midsize companies that employ up to 499 individuals.  

"Heith's leadership has served Well Flow International exceedingly well," said Paul A. Bell, President and CEO of Group 42. "He has transformed the company's finance and accounting structures in a tightly condensed period of time, which resulted in significant gains and improved processes for the organization. Please join me in congratulating Heith on this well-deserved recognition by a highly regarded publication."

The Texas native splits his time between San Antonio, Texas — where Well Flow's parent company, Group 42, is headquartered — and Manama, Bahrain, which is home to Well Flow's main offices.

In the past year, he and his team upgraded Well Flow's financial software platform to a cloud-based system in order to make it globally accessible to the growing company. He also implemented an enterprise resource planning (ERP) program and inventory management system to keep up with constantly changing supply and demand.

"Having readily available real-time data is critical to operations today," said Heith Higginbotham. "It's very important to have the ability to look at where supply is, where demand is, where operations are growing or declining, in real time with historical data available to back up projections and allocate your resources accordingly. These updates have been a huge help in keeping us in a much better place than most of the people in the oil and gas service business."

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Nigerian Native Finds Calling in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Lucky Ademola joined Well Flow International in 2008 as an Offshore Account Manager. Today, he plays an essential role as the Operations Manager for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is involved with nearly every aspect of Well Flow International’s daily operations in the country, and his job duties range from acting as a company technical liaison to leading client engineering teams. He also prepares proposals for wellbore cleanup protocols, stimulation and completion operations, and chemical treatment solutions.

Prior to working for Well Flow International, Ademola worked for Sowsco Well Services in his native country of Nigeria. The Ambrose Alli University alum traveled to Saudi Arabia to receive his wellbore cleanup certification, at which point he learned of Well Flow International. Although he was heavily recruited by Baker Hughes and had a promising career path with Sowsco, Ademola chose to join the Well Flow team because of the personal relationships he had built with the company over the years.

Ademola, a father of three young children, says his career trajectory always pointed toward the oil and gas industry.

"Even as a child, it was my dream to be closely involved in the upstream sector, and now that dream has become a reality,” he said.

His strong work ethic, competitive personality and altruistic disposition have helped him to progress rapidly in his career. When asked what advice he would give to others beginning their careers in the industry, he said, “Build a personal brand, build a career portfolio and start giving back.”

Outside of his time spent managing Well Flow International’s operations in Saudi Arabia, Ademola enjoys watching the television series Game of Thrones and playing football or tennis or swimming.