MARK HACKLER is currently serving as the Houston Regional Director for Files & Associates. He has more than 32 years of work experience. His technical background and work experience qualify him as an expert in the areas of drilling project management, project planning and engineering practices. Areas of particular interest, education, and research include project management, organizational learning, process improvement and engineering services. He has served in roles from a Project Drilling Engineer to a Project Manager. Responsibilities have included project management and drilling engineering service efforts for domestic and international energy organizations. His experience includes implementing project management and organizational learning efforts for projects and teams by developing and evaluating work processes to manage and improve performance. Additionally he has been responsible for delivering over 50 well construction training courses and over 300 operational drilling workshops. Mr. Hackler has also managed full implementations of corporate well construction and planning processes. Additional experience includes well planning, operations and post analysis and improvement efforts for projects in Australia, Papua New Guinea, China, Angola, Peru, Brazil, Columbia and Venezuela. Most recent experience has included well planning and operational support for both conventional and horizontal drilling programs. Mr. Hackler has been a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) since 1983 and is also a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI). Mr. Hackler holds a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering & Technology from Oklahoma State University.