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Management Team

Our collective team has over 150 years of Offshore and Land Completion experience. We have positioned ourselves as a Global Completion Manpower Resource for our valued customers.

Meet the team below.


Mid-South Control Line

Rick Lore Sr. - President

Rick Lore Sr. serves as the President of Mid South Technologies. Rick started his career in the oil & gas industry 30 years ago as the Sales Manager for Baker CAC. In 1989 Rick branched out on his own and founded Mid South Control Line. In 2008 Mid South Control Line was acquired by RathGibson where Rick served as President of the downhole oil & gas sector before retiring in 2010. After a short stint in retirement Mr. Lore decided to acquire Mid South Control Line in May of 2011. Rick studied at Nicholls State University.

Jessie Cochran - VP & General Manager

Jessie Cochran serves as Vice President & GM for Mid South Control Line where he supports and directs the strategic initiatives of Mid South Technologies. Jessie has been in the Oil and Gas industry for 12 years and has served in various sales and management roles with Mid South Control Line and RathGibson. Prior to taking the role of Vice President & GM Jessie was the Global Business Development Manager in which allowed him to gain valuable experience into the global needs of our strategic customers. Jessie studied at Northwestern State University.

Cliff Westwood - VP of Manufacturing

Cliff Westwood serves as Vice President of Manufacturing to Mid South Control Line where he oversees Manufacturing, Engineering, and the Quality functions of day to day business. Cliff began his oil field career 15 years ago. Cliff's prior job experiences include Process Engineering, Quality Management, Plant Engineering Manager, Product Line Manager and Business Unit Manager. Prior to Cliff joining Mid South Control Line in March of 2012 he was the Vice President & GM for RSCC Wire & Cable. Cliff received his B.S in Metallurgical and Material Science Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology. Cliff also has a M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University.

Blaise J. Cobert - Manufacturing Manager
Blaise Cobert serves as Manufacturing Manager for Mid South Control Line.
Blaise joined Mid South Control Line in March of 2000 as a welder. During Blaise's 14 years he has held many critical roles in the business from Welding technician, Shipping and Receiving Manager, Project Manager, Sales, and Quality Technician. His intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the operation serves him well in his new role. Blaise received an Associate degree from Southeastern Tech.

Justin Chandler - QHSE Manager
Justin Chandler joined Mid South Technologies in October of 2013 as QHSE manager. Justin's main duties include: Oversight of ISO 9001: 2008 compliant Quality Management System, Oversight of all quality inspections, Oversight in negotiation of customer requirements, and developing and overseeing HSE initiatives. Prior to joining Mid South Technologies Justin held the position of Quality Manager for Baker Hughes. Justin holds a B.A. from King College in Bristol, TN.

Richard E. Lore, JR. - Business Development
Rick Lore Jr. joined Mid South Control Line in August of 2004, and is responsible for Business Development for Mid South Control Line. He has over 10 years experience in the oil and gas industry and has served in various sales and operation roles at Mid South. Rick studied Business Administration & Finance at Louisiana State University.

 

Ryan Lore - Business Development
Ryan Lore started his career with Mid South Control Line in August of 2007 and is responsible for Business Development of the Control Line division. Ryan joined the Mid South team after attending Louisiana State University where he received his B.A. in Mass Communications. Ryan has held several positions in his time at Mid South ranging from operations to Account Management.