Various roles (Technical Sales Director, OCTG Sales Director, Busines Development GOM), 2007 - 2014


General Director, 1987 - 2007

Smith International- DRILCO

General Manager, 1983 - 1987


Simon Bolivar University

Material Engineering, manufacturing Process



Drilling, Equipment And Services, Exploration And Production


Roderick has over 34 years of experience in oil and gas, with his main expertise in the tubulars goods / OCTG. He has extensive experience in the mgmt and development of new markets and products within the Latin American region. His experience in the oil industry began in 1981, working for Smith International – Drilco in Venezuela. He then began working for Hydril Company as a Sales Mgr for Central and South America, and then as Dir General in Latin America. In 2007 Tenaris bought Hydril, and Roderick become the technical sales and institutional Dir for the Tenaris Andean business unit until 2011, assuming the position of Commercial Dir for US accounts and later GOM Business Development. In 2014 he joined IAL Engineering Services as Business Dev Mgr for the Western Hemisphere.