Jimmy Anderson, District Manager, Brigade Energy Services, is a recent graduate of the Field Operations Leadership Program. He shared his thoughts on the energy services and technology sector.
ENERGY WORKFORCE: What is your role with the company? What does a typical day look like?
Jimmy Anderson: Safety financial growth in conjunction with connecting with both old and new customers on a regular basis.
EW: What individual has been most instrumental in helping with your career? What did their mentorship look like, and how did it guide your path?
JA: Several individuals from upper management have been instrumental when it comes to mentorship. Staff working together and helping each other grow has also been key. Communication is the number one tool, and it’s FREE.
EW: What was your impression of the industry beforehand and how has it evolved?
JA: I grew up around the industry. My father, Dewey Wayne Anderson, was a pumper, and I would go with him to work on the weekends. My impression of the industry was that I was amazed by the machinery involved in well control and the production life of the well.
EW: What role do you believe you will play in the industry’s future? What is your favorite thing about your role?
JA: I think I will play a large part in growing safety revenue. I really enjoy visiting new and old customers.
EW: Who are one or two individuals you’ve met while working in the industry who have impacted your thinking?
JA: Bobby Wigington gave me the opportunity to grow with Basic Energy Services and made me Yard Manager in Snyder Texas, where I worked for 15 years. At Brigade, Billy Underwood gave me the opportunity to become District Manager in August of last year.
EW: What advice would you give someone just getting started in the energy industry?
JA: Not to get frustrated when it slows down, just adjust your spend and you will be fine.
EW: What’s do you do for fun?
JA: Lake time!
EW: What’s your idea of a perfect vacation?
JA: Family time.
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