Schramm Inc. has appointed energy industry veteran Bobby Bryan to the newly created position of chief operating officer. Bryan will assume responsibility over operations, engineering, aftermarket and sales effective immediately. 

“As innovation continues to extend the shale boom here at home and abroad, demand for advanced modern rigs and technologies are at an all-time high,” says Ed Breiner, Schramm president and CEO. “We welcome Bobby to this pivotal position and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.”

The role is meant to effectively manage the increasing pace of operational demands on the company.

Bryan has decades of oilfield equipment and services experience, which he acquired during his 20-year career at National Oilwell Varco (NOV). While there he served in a variety of capacities worldwide, most recently as vice president of business development of the Land Rig Solutions division. Bryan’s career at NOV began in 1993 and throughout his tenure he has held positions including mechanic, service technician, sales manager and director.

“I’m honored to be a part of this company, with its more than 110-year history of American manufacturing excellence, and to play a role in its next phase of innovation and market leadership within the oil and gas industry,” Bryan says.

Schramm Inc. is an API-Q1, ISO-9001:2008 certified manufacturer of mobile, land-based hydraulic drill rigs for applications including energy, minerals, geothermal and water well drilling. Schramm rigs are made in the U.S. and in use in more than 80 countries. For more information, visit