On this episode of Round the Rotary, Derek Nixon (CEO) and Jayme Sperring (VP Business Development & Global Marketing) of Varel International Energy Services join us to discuss their background and how they got to where they are today. It was great to hear Derek speak on his path from “field to CEO”, now leading one of the most dynamic oilfield products companies in the industry. talk about each role he has taken on from starting off cleaning drill bits, to being CEO today. Definitely great to hear a leader who is not only down to earth in his approach, but also one that focuses on the people within his organization. Jayme gives his perspective on building a competitive advantage through an agile, team-driven culture while deploying new and creative approaches towards customer engagement in the current market climate. They communicate how and why people do business with Varel and how through their systems, applications and teams, they offer customers a “unique and valuable experience”. They begin to discuss the exciting new chapter in Varel’s 70-year history with their new re-branding launch that is right around the corner. One thing is for sure: Varel is a team-based company with a Team-Ego. After all, “life is too short to work with people who suck”.