As president and CEO, Ben directs the strategic growth and business operations of two of BBI’s upstream oil and gas service companies, while upholding an industry-recognized safety culture. In this role, he has successfully doubled the size of the organization over the last seven years, improved diversity hire, and expanded business lines as well as geographic coverage to include Australia and Indonesia.
Prior to joining Kakivik and CCI in April 2010, Ben spent 30-years with Marathon Oil Company in a variety of roles, and overseeing projects and operations in Alaska, the Permian Basin, and abroad.
Ben holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, and a Minor in Economics from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Additionally, he is an Alaska Support Industry Alliance board member and chair of the Environment and Safety Committee for the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC).