Munawar H. “Micki” HidayatallahChairman & Chief Executive Officer
Mark C. PattersonPresident & Chief Operating Officer
Mark Patterson has served as our President, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary since the Share Exchange and has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Aly Operating since its inception. He worked with Mr. Hidayatallah at Allis- Chalmers as the President of the Rental Division and as a member of the Executive Team as Senior Vice President of the Rental Services Segment from 2008 to 2011. During his tenure at Allis-Chalmers, Mr. Patterson directed and managed the complete merger and reorganization of the Rental Services Division. Mr. Patterson was responsible for integrating and expanding Allis-Chalmers’ product fleet and geographical presence in North America, specifically in the Marcellus Shale, and internationally. As a result of his efforts, Allis-Chalmers expanded into new and additional international markets such as Colombia and Brazil. Mr. Patterson also opened a new service facility through a joint venture in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where he served as a member of the board of directors. Additionally, Mr. Patterson was instrumental in facilitating the acquisition of American Well Control by Allis-Chalmers, and the integration of American Well Control into Allis-Chalmers’ Rental Segment. The successful merger and integration of American Well Control marked the first manufacturing company bought by Allis-Chalmers. Mr. Patterson’s 35 years of experience includes sales, business development, division and segment management, mergers, acquisitions, joint venture creation, and consulting, both domestically and internationally.
Alya H. HidayatallahChief Financial Officer
Alya H. Hidayatallah became Chief Financial Officer of Aly Operating in January 2013 and has served as our Chief Financial Officer since the Share Exchange. Previously, from 2005 through 2012, she served as Director of Planning and Budgeting at Allis-Chalmers, which was acquired in 2011 and subsequently named Archer. From 2000 until 2004, Ms. Hidayatallah was an investment banker in the Financial Restructuring Group of Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin. Ms. Hidayatallah graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Business Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1997. Ms. Hidayatallah is Mr. Hidayatallah’s daughter.
Myles Bowman Jr.EVP Operations Support
Myles Bowman Jr. is the President of Aly Centrifuge Inc., a U.S. based solids control and closed loop system company. Myles has had the opportunity over the past several years to build an extensive list of oilfield client relationships throughout the U.S. For six years, starting in 2006, Myles held the position of Contracts Manager for Patterson-UTI Drilling Company. In 2012, Myles joined the United Centrifuge International team as Vice President of U. S. Development where he led their expansion into the U.S. market. Under Myles’ leadership, United Centrifuge USA, LLC experienced continual growth each quarter. In April of 2014 Aly Energy Services acquired United Centrifuge USA and changed their name to Aly Centrifuge.
Henry Iwunze has spent his entire career in the MWD/LWD sector of the oil and gas industry. Mr. Iwunze started his career as a Mobile Field Engineer working in the oilfields of West Africa. Working closely with the crop of engineers who developed and built the GE-Tensor MWD tools in 2003, he quickly became the resident expert for GE-Tensor MWD in parts of West Africa where it was tough to get foreign expatriates. This positioned him for the field testing and commercialization of GE resistivity tools in 2004 and 2005. Mr. Iwunze worked with Halliburton Energy Services in their integration of Sperry Sun LWD into the Drillog Petro-Dynamics fleet of MWD/LWD tools. He then served as MWD Coordinator with Pinpoint Drilling and Directional Services USA. Allis-Chalmers hired him to improve her MWD tools first as an MWD Engineering Specialist and later as the company’s MWD Operations Manager nationwide. Between 2012 and early 2014, Mr. Iwunze was a member of the core R&D team for Realtime Oilfield Technology (a down-hole drilling tools Research and Development company). Mr. Iwunze co-founded Evolution Guidance Systems in 2012 and subsequent to the sale of Evolution Guidance Systems to Aly Energy Services in 2014, he has continued to manage Evolution Guidance Systems (now Aly Directional) on a daily basis as her Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Iwunze graduated with a double major in Electronics and Computer Engineer from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri Nigeria.
Board of Directors
Munawar H. “Micki” HidayatallahInside Director
Ali H M AfdhalDirector
Ali H M Afdhal joined the board of directors of Aly Operating in October 2012 and has served as our non-executive Vice Chairman of the Board and a director since the Share Exchange. Since 2001, he has operated and managed his family's international property portfolio and agricultural interests. He also served as a director of Allis-Chalmers from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Afdhal is a graduate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Timothy J. PirieDirector
Timothy J. Pirie has over twenty five years oilfield experience. He was a founder and director of Dalen Drilling Services Ltd, a Directional Drilling service company. Mr. Pirie’s role in the company was Vice President of Business Development & General Manager, responsible for overall running of the company. Dalen was acquired in 2003 by Weatherford International. In 2003, he founded United Oilfield International, a Canadian solids control equipment& service provider with operations in Canada, United States and Peru and remained as President and Director from its inception until 2014 when the company was acquired by Aly Energy Services. He founded Canadian Nitrogen Services in 2005 and has been President and Director since its inception. It is a Canadian based N2 pumping service utilizing membrane technology with operations in Canada, United States and Saudi Arabia. In 2013 was a founder of Decisive Dividend Corporation, a publicly traded Canadian corporation. Mr. Pirie is also a Founder and Director of a privately held engineering / construction company currently working on E&P projects in the Middle East and a Founder of Petro Toro Inc., a Peruvian focused Oil & Gas Exploration Company. He is currently a Director at Aberdeen Hall Preparatory School, Kelowna, BC.
Kouros Sariri joined the board of directors of Aly Operating in October 2012, and has served as our director since the Share Exchange. Mr. Sariri is the founder and CEO of Frequency Management International (“FMI”) Inc. Founded in 2003, FMI is a manufacturer of high reliability & extreme environment electronic components used in advanced electronic system applications. In 2003, Mr. Sariri also founded Chronos Technology (merged with FMI) which serves in a Research and Development capacity, conducting advanced research for NASA and DOE in the area of extreme environment electronic solutions and the related manufacturing processes. Innovations envisioned and introduced by Mr. Sariri have been used in commercial satellites and scientific/robotic space missions as well as in numerous oil, gas and geothermal fields worldwide. FMI is a globally recognized brand for the high reliability solutions used successfully in LWD, MWD, wire- line and digital oilfield systems. Mr. Sariri was the Vice President of Engineering and Manufacturing at OE Waves (2001-2002), an optoelectronic technology startup associated with the California Institute of Technology & NASA, specializing in patented optical and RF signal generation used in advanced radar and communications systems. From 1987 to 2000, Mr. Sariri served as the Senior Applications Engineer, Engineering Manager, Executive Vice President and President at Q-Tech Corp., a manufacturer of electronic components. Mr. Sariri holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.
Saeed M. SheikhDirector
Saeed M. Sheikh joined the board of directors of Aly Operating in October 2012 and has served as our director since the Share Exchange. He founded Star Trading & Marine, Inc., a transportation and shipping company, in 1973 and has served as its President since inception. In October 2013, Mr. Sheikh was appointed to serve as Ambassador at Large for the Government of Pakistan. In 1991, Mr. Sheikh was appointed to serve as the Honorary Consul General of Pakistan in Baltimore, Maryland. He served in this capacity from 1991 until 1993 and then again from 1997 until 1999. Mr. Sheikh served as Executive Vice President of Crescent Marine Co, Inc. from 1969 until 1973, where he was responsible for all ship chartering functions. In 1964, Mr. Sheikh moved to the United States from Pakistan to serve as a Commercial Officer in the Embassy of Pakistan. Mr. Sheikh graduated from the Halley College of Commerce in Lahore, Pakistan.
Nadine C. Smith joined the board of directors of Aly Operating in October 2012 and has served as our director and Chairman of the Audit Committee since the Share Exchange. Over the past twenty-five years Ms. Smith has been a founding shareholder and acted in executive and advisory capacities to development stage companies in a variety of industries, several of which have become NYSE listed companies with market capitalizations exceeding several billion dollars. Ms. Smith conducts her professional activities through SRQ Capital LLC, which she founded. Her experience in the energy sector began in 1980 as an investment banker advising oil and gas companies on merger and acquisition transactions, and she has been active as an investor, Board member and executive management of oil and gas exploration and oilfield services companies for thirty-five years. Ms. Smith began her post-graduate career as an investment banker in the Merger and Acquistions Group of The First Boston Corporation and as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. Ms. Smith has previously served as a director and on the Audit, Compensation, and Corporate Governance Committees of a number of public companies including Patterson-UTI Energy Inc., Gran Tierra Energy Inc., American Retirement Corporation (currently Brookdale Senior Living, Inc.), La Cortez Energy, Inc. Frac Water Systems, Inc. (currently Peak Pharmaceuticals), WaferGen Bio-systems, Inc., and Loreto Resources Corporation. Ms. Smith is presently a special advisor to the Board of Directors of Innerpoint Energy Corporation, a privately held company commercializing a transformative waste-to-energy renewable technology platform. Ms. Smith holds a B.S. in economics from Smith College and an MBA from Yale University.
Zane Tankel has served on the board of directors of Aly Energy since October 2012, and has served as our director since the Share Exchange. Mr. Tankel is the Chairman and CEO of Apple-Metro, Inc., a multi-unit operator of family restaurants in the New York metropolitan area, which he co-founded in 1994. Mr. Tankel was a director of Morton’s Restaurant Group, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange company, from February 2006 until February 2012, and a director of Allis-Chalmers Energy Inc. from February 2007 until February 2011, as well as the Caribbean Restaurant Group, the San Juan, Puerto Rico based owner/operator of Burger King restaurants in and around the Caribbean. Mr. Tankel has served on its board from 2006 to present. Prior to 1994, he served as the founder/president and CEO of Collier Graphics Services (from 1964 to 1990), and founder/partner of a music management company (American Entertainment Management, from 1975 to 1982) and a public relations company (Sage Communications, from 1982 to 1986). Mr. Tankel is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.