Veteran Employee Story – Koro Crofoot

Canrig Drilling Technologies Ltd.

Professional and Personal Growth, Part 2

Published in the May/June 2012 issue of print Search & Employ®

Koro Crofoot, a Navy veteran, is a project manager at Canrig Drilling Technologies Ltd. “I attended the United States Naval Academy from 1999 to 2003,” she said. “In 2002, I was the second woman in the history of the Naval Academy to attend Navy Dive School. Upon graduation, I was stationed on USS Ashland out of Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Virginia, where I was the force protection/security officer and the weapons/ammunition officer. My second tour was on USS Cole out of Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, where I was the damage control officer responsible for the casualty control planning, training, and equipment.

A military recruiting company placed Crofoot at another company as a project manager after she finished her commitment to the Navy. She worked there for three-and-a-half years before moving over to Canrig and working on projects for both the manufacturing and new product development teams. Canrig, based in Houston, manufactures drilling equipment.

“One of the largest projects I managed was the design, build, and integration of the major pieces of equipment that were being used on two overseas rigs for Exxon,” she said. “Managing a project of this size and having the chance to work directly with customers was a great experience for me and opened me up to many aspects of the oil and gas industry early in my career.”

She credits the company for a lot of her professional and personal growth. “The company and the people who work here have a great environment that promotes both professional growth within the company and personal growth,” Crofoot said. “This allows for a good balance between work and home and making the workplace an enjoyable atmosphere.”

She expects the company to continue to grow and provide more opportunities to veterans. “Canrig is a wonderful company for which to work, and there are many opportunities for career growth,” Crofoot said. “After being with Canrig only two years, I recently was promoted to a program manager and plan to continue moving up in my project management career path. I am looking forward to many more years to come with this promising company as I see it continuing to grow exponentially.”

About the Author

This article was written by Jay Myers