Leadership Team


Tommy Travis, President

Tommy has more than 40 years of experience in the drilling industry, including a successful tenure as vice president of the largest and most profitable division in the world’s second largest offshore drilling company. He has managed 19 offshore rigs from shipyard to revenue, five of which were state-of-the-art 6th generation deepwater rigs.



John “Milt” Milton, Chief Operating Officer

Milt was Vice President of Check-6 for five years and has more than 28 years of experience in the private and military sectors. He provided consulting services to the oil and gas industry working extensively with drilling contractors and supermajor oil companies’ leadership at the global and business unit level.




Chuck Ayers, CPA, Vice President Finance

After four years of public accounting, Chuck has worked in the oil and gas services industry for 22 years. This tenure includes six years as the controller for the most profitable division of a leading offshore drilling company.




Greg Sundgaard, Training and Standardization

As a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), Greg has 27 years of service with extensive experience in aviation operations and training. He led the creation of an innovative development and management system for operational guidance for all Coast Guard operations, and he has completed course work for a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Design.


Greg Aylmer, Procurement

Greg has more than 35 years of experience in the drilling industry, from roustabout to assistant driller. He specialized in the procurement field and progressed from buyer to senior buyer, to materials manager, to logistics manager, and subsequently to procurement manager for multiple rig operations. His experience includes 18 years of overseas assignments with major offshore drilling contractors. Greg is experienced with 1st Generation to 6th Generation drillships, semi-submersibles, jack-ups, and inland barges.

Brian "Bru" Brurud, Principal

  • Co-founder Travis Drilling
  • Founder/Director successful oilfield service company
  • Geologist
  • Schlumberger early 1980’s
  • Schlumberger Rotary Steerable Expert 2000’s
  • USN Fighter Pilot
  • Led high reliability effort by standardizing carrier based strike tactics and training for the USN




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