Charlie has over 27 years of experience designing, analyzing, and testing a wide range of oilfield equipment, such as downhole drilling, completion, and fishing tools, surface BOP valves, elevators, etc. He is also experienced in material selection and specification writing, and has performed numerous FEA analysis projects. He earned a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1995. In addition, Mr. Kibbe earned his Professional Engineering (P.E.) certification in 2002.