The Best NOV Facility? – Part 1

With guests Bob Bruce and Will Dowell
Aerial corner view of a facility
Jan 15, 2019

Imagine taking the premier manufacturing best practices from every NOV facility, combining those with the automotive manufacturing experience of Toyota Corporation, and combining the two into one NOV facility. Sound too good to be true? Come along in this Four Corners episode and listen in as we visit the Intervention and Stimulation (ISE) facility in Kintore, Scotland and discover more about this experiment in human factors and technological innovation, as well as the people behind its inception.

Attention to detail…that's important. It doesn't do anything to the operation of the unit, but to me that's pride. Take pride in your work, you're putting out a quality piece of equipment.

Bob Bruce

Plant Manager

Podcast Host

Michael Gaines

The Voice

Michael Gaines is the host of NOV’s podcast, NOV Today, for which he researches topics of interest, conducts interviews, and develops content for internal and external distribution. In addition, he leads the team responsible for overall content creation and content strategy at the corporate level. Prior to this, Michael held several roles at NOV, including director of communications within the corporate marketing group, global product line manager for inclination tools, and product champion for roller-cone drill bits. He received his bachelor of science in marketing from LeTourneau University and MBA from Amberton University. Michael is also a graduate of the NOV Ventures—Technology Commercialization program with The University of Texas at Austin.