Press Release: News advance 4/21 – Data Gumbo nabs energy veteran as Chief Corporate Development Officer

HOUSTON, TEXAS — April 21, 2021 — Data Gumbo, provider of GumboNet™ — the massively interconnected industrial smart contract network secured and powered by blockchain, today announced that it expanded its executive team with the addition of Robin Macmillan as Chief Corporate Development Officer to lead the Corporate Development team.

Macmillan joins Data Gumbo with a 40+ year career in energy with the last 12 years as Vice President and Senior Vice President for Business Development at National Oilwell Varco (NOV Inc.), the American multinational corporation and leading worldwide provider of equipment and services to upstream the oil and gas industry.

“The sheer breadth of Macmillan’s experience will serve as an invaluable asset to Data Gumbo as we continue to exponentially grow and mature our company into new industrial markets and further solidify our leadership in energy,” said Andrew Bruce, CEO and Founder, Data Gumbo. “Macmillan has the experience to expand Data Gumbo’s commercial market penetration to aid companies in undertaking digital transformation with smart contracts to reveal streamlined efficiencies and cost savings, sustainability insights across supply chains and transactional certainty in any commercial relationship.”

Macmillan is the current VP of Drilling Services at the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) where he is also Chair Emeritus of the Advanced Rig Technology committee. He is also vice-chair of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section. With a degree in Geology from the University of Leeds in England, Macmillan has worked in numerous countries including eight years in Latin America. His previous experience includes Management of Schlumberger Drilling and Measurements in Canada and President at the drill bit company ReedHycalog.

“There is tremendous opportunity right now to change how business is executed,” said Macmillan. “Data Gumbo is poised to deliver trust through automated, auditable blockchain-backed smart contracts that execute transactions in real-time. I am thrilled to be a part of the Data Gumbo executive team as the company is in a period of hyper growth into new industries, serving as a harbinger for significant digital transformation across commercial relationships and transparent, accurate sustainability impact data.”

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