The leadership team of Quintana WellPro S.A. has decades of experience in the oil industry in Argentina and internationally
Petroleum Engineer, MBA from University of Phoenix, with 30 years of international experience in the Americas and Southeast Asia. Strong track record of success within the oil services sector and operators. His experience covers a wide range of services associated with drilling, well intervention and well completions. He has held various leadership roles in operations, marketing, strategic planning and senior management. Direct responsibility on business units of hundreds of millions of dollars in annual sales and more than 1,500 employees.
Juan Antonio Pretel
Public Accountant, MBA, with active participation in management development programs
in the oil and gas industry. He also completed the Official of Navy program at the
Argentinean Navy School. He has been Professor at various universities teaching subjects
such as Economic Control, Accounting, Auditing and Information Systems. He has proven
record of leadership and management, mainly in the oil and gas industry, but also
including the telecom sector and the Argentinean Navy. He had held positions including
CFO, Supply Chain Manager, Director of Administration and Finance, Comptroller and
Navy Officer. His former organizations include Occidental Exploration, Coastal Petroleum,
Quintana Minerals Corporation, Canadian Hunter, Equant, GeoPark, Sinopec and SP
Industrial Engineer, UNC, with 36 years of experience in maintenance and engineering in various industries such as chemical, petrochemical and oil services. His experience includes teaching, engineering, organization and maintenance planning, leading work teams in business units related to maintenance and engineering at several industries.
Operational Integrity and Engineering Manager
Petroleum Engineer (UNC), with extensive experience in operations management
acquired in multinational companies with postings in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Mexico,
Brazil, Ecuador and Venezuela. Responsible for the optimization of interdepartmental
processes across Drilling, Workover and Pulling operations, aligning them with the
industry’s best practices, ensuring the strict observation of engineering standards
applicable for rigs, in order to achieve operational excellence in all our services. His track
record includes acting as consultant for the startup of drilling rigs for the German
manufacturer Herrenknecht AG, General management of Estrella Servicios Petroleros,
and also managerial positions in directional drilling with San Antonio and Baker Hughes,
Finance and Administration Manager
He is responsible for the accounting and financial oversight of Quintana and its subsidiaries. He has more than 17 years of experience in oil service companies (Drilling and Wellservice) in Administration & Finance positions. Gaston attended Universidad Nacional del Comahue, where he earned Public Accountant and Magister in Business Administration.
Quality and HSE Manager
He leads the Q-HSE Department, including the development of the management system of the company. He has 15 years of HSE experience in operations in the provinces of Santa Cruz and Neuquén, developed in different companies in the oil industry. In 2007 he joined the staff of Quintana Wellpro, contributing to the integral development in the area of QHSE, certification of norms ISO 9001 – quality OHSAS 18001 – Occupational health and safety and standard ISO 14001 – Environment; among others. He has added to his intellectual capital, training sessionsin safety certified in Houston (USA).
Human Resources Manager
Responsible for the management of human resources and labor relations in the
organization. He has an extensive experience in labor relations, negotiations and
interaction with various labor unions and human resources organizations. His 28 year
experience includes performance in human capital development in companies with
operations in a wide range of provinces. He holds a post-graduate degree in strategic
management. He leads a team focused in personnel talent development, payroll and
Mining technician, with 28 years of experience in the oil industry. Solid career in drilling and exploration, accomplished at various basins in Argentina. His career includes 17 years at Quitralco, a former drilling contractor, and 11 years at Quintana WellPro. From 2007, he joined operations, where he participated in assembling drilling rigs, and also, in the formation of the company. From 2015, he serves as head of drilling.
Chief of WellServices
His career in the oil industry began 24 years ago, incorporating experience in different organizations. In 2006 he joined the team at Quintana WellPro, performing different functions within the structure of WellServices. His achievements include preparation and implementation of WorkOver equipment / Pulling, led the operations of the company in the Santa Cruz basin, being the link client-company in the certification of work and processes; he is an internal trainer of topics related to WellServices, and has proven skills in leadership and negotiation, among others.