Frink Retires From Parker Drilling
Friday, December 17, 1999
Shelby Frink, vice-president of operations support, retired from Parker Drilling Company after 43 years of service with the company. He began his career with Parker in 1956 as a roughneck working in Texas and New Mexico. He worked his way through the ranks of the company by holding several international field and management positions.
In 1975, Frink assumed the role of Western Hemisphere operations manager and in 1978 moved to Easstern Hemisphere operations manager. In 1986, he was promoted to vice-president of Eastern Hemisphere operations until 1993, when he assumed his current position and title.