CEO Announcement

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Thunder Cranes is pleased to welcome aboard Dinesh Arumugam as CEO to succeed Chris Poheng who is retiring. Chris has been an outstanding leader for Thunder Cranes, overseeing significant improvements in all aspects of the company’s operations, and will continue his association with us as a consultant.


Dinesh first joined us as Vice President of Sales in 2018 where he was responsible for business development and overseeing all global sales and marketing initiatives. As CEO of Thunder Cranes, Dinesh will be responsible for driving the continual evolution of the company – people, products and services – in order to deliver on the company vision and business objectives.


He began his career in 1998 with Petronas in the planning & engineering department, before joining Smith International and moving across from engineering & operations into sales management. His successful transition continued in 2010 with Schlumberger where, as sales & operations manager, he developed business plans and strategies for multiple product lines.


In 2017 as Area Manager with Ulterra Drilling Technologies, Dinesh helped the company secure multiple contracts in South East Asia. He holds a degree in Petroleum Engineering and an Executive MBA from Hult International Business School.