Anirudha Pangarkar was named Senior Vice President - Special Projects, Supply Chain and Maintenance effective August 1, 2015. Mr. Pangarkar has more than 30 years of experience in the offshore drilling industry. He joined Paragon Offshore in January 2015 following the acquisition of Prospector Offshore, where he had been Vice President of Operations since co-founding the company in 2009. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Operations at Premium Drilling, Inc. from 2005 to 2009 where he directed operations for 13 jackup rigs. Before joining Premium Drilling, Mr. Pangarkar was General Manager of Schlumberger Drilling Services where he managed business for 37 drilling rigs across eight countries. Mr. Pangarkar holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from M.S. University, India and a Master of Business Administration from MIT Sloan School of Management.