Over 100 Years Combined Experience
Barbara Francis – Owner/CEO: With more than 40 years as an accomplished businesswoman, Barbara has been vital in founding three successful Francis family businesses, including Francis Torque Service, LLC., Torq/Lite LLC® and FIO Francis Innovation Operations.
Dale Francis – President: Dale is President of Francis Torque Service LLC and Torq/Lite LLC®, our manufacturing division. He introduced hydraulic bolting services to the drilling industry more than 40 years ago and is still actively involved in the successful operations of both companies.
J. Dodd Smith – Vice President: Dodd started his career with Francis Torque Service as a salesman in 1987 and quickly advanced to Sales Manager, General Manager and now Vice President. 36 years with Francis Torque and his “hands on” approach provide Dodd with knowledge of all aspects of the company from technical training to customer expectations.
William “Bill” Dunn – Director of Operations: Bill joined Francis Torque Service in 1997 and quickly advanced into management. He has 26 years with Francis Torque and over 40 years of experience in the field of hydraulic wrenches and industrial tools. Bill is our certified OQ “Bolting” assessor responsible for qualifying all of our bolting technicians.
James Randall – Operation’s Manager: James joined Francis Torque Service in 2006. He has 16 years with Francis Torque after retiring from Greywolf Drilling Company with over 30 years in the field. His experience with contractors and crews makes him a perfect connection between our service technicians and our customer’s field personnel.
Everet Doucet – Safety Manager/Human Resources Representative and Quality Coordinator: Everet joined Francis Torque Service in January 2019. He is a Certified Occupational Safety Specialist with over 33 years of experience in the Quality Management, Health, Safety, Environment and Training fields. Everet oversees ISNetworld, DISA, Avetta, Safe Land, Safe Gulf, NCMS and our many safety-drug-alcohol policies. His experience and commitment to safety assures Francis Torque Service retains the coveted “RAVS Plus Verified” designation, achieved by less than 1% of all ISNetworld members. Everet assures our customers the quality they expect while incident and accident free.
Technicians – Another 100 Years of Combined Experience:
Our top six technicians have over 100 years combined bolting experience at Francis Torque Service. All training is based on acceptable practices outlined by ASME_PCC-1_2019 Guidelines for Pressure Boundary Bolted Flange Joint Assembly. Every assistant technician logs thousands of man hours, safely performing bolting services before promotion to senior technician.