International Women in Engineering Day 2024 - Amy Farrar

27th June 2024

Name: Amy Farrar 
Location: Houston, Tx, Sr. Product Line Manager 
Job Title: Well Construction NLA 

What did you do before joining Expro?
I graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2001.  I started my career at Baker Hughes as Design Engineer and was there for 12 years with my final role as a Project Manager for GOM Liner Hangers in-house at BP.  I then moved over to Blackhawk Specialty Tools as a Sr. Applications Engineer where I transitioned through the Frank’s acquisition and Expro merger to a Sr. Product Line Manager. 

What does your job involve?
My job involves a lot of planning, follow through, and learning.  I am by no means an expert on anything and everything, but I must be able to find the experts and understand their individual challenges, areas for growth in revenue and product offerings, and customer needs.  I work along all facets of the well construction business, with internal and external customers and every day presents a unique challenge where I get to meet and work with new people and products.  There is a great team of people working in the well construction product line for NLA and I am grateful to get to work with them. 

Your Expro career so far?
So far in my career at Expro, I have gone from supporting the cementing Product Service Line for the globe to supporting the 7 product service lines that make up well construction for the Western Hemisphere.  I have met so many wonderful people in North, South, and Latin America in my new role and I am excited about the potential growth capabilities for our products and our people. 

Whats the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
The best piece of advice I have been given is to be always your “authentic self”.  I received this during a woman’s leadership conference and early in my career I assumed you had to know everything, be tough, and be an expert at what you do to be a good leader.  Being more authentic to who I am with all my off the wall ideas, questions, doubts, and “engi-nerd” awkwardness has helped me grow in my career and my self-confidence. 

What advice would you give yourself at the start of your career?
It is ok to say you don’t know the answer but do your best to find out who does and learn it. 

Who or what inspires you?
My kids inspire me and they keep me motivated.  I see them do things I probably didn’t have the guts to do when I was a kid and they remind me every day that life is short and precious.   I want to set an example for them for working hard and keeping family first, I don’t always do that perfectly but I always make a conscious effort. 

What would you say to someone considering a career in engineering?
If you love math and science, do it!  I wanted to be an engineer ever since I was little girl, and it has opened many doors for me. 

What’s a skill or hobby you’ve always wanted to learn and why?
I have always wanted to learn how to blow glass.  I love creating beautiful things and working with molten glass to make unique objects from a material that is completely different than what it started at really appeals to me. 

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