Our Leadership Team


David Coatney

Managing Director

David Coatney is Managing Director of HWCG LLC. With over 40 years of global experience in the upstream oil and gas industry in all aspects of drilling and production, Coatney has been integrally involved in emergency preparedness and response operations. He has acted as an Incident Commander - domestically and abroad and has led many successful responses in operational, natural disaster, well control and civil unrest incidents.


Ross Frazer

Technical Director

As HWCG's Technical Director, Ross Frazer coordinates all technical and operations initiatives, requests and solutions along with managing the execution of HWCG’s projects. He is the primary technical and operations interface with regulatory agencies for deep-water well containment. Prior to joining HWCG, Ross served as Engineering Vice President for a deepwater oil and gas independent.


Michael Noel

Commercial Director

Michael Noel brings over 35 years of emergency response and incident command post experience to his role as Commercial Director at HWCG. His expertise includes developing training protocols and standards for emergency response activities and coordinating the ready response status of personnel and equipment both onshore and offshore. 


David Thomas

HWCG Response Coordinator

David Thomas coordinates all of HWCG’s response contracts and equipment; maintains the member mutual aid list and call out system; and assists members with regulatory compliance. David has over 25 years of experience in Incident Command System response protocols. 


Roger Scheuermann


Roger Scheuermann provides consulting services to HWCG centered primarily on incident command efficiencies and dispersants deployment.  Roger has over 40 years in the industry and was formerly HWCG’s Commercial Director.