Numa, a leading designer and manufacturer of down hole hammers and bits, is pleased to announce the hiring of Frank Gandar – Regional Manager Latin America.”We are very excited to add a person with the vast drilling experience that Frank Gandar has on our Sales Team” stated Ralph Leonard – President of Numa. “The combination of his outstanding drilling experience, professionalism and fluency in Spanish will be a major help to our customer base.

Frank began his career in the oil and gas drilling industry in 1988 as a floor hand and then was quickly promoted to a drillers assistant for Wes-Tex Drilling. After 8 years gaining drilling experience, he went to work for Dresser Rand Air Compressor Division in 1996 as an Air Technician supplying air packages throughout West Texas.

In 1998, he accepted a Supervisors position with Weatherford UBS training and working with compressed air and nitrogen packages. Eventually, Frank’s hard work and expertise came into play when he accepted a Managers Position on the drilling side of Weatherford, successfully supervising 60 drilling rigs throughout the region.

In 2008, he took a position as Operations Manager at NDS. NDS is a service company that supplies rental tools and supervision to drill rigs in the Western United States. It was in this role that he continued to gain experience in the oilfield while also expanding his drilling knowledge by selling into the quarry and mining industries.

Frank has an extensive drilling background. Not only has he drilled down to 15,000 feet, he has compressed air and nitrogen experience as well.” explained Sales Manager – Neal Kuszewski. “He is a welcome addition to our technically savvy sales force and we are proud that he is part of the Numa Family.

Frank’s new responsibilities as Regional Manager – Latin America will be to support the existing distributors and further develop the sales in the Water Well, Mining, Quarry, Construction and Oil & Gas Industries for Numa throughout the region.


Numa provides the world’s leading drilling technology with over 100 DTH Hammer and Bit products serving 11 different industries. Our products are capable of drilling vertical, horizontal, and reverse circulation holes from 3½ to 48 inches (89 – 1219 mm) in diameter and are used in 105+ countries. We have built our customer-centric reputation on providing the highest value in products, performance and personal service available in the rock drilling industry.