NOV Inc. on Sept. 28 announced that Scott K. Duff, vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer has notified the company of his intention to retire. Duff will step down from his current role, effective Nov. 1, 2021 and remain employed as an advisor until his retirement on February 28, 2022. Christy H. Novak will succeed Duff as vice president, corporate controller and Chief Accounting Officer, effective Nov. 1, 2021.

Christy Novak has served as NOV’s Vice President of Accounting Systems since August 2020, where she has been leading efforts to design, implement, rationalize and improve efficiencies of NOV’s accounting systems and processes. From October 2013 to August 2020, she served as the vice president of Finance for the company’s Rig Technologies operating segment.

During her 16 years with NOV, Novak has advanced through several positions of increasing responsibility and successfully led initiatives to strengthen and streamline accounting functions. Prior to joining NOV, she spent nearly 10 years in public accounting with Ernst & Young where she served various audit clients in the manufacturing and energy industries. Novak graduated from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.

“On behalf of the entire organization I would like to thank Scott for his innumerable contributions during his nearly 18-year career with NOV,” commented Jose Bayardo, NOV's senior vice president and CFO. “Scott’s leadership, underpinned by intelligence, rigor, discipline and integrity, will have a lasting influence on our organization. I am especially grateful for the deep bench of talented professionals he developed and mentored within our accounting organization, including Christy Novak, who will carry forward his legacy of excellence. Scott will be greatly missed by all of us at NOV and we wish him the very best in his retirement.”