We specialize in making sophisticated, rugged and most of all reliable products for use in the measurement while drilling (mwd) industry.

Rime was founded in 2012 by two engineers and two investors who together wanted to build the next generation of mwd products. the investors exited the company in 2018 and the two engineers continue to run the company with the help of a great team of people.

We don’t make a lot of noise in the industry, and rely on the quality of our products to speak for us. over the past several years, our products have been adopted by most of the independent directional companies in the usa. our reach is slowly spreading to international markets.

Through many ups and downs, we have made steady progress towards our ultimate goal of building not just good products, or great products, but amazing products.

We aren’t there yet.

But we aren’t going to stop until we get there.


Employees & Consultants


Distinct Products


New Products in Development


Patents Granted


Patents Pending


Devices Delivered

Meet our Team

Manoj Gopalan


Manoj Gopalan founded Rime with BJ Weber in 2012. Proir to Rime, Manoj held several positions in management and engineering in various companies. Manoj is a mechanical engineer by training and holds a bachelors and masters degree in engineering and a bachelors in math. manoj has worked on mwd his entire career, which now spans almost 20 years.

BJ Weber

Vice President

BJ Weber founded Rime with Manoj Gopalan in 2012. Prior to Rime, BJ held several positions in management and engineering in various companies. BJ is an electrical engineer by training and holds a bachelors degree in engineering and a masters in computer science. BJ has spent most of his career in mwd equipment design.

Marty Chambers

Business Development Manager

Marty Chambers is a Business Development Manager. His focus is on building relationships with current and prospective customers. He is also tasked with generating new opportunities for partnerships across the oil and gas industry. Previously, Marty was employed in the manufacturing and sales of MWD parts in the oil and gas industry for 15 years. He is a veteran of the US Air Force where he worked in the IT field and was awarded a Presidential Commendation from President Ronald Reagan. Marty is an avid fisherman and has competed on a semi-professional level.

Tami Van Meeteren


Tami joined Rime in 2017 and presently handles a variety of accounting functions. Tami has 26 years of practical experience in all aspects of payables, receivables, general ledger, financial reporting, payroll and human resources, including supervisory capacities. Her analytical skills, along with her common sense approach, are particularly valuable. She attended college at the State University Of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo.

Hector Reina

Production Manager

Hector Reina was a member of the US Army for eight years in the signal corp specializing in telecommunications repair. He was stationed at several bases across the United States as well as in Korea. After returning home to Texas in 1996, he took a job in the telecommunications field for the next seven years holding various positions from electronics technician to production supervisor. Hector has been working with Manoj for the majority of the past 15 years.