November 2018


Names in the News



Michels Canada promoted Glenn MacIntosh to director of its Eastern Region. He will spearhead the company’s continued growth in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond from a new office, located at 891 Rowntree Dairy Road, Woodbridge, Ontario.


Key Energy Services appointed Rob Saltiel to serve as president, CEO and director. He most recently served as president and CEO of Atwood Oceanics.



Proserv appointed Ewen MacLean to the position of vice president Strategic Planning and Marketing. Ewen previously spent nine years as director at Calash where he advised energy investors, debt providers and oilfield service management teams.


UGI Corporation appointed Roger Perreault to the newly created position of executive vice president, Global LPG, and the appointment of Robert F. Beard to the newly created position of executive vice president, Natural Gas. Perreault spent 21 years with Air Liquide; Beard held UGI executive positions since 2008.



IFS appointed Christian Pedersen as chief product officer. He will be in charge of resource planning, asset management and field service management. He will be based in Seattle and previously worked as senior vice president of SAP S/4HANA Cloud.


The Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization (OPITO) appointed Mark Cullens to the new role of director of strategic development. He joins the organization from Petrofac Training Services where he was director of business development for Eastern Hemisphere. Cullens has 20 years’ experience in training and education.


Steve Vizanko has been named the new parts and service manager for Pettibone/Traverse Lift, a manufacturer of material handling equipment for oil and gas, and construction applications. He will oversee after-market sales and service department activities.



Tsunehisa Suita took over as CEO of LEWA Group after Peter Wagner transferred to the U.S. corporate group Cryogenic Industries, part of LEWA’s parent company Nikkiso.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) appointed Deborah W. Powell as vice president, Power Generation. Powell served as the company’s senior director, Substations, and succeeds Jon Franke, who became vice president, Health and Safety, and chief safety officer. Powell joined PG&E in 2010 and has held senior roles in fossil fuel organizations.


Abraxas Petroleum appointed Kenneth W. Johnson, the company’s regional operations manager, as vice president of Operations. He replaces William H. Wallace, who resigned. Johnson has managed various operations for Abraxas and its predecessor companies since 2000.


Engineering and construction services firm Atwell selected Matt Rosser as vice president, overseeing U.S. oil and gas operations. Rosser’s career spans 25 years, all in pipeline operations and engineering.



Neptune Energy appointed Odin Estensen as managing director of its Norwegian business, based in Stavanger. He joins Neptune from A/S Norske Shell, where he was the Norway operated asset manager. Estensen has 28 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector, starting his career with Schlumberger before joining Shell.


Completions service company Tendeka appointed Davor Saric as its technology director. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector and has been involved in numerous global field developments and redevelopments as a production technology/petroleum engineering expert. He is based at the company’s headquarters in Westhill, Scotland.



Utilicor Technologies appointed Jody Robles as manager of field operations. He will be responsible for working with Ditch Witch dealers to train sales teams and service technicians. He previously worked with SouthWest Gas in Tempe, Ariz. P&GJ


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