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Precision Drilling announces organizational changes

Doug Evasiuk, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing and Officer of the company, retired at the end of June, capping a successful 26-year career with Precision Drilling.

“Doug has been an integral part of the Precision organization during his career,” Kevin Neveu, President and CEO of Precision Drilling, said. “Over the course of the past decade, Doug and his team have been instrumental in signing long-term contracts with North American oil and gas customers for over 90 new build AC Super Triple drilling rigs as well as marketing Precision’s integrated directional drilling and automation technology offerings. Doug’s efforts have been evident in Precision’s market share growth in both the US and Canada during his tenure. We thank Doug for his many years of service to the Precision family and wish him well in his retirement.”

Additionally, Precision Drilling is making the following executive changes, effective immediately, to further enhance the company’s high performance, high-value service offering and position the organization for future growth:

  • Gene Stahl has been appointed to the role of Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, Mr Stahl will oversee the corporation’s strategic sales and marketing efforts on a global basis;
  • Ross Pickering has been appointed to the role of Senior Vice President, Global Operations Excellence. In this role, MrPickering will oversee functions critical to the company’s high performance, high value service offering and leveraging the company’s scale, including: global health, safety & environmental; asset integrity and quality management systems; supply chain and major capital projects; and
  • Grant Hunter has been appointed to the role of Senior Vice President, North American Drilling Operations. In this role, Mr Hunter will oversee drilling operations in both the US and Canada. 

Mr Stahl, Mr Pickering and Mr Hunter, along with Rolly Marks, Senior Vice President International Drilling Operations, will each report directly to Precision’s President and CEO, Kevin Neveu.

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