may 26, 2011
Calgary, Alberta--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Big Eagle Servies (“Big Eagle” or the “Company”), a leading provider of oilfield services in Western Canada, today announced that on June 20, 2011, Christopher Anderson will succeed Roger Stokowski as Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Anderson joins Big Eagle after serving as Vice President of Canadian Operations at High Arctic Energy Services (“High Arctic”), a publicly-traded provider of drilling and production services in Western Canada and internationally. At High Arctic, Mr. Anderson led a team of 10 senior executives and approximately 450 employees with primary responsibility for the management of the Canadian operations, including snubbing services, hydraulic workover services, drilling services, under-balanced drilling services, managed pressure drilling services, business support services, technology and engineering. Previously, Mr. Anderson spent 13 years at Halliburton Energy Services Canada and 14 years with Otis Engineering Canada in various senior executive roles.
“Big Eagle has a fantastic brand presence, and a deserving reputation for quality, dependability and safety,” said Mr. Anderson. “I am eager to join and work with a talented team of employees and lead the Company through its next stage of development and growth. The markets in which Big Eagle operates are robust, and we intend to continue to provide our customers with the world class service that they expect and deserve, and to grow with them as they continue to develop Western Canada’s natural resources."
Mr. Stokowski has decided to pursue other opportunities with his career and has resigned as part of an amicable separation with Big Eagle. He resigned as a director of the Company effective May 16, 2011 and as an officer of the Company effective as of May 27, 2011. The Company wishes him much success in all of his future endeavours.
Mr. Anderson added, “I’d like to thank Mr. Stokowski for his years of service to the business that he founded, and assure him that I will help make Big Eagle a rewarding and enjoyable place to work for all of our valued employees.”
In another management transition, Morley Myden will succeed Texas Howard as Chief Financial Officer of Big Eagle. Mr. Myden also joins Big Eagle from High Arctic, where he has worked alongside Mr. Anderson as Chief Financial Officer since 2007. Prior to High Arctic, Mr. Myden spent over 20 years at Halliburton in a number of senior finance, accounting and operational roles both in Canada and abroad. In various capacities, Mr. Anderson and Mr. Myden have been colleagues and partners for many years, and join Big Eagle as a team. Mr. Myden holds a Bachelors of Commerce in Finance from the University of Calgary in Canada, and holds a 5th level standing in the Certified Management Accountant program. He also has a Geological Certificate with Honours from the South Alberta Institute of Technology.
Mr. Howard will remain with the Company as an Executive Vice President and a member of the senior management team. Since assuming the CFO role in June 2010, Mr. Howard led the accounting department and successfully completed various projects including the transition and re-staffing of the corporate accounting functions into Calgary.
Russ Domville, an Executive Vice President at Big Eagle, will manage the Company on an interim basis pending Mr. Anderson’s arrival. Since joining Big Eagle in November 2010 from Hazco Environmental Services, Mr. Domville has been instrumental in managing the daily operations of Big Eagle.
About Big Eagle Services
Headquartered in Calgary, AB, Big Eagle Services (www.bigeagle.ca) provides innovative field service solutions to a wide range of clients across Western Canada and the Northwest Territories. The Company has more than 450 units operated by professionally trained and skilled operators. Experienced throughout British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan, the Company has taken its field experience and applied it to specialized, custom-designed equipment and technology to meet the service requirements of its oil and gas customers operating in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin as well as other industries. Service divisions include: Nitrogen, Hydro-Vac, Vacuum and Water Trucks, Steam Services, Pressure Testing, Coil Tubing, Shoring, Hot Oiling, Heating, End Dump, and Sour Seal Transportation Services.