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PESA Elects 2019-2020 Board of Directors(April, 2019)

PESA elected a new Chair and Vice Chair, along with five new industry leaders to its Board of Directors, on April 24, 2019 during the Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. PESA’s first-ever Platinum Award was presented at the meeting, along with the Emerging Executives Award, the Industry Advocate Award and the Industry Innovator Award.

The newly elected PESA Chair is Richard Alabaster, President – Surface Technologies, TechnipFMC. Rod Larson, President & CEO, Oceaneering International, will serve as Vice Chair.

Appointed to a first term on the Board of Directors:

Reappointed to the Board of Directors:

Reappointed to the Advisory Board:

Several PESA Members were recognized for their service to the industry.

The inaugural PESA Platinum Award honoring extraordinary contributions to the industry and the oilfield services and equipment sector was given to Merrill A. “Pete” Miller, Executive Chairman, MHWirth. Pete is a former member of the PESA Board of Directors, as well as the past President, CEO and Chairman of NOV and former Executive Chairman of DistributionNOW.

The Emerging Executives Award was bestowed on Jigna Bhakta, Director, Chief Evangelist, GE, recognizing her extraordinary leadership within the Association and externally for the sector.

PESA awarded the Industry Advocate Award to PESA Human Resources Committee Chair Dave Warnick, Vice President, Human Resources, Weir Oil & Gas, recognizing his outstanding and personal dedication to advocating on behalf of the oilfield services and equipment sector.

The Industry Innovator Award was presented to PESA Advisory Board member Sanjiv Shah, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Simmons Energy. This award is presented to the PESA member who has shown significant engagement and leadership in leading/charting a new course for the sector.

PESA congratulates all award recipients and thanks them for their contributions to the oilfield services and equipment sector.



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