CALGARY, Sept. 16 /CNW/ - Mr. W. J. (Bill) Lingard, current Chairman of the Board of Flint Transfield Services Limited (FT Services or the Company), announced today, as part of the Company's growth strategy, the appointment of Mr. Gerry Protti as a Director and new Chairman of the Board of FT Services effective September 16, 2009. Mr. Lingard, who is President and CEO of Flint Energy Services Ltd., will continue to serve on the Board of Directors of the Company. FT Services is jointly owned by Transfield Services Limited of Sydney, Australia and Flint Energy Services Ltd. of Calgary, Alberta.
Currently with EnCana Corporation as Executive Advisor, Mr. Protti most recently held the positions of Executive Vice President Corporate Relations from 2002 to 2009, as well as President, Offshore and International Division from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Protti also held a number of senior executive roles with EnCana Corporation and one of its predecessor companies, PanCanadian, since 1995.
Prior to joining PanCanadian in 1995, Mr. Protti was founding president of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) from 1992 to 1995. Before CAPP, Mr. Protti was Executive Director of the Independent Petroleum Association of Canada (IPAC), from 1989 to 1992.
In addition to his experience in the private sector, Mr. Protti held a number of positions with the Government of Alberta from 1982 to 1989, including Director of Finance Planning in Treasury, progressing to Executive Director of Economic Planning and Financial Analysis, and Assistant Deputy Minister in the Department of Energy & Natural Resources.
Mr. Protti's current board participation includes Sub-One Technology, a California based private company, and his current non-profit board participation includes: Calgary Economic Development, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and the University of Alberta.
Mr. Protti holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Honours Economics) from the University of Alberta, a Master of Arts (Economics) from the University of Western Ontario, and Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D Certification) from the Haskayne School of Business & Rotman School of Management Governance College.
Mr. Lingard said, "Gerry brings an incredibly diverse range of experience in energy related operations, regulation, strategy, and senior management expertise to our existing board of directors, and we are very pleased that he is joining the board."
Mr. Andy Mackintosh, President of FT Services said, "We are looking forward to Mr. Protti's guidance in the next phase of our company's growth, notably our expansion into new industry sectors including offshore upstream and power generation".
FT Services was formed in August 2006 to deliver operations and maintenance solutions to the oil and gas, mining and mineral processing, petrochemical and power generation sectors in Canada. FT Services brings together Transfield Services' global experience in asset management and maintenance of complex systems and technologies, together with Flint Energy Services' extensive Canadian hydrocarbons expertise and customer relationships. FT Services' business model provides best practices in safety performance, asset management and turnaround management systems and project execution. Our approach leads to a demonstrable step change in asset performance through our collaborative contracting approach. http://www.ft-serv.com
Flint Energy Services Ltd. is a market leader providing an expanding range of integrated products and services for the energy industry including: production services; field construction; oilfield transportation; process equipment design and manufacturing; tubular management services; plant management; and maintenance services. Flint provides this unique breadth of products and services through over 60 strategic locations in the oil and gas producing areas of western North America, from Inuvik in the Northwest Territories to Mission, Texas on the Mexican border. Flint is a preferred provider of infrastructure construction management, module fabrication, and maintenance services for upgrading and production facilities in Alberta's oil sands sector. http://www.flint-energy.com
Transfield Services delivers essential services to key industries in the resources and industrial, property and infrastructure sectors. A leading global provider of operations, maintenance, and asset and project management services, Transfield Services has more than 29,000 employees in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, New Caledonia, South East Asia, India, Chile and Canada. Transfield Services Limited is publicly listed in Australia. http://www.transfieldservices.com
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
Certain statements in this news release are "forward-looking statements", which reflect current expectations of the management of Flint regarding future events or Flint's future performance. All statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this news release may be forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. Flint believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements should not be unduly relied upon. The forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release and Flint assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances, except as expressly required by applicable securities law. Further information regarding risks and uncertainties relating to Flint and its securities can be found in the disclosure documents filed by Flint with the securities regulatory authorities, available at www.sedar.com.
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For further information: For further information: Guy Cocquyt, Director of Investor Relations, Flint Energy Services Ltd., Telephone: (403) 218-7100, Fax: (403) 215-5481, Website: www.flintenergy.com; Cheryl McNeil, Communications Manager, FT Services, Telephone: (780) 790-2172, Fax: (780) 790-3610, Website: www.ft-serv.com