Pason Systems Inc. announces appointment of Chief Operating Officer

    Stock Exchange: TSX
    Symbol: PSI

    CALGARY, Feb. 6 /CNW/ - Jim Hill, President and CEO of Pason Systems Inc.
is pleased to announce the appointment, effective immediately, of Bob Rodda to
the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this new role of
COO, Mr. Rodda will be directly responsible for and lead Pason's Canadian,
United States and International business units as well as the corporate
functions of Research and Development, Contract Manufacturing and Quality and
Testing. Along with the COO, positions reporting to Mr. Hill will include the
Chief Financial Officer, Human Resources Manager and Risk Manager.
    Mr. Rodda has been with Pason for more than 12 years and for the past
7 years, has held the position of General Manager Canada. Bob has more than 29
years of general management experience in drilling operations and related
business activities which has proven to be a valuable asset for Pason in
connection with product development and marketing and realizing Pason's
strategic focus of identifying challenges at the wellsite, and developing
unique proprietary solutions while providing the industry best in customer
    Mr. Hill is also pleased to announce that Mr. David Holodinsky will
replace Mr. Rodda as the General Manager Canada. Mr. Holodinsky will assume
responsibility for the marketing and sales of the Pason suite of products,
technical support services, health and safety, and the delivery of a high
level of service to our customers through a team of highly skilled field
technicians located throughout Western Canada. David joined Pason last year in
the role of Canadian Operations Manager and prior to joining held senior
management positions in Canada and the United States with Siemens AG, one of
the world's leading electrical engineering and electronics corporations.

    Pason Systems Inc. is the world's largest provider of rental oilfield
instrumentation systems that are designed and manufactured for use on
land-based drilling and service rigs. Pason offers a tightly integrated
package of complex services, including data acquisition, wellsite reporting
software, remote communications and Internet information management tools.
    Pason's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the
symbol PSI. For additional information visit the website at

For further information:

For further information: Jim Hill, President and CEO, Phone: (403)
301-3401, Fax: (403) 301-3499, E-mail:; Jim Glasspoole,
Chief Financial Officer, Phone: (403) 692-3840, Fax: (403) 301-3411, E-Mail:

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