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Fortis Energy Services hires Joyce Ryel as VP of Health, Safety, Environmental, and Quality

TROY, Mich., July 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Joyce Ryel has accepted the position of Vice President of Health, Safety, Environmental, and Quality at Fortis Energy Services. "Safe operations are not just a priority but our most important core value at Fortis, our vision is to take safety to a new level within our company and the industry. We are extremely excited to have Joyce lead us to realize that vision," said Nathan Conway, CEO Fortis Energy Services.

Ms. Ryel has over 20 years' experience in HSEQ for the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Fortis, Ms. Ryel spent the past two decades with Houston-based Superior Energy Services serving in several roles, including HSE Director, HSEQ Corporate Auditor, and Senior Advisor – DOT & Regulatory Policy for Superior's North American operations. Ms. Ryel received both her Bachelor's degree in Industrial Safety and Master's degree in Adult Education with an Emphasis in Industrial Safety from the University of Central Oklahoma where she has pursued her passion for safety and education by working with future safety professionals as a Professor for the past ten years, teaching transportation safety and DOT regulations. Ms. Ryel currently serves as the chairperson for the National Service, Transmission, Exploration and Production Safety Network (STEPS) and the American Petroleum Institute (API)Recommended Practice (RP) 54 Task Group. She currently serves on the Board of Directors and as the national treasurer for the Association of Energy Service Companies (AESC), where she also served as President from 2015-2016, and on the planning committee of the OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference.  Ms. Ryel has served in numerous leadership positions, including chairperson of the Mid-Continent Safety and Production Safety (MCEPS), on the board of directors for the Oklahoma Trucking Association and as a member of the safety committee of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association (OIPA).  She was honored as the Oklahoma Safety Management Council Professional of the Year, along with the AESC's Safety Person of the Year.

Ms. Ryel will be taking the helm of FortiSafe™, Fortis' industry leading safety program. FortiSafe™ is a comprehensive HSE management system and the foundation of Fortis' safety culture. Fortis is committed to providing a safe, healthy work environment for their customers and employees.

About Fortis

Fortis Energy Services is a multi-award-winning oil and gas well servicing company headquartered in Michigan with operations throughout the Rocky Mountain and Northeast regions, specializing in well completions, down-hole repairs, plugging and abandonment, maintenance, and workovers. Our rig packages consist of late model 500 series service rigs, 170K SARA/150K Snubbing Units, 5K and 10K pumps, XK-90/100 power swivels and hydraulic catwalks.

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