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Strad Energy Services Ltd., (SDY.TO) ("Strad" or the "Company"), a North American-focused, energy services company, today announced the appointment of Mr. Shane Hopkie to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Hopkie was Senior Vice President of Strad's Canadian operations.
"This change represents a natural progression in Strad's evolution," said Andy Pernal, President and Chief Executive Officer of Strad. "By promoting from within the Strad family we can draw on the experience that has made us successful to this point and ensure the continuity of our strategy in the years ahead."
Mr. Hopkie originally joined Strad in 2007 and has held several key sales and operations roles during that time. Since 2012, Shane has been a member of the Executive team. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Manitoba and is an active member of his community. Mr. Hopkie succeeds Mr. Rob Grandfield, who retired in December 2012 as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Grandfield remains a member of the Board of Directors.
ABOUT STRAD ENERGY SERVICES LTD.
Strad is a North American energy services company that focuses on providing well-site infrastructure solutions to the oil and natural gas industry. Strad focuses on providing complete customer solutions in well-site-related oilfield equipment for producers active in unconventional resource plays.
Strad is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Strad is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "SDY".