Drilling Services Provider Names New CEO, Business Development Manager
Environmental Drilling Solutions (EDS) has appointed two new senior-level managers. The company, a leading provider of drilling waste management, solids control and backyard management solutions to the oil and gas industry, named John Meckert as CEO and John Marty III as business development manager.
Meckert joins EDS with 23 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, primarily in oilfield services and drilling. He has spent most of his career at various divisions of Nabors Industries, a land drilling company.
Most recently, he led the services and rentals division at Canrig Drilling Technology and served as the senior vice president and general manager at Peak USA Energy Services. He has worked in operational management and financial leadership positions both domestically and internationally and began his career with Conoco as a petroleum engineer. Meckert holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s in petroleum and natural gas engineering from Penn State University.
“John brings with him a tremendous wealth of experience in the drilling industry,” said Kirby Arceneaux, board member and former CEO of EDS. “He understands our customers’ needs as well as how to run a first-class organization.”
Marty joins EDS with more than 30 years of experience in the drilling fluid and solids control segment of the oil and gas industry. As the business development manager, he will focus on developing new business opportunities to generate corporate growth while enhancing business activities. Most recently, he served as U.S. general manager, solids control, for Strad Energy Services. Marty is an active member of the American Petroleum Institute (API), the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).
“I am pleased to welcome these two individuals to Environmental Drilling Solutions,” said Chad Hollier, EDS founder and president. “We are fortunate to find such great leaders, and I am confident they will help us continue to provide top level solutions and services.”
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