CALGARY, Dec. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Secure Energy Services Inc. ("Secure" or the "Corporation") (TSX:SES) today announced the appointment of Allen Gransch as Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, effective December 5, 2012. Mr. Gransch currently serves as the company's Vice-President, Finance.
Mr. Gransch has 14 years of experience in a broad range of corporate finance and accounting activities. He joined Secure in September 2007 and was appointed Vice President, Finance of the Corporation in August 2010. Prior to joining Secure, Mr. Gransch was a Senior Manager with Pricewaterhouse Coopers. Mr. Gransch is a Chartered Accountant and attended the University of Saskatchewan where he earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree and his Masters of Professional Accounting degree.
In his new role, Mr. Gransch will be responsible for Secure's accounting, treasury, internal audit, corporate reporting and corporate development functions.
"I am pleased to welcome Allen to his new role," said Rene Amirault, Secure's Chief Executive Officer. "Allen has been a key member of our executive team over the past five years and a major contributor to Secure's success. His ability to lead on both financial and strategic matters will continue to make Secure a great company."
Secure is also pleased to announce effective December 5, 2012 the appointment of Nick Wieler as Executive Vice-President of Crude Oil Marketing and Information Systems. Mr. Wieler has been the Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation since March 2007.
Prior to joining Secure, Mr. Wieler was Manager, Business Acquisitions for CCS Income Trust. Mr. Wieler held various roles at Canadian Crude Separators Inc. and CCS Income Trust from October 1997 including roles in sales, marketing and business development. From 1991 to 1996 Mr. Wieler worked in a marketing capacity with Imperial Oil Ltd. Mr. Wieler has over 20 years experience in the energy industry.
In his new role Mr. Wieler will be responsible for Secure's ever expanding crude oil marketing business at the Corporation's 11 Full Service Terminals. He will also lead the team to automate field data capture and business systems that will reduce costs and help better serve their customers.
"Nick was a key founder and part of the Executive team helping us raise over $90 million gross equity during our private stage and $229 million gross equity since our IPO. Nick was instrumental pulling together a syndicate group led by ATB to ensure that we have access to our current $300 million secured credit facility. Nick's new role is well suited to his leadership and team building strengths and we look forward to Nick continuing to play a strategic role in our rapid growth" said Mr. Amirault.
About Secure Energy Services Inc.
Secure is a TSX publicly traded energy services company that focuses on providing specialized services to upstream oil and natural gas companies.
The Corporation operates two divisions:
Processing, Recovery and Disposal Division: Operating under the trade name Secure Energy Services Inc., the processing, recovery and disposal services division focuses on clean oil terminalling, custom treating of crude oil, crude oil marketing, produced and waste water disposal, oilfield waste processing, landfill disposal and oil purchase/resale service.
Drilling Services Division: Operating under the trade names Marquis Alliance Energy Group Inc. ("Marquis Alliance"), XL Fluids Systems ("XL Fluids") and Imperial Drilling Fluids Engineering ("IDF"), the drilling services division focuses on drilling fluid systems, solids control, equipment rental service, drilling waste management and environmental services. The drilling fluids service line includes the design and implementation of drilling fluid systems for producers drilling for oil, bitumen and natural gas.