Includes Elimination of Chief Operating Officer Position
CALGARY, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Ridgeline Energy Services Inc. ("Ridgeline" or the "Company") (TSXV: RLE) (OTCQX: RGDEF) (FSE: RL7) a water treatment and energy technology company, today announces management changes effective today.
Ridgeline today announces the elimination of the position of Chief Operating Officer, which was held by Richard Winterich. With the substantial reduction of employees and operating complexities that resulted from the sale of Ridgeline Environmental and Ridgeline GreenFill the company has taken steps to further reduce administrative management and streamline operations.
Dennis M. Danzik, Chief Executive Officer of Ridgeline Energy Services, stated, "As a Company, we wish to thank Richard Winterich for great service, sound management counsel, and leading the development of our manufacturing efforts in Arizona. All of the dedicated work that Richard performed while at Ridgeline was through a time of historic revenue growth and expanded operations across the United States."
In addition, the Company announces the implementation of a business manager form of operational management for its Santa Fe Springs and Carthage Missouri operations.
Joseph Murray has been named Business Manager for the Santa Fe Springs facility. Mr. Murray was formerly the Operations Manager at the facility and will now have full profit and loss responsibility for the Company's Santa Fe Springs facility. Mr. Murray has been with the Company for nearly 2 years.
Candy Blazar has been named Business Manager for the Carthage Missouri facility. Ms. Blazar formerly held the position of Controller. Ms. Blazar will now have full profit and loss responsibility for the Company's Carthage facility. She has been with the Company since October of 2012, and has acted as a senior manager of the facility since January of this year.
John Shaw has been named Manager of Refinery Operations in Carthage. Mr. Shaw previously held a variety of positions with the company including operations manager. He has been employed at the Carthage facility for 11 years.
James Saxton has been named Manager of Refinery Operations for the Santa Fe Springs facility. Mr. Saxton was previously an operations manager for the Philadelphia research and development site, and has been with the Company for 13 years. Mr. Saxton also provides technical counsel to all of our refinery development and manufacturing efforts at or Scottsdale manufacturing facilities.
Mr. Danzik continued, "Our concentration on water has allowed us to focus and streamline our core business, which includes a move to a strong Business Manager form of operational control, thereby reducing administrative management layers. As we developed our Santa Fe Springs and Carthage assets, we identified our strongest managers over the last year and have now put in place a business structure that requires no additional management layers between the operational management of the facility and our "C" level executive management, which includes Kevin Bridges, our CFO and myself. It is important to recognize the fact that selling our consulting businesses in Canada was only a part of the plan moving forward. We have implemented a lean and cost effective administrative structure that places accountability for individual operations at the facility level, thereby allowing us to identify and achieve specific metrics that work and can be replicated across the organization. "
"I congratulate our teams in both Santa Fe Springs and Carthage on a job well done for the first half of this year."
About Ridgeline Energy Services Inc.
Ridgeline Energy Services Inc. is a water treatment and energy technology company. The Company is applying proprietary technology to treat water generated from industrial and commercial waste water markets. These markets include a wide variety of clients across a broad spectrum of industries including oil and gas. The Company trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "RLE", the OTCQX as "RGDEF" and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange as "RL7".
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
"Dennis M. Danzik"
Dennis M. Danzik, CEO
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