Major Drilling announces new officers
November 10, 2015 By Ground Water Canada
Moncton, N.B. – Following an external search in which he was a candidate, David Balser has been promoted to the position of chief financial officer at Major Drilling Group International, a mining specialist that also performs surface and underground coring, sonic, geotechnical, environmental, and water-well drilling.
Balser is currently VP Finance for Major Drilling. Other appointments include Marc Landry in the new position of VP – IT and Logistics, and Ben Graham in the new position of VP – HR and Safety, Denis Larocque, chief executive officer for the company, said in a news release.
“Major Drilling is focused on developing future successors for critical roles and these appointments are a direct result of those efforts,” Laroque said. “The appointment of Mr. Balser as CFO ensures continuity of vision and culture for the Company. David has 25 years of financial experience and joined Major Drilling in 2004. He has been involved in our financial reporting, treasury, and acquisition activities, and has built an intimate knowledge of our domestic and international drilling operations.”
“I am also pleased to report the promotions of both Marc Landry and Ben Graham. These promotions are in line with our focus to be ready for the next upturn from a logistics, HR and safety perspective. In a cyclical industry like ours, the ability to efficiently manage our inventory and equipment across various geographies is a key element to our success, and our focus on the safety of our employees will become even more important in the next upturn as we expand the workforce.”
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