Praznik to Manage Walsh Offshore Safety Division

Pat Walsh, President and CEO of Walsh Offshore announced that Chuck Praznik has joined Walsh Offshore as Safety Division Manager.

Chuck's background in oilfield safety includes over twelve years as a primary Safety Manager, working for Livingston Oilwell in the 1970s and for Salen Offshore Drilling in the 1980s. After working as a management consultant, he returned to the oilfield two years ago, working offshore as an HSE Consultant.

Chuck has served as Chairman of the Accident Prevention Subcommittee of the IADC, General Chairman of the Petroleum Section, Industrial Division, of the National Safety Council and Past President of the South Central Louisiana Safety Council.

At Walsh, Chuck is charged with developing and managing the Safety Division and promoting safety, company-wide. Chuck relates, "Our objective is to promote a forward-thinking safety culture throughout all of our service delivery; not just in our HES Technicians and Consultants.

"When Pat began providing contract safety personnel 17 years ago, this was his plan and we hope to build on that philosophy."