Hemiwedge Industries Says Hello to New Board Member

Hemiwedge Industries announced the appointment of Rodney W. Eads to its Advisory Board of Directors.

Mr. Rodney W. Eads has over 35 years of experience in upstream energy business. The majority of his career has been with Exxon. During his career, Mr. Eads has managed operations in 27 countries and had responsibility for global workforces as large as 14,000 employees. Mr. Eads received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from West Virginia Institute of Technology, and his M.B.A. from Rice University. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at Rice for the last 9 years teaching courses in Upstream Energy.

Ken Chickering, CEO of Hemiwedge Industries, stated, "Throughout his career, Rodney has been an active member in the SPE, IADC, and API, serving 10 years on the API's Executive Committee for Drilling and Production, which approves many of the industry's standards and recommended practices. He has served on the Executive Committee of the Board of IADC, and in 2008 he served as Chairman of the IADC/ SPE Drilling Conference, the industry's premier worldwide conference for drilling and completions technology. His experience will greatly assist in Hemiwedge's rapid growth in our target markets. We are honored to have Rodney join our firm in this capacity."

Mr. Eads stated, "I am very pleased to be associated with Hemiwedge Industries. The product is truly a step-change in valve technology and has proven itself in the field in severe service applications including the oil and gas market. The management and engineering team are seasoned valve industry experts and have proven they can deliver highly engineered products at the highest quality. The product has very broad applications and the company is now poised for rapid growth."