Expro Welcomes New CEO

Expro has appointed Charles Woodburn as Chief Executive Officer.

Charles is a UK national who was educated at Cambridge where he graduated with a PhD in Engineering. He joins Expro following a highly successful 15-year career with Schlumberger where he held many senior management roles including President of Wireline up to 2009. Latterly he was in charge of Schlumberger's engineering and manufacturing, reporting directly to the Executive Vice President of Oilfield Services.

Charles has been appointed to Expro's main Board.

The appointment takes effect from September 1. From that date, Graeme Coutts will revert to the position of Chairman, a role he had occupied previously until February this year when he stepped back in as Chief Executive.

Graeme Coutts said, "Charles Woodburn is truly a world-class appointment for Expro. We have taken a significant amount of time to look at the industry talent and I am delighted that we have been fortunate enough to recruit the very best without compromise.

"Expro has become a recognized leader in the provision of well flow management solutions to the global oil and gas industry. The appointment of Charles as CEO will bring dynamic and refreshing leadership as we continue to develop our business to meet the industry's challenges."

Charles Woodburn said, "I am delighted to be joining Expro at such an exciting time for the business and the industry in general. Expro is a world-class brand, employing some of the industry's finest people and with a reputation for delivering innovative technologies to meet the needs of our customers.

"Through investment in people, technology development and our global infrastructure, we are well positioned to capitalize on market opportunities around the world and I look forward to leading Expro into the next chapter of its success story."