SOURCE: CygNet Software

CygNet Software

November 02, 2009 08:07 ET

Keith Garza of ConocoPhillips Joins CygNet Software's Board of Customer Advisors

Seasoned Executive to Help Ensure CygNet's Product Development and Business Initiatives Remain Aligned With Oil and Gas Customer Needs

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA--(Marketwire - November 2, 2009) - CygNet Software, provider of the leading enterprise operations platform for the oil and gas industry, today announced that Keith Garza joined the CygNet Board of Customer Advisors (BoCA). The CygNet BoCA helps CygNet keep its finger on the pulse of the industry and serves as the voice of the customer community regarding real-time operations, as well as business and product needs.

Garza has more than 30 years of experience in instrumentation and electrical engineering (I&E) and SCADA systems for both the onshore and offshore oil and gas industry. He has been with ConocoPhillips for more than 30 years, the first 20 working I&E support and supervision, the last 10 as an administrator and supervisor of the company's SCADA and field data capture applications for the lower 48 states.

"With his deep understanding of industry issues and intimate knowledge of operations at ConocoPhillips, Keith represents an important new voice on our Board of Customer Advisors," said Chris Smith, chief executive officer of CygNet Software. "Along with the other BoCA members, he'll play a vital role in helping to shape the strategies we adopt and the solutions we make available to the industry."

Existing BoCA members include David Wray, field automation systems manager, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation; Darin Molone, SCADA manager, Atlas Pipeline; Jason Offerman, SCADA/field automation manager, Chesapeake Energy Corporation; Joseph Schmid, manager-SCADA, Energy Transfer Partners; and Tom Aubuchon, manager real time applications, Panhandle Energy.

"The Board of Customer Advisors is an important way that CygNet demonstrates its commitment to responding to the real-world needs of customers," said Garza. "As a member of the board, I believe I can make an important contribution to ConocoPhillips and other oil and gas companies by helping to ensure that CygNet's solutions remain in line with our changing needs and the evolution of the industry."

About CygNet Software

CygNet Software leads the oil and gas industry with a new generation of enterprise operations software and solutions. Designed to create an information ecosystem, CygNet's platform enables organizations to improve operational efficiency and market responsiveness, while complying with increasing regulatory initiatives. Already more than 100 customers involved in oil and gas production, and gas transportation -- including most of the top 10 major independent gas producers in North America -- rely on CygNet to collect, manage and distribute the vast amounts of diverse data produced across all facets of its enterprise operations. CygNet harnesses traditional silos of field, production and business data, allowing users across every business function to prioritize and analyze real-time information to support daily operations and strategic decision making.

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