EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 5, 2012) - McCoy Corporation ("McCoy" or "the Corporation") (TSX:MCB) announced that Mr.John R. Irwin has accepted an appointment to the Corporation's Board of Directors effective July 1, 2012.
Mr. Irwin was the President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Atwood Oceanics, Inc. ("Atwood"), an international off shore drilling contractor. Mr. Irwin joined Atwood in 1979 and retired from the company in 2010 having served as an officer in various executive positions beginning in 1980. Prior to joining Atwood, Mr. Irwin was employed in US and international management positions by Oklahoma based Kerr-McGee Corp. and its subsidiaries.
Mr. Irwin has served as chairman and a director of the International Association of Drilling Contractors and as a director of the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, and is currently a director of the University of Melbourne USA Foundation He was named an Entrepreneur of the Year, Houston and the Gulf Coast, by Ernst & Young in 2006. Mr. Irwin holds a Master of Engineering Science from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Science in Industrial Administration from Purdue University, and also completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
Kerry Brown, Chairman of the McCoy Board of Directors, said he and fellow directors are very pleased that Mr. Irwin accepted the appointment. "Mr. Irwin brings strong international energy services industry experience as well as extensive, governance and management experience that will assist the Corporation in realizing its vision," said Mr. Brown.
Jim Rakievich, President and CEO, said "Mr. Irwin will be an excellent addition to the McCoy board due to his extensive experience in the global energy services industry especially in setting up international operations, a high priority growth area for McCoy."
About McCoy Corporation
McCoy provides innovative products and services to the global energy industry. McCoy's two segments, Energy Products & Services and Mobile Solutions, operate internationally through direct sales and distributors with its operations based out of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and the US Gulf Coast. McCoy's corporate office is located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with offices in Alberta, British Columbia, Louisiana, and Texas.