North American Energy Partners Inc.

North American Energy Partners Inc.

September 04, 2007 16:36 ET

North American Energy Partners Announces Resignation of Doug Wilkes

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 4, 2007) - North American Energy Partners Inc. ("NAEP" or "the Company") (TSX:NOA)(NYSE:NOA) today announced that Doug Wilkes, Vice President Finance & CFO has resigned and is returning to Vancouver for personal reasons. While Doug's last day in the office will be September 12th, he will remain available in an advisory capacity until November 30th, 2007.

"Doug has done a good job and had a positive input, both internally with our finance and management teams and externally in the market with investors and analysts. It is disappointing to see him go but the foundation we have built will stand us in good stead for finding and introducing a replacement," said Rod Ruston, President & CEO.

We have initiated a search for a new CFO but to ensure continuity, we have also secured the services of Vince Gallant (former NAEPI executive who had the roles of Vice President Finance and then Vice President Corporate) to assist us through the transition.

"I regret leaving a business with so much potential," said Wilkes. "However personal demands have made my move necessary. Rod and I have made the necessary arrangements for me to stay in close touch and assist with the transition to the new CFO."

About the Company

North American Energy Partners Inc. ( is one of the largest providers of mining and site preparation, piling and pipeline installation services in Western Canada. For more than 50 years, NAEP has provided mining and construction services to large oil, natural gas and resource companies, with a principal focus on the Canadian Oil Sands. The company maintains one of the largest independently owned equipment fleets in the region.

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Contact Information

  • North American Energy Partners Inc.
    Kevin Rowand
    Investor Relations, Manager
    (780) 960-4531
    (780) 960-7103 (FAX)