Winalta Inc.

Winalta Inc.

November 23, 2006 14:00 ET

Winalta Inc. Announces Senior Appointments

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 23, 2006) - Winalta Inc. (TSX VENTURE:WTA.A) ("Winalta"), as part of its' expansion strategy to take advantage of increasing demand for industrial and wellsite trailers and camps, announced today the addition of three senior oil patch executives to lead growth in its new oilfield sector.

Winalta had recently announced the acquisition of Jeffman Enterprises Ltd. operating as Sundance Rentals ("Sundance") and these appointments represent a further indication of Winalta's intent to grow the rental, leasing and sale of wellsite trailers and camp units. In doing so Winalta will make full use of its' wholly owned manufacturing facility, Vanguard Inc., located in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. This modern facility, manufactures on 2 lines, has over 40,000 square feet under one roof and enjoys an experienced, skilled and stable work force.

Jeff Mangion who founded Sundance will be staying on as President of Winalta Industrial and Oil Field Supply Division. Lynn Murray, currently Vice President and General Manager, Vanguard Inc. will assume responsibility for operations at North Battleford in his new role as Vice President, Manufacturing and Production.

Ron Ford is joining Sundance, effective January 1, 2007 as Vice-President, Oilfield Leasing and Rentals. Ron has spent his entire 28 year career in the oil & gas service sector, most recently as Drilling Manager, Nabors Drilling Ltd. Ron will guide the growth of the leasing and rental division, focusing on direct liaison with major oil and gas companies and their suppliers across Western Canada.

Layne Wilk is joining Sundance as Vice-President, Distribution and Logistics. Having spent the last 28 years in the Alberta oil industry Layne was most recently Area Manager, Well Servicing, of Precision Drilling Ltd. Layne will take direct responsibility for the sale of industrial and wellsite trailers and camps manufactured at North Battleford, Saskatchewan.

About Winalta: Winalta Inc., and through its' subsidiaries, is a land developer in Western Canada as well as a producer of manufactured CSA certified homes, modular homes and site-built homes. In addition through its' wholly owned subsidiary Vanguard Inc. manufactures industrial trailers and camps at North Battleford, Saskatchewan.

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Contact Information

  • Winalta Inc.
    Frank Dixon
    President and CEO
    (780) 960-6900