Marcellus Shale Coalition Announces Newly Elected Executive Leadership

Coalition’s Membership Continues to Expand, Adds 35 New Associate Members

Canonsburg, Pa. – Today, at a formal Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) membership meeting, organization president and executive director Kathryn Klaber, along with Ray N. Walker, Jr. – the MSC’s chairman and senior vice president of Range Resources Corporation – were pleased to formally announce the executive committee’s newly elected leaders.

Klaber issued this statement, welcoming Randy Albert, Chief Operating Officer of CNX Gas Company, LLC, Rob Broen, President of Talisman Energy USA, Inc. and Thomas Lopus, Appalachia Business Manager of J-W Operating Company to the executive committee, as well as the 35 new Associate Member companies to the MSC:

“Randy, Rob and Tom are outstanding professionals, and bring a breadth of understanding and proven leadership to the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s senior team. We’re excited and grateful to have them join our talented executive committee. Their work will help build upon the positive progress – more affordable supplies of clean-burning, homegrown energy for American consumers, the creation of tens of thousands of new jobs, and smarter, more effective ways to ensure environmental safety – that our industry continues to make each day.

“The MSC’s diverse and growing list of members underscores not only how far-reaching our industry’s impact and supply chain is having for the region’s economy, but more importantly, our long-term commitment to making absolutely certain that we get this historic opportunity right.”

Gary Smith, the MSC’s membership committee chairman and vice president of EOG Resources, announced that 35 new associate members joined the coalition. “With more than 165 members strong now – cutting across a host of industries – we’re eager to expand our successes in the coming year. Our associate members play a critical role on a host of levels, and we’re thrilled to have so many subject matter experts working in tandem,” said Smith.

The MSC’s new Associate Members are as follows:

Advanced GeoServices, Corp.; AVT, Inc.; Blank Rome LLP; Dawood Engineering, Inc.; DeBlasio Development, Inc.; Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC; Environmental Standards, Inc.; Gannett Fleming, Inc.; Greenhorne & O’Mara, Inc.; H2O Resources LLC dba WaterTrac; HDR Engineering, Inc.; Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc.; Kroff Well Services, Inc.; Langan Engineering and Environmental Services; McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC; McTish, Kunkel & Associates; Nalco Company; New Pig Corporation; Pace Analytical Services, Inc.; Penn Environmental and Remediation, Inc.; Pennoni Associates, Inc.; PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC); SGC Engineering, LLC (Member of The Senergy Group); Siemens Water Technology; S.R. Wojdak & Associates, LP; Stahl Sheaffer Engineering, LLC; Stantec Consulting Corporation; The Quandel Group, Inc.; TMK IPSCO; Total Safety U.S., Inc.; Trican Well Service, L.P.; UniversalPegasus International; Valerus; and Walsh Construction

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