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Expro Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

19 April 2011

Leading international oilfield services company Expro today announces the appointment of Michael Jardon as its new Chief Operating Officer. He replaces Chris Mawtus, who has assumed the new role of Service Quality Director for Expro.

Mr Jardon joins Expro from his current position as North America President of Vallourec & Mannesmann USA, a business offering premium tubular solutions to the oil and gas industry. This follows a highly successful 16-year career with Schlumberger. His appointment takes effect from May 1st.

Michael Jardon, New Chief Operating Officer for Expro

At Vallourec & Mannesmann, Mr Jardon led the organisation's commercial activities across the energy and industry segments in North America, directing global research and development, as well as managing sales and strategy for the region.

With Schlumberger, he held senior roles in wireline, completions, well testing and subsea, culminating in three years as Vice President Well Testing and Subsea, responsible for North and South America. Before this, he held the role of Vice President Operations Support for Schlumberger's Well Completions and Productivity businesses which included responsibility for supporting global operations and driving overall Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental (QHSE) performance. While with Schlumberger, Mr Jardon lived in the US, South America and the Middle East.

Expro Chief Executive Officer Charles Woodburn said: "Throughout his career, Mike has demonstrated exceptional operational leadership, as well as a passion for developing new business, introducing new technologies to market, and developing and mentoring people. We enter a new financial year with high expectations for Expro and real confidence that our business is well positioned for a period of sustained growth. Mike's experience, track record and enthusiasm will ensure he is a truly outstanding addition to the Expro leadership team.