FREDERICK, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 1, 2012--
U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SLCA) today announced the appointment
of Mr. Peter Bernard to U.S. Silica’s Board of Directors. The election
of Mr. Bernard brings the number of Directors to seven members. Mr.
Bernard will also serve as an independent member of the Audit Committee.
Commenting on this appointment, Bryan A. Shinn, U.S. Silica’s President
and Chief Executive Officer said, “With our rapidly growing presence and
leadership role in supplying proppants to the oil and gas sector, we are
delighted to have someone with Peter’s deep oilfield experience and
strong industry background join our Board of Directors.”
Mr. Bernard brings to U.S. Silica extensive breadth, depth and expertise
in the oil services sector of the energy industry. Mr. Bernard served in
various roles of increasing responsibility and seniority at Halliburton
from 1985 until 2008, including as a member of the Executive Committee
from 2007 until 2008. Additionally, Mr. Bernard has served as Vice
President and Global Account Executive for Royal Dutch Shell, President
and CEO of Landmark Graphics and Senior Vice President of Business
Development and Marketing, where he was accountable for global contracts
Mr. Bernard is currently the Chairman of Zeitecs a specialized
artificial lift technology company, and in addition he serves as
Chairman of Tendeka, a Global completions solutions company
headquartered in UK. Mr. Bernard received his B.S. degree in Petroleum
Engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
About U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc.
U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation, is the second
largest domestic producer of commercial silica, a specialized mineral
that is a critical input into the oil and gas proppants end market and a
variety of attractive industrial and specialty products end markets.
During its 112-year history, U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. has developed
core competencies in mining, processing, logistics and materials science
that enable it to produce and cost-effectively deliver over 200 products
to customers across these end markets. U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. is
headquartered in Frederick, Maryland.
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Source: U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc.
U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc.