1-Apr-2014 Source: HNZ Group
HNZ Group Inc. (TSX: HNZ.A HNZ.B) (the “Corporation”), an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, is pleased to announce that Mr.Laurence (“Larry”) Murphy has agreed to join the board of directors of the Corporation (the “Board”).
Mr. Murphy has over 40 years of experience working with international oil and gas and engineering companies, in operational, business development and executive roles. He worked for Nexen Inc. for over 20 years, retiring in 2009 as Executive Vice President, International Oil and Gas, and continued to provide consulting services until mid-2013. Mr. Murphy is currently on the board of directors of Farmgas Community Partners Limited, an Irish company with an emerging biofuels business. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from University College, Dublin, Ireland.
Don Wall, the Corporation’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said “we are pleased to have Mr. Murphy join the Board due to his hands on experience in an industry in which HNZ intends to expand its operations and in markets the Corporation has targeted for international growth”. Larry M. Pollock, Chair of the Board, added “we are excited to have someone of Mr. Murphy’s caliber, reputation and integrity to complement the existing composition of the Board and whose skill set aligns with the ambitions of the Corporation”.
Mr. Murphy will hold office until the annual general meeting of shareholders on May 14, 2014 and will be nominated for election as a director, along with the current five directors, at the annual general meeting.
ABOUT HNZ GROUP INC.
The Corporation is an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services with operations inCanada, Australia, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Antarctica and Southeast Asia. The Corporation operates in excess of 130 helicopters in support of a range of multinational companies and government agencies, including onshore and offshore oil and gas, mineral exploration, military support, hydro and utilities, forest management, construction, air ambulance and search and rescue. In addition to charter services, the Corporation provides flight training and third-party repair and maintenance services. The Corporation is headquartered near Montreal, Canada and employs approximately 800 personnel from 35 locations around the world. The Corporation operates from fixed-base locations as well as from temporary locations, commonly referred to as “pool locations”, and provides helicopters in a wide variety of climatic conditions and terrain across Canada, Australia, New Zealand Afghanistan, Antarctica andSoutheast Asia.