President Appointed CEO
Volant Products Inc. Appoints New Chief Executive Officer
Volant Products Inc.’s (Volant) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Shute, P.Eng. as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective July 1, 2018.
Dan has served as Volant’s President since 2013. In his expanded role, he will assume the responsibilities of his predecessor, Bill Roggensack, P.Eng., who will continue as Chairman.
“One of the key contributors to Volant’s longevity and ability to capitalize on emerging opportunities has been our steady emphasis on developing exceptional technologies and strong leaders,” shares Bill. “Dan’s appointment as CEO is part of Volant’s focus on strategic and ongoing succession planning. It also recognizes that Dan has the confidence of our Board to bring our established and emerging technologies to top drive rigs the world over.”
As one of Volant’s original founders, Dan has a demonstrated track record in driving innovation, building strong relationships, and entering new markets. He joined Volant as a leader, initiating its tubular services business and then leading its sales team into more than 40 countries. In his role as President, Dan has been a catalyst for record growth and an accelerated market recovery from the recent downturn. He has developed a strong management team and led Volant’s US expansion, including the October 2018 opening of a new 20,000 sq. ft operating facility in Katy, Texas.
Dan Shute,BSc (Civil Engineering), PEng
President and Chief Executive Officer, Volant.
“I joined Volant nearly 18 years ago as part of a team that saw technology as a sure means for upstream operators to work more effectively, efficiently and safely,” shares Dan. “Today, our proven technologies are enabling a variety of record setting well construction scenarios around the world. It’s a privilege to be leading a team known for bringing its ideas into reality, and I’m committed to realizing our vision of top drive rigs all around the world benefiting from our solutions-focused technologies.”
About The Volant Group of Companies (Volant):
Privately-owned and operated by a group of passionate and innovative industry leaders, Volant creates, delivers, and services technologies that enable optimal tubular system construction and integrity. We were created for one purpose – to empower our customers to do more with less. This means achieving more cost effective, productive, and safe operations in even the most severe well applications and environments. Volant’s technologies are used in more than 40 countries and have been a key enabler in a variety of record-setting well construction scenarios. Our vision is for our technologies to be a valued component on top drive rigs worldwide. We are headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and operate our Canadian consulting engineering services under the well-recognized banner of Noetic Engineering.