Champion Energy Services Names David J. Tudor as new President & CEO
Brings more than 30 years of energy industry experience to new position.
Champion Energy Services (www.championenergyservices.com) today announced that David J. Tudor has been appointed as its President and Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to joining Champion Energy, David was President and Chief Executive Officer of ACES, a national energy management company located in Carmel, Indiana. During his 14-year tenure, ACES grew substantially, from managing 3,500 Mws in 1999, to managing in 2012 over 50,000 Mws and 2.5 BCF/day of peak natural gas purchases representing more than $2 billion in transactions. Prior to ACES, David served as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of PG&E Energy Trading, where he managed its energy marketing and trading operations in the United States and Canada. Prior to PG&E, David was Senior Vice President of Edisto Resources Corporation (Edisto) and President and CEO of Energy Source, Inc. (ESI), Edisto’s gas marketing subsidiary, playing a key role in the turn-around of Edisto and the sale of ESI to PG&E. David currently serves as an Independent Director of the general partner of Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES) and Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (NYSE:WGP), which are master limited partnerships organized by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation to own, operate, acquire and develop midstream energy assets. He serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee for both WES and WGP.
Jim Crane, Chairman of Champion Energy Services, stated: “We are very excited to have David join our team as CEO, with his over 30 years of broad and deep experience in the energy industry and impressive track record of accomplishments. He comes with an excellent reputation and has exceptional energy commodity experience. We feel that David will be a great leader to help take our company to the next level of growth and service to our valued customers.”
“I am honored to join the Champion Energy Services team and look forward to building on its successful track record of growth and superior customer service,” said David Tudor. “The Company is a dynamic and thriving industry leader which is known for its commitment to excellence in the marketplace. I look forward to leading a truly great company into a future filled with opportunities.”
About Champion Energy Services
Houston-based Champion Energy Services is one of the fastest-growing and largest retail electric providers (REPs) in the nation and one of the top REPs never to have been affiliated with a utility. Champion Energy currently serves residential, governmental, commercial and industrial customers in deregulated electric energy markets in Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey; governmental, commercial and industrial customers in Ohio and Maryland; natural gas customers in Illinois and plans to begin serving customers in New York in the third quarter of 2013. The company has ranked "Highest in Residential Customer Satisfaction with Retail Electric Service, Three Years in a Row" according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010-2012 Texas Residential Retail Electric Provider Customer Satisfaction Studies(sm) .* Backed by the financial strength of Texas-based Crane Capital and EDF Trading North America, LLC, the company currently serves more than 1.4 million residential customer equivalents, with a peak load near 3,600 megawatts. PUCT No. 10098, PA PUC license A-2009-2124113, Ohio PUC certificate 09-166E(1), Illinois (ICC) docket 10-0168, New Jersey BPU license ESL-0082 and Maryland IR-2196.
* For J.D. Power and Associates award information, go to www.jdpower.com.
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