CALGARY, ALBERTA -- Tuscany International Drilling Inc. (TO: TID) (TIDC: COLOMBIA) announced on Feb. 6 that Walter Dawson has been appointed president and chief executive officer and Donald Wright has been appointed chairman.
Dawson founded Tuscany in 2007. He has been a director since November 2008 and has been serving as Tuscany’s executive chairman since June 2011. He also served as chief executive officer from 2008 to June 2011. Dawson has more than 40 years of experience building oilfield service companies. Prior to founding Tuscany, he was the founder of Saxon Energy Service Inc. and served as its chairman, president and chief executive officer from 2000 to 2008.
Wright has been a director of Tuscany since December 2008. He served as the president and chief executive officer of the Winnington Capital Group Inc. since 2005. From 1995 until his retirement in 2002, Wright held many senior positions at TD Bank Group, including chairman and CEO of TD Securities and deputy chairman of TD Bank Financial Group. From 1986 until 1995 Wright held numerous positions at Merrill Lynch, including president of Merrill Lynch Canada.
Tuscany, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, provides contract drilling, work?over services and equipment rentals to the oil and gas industry. The company is currently focused on providing services to oil and natural gas operators in South America and Africa.