Pelican appoints Lou Doiron as VP and Rapid Rod CEO
Pelican Energy Partners LP has appointed Lou Doiron as CEO of Rapid Rod Service Ltd. and VP of Pelican Energy Partners to oversee its Canadian growth initiatives.
Rapid Rod Service Ltd. is a leading provider of artificial lift maintenance services in Western Canada and Texas. Pelican Energy Partners acquired a controlling stake in Rapid Rod in June 2013.
Since the acquisition, Rapid Rod Service has made significant investments in additional equipment and expanded operations into the United States market. Doiron is joining the Pelican team to help provide additional leadership as the company significantly increases in size and scope.
Prior to joining Rapid Rod, Doiron held several positions of responsibility including Vice President of PTI Group USA, President of National Oilwell Varco’s Canada Distribution Services Group and President of Nabors Production Services Canada.
Doiron will lead the team, consisting of Dean Halifax, Justin Clingman and Brad Smith, in an aggressive growth strategy in the coming year overseeing expansion to other geographic areas in Canada and the United States.
Doiron will also serve as a Vice President of Pelican Energy Partners providing a full-time presence for Pelican in Canada which is actively seeking additional investment opportunities in the region.