CiDRA Oilsands has recently appointed Perry McKechnie as operations manager. He will be responsible for and manage all field service operations and related client interactions in Ft. McMurray, Alberta. Perry will also play a critical role in business and application development initiatives that will contribute to the continued expansion of CiDRA Oilsands’ flow assurance, slurry management and pipeline reliability services.

Earlier this year, CiDRA announced the creation of a wholly owned Canadian subsidiary, CiDRA Oilsands, to provide complete product and service solutions to the oil sands industry. Since it began serving the oil sands industry in 2003, CiDRA has successfully launched a series of innovative products and services, based on SONARtrac® and HALO™ technologies, which have been developed to meet the unique challenges of its customers involved in surface mining operations.

“The formation of a separate company whose sole mission is to provide ongoing technology innovation and differentiated information that help enable our customers to increase overall operating and process efficiencies, is a tangible demonstration of our commitment to the industry,” says John Viega, president and general manager of CiDRA Oilsands.

“The appointment of Perry to operations manager further ensures that this commitment is supported by a service and customer support organization that embraces and delivers the highest standards of service excellence and responsiveness to our customers as we grow our business,” John Viega adds.