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Luca MadedduLuca Madeddu, SPE, has been appointed managing director of Morocco at Sound Oil. He served most recently as managing director of the company’s Italian operations and has more than 25 years of experience in the upstream industry. Madeddu’s primary background is in reservoir engineering. He also has experience in production, field development, and supply chain management. He holds a degree in geology from the University of Milan.

Brian NormoyleBrian Normoyle, SPE, has been named US business development manager at STEP Energy Services. He will be responsible for expanding the company’s services in the US and has more than 20 years of industry ex­perience. Before joining STEP, Normoyle was the general sales manager of the North American coiled tubing division at National Oilwell Varco. He served in the US Navy before entering the energy industry.

Ross PhiloRoss Philo, SPE, has been named president and chief executive officer (CEO) of ­Energistics. He has more than 35 years of ex­perience in the oil and gas industry and has worked for Maersk Oil, Halliburton, and Schlumberger. He has held executive management positions, such as CEO, chief information officer, and various technology leadership roles. Philo holds a BSc degree in mechanical engineering from Imperial College London.

Member Deaths

Robert Harold Angevine, Midland, Texas, USA
Harry W. Elliott Jr., Abilene, Texas, USA
Marvin T. Frear, Loveland, Colorado, USA
Dudley M. Hartman, San Diego, California, USA
Talal H. Hassoun, Pearland, Texas, USA
Winford Dutch Holland, Houston, Texas, USA
Andrew I. Kiss, Richardson, Texas, USA
George M. Mitchell, Double Oak, Texas, USA
Robert John Mottram, Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada
Leonard Rosslyn Thorne, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
John W. Wasson, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Woodward Prichett Weatherby, Wichita Falls, Texas, USA
Lawrence M. Wilson, Midland, Texas, USA