Niels Versfeld was appointed CEO at Simmons Edco, effective 1 October. Versfeld has 14 years of experience in the energy industry, with 10 years in managing sales, operations, and business development for energy services companies. Before joining Simmons Edco, he was general manager at Gibson Energy’s Environmental Services Division, during which time he was instrumental in expanding the company’s businesses in Canada and the US. Previously, he worked as COO at Palko Environmental, until it was acquired by Gibson Energy in 2011. Versfeld began his career in environmental consulting, followed by facility and regulatory development at CCS Corporation. He holds an Honors BSc in environmental science and an MBA in global energy management and sustainable development from the University of Calgary. Versfeld is also a Canadian Certified Environmental Professional.