ProPetro Holding Corp. ("ProPetro" or the “Company") (NYSE: PUMP) today announced the appointment of John J. (“Jody”) Mitchell as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, effective January 1, 2023. Mr. Mitchell, who currently serves as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of ProPetro, will succeed Newton W. (“Trey”) Wilson III, who will retire, effective December 31, 2022.
Sam Sledge, ProPetro Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are pleased to announce Jody’s appointment as ProPetro’s next General Counsel. Jody has quickly become a valuable member of the ProPetro leadership team with his significant legal expertise, commercial acumen, leadership capabilities, and well-rounded experience in our industry. I’m excited to continue working alongside Jody as we focus on executing our strategy and delivering value to our shareholders.”
Mr. Sledge added, “On behalf of the entire Board and management team, I want to thank Trey for the significant contributions he has made to our company over the past three years. During his tenure, Trey helped ProPetro successfully navigate some of the most challenging moments in our history, including a global pandemic. Throughout, he led our legal department with the utmost integrity and commitment while also mentoring and advising many leaders across our business. We are grateful for his leadership and wish him all the best in his retirement.”
“It has been a privilege to work with one of the most dedicated and talented teams in the business, and I could not be prouder of what we have accomplished together,” said Mr. Wilson. “With Jody assuming the role, I am confident in the continued execution of our long-term succession plan and I look forward to watching the Company’s continued success for years to come.”
Mr. Mitchell commented, “I am honored to be named General Counsel at a time of such strength and momentum for ProPetro. I look forward to working with Sam and the rest of the team as we continue to execute on the opportunities ahead for ProPetro.”
About Jody Mitchell
Mr. Mitchell brings more than 15 years of legal experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining ProPetro in 2021 as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, he served in a number of senior roles at Concho Resources, including as Director of Marketing and Midstream and Associate General Counsel. He began his career as an Associate at Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP, concentrating on oil, gas and energy litigation and construction litigation. Mr. Mitchell received a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctor from the University of Houston.
ProPetro Holding Corp. is a Midland, Texas-based oilfield services company providing completions services to leading upstream oil and gas companies engaged in the exploration and production of North American unconventional oil and natural gas resources. For more information visit www.propetroservices.com.
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