Polarcus has announced that effective today (February 5), Rod Starr has assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of Polarcus.
The company elected Starr to succeed Rolf Ronningen as CEO in January this year.
Commenting on his appointment, Rod Starr, CEO Polarcus, said: “I am delighted to be appointed as Polarcus’ new CEO and very excited to be joining such a progressive company. Since its launch in 2008, Polarcus has attracted exceptional talent and taken enormous strides in a highly competitive industry.
“The Company has quickly earned a reputation for exceptional service quality while setting the benchmark for environmental leadership within the sector.
“The market environment today is clearly challenging, and I am looking forward to meeting all of our stakeholders and leading the Company through the current cycle for the next phase of growth.”
Starr has over 30 years industry experience, starting his career with Unocal where he spent 16 years in various planning and financial roles before moving into the oil services sector where he has held senior sales, business development, marketing and managerial positions.
Prior to joining Polarcus, Starr worked for TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company where he held several senior management positions worldwide, most recently as Senior Vice President, Western Hemisphere. Starr holds a degree in Business/Finance from San Diego State University in the USA.