Ranger Energy Services Inc., a provider of well service rigs and associated services, has named Stuart Bodden president and CEO, the company announced Sept. 3. Stuart has also been appointed to the board of directors.

Stuart will succeed Bill Austin, who has been acting as the company’s interim CEO.

“I am pleased that Stuart will be joining Ranger," Austin said. "He brings a deep knowledge of the oil service business and a track record of operational success. The board of directors looks forward to Stuart joining the management team.”

Stuart commented, “I look forward to joining the Ranger leadership team and continuing the company’s strategic growth and consolidation plans.”

Bodden has over 20 years of oil field experience in companies throughout the United States and Southeast Asia. Bodden received his Bachelor of Science degree from Brown University and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas, Austin.