Petrowest Energy Services Trust, Calgary, (TSX: PRW) has named Ralph Hesje president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. He was also appointed to the board of directors.

Hesje has 35 years of experience in the energy, pipeline and construction industries. He was most recently president of CCS Energy Services, a subsidiary of CCS Income Trust, Calgary (TSX: CCR).

Petrowest chairman D. Hugh Gillard says, “We are very pleased to have Mr. Hesje join the Petrowest team. His knowledge and history of building solid service businesses including successful turn around situations makes him eminently qualified to lead Petrowest forward. Ralph has a solid reputation of working with teams to streamline operations, implement building blocks for growth and create shareholder value.”

Petrowest provides pre-drilling and post-completion energy services to the northern region of the western Canadian sedimentary basin.