Pride International Inc., Houston, (NYSE: PDE) has named Steven A. Manz vice president and chief financial officer of Pride's mat-supported jack-up rig business and will join the company immediately. He was with Simmons & Co. International, Hercules Offshore Inc. and Noble Corp.

Pride International operates a fleet of 45 offshore rigs, including two deepwater drillships, 12 semisubmersible rigs, 27 jack-ups and four managed deepwater rigs. The company also has four ultra-deepwater drillships under construction.—JAS