During an August 6 ceremony, the Ohio Oil and Gas Association (OOGA) presented Dan Pottmeyer, Chairman of Zanesville based Producers Service Corp. with the 2018 Oilfield Patriot Award, an annual honor bestowed by the trade association.
Established in 2006, the award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to protect, promote and advance the common interests of those engaged in all aspects of Ohio’s crude oil and natural gas industry. Pottmeyer was honored for his long-time advocacy on behalf of the industry, as an authentic entrepreneur who saw the need and took the risk to start Producer Service Corp. at a time when the industry needed a local quality service company that Ohio producers did not have access to. This is in addition to his devout involvement within the Ohio Oil and Gas Association since the late 1980s.
“The Oilfield Patriot Award was made for people like Dan Pottmeyer,” said Jim Aslanides, president of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association. “The legacy that Dan is leaving in Ohio for the oil and gas industry has brought countless benefits and created hundreds of local jobs. Dan was the innovator that led the employee purchase of the company in 1994, which laid the groundwork for becoming a 100% employee owned company today with each and every employee being an individual shareholder of the company.”
A resident of Zanesville, Pottmeyer left a stable position with Halliburton to take a chance on Producers Service Corp in 1981. Today the company currently operate four large shale fracturing fleets out of its operating districts in Zanesville, Ohio and Hennessey, Oklahoma. Dan is a former football player and graduate of Marietta College with a degree in petroleum engineering. He has been an inspiration to many other members of his family to follow in his footsteps and study petroleum engineering.
Learn more about the Oilfield Patriot Award: http://www.ooga.org/?page=OilfieldPatriot