MIDLAND, Texas, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Basic Energy Services,
Inc. (NYSE: BAS) ("Basic") announced today that Antonio O. Garza, Jr. has been
appointed to its Board of Directors.
Antonia O. Garza has served as a director since May 2009. Mr. Garza served as the United States Ambassador to Mexico from 2002 until
January 2009. Before being selected for that position, he was elected to the
Texas Railroad Commission ("Commission") in 1998 and served as its Chairman
from 1999 to 2002. Prior to being elected to the Commission, Mr. Garza
practiced law as a partner in the Austin, Texas offices of Bracewell &
Patterson, L.L.P., now Bracewell & Giuliani.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Garza was named by then-Governor George W. Bush
as Texas's Secretary of State and Senior Policy Advisor, in which position Mr.
Garza served as the Governor's lead liaison on border and Mexico affairs.
"Tony brings a new dimension of experience to complement the breadth of
knowledge, contacts and industry experience which are well represented on our
Board," stated Steve Webster, Basic's Chairman. "Tony has proven to be an
innovative leader in each of his roles, and we welcome the valuable
perspective and insight he will add to our organization. We also appreciate
the confidence in our future that his joining the Board indicates and look
forward to working with a person of his qualifications and reputation."
Basic Energy Services provides well site services essential to maintaining
production from the oil and gas wells within its operating area. The company
employs more than 4,100 employees in more than 100 service points throughout
the major oil and gas producing regions in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New
Mexico, Arkansas, Kansas and the Rocky Mountain States.
Additional information on Basic Energy Services is available on the
Company's website at http://basicenergyservices.com.
Contacts: Alan Krenek, Chief Financial Officer
Basic Energy Services, Inc.
Jack Lascar/Sheila Stuewe
DRG&E / 713-529-6600
SOURCE Basic Energy Services, Inc.
Web Site: http://basicenergyservices.com