Crosby Energy Services Expands Management Team. Strategic Advisor to the Board, Vice President Operations, HSE Director, Operations Manager – Permian

Crosby Energy Services Strengthens Management Team

HOUMA, La., February 7, 2022—Crosby Energy Services, an industry leader in energy support services, today announced the following leadership appointments, effective immediately.

  • Ed Thomas, General Manager West Region has been appointed Strategic Advisor to Board. Ed Thomas is an accomplished and respected industry veteran with over 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Ed has held numerous roles in his 16 + years at Crosby, most recently as General Manager for Crosby Energy Services’ West Region.
    “Ed has far exceeded our expectations since the first day he came on board. His leadership, industry knowledge, and strong faith have helped us grow and provided a blueprint for moving forward. Ed’s new role as Strategic Advisor to the Board gives me confidence that we will continue to grow into the future.” said Chris Brantley, Executive Vice President/CFO.
  • Rick Koch, HSE Director, has been appointed to Vice President of Operations. Bringing more than 30 years of oil and gas production experience, focusing on operational excellence and safety. Rick Koch brings a proven record of collaborating cross-functionally to implement, assess, and improve safety strategies and has led the company in the development of a strong safety program by creating a best-in-class safety culture.
    “Rick has a proven track record of effectively managing teams spread out across large regions, and I am confident that he will continue to exceed expectations in his new role as Vice President of Operations,” said Chris Brantley, Executive Vice President/CFO.
  • Rick Alphonse, HSE Manager, has been appointed to HSE Director. Rick Alphonse brings more than 20 years of offshore production experience. Most recently, Rick has played an important role in the success of our safety programs.
    “Rick’s new role as HSE director will continue to lead us in a positive direction by maintaining our excellence in safety,” said Rick Koch, Vice President of Operations.
  • Dee Thomas, Business Development Manager, has been appointed to Operations Manager – Permian. “Dee’s experience in the oil and gas industry, along with his past experience working for Crosby in other areas of the country, make him an excellent fit to continue and improve on our success in the Permian region.” said Rick Koch, Vice President of Operations.

“These new appointees are proven business leaders with extensive experience in the oil and gas industry. Their experience will be key to helping us fulfill our mission to deliver the highest quality employees and finest support services to the oil and gas industry,” said Mike Crosby, CEO, Crosby Energy Services.

About Crosby Energy Services
Founded as C&D Wireline in 1968, Crosby Energy Services is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise National Council member (WBENC) that has established itself as an industry leader, providing exceptional service to oil and gas producing companies across the Gulf of Mexico and North America. We strive to hold ourselves to the highest standards of conduct in all aspects of our business and remain vigilant toward safety, health, and the environment. For more information, visit

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Chris Brantley
Executive Vice President – Crosby Energy Services
Tel: 985 693 7322