Fortis Energy Services VP of Business Development Edward Shelton Announces a ‘Silver Lining” at the PIOGA March Meeting

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Edward (Eddie) Shelton, VP of Business Development for Fortis Energy Services gave an optimistic company overview for the oil and gas industry at the PIOGA (Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association) Winter Meeting in March themed “Clouds on the Horizon.” Shelton dispelled negative thinking when he talked about new ideas, new commitment and new programs created by Fortis to dig in and develop even stronger, best in practice business policies.

Edward Shelton, V.P. Business Development

We have been able to persevere and in fact prosper in these times because of these corporate initiatives, we can do everything that the Big 3 and larger providers can do.

As a corporate presenter at the Winter Meeting, Shelton told the audience, “Maybe we’re optimistic, but we’re taking this time to optimize and strengthen our company and that’s why we have developed and introduced Fortis’ 3 Pillars of Differentiation.”

This differentiation strategy helped to set his company apart from the competition and underscore the company’s growth. The 3 pillars of differentiation are: Fortis’ safety and equipment maintenance program “FortiSafe Certified,” the “Designed Solutions” initiative that serves as a framework to help their customers reduce inefficiencies and the recent implementation of Six Sigma methodologies.

Fortis trains and certifies all employees to a higher standard than required in the industry using proven training programs that focus on behaviors. Additionally, Field Safety Coordinators maintain a consistent safety culture in the field, helping to reinforce training and providing oversight to ensure safety is top of mind.

A unique feature of the FortiSafe Certified program is its coverage of not just man but also machine. “Our people will have the opportunity to earn the FortiSafe certification and our equipment will have the badge as well. A FortisSafe certified piece of equipment means it has been inspected and is safe for work and is compliant to the preventative maintenance schedule. For Fortis customers that means less time on site, lower total costs, and faster time to production and cash flow,” Shelton said.

Lean Six Sigma practices throughout the organization establish cost saving processes that can be trained, managed and replicated, rounding out the three pillars of differentiation.

PIOGA’s Director of Public Outreach Dan Weaver said, “PIOGA is delighted to have a proactive thinking company such as Fortis Energy Services as a member. We believe the steps they have taken towards the development of their pillars will allow them to continue to grow through this time of economic uncertainty.”

“We have been able to persevere and in fact prosper in these times because of these corporate initiatives,” Shelton told the audience. “We can do everything that the Big 3 and larger providers can do,” he said, “but it is our reputation that continues to drive demand for Fortis.”

About Fortis

Fortis Energy Services, Inc. is a leading oil and gas service company in the USA, providing oil and gas well services throughout the production life cycle of the well. Fortis’ safety culture set them apart as a leader in the industry. Quality people and quality work contribute to Fortis’ exceptional success rate. A well maintained fleet combined with highly experienced professionals has enabled Fortis to establish strong customer relationships and an excellent safety record.

Headquartered in Michigan, Fortis offers services throughout the Midwest and Northeastern states including: Michigan, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, New York, Indiana, North Dakota and Illinois.

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