Total Safety Welcomes New CEO

Troy W. Thacker became the Houston-based company's president and CEO effective Aug. 5.

Total Safety, a leading provider of safety services and products to the oil and gas industry, has a new president and CEO. Troy W. Thacker has both titles, effective Aug. 5, as he replaces David E. Fanta, who will retire but remains on the company’s board and will serve as a special advisor to Thacker during the transition, the Houston-based company announced.

Thacker previously was president and CEO of R360 Environmental Solutions, an oilfield environmental solutions company that provides non-hazardous oilfield waste treatment, recovery, and disposal services in several natural resource producing areas, including the Permian, Bakken, and Eagle Ford Basins. Before joining R360, Thacker was a founding partner of Paine & Partners, LLC, a private equity firm.

"On behalf of Total Safety's board, I am pleased to welcome Troy, who brings a unique set of skills and valuable industry experience to the company. Troy shares Total Safety's commitment to excellence, and we are fortunate to have Troy join us to lead Total Safety into its next chapter of growth," said David A. Barr, board director of Total Safety and managing director, ofWarburg Pincus. "I also want to thank Dave for his dedication and contributions to Total Safety over the past nine years and wish him the best in his retirement. We look forward to benefiting from the continuity of Dave’s involvement."

Thacker said Total Safety "is uniquely positioned to continue to service the needs of its customers who seek high-quality safety and compliance solutions," describing himself as "excited to join the Total Safety team and look forward to leading the company as it continues to strive towards maximizing its growth potential."

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