Will join company as its new vice president of sales & marketing
Altela Inc., a company that works with the environmental challenge of produced and frac flowback water for the oil & gas industry, welcomes Todd Hand as its new vice president of sales & marketing.
Altela recycles frac water to a quality higher than state and federal standards require, and has been fully approved and permitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Altela’s solution significantly mitigates environmental problems associated with onsite reserve pits, leakage and spills associated with commercial trucking and use of evaporation ponds, as well as improper disposal and costly reinjection issues.
“Altela has begun to make a profound impact in the Marcellus and Utica basin and other shale-oil and shale-gas basins. The E&P industry desperately needs a solution that purifies brackish E&P water at a low cost, at the same time reducing the number of water-hauling trucks on our roads,” said Altela CEO Ned Godshall. “The rapid growth of hydraulic fracturing requires a commensurate water reuse solution that is sustainable. Todd brings to Altela valuable prior experience integrating sustainable energy solutions for customers. In addition, he has a real appreciation for the local communities in the Marcellus as a Penn State graduate and having grown up in Southwestern Pennsylvania.”
As Altela increases the number of operating plants beyond its current two Pennsylvania locations under construction in Clarion and McKean counties, Todd is responsible for rolling out a “one stop solution” for all of the shale-gas industry’s disposal needs. Each location offers Certified Frac Flowback water services to E&P customers. Altela plans to expand into additional liquids-rich shale-gas plays this year.