Press Release – 11 Aug 2014
EPIC GAS LTD. NAMES CHARLES MALTBY EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN
Singapore August 11, 2014 – Epic Gas Ltd. is pleased to announce that Charles Maltby has been appointed Executive Chairman effective September 17, 2014. Current Chairman Chris Buttery will remain actively involved as a Director of the company.
Lars Vang Christensen, CEO of Epic Gas Ltd. stated, “Charles is an outstanding leader in the maritime sector. I look forward to working with Charles and the rest of the board to continue building upon Epic’s success.”
“Lars and the team at Epic Gas have done a fantastic job building the industry’s leading pressurised LPG business. Epic occupies a strategic position in global gas shipping and has the platform, capitalisation and operational expertise to further benefit from ongoing secular growth in the industry. I am pleased to bring my commercial and operational experience to bear for the benefit of Epic Gas, its customers and shareholders” remarked Charles Maltby.
Chris Buttery added, “Epic Gas has made enormous progress in the last 18 months. I look forward to supporting Charles and Lars as they lead the company into its next stage of growth.”
Charles Maltby has over 20 years of international shipping industry experience, most recently as Managing Director of Pacific Basin (UK) Ltd. where he built and led the global Handymax business and managed all dry bulk operations in the Atlantic region. Prior to Pacific Basin, Charles held various positions of increasing responsibility within BHP Billiton’s dry bulk and tanker freight businesses. Charles began his career with Mobil Shipping Company Ltd. (now ExxonMobil) where he was responsible for execution of LPG and petrochemical chartering.
About Epic Gas
Epic Gas, headquartered in Singapore, owns and operates a fleet of fully pressurised gas carriers providing seaborne services for the transportation of liquefied petroleum gas and petrochemicals. The company controls a fleet of 47 vessels which serve the international gas and petrochemical supply chains of leading oil majors and commodity trading houses throughout Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas.