Rockwater CEO Larry O’Donnell Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year in the Gulf Coast Area

June 13, 2013
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Houston, TX – June 17, 2013. Ernst & Young has officially announced Larry O’Donnell as the 2013 Entrepreneur Of The Year® in the Energy Services category for the Gulf Coast Area, recognizing his long track record of entrepreneurial success.

The Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award recognizes high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses, employees, and communities. Winners were announced at a special gala event on Thursday, June 13 at the Hilton Americas Houston hotel.

“I’m honored to receive this prestigious award on behalf of all our Rockwater employees,” said O’Donnell. “I truly believe that the work and innovation we’re doing at Rockwater Energy Solutions is redefining the water lifecycle in the oilfield, helping our customers increase their production, lower their cost, and reduce their environmental footprint. I appreciate this recognition of the entrepreneurial spirit and tremendous team we have at all levels within Rockwater, who are helping us build a great company.”

O’Donnell’s recent work building Rockwater Energy Solutions was a key component of Ernst & Young’s decision. Since putting the company together in 2011, O’Donnell has helped turn a diverse group of companies into an integrated provider of oilfield water management and chemical technologies solutions with about 3,000 employees and well over $1 billion in annual revenue.

About Rockwater Energy Solutions

Rockwater Energy Solutions, Inc. provides extensive fluids management services and environmental solutions to the oil and gas industry by customizing cost-effective solutions associated with the full fluids life cycle. Rockwater offerings include water transfer by pipe; completion, stimulation, and production chemicals; water conditioning for reuse; proppant, guar, and additives for fracturing; flowback and well testing services; fluids transportation and storage; and logistics and distribution services to support its product and service offerings. Rockwater is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and has about 3,000 employees serving every major shale basin in North America.

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