Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. (NYSE: DO) has appointed Marc Edwards as president and CEO and as a member of the board of directors, effective March 3. Edwards succeeds Lawrence Dickerson, who announced his intent to retire in September 2013 after almost 30 years of continuous service to the company.
Prior to joining Diamond Offshore, Edwards spent almost his entire career at Halliburton. Starting as a field engineer in Kuwait in 1984, he eventually served as a member of Halliburton's Executive Committee. Most recently, he was senior vice president of Halliburton's Completion and Production Division.