Select Sands Corp. appointed Zig Vitols as chief operations officer of the company. Vitols, a resident of Houston, has served as the president, Mid-South Division, of Martin Marietta Materials Inc. Vitols also worked as the Northeast Regional Manager for W. R. Grace & Co.
Vitols has a Masters of International Business (MBA) from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.
As chief operations officer Vitols will be responsible for planning the company's rail and transportation distribution network, managing its logistics and distribution functions, optimizing operational costs, providing a major role in business development including the negotiations of contracts, and generally assisting the company to obtain and increase market share and help advance the company's industrial sand project in Arkansas. Vitols will remain a member of the Select Sands' board of directors.