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frenchee   Tuesday, 02/12/08 11:42:19 AM
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OMNI Energy Announces the Appointment of a New Director

CARENCRO, La., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- OMNI ENERGY SERVICES CORP. (Nasdaq: OMNI) today announced the appointment of Ronald E. Gerevas to its Board of Directors. Mr. Gerevas is currently a Partner in the Los Angeles office of Heidrick & Struggles, a leading global executive search firm.

Gerevas had previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Heidrick & Struggles from 1987 to 1991, before rejoining the firm in 1998 after serving as Vice Chairman and West Coast Managing Partner for another global executive search firm.

During the course of his career Mr. Gerevas has served as a consultant and executive coach to senior management and the boards of directors of numerous companies ranging from multi-billion dollar organizations such as Sempra Energy, ARCO, and Fluor Corp, to emerging growth start-ups. In addition to his leadership roles in executive search, Mr. Gerevas also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Jenny Craig International during its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. Prior to entering the executive search business, Mr. Gerevas spent five years in the federal government, where he served as a Presidential Appointee of the Ford Administration and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to provide leadership to our country's volunteer programs including the Peace Corps, Vista, and Foster Grandparents.

Mr. Gerevas began his career in advertising with the J. Walter Thompson Company in New York and Los Angeles, where he spent eight years in various roles, including Director of Training, Personnel Manager, and Account Manager. He is a graduate of San Jose State University, where he was Outstanding Senior and earned a B.S. in Public Administration and a M.S. in Business Administration.

James C. Eckert, Chairman of the Board, commented, "We are very pleased that Ron has joined our Board of Directors. We expect that his broad experience and talents in the areas of human resource development as well as organizational change and integration will enhance the make-up of OMNI's Board of Directors, and provide additional direction as we enter the next phase of our growth and development."


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