The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Annette Meier, COO of Superior Drilling Products (SDPI), to the GOED Board of Directors.

“We’re excited over how many new faces we’ve been adding to the GOED Board,” said Val Hale, executive director of GOED. “Annette will provide a fresh perspective and a unique understanding of entrepreneurship, rural business and the energy industry.”

Meier is co-founder, director, president and chief operating officer at SDPI, having more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. She originally co-founded SDPI’s predecessor, Rocky Mountain Diamond, with her husband, Troy Meier, in 1993. Since SDPI’s inception in 1999, Meier has managed all the company’s day-to-day operations and business. In 2008, she envisioned and co-created “CHUCK,” the company’s custom shop management and inventory program software. Meier was also instrumental to the development of the “nucleus grinding system,” that is currently utilized in SDPI’s new manufacturing processes. In 2005, Meier served as the creator and chief architect of the Ropers Business Park, SDPI’s manufacturing facilities campus in Vernal, Utah.

A veteran of project management for new technologies, Meier has been the recipient of numerous state, local and industry awards over the years recognizing her for innovation and leadership. A resident of Vernal, Utah in the Uintah Basin, Meier lives with her husband of 35 years and is the proud mother of 3 children and 8 grandchildren.

“I’m honored by the opportunity to be on the GOED board,” Meier said. “The board members are an amazing group of people, and I look forward to getting to learn from them and work with them. I believe Utah is a wonderful state for business. The Uintah Basin, for example, has a great economic development team, but it’s nice to be able to provide a little more rural representation here at the state level. I’m excited for what we have to offer each other.”