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Direct Results Delivers Colossal Crew Change

By: Kristie Kubovic, Director of Communications, Shale Media Group
Edited By: Mindy Gattner, Editor, Shale Media Group
Photos By: Shale Media Group

YPE-Pittsburgh-300x200Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) Pittsburgh held their monthly Elite Crew Change in Waynesburg, PA on Wednesday, May 6th. The event was hosted by Direct Results at their facility and brought out around 100 professionals in the energy industry. Crew Changes are social networking events, aimed at bringing those in the energy industry together in a relaxed after-hours atmosphere. Crew Changes are held in Pittsburgh, PA or the surrounding area. This was the first time the event was held in Waynesburg.

Josh Hickman, President and Founder, YPE Pittsburgh, stated, “It is important that we’re doing this here, particularly in Waynesburg, because this is the farthest south we’ve ever had an event. There are a lot of the oil and gas and service companies in the Waynesburg region. Plus Direct Results is one example of a company that has really adapted and grown into the shale oil and gas industry.”

ypeAlong with plenty of networking and live music, attendees were treated to a full bar and a Texas style BBQ spread which was provided by Catering America. Christine Throckmorton, Vice President and Operations Manager, Catering America, relayed, “We provided a BBQ theme with chicken, pulled pork, coleslaw, corn muffins, meatballs wrapped in bacon, buns, and everything you need for a southern kind of home cooked meal.”

Participants were also able to have caricatures drawn and print their own T-shirts, while learning about silkscreen printing in the process. Additionally there were door prizes and giveaways, which included a Yeti cooler, Pirates tickets, and a catered lunch by Catering America. Rich Bubin of Ice Creations even carved an ice sculpture onsite.

ype3YPE Pittsburgh is an organization that welcomes members of all ages and is for anyone involved in the all-encompassing energy industry. Hickman explained, “YPE’s mission is to provide a forum for knowledge sharing and camaraderie among future leaders of the energy industry.”

With offices and production facility in Waynesburg, PA, Direct Results is a one-stop-shop for all promotional, advertising, marketing, and branding needs. The company offers a host of in-house services, including a a team of over 20 sales, design, and production specialists and a diversity of products and services, which include custom apparel with screen printing and embroidery on-site, a full service sign shop, vehicle graphics and decals, commercial printing, marketing materials, custom promotional products, and cutting edge graphic design. Attendees were able to view many of these products and services.

ype4Pam Blaker, Co-Owner, Direct Results, relayed, “The YPE Elite Crew Change was a very successful event, which we were pleased to host. Our company motto at Direct Results is ‘Yes, we can do it.’ Direct Results works closely with many companies in the shale oil and gas industry and services them with high quality, creative products. We are known for our connections and helping businesses build relationships and sales with other businesses, especially in energy. Our event gave attendees the opportunity to do the same in a relaxed atmosphere.”

“The YPE Crew Change was a great event at Direct Results. With a great showing and collection of young professionals in this business, the networking event was a chance to meet a lot of good people,” expressed Eddie Shelton, VP of Business Development, Fortis Energy.



mustangThe next YPE Elite Crew Change will move west on June 3rd and be hosted by Mustang Oilfield Services in St. Clairsville, OH. For more information about YPE Pittsburgh, click here. For more information about Direct Results, click here. For more on Mustang Oilfield Services, click here.

Shale Media Group (SMG) is the news, information, and education resource dedicated to the shale oil and gas industries by messaging across video, Internet, publications, events, and radio. For more, check out ShaleMediaGroup.com to access all platforms, including: TheMarcellusShale.com, TheUticaShale.com, and ShaleEnergyNow.com. Kristie Kubovic is the Director of Communications at Shale Media Group. Contact her at Kristie@ShaleMediaGroup.com.

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