Williston business owner is new WSI board chairmanBISMARCK — Mark Gjovig of Williston is the new chairman of the Workforce Safety and Insurance Board of Directors.
By: Janell Cole, N.D. Capitol Bureau
BISMARCK — Mark Gjovig of Williston is the new chairman of the Workforce Safety and Insurance Board of Directors.
Gjovig, who has been on the board five years, is president of Penkota Wireline Services Inc., an oil well service company.
Gjovig’s peers on the 11-member board elected him to a two-year term at their meeting Wednesday in Bismarck.
Gjovig had been vice chairman and when longtime chairman Bob Indvik of Bottineau resigned in January, he temporarily headed the board.
The board holds officer elections at its first regular meeting every odd-numbered year.
Also Wednesday, the WSI board’s two newest members, Michael Gallagher and John Dyste, attended their first meeting since Gov. John Hoeven appointed them in January.
Gallagher is from Fargo and is president of Curtis Construction Co. Dyste is from Forman and owns Dyste’s Food Group, which has several grocery stores.
The other board members are:
-Brad Ballweber, Bismarck, vice president, treasurer and regional manager for Northern Improvement Co.
-Terry Curl, Bismarck, secretary of Boilermakers 647 union, office in Mandan.
-John Eickhof, Grand Forks, president of Construction Engineers Inc.
-Dr. Ernest Godfread, Bismarck, orthopedic surgeon, formerly of the Bone and Joint Center, representing the North Dakota Medical Association.
-Ed Grossbauer, senior firefighter, Grand Forks Fire Department.
-Mark Jackson, Fargo, president of Greenberg Roofing, Roberta Ripplinger, Minot city clerk and human resources director.
-J.P. Wiest, Jamestown, president of Wiest Trucking.
Janell Cole works for Forum Communications Co., which owns The Dickinson Press.