HOUSTON (3 May 2011) - TGS is pleased to announce the appointment of Rod Starr as Senior VP Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific.   Mr. Starr has been with TGS for more than 10 years and has held a variety of leadership positions in both the Geophysical and Geological businesses.  Most recently Rod held the position of General Manager, Asia Pacific and was based in Perth, Australia.   Rod will begin this new role immediately and report directly to the CEO Robert Hobbs.  The position will be based in Houston, Texas.