Business News

August 2017

EnLink Midstream moves Dallas headquarters

EnLink Midstream Partners LP and EnLink Midstream LLC moved the company headquarters to One Arts Plaza. The move is a result of significant company growth and accommodates for future growth. EnLink customized the approximate 157,000-square-foot space located in the Dallas Arts District specifically for the needs of the organization.

 Over 300 employees work at EnLink’s Dallas headquarters. EnLink employs around 1,500 employees across the U.S., including in the company’s core growth areas of the Midland and Delaware basins in West Texas and New Mexico, the STACK and Merge plays in Central Oklahoma, and the Gulf Coast demand region in Louisiana. 

PHMSA unveils pipeline regulation mobile app

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has released a new online Code of Federal Regulations (oCFR) mobile application, providing first-ever mobile access to PHMSA’s Pipeline Safety Regulations in 49 CFR parts 190-199, which highlights the federal minimum safety standards for the design, construction, operation and maintenance, and spill response planning for pipeline and liquefied natural gas facilities involved in the transportation of natural gas and hazardous liquids within the U.S.

The oCFR mobile application allows users to navigate pipeline regulations at the paragraph level and is a simplified version of the web-based application that was released to the public in March 2016. It is available for download in Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store for use on iOS and Android mobile devices.

SmartEquip Network brings Lincoln Electric onboard

The SmartEquip Network announced the onboarding of Lincoln Electric. This partnership will provide owners of Lincoln Electric welding equipment with all the critical product information and parts support catalogs they need to maintain their fleet. 

The SmartEquip Network provides product support information for more than 280 suppliers to fleets in North America and Europe.

Fleet owners who are partnered with SmartEquip’s Network can expect the availability of Lincoln Electric’s parts and service content in August.

Trump to nominate Glick for FERC vacancy

President Trump has announced his intent to nominate Richard Glick of Virginia to be a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the remainder of a 5-year term expiring June 30, 2022.

Glick currently serves as general counsel for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Prior to joining the committee staff in February 2016, Glick served as vice president, Government Affairs for Iberdrola’s renewable energy, electric and gas utility, and natural gas storage businesses in the U.S. 

Glick earned a B.A. from George Washington University and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

AECOM names Wotring COO

AECOM announced that Randall A. Wotring has been named chief operating officer.

With more than 30 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry, Wotring was promoted in September 2016 to group president, Technical and Operational Services. At AECOM, he has led the growth of the company’s federal services business with the U.S. Departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Energy. Further, he has directed integrating and expanding AECOM’s government support, nuclear decommissioning and cybersecurity capabilities with other core services and into new markets. He joined AECOM from URS Corp. where he previously served as president of Federal Services.

In conjunction with this appointment, AECOM also announced that Stephen M. Kadenacy is leaving his position as president and chief operating officer. Kadenacy’s departure is not related to any adverse change in the company’s business.

INGAA Foundation appoints new executive director

The INGAA Foundation announced that industry veteran Jason M. Goldstein will formally assume the role of executive director of the organization, following Richard Hoffmann’s retirement.

Goldstein joined the INGAA Foundation staff in June to create a smooth transition. As executive director, Goldstein will be responsible for managing the foundation’s technical and economic studies, implementing its strategic plan and overseeing the planning and studies development process. He also will manage the foundation’s meetings and workshops.

Goldstein has worked in the environmental and natural gas industries since 1993. Prior to joining the foundation, Goldstein has held a variety of positions, including managing partner, chief operating officer, vice president, project manager, environmental inspector and field technician. He has worked with large consulting firms, pipeline operators and private developers of natural gas assets.

Williams names Ferazzi senior VP

The Williams Companies Inc. announced that Frank J. Ferazzi has been named senior vice president over the company’s Atlantic-Gulf operating area, succeeding Rory Miller, who has announced his retirement.

Ferazzi has served as vice president and general manager, Eastern Interstates, including oversight of Williams Partners’ Transco pipeline system, in the Atlantic-Gulf operating area since 2012. He has a combined 36 years of service with Williams and Transco where he has held various commercial and customer service leadership roles in the company’s gas pipeline business throughout his career.

Prior to his leadership role over the Atlantic-Gulf’s Eastern Interstates franchise, Ferazzi served for seventeen years as vice president over commercial operations for Williams’ pipeline business. He has also held leadership positions over Transco regulatory, customer rates and customer service groups and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University.

BCCK welcomes Canfield to engineering team

BCCK Holding Co. (BCCK) has appointed Tony Canfield as vice president of engineering to support company growth in the process and mechanical engineering fields.

Canfield will be based in Midland, TX, and joins BCCK from DCP Midstream, where he served as project engineering manager in the Midland area. With 36 years of oil and gas experience, Canfield has worked in various locations throughout the U.S. and in the UK and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Wyoming.

Volvo Construction Equipment selects Jernberg as president

Melker Jernberg has been appointed president of Volvo Construction Equipment and member of the Volvo Group Executive Board.

Jernberg was born in 1968 and is currently president and CEO of the Sweden-based powder metallurgy company Höganäs AB. Prior to this, he held the position of executive vice president and head of business area EMEA at swedish-based steel manufacturer SSAB. He will assume his new position on January 1, 2018.

Jernberg replaces Martin Weissburg, who due to family reasons has decided to move back to the U.S. and will take up a position as senior advisor to Volvo’s president and CEO Martin Lundstedt.

Rex-Cut Abrasives elects Costa as president

The Rex-Cut Abrasives Board of Directors recently elected Bob Costa as the company’s president. Costa will assume responsibilities immediately and will succeed Claude Gelinas, who is planning on retiring in late 2018.

Costa has a 37-year history with Rex-Cut Abrasives and has served as vice president of Sales & Marketing since 2008. Under Costa’s leadership, the Rex-Cut brand has grown globally with an emphasis on new international markets and partnerships.

Gelinas, who has served as president since 1995 and has been part of Rex-Cut for over 40 years, will maintain his role as chairman of the Board. In addition, Gelinas will focus on advancing manufacturing processes over the next year.

Costa will be based at the Rex-Cut Abrasives headquarters in Fall River, MA and will continue to hold his responsibilities of overseeing international sales and marketing in addition to his responsibilities as president.