Pipeline News July 2018 Business News

July 2018

CIRCOR names Walker president of Energy Group
CIRCOR International Inc. announced that Lane Walker has joined CIRCOR as president of its Energy Group based in Houston, TX. Prior to joining CIRCOR, Walker served in a number of senior leadership roles for Schlumberger, including most recently president, Testing Services based in Clamart, France, where he managed Schlumberger’s downhole and surface testing business. He replaces Erik Wiik, who is no longer with CIRCOR.
Prior to joining Schlumberger, Walker served as president, Production Systems at OneSubsea, a Schlumberger company, and in several senior management positions at Cameron International, which was subsequently acquired by Schlumberger. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Williams elects Buese to Board of Directors
The Williams Companies Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Nancy K. Buese as an independent director on the Board, effective immediately. Buese currently serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Newmont Mining Corp. She brings 25 years of experience in financial leadership roles to the board. Prior to her current position at Newmont, Buese served as executive vice president and CFO for MPLX, a publicly traded midstream energy company, and as executive vice president and CFO for MarkWest Energy Partners prior to its acquisition by MPLX.
Buese fills the vacancy on the board created by the retirement of former longtime board member Janice Stoney, and has been appointed to the board’s Compensation and Management Development, and Environmental Health & Safety committees.

Goodnight Midstream announces new chief financial officer
Goodnight Midstream LLC announced the addition of Andrejka Bernatova as its chief financial officer. She brings a proven track record of entrepreneurial leadership and broad range of corporate finance, capital markets and transactional expertise within the oil and gas industry.
Most recently, Bernatova served as co-founder, EVP and CFO of Core Midstream. Prior to Core, she was the VP of Finance and Investor Relations at PennTex Midstream Partners LP, a publicly traded partnership. She also served in investment roles at the Blackstone Group and Mubadala Development Co. as well as investment banking roles at Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse. She earned an A.B. in Government from Harvard University.

Trelleborg announces Wu as sales manager for China office
Trelleborg’s offshore operation has appointed Ralph Wu as its sales manager for China to focus on building local relationships with customers within the oil & gas, renewables, mining and heavy construction markets. For the last nine years, Wu has worked for an offshore equipment company responsible for product market positioning, new product development and key technology breakthroughs. Based out of Trelleborg’s Qingdao facility and working as part of Trelleborg’s China based sales team, he will be focused on obtaining new opportunities for the product and material technologies of Trelleborg’s offshore operation.

WHC Energy Services appoints Fox as CEO
WHC Energy Services announced that its Board of Directors unanimously elected Kevin Fox to the position of CEO. Fox will be relocating to the company’s headquarters in Broussard, LA. Fox has decades of experience in the engineering, procurement and pipeline construction industry. Most recently, he was president of QPS Professional Services for Quanta Pipeline Services and his career also includes executive positions with Laney Directional Drilling and Willbros Group. As CEO of Laney Directional Drilling, he executed numerous operational initiatives that resulted in significant profitability improvements and a successful outcome for its stakeholders. At Quanta, his focus was integrating several professional services businesses and combining them with construction businesses to pursue and execute engineer, procure, construct contracts.

Ellisor joins Energy XXI Gulf Coast’s Board of Directors
Energy XXI Gulf Coast Inc. (EGC) announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Gabriel L. Ellisor as a member of EGC’s board.
Ellisor has over twenty years of experience in the finance sector of the oil and gas industry. He currently serves as a director for SilverBow Resources Inc. and Salt Creek Midstream LLC. Previously, he served as CFO of Three Rivers Operating Co. II from July 2012 to February 2015 and as CFO for Three Rivers Operating Co. I from 2010 to 2012. These entities were acquisition vehicles focused in the Permian and both sold in less than five years for aggregate proceeds exceeding $2.25 billion.  Prior to joining Three Rivers, Ellisor was a principal at Rivington Capital Advisors from 2008 to 2010 where he specialized in raising private capital and providing merger and acquisition advisory services for the energy sector. He has held various positions during his career at First Interstate Bank, Wells Fargo and BNP Paribas.

CASE CE names Marchand vice president
CASE Construction Equipment has named Michel Marchand as vice president for North America, replacing Scott Harris who has taken a similar role at CASE IH. Marchand, who previously served as the regional sales director for Canada, will now oversee all CASE Construction operations in North America.
“He has both comprehensive knowledge of the construction equipment business and a passion for the CASE brand,” said Leandro Lecheta, chief operating officer — NAFTA, CNH Industrial. “Throughout his career, Michel has consistently developed strong partnerships with our dealers in order to maximize growth and seize all the opportunities that the market has to offer.” “The CASE Construction brand is strong throughout North America, and we have a real opportunity now, with the advances made across the breadth of our product lines and the development of our dealer network, to make an even greater impact for our customers and compete in new ways across all markets,” said Marchand.

TransCanada appoints Limbacher to independent director
TransCanada Corp. announced the appointment of a new independent director, Randy Limbacher.Since 2017, Limbacher has been the chief executive officer of Meridian Energy LLC, a Houston-based energy advisory firm. From 2013 to 2017, Limbacher was the vice-chairman, president and chief executive officer of Samson Resources Corp. He also served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Rosetta Resources Inc. from 2007 to 2013; as executive vice president, western hemisphere E&P for ConocoPhillips from 2006 to 2007; as well as director, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Burlington Resources, where he was employed from 1985 to 2006.