December Personnel Changes

December 2009 Vol. 236 No. 12

Tony Fernandez is taking on global responsibilities at PipeLine Machinery International as senior vice president. He will expand his Americas role and assume all global sales and operations responsibilities.

The Wood Group’s IMV Mustang Atlantic named Tony Mercer general manager. He will lead IMV Mustang Atlantic, managing projects and building client relationships in Eastern Canada.
Tony Mercer

Susan Carter has been appointed senior vice president and CFO at KBR.

Serimax named Bill Marhofer as a business consultant to support its integrated welding service lines. His focus will be on business development for the North and South America region. He can be reached at
Bill Marhofer

Rod Keller has been appointed non-executive chairman of engineering, operations and training services provider at OSD Pipelines.

Gas Turbine Efficiency plc named John Duff to its senior staff where he will be responsible for business development and strategic power generation initiatives.

Phil Nidd joined DNV Columbus as a principal engineer and senior project manager. Nidd is based in the Houston office and will be managing large-scale pipeline integrity and litigation projects, as well as working on technical marketing. The company added Chris Pollard as principal consultant. He is based in Houston and will assist with inline inspection support services, sales and marketing.

Alliance Engineering appointed Edmund-Hugo Lunde president. He is responsible for operations, long-term strategic growth plans, safety performance and customer delivery. Former president Norb Roobaert will become chairman.

Piedmont Natural Gas named four new members to its senior executive team: June Moore – vice president – Enterprise Quality Management; Ranelle Warfield – vice president – Customer Service; Ken Valentine – vice president – Business Development and Carbon Management Strategies; and Bill Williams – vice president of Sales and Delivery Services.

Former U.S. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham joined UtiliPoint International Inc. as a senior advisor. He will provide strategic assistance through his consulting firm, The Abraham Group.
Spencer Abraham

In other news, UtiliPoint appointed Larry Robinson as managing director and publisher. He has responsibility for all external communication channels, product and service positioning, research direction, as well as editor of publications.
V. Seva joined the management team of Bisso Marine as project manager and salvage master. The company named Zachary Malinoski manager of the Salvage Engineering and Naval Architecture Group.

Alessandro Boursier joined Gas Turbine Efficiency plc as business development director for oil and gas. He will manage operations from GTE’s newest international office in Florence, Italy.

Winston Johnson was named CEO of LASEN, Inc. which provides the pipeline and other industries with advanced aerial-based laser-inspection systems that detect various green house gas emissions.

John Beall was named CFO of Quantapoint.

Thomas J. Concannon was named senior vice president of RedHawk Energy.

John Madia has joined CH2M HILL as senior vice president and chief human resources officer. He is based at the company’s Denver, CO headquarters.