May 2010 Vol. 237 No. 5

Business Meetings & Events

May 2010 Personnel News

Grady McBurnett joined Indianhead Pipeline Services as vice president of marketing and business development. His responsibilities will include the marketing and development of buoyancy control, foam breakers, sandbags, ROW restoration and portable, mat-cleaning system. He can be reached at

Wood Group’s Alliance Engineering hired Greg Vetter as manager of offshore business development.

Universal Pegasus International has promoted Craig Pierrotti to vice president of business development where he is responsible for strengthening expansion initiatives.

Daniel Dunn joined Brooks Instrument as director of customer service.

Paul Illingworth joined Houston-based SSP Offshore as CEO. He will help advance the technical and commercial status of its proprietary SSP® floating platforms.

Kim Pizzingrilli, former Pennsylvania Public Utility Commissioner, joined Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC as a government relations professional in its Energy & Utility Law Section.

Kevin Lyon became deputy chairman of Aberdeen-based service contractor RBG Ltd. CFO Andrew Glen was named finance director.

T. J. McIntyre was named international key account manager at Elster Instromet. He is responsible for developing and implementing sales strategies with engineering, procurement, construction and major energy client accounts.

Emery Johnson has joined EagleBurgmann as dry gas seal sales manager for North America.

Houston-based Valerus Compression Services named two members to its leadership team: Scott McKinnon, vice president of procurement and Frank Smith, vice president of production equipment. McKinnon will focus on expansion of overall business services to increase market share in the production equipment business with emphasis on shale play.

GL Noble Denton named Chris Harding as executive vice president for the Americas. He directs all business activities of GL Noble Denton in the United States and Canada, Brazil, Mexico, and Trinidad & Tobago.

Artificial Lift Company Ltd. promoted Peter Moulsdale to director and vice president, operations.

Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) named Kai Umino director of sales support, responsible for domestic and international sales support groups.

Ron Brogdon joined GlobaLogix Inc. as business development manager.

Aberdeen-based Hydro Group appointed Benoit D’Alancon as a business partner. He will help drive activity in France which is identified as a major market in the subsea sector.

Bill Donaldson was named Scotland/Northern England manager for Quest Offshore Resources Inc. He has extensive experience in operations, sales and marketing in the marine contracting sector.

David W. Joos will retire as CMS Energy’s president and CEO to assume the non-executive chairmanship of the CMS Energy and Consumers Energy boards of directors. He succeeds Ken Whipple, who has served as chairman since 2002.

John G. Russell will succeed Joos as CMS Energy and Consumers Energy president and CEO and has been nominated to join the CMS Energy and Consumers Energy boards of directors. Russell and Joos will assume their new responsibilities May 21.

Oilsands Quest Inc. named Susan MacKenzie as chief operating officer. She has 25 years of experience in oil sands development and production.

Anthony V. Cugini, a senior scientist with research experience and interests over a wide cross section of energy and environmental technologies, was named director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory. He succeeds Carl O. Bauer, who retired in January.

Greene’s Energy Group promoted Tom Sawyer to vice president of International Business from vice president of marketing and sales. Based in Houston, he will lead the effort to establish global markets for Greene’s. He will retain oversight of U.S. pipeline services.

Conroe, TX-based Hemiwedge Industries Inc., a global supplier of engineered valves, added Rodney W. Eads to its Advisory Board of Directors. He has 35 years of experience in the upstream energy business.


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