Willbros Group Inc. (NYSE: WG) has promoted Mike Futch from vice president and general manager of Willbros construction to senior vice president of regional and integrity construction.
In this new role, Futch will be responsible for providing leadership and direction to the Northeast and Southeast regional business units, and for strategic planning and execution of a fully integrated service line targeting integrity construction. These efforts will be broadcast across North America and geared primarily toward assisting customers in the pipeline industry as they develop compliance solutions for the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011.
Futch has more than 16 years of experience in the pipeline industry. He joined Willbros in August 2012 as director of engineering and was promoted to vice president and general manager in November 2012. Prior to his promotion, he was responsible for the execution of two major projects in the Utica Shale formation.
Futch has industry management experience in the operations, engineering and project management disciplines. He joined Willbros from NiSource Gas Transmission and Storage, where he served as manager of pipeline engineering, and also represented NiSource in Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) and International Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) initiatives geared toward advancing pipeline design, operating and maintenance standards, integrity management programs, federal regulations for pipeline safety, and industry best practices. He has also held management positions with Continental Energy Services and Southern Union’s Panhandle Energy. Futch earned a Bachelor of Science degree in construction engineering technology from Louisiana Tech University.
Willbros is a specialty energy infrastructure contractor serving the oil, gas, refinery, petrochemical and power industries. Its offerings include engineering, procurement and construction (either individually or as an integrated EPC service offering), turnarounds, maintenance, facilities development and operations services.