Williams (NYSE: WMB) has appointed John Seldenrust as senior vice president of engineering and construction (E&C), effective Jan. 1. As the E&C lead, Seldenrust succeeds Fred Pace, who has chosen to retire mid-year 2016 after a 30-plus-year career. In the interim, Pace will continue to report directly to the CEO, assisting with transition and integration activities until a final retirement date is set.
Seldenrust has more than 25 years of industry experience, and previously served as senior vice president, Eastern Operations, for Williams and Access Midstream. Prior to joining Williams, Seldenrust held a variety of engineering and operations leadership roles with Access Midstream, Chesapeake Energy, BP America, Vastar Resources, and ARCO Oil & Gas.
Seldenrust holds a degree in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University, along with a Master of Divinity degree from Columbia International University. He currently serves on the boards of the Construction Industry Institute and TeenPact Leadership Schools.