Willbros Announces Management Changes

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HOUSTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Willbros Group, Inc. (WG) is pleased to announce the following positions:  Michael Futch has been appointed to the position of President, Willbros Oil & Gas, effective July 1, 2014. Scott Timpone has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer, Willbros Oil & Gas effective immediately. Futch and Timpone are headquartered in Houston, Texas.  In Canada, Andrew Jack has been appointed to the position of President, Willbros Canada, effective July 1, 2014.  Jeremy Kinch is the new Chief Operating Officer of Willbros Canada.

Michael Futch joined Willbros in August 2012 as Director of Engineering and was promoted to Vice President and General Manager of Willbros U.S. Construction in November 2012.  Mr. Futch has more than 17 years of experience in the energy industry with extensive industry management experience in oil & gas project planning, engineering, construction, and project management as well as facility and pipeline operations.  Mr. Futch earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering Technology from Louisiana Tech University.

Scott Timpone joined Willbros in October 2009 and has held various positions with Willbros including Project Manager, Director of Project Management, Vice President of Facilities and EPC Projects.  He also served as the Project Management Office (PMO) business unit liaison.  Mr. Timpone has worked in the oil, gas and energy industry for over 30 years, domestically and internationally, for Owners, Engineering, and Construction companies and been involved in the engineering, construction and management of pipelines and related facilities.  

Andrew Jack joined Willbros in October 2012 as General Manager of the Construction and Maintenance business unit and was promoted to Vice President and General Manager. Mr. Jack brings with him extensive General Management and Business Development experience gained from almost 25 years in the Oil and Gas pipeline industry working internationally with respected multi-national companies.  Mr. Jack is a Chartered Manager and member of the UK Pipeline Industries Guild.  

Jeremy Kinch most recently served as Vice President, Technical Services, with the addition of Human Resources in December 2013. Mr. Kinch initially joined Willbros as a Project Manager in 2008 and subsequently held the positions of General Manager, Pipelines and General Manager, Field Services.  His prior work experience was in the Engineering and  Construction industry since 1993. Mr. Kinch holds a B.Sc. in Geological Engineering from Queen's University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Alberta and British Columbia.

Willbros is a specialty energy infrastructure contractor serving the oil, gas, refining, petrochemical and power industries. Our offerings include engineering, procurement and construction (either individually or as an integrated EPC service offering), turnarounds, maintenance, facilities development and operations services. For more information on Willbros, please visit our web site at www.willbros.com.

This announcement contains forward-looking statements.  All statements, other than statements of historical facts, which address activities, events or developments the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, are forward-looking statements.  A number of risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from these statements, including  new legislation or regulations detrimental to the economic operation of refining capacity in the United States; the identification of one or more other issues that require restatement of one or more prior period financial statements; contract and billing disputes; the consequences the Company may encounter if it is unable to make payments required of it pursuant to its settlement agreement of the West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited lawsuit; the existence of material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting; availability of quality management; availability and terms of capital; changes in, or the failure to comply with, government regulations; ability to remain in compliance with, or obtain waivers under, the Company's existing loan agreements; the promulgation, application, and interpretation of environmental laws and regulations; future E&P capital expenditures; oil, gas, gas liquids, and power prices and demand; the amount and location of planned pipelines; poor refinery crack spreads; delay of planned refinery outages and upgrades and development trends of the oil, gas, power, refining and petrochemical industries; as well as other risk factors described from time to time in the Company's documents and reports filed with the SEC.  The Company assumes no obligation to update publicly such forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law.


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