HOUSTON, Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Willbros Group, Inc. (NYSE: WG) today announced that it has appointed Stephen W. Breitigam, as Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Development, effective February 15, 2016. Mr. Breitigam is succeeding Mike Collier, Senior Vice President Investor Relations, Marketing & Communications, who has elected to retire in mid-February. Mr. Breitigam will report to Van A. Welch, Willbros' Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Breitigam joined Willbros in 2008 and has served in various capacities including M&A activities, internal audit, and operations support for several business units. Most recently, he served as the financial lead in the significant business unit divestitures made by Willbros, including the sale of the Professional Services segment. Mr. Breitigam is well versed in Willbros' business and brings over 30 years of experience in the energy sector to his new position. In addition, he is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of Bowling Green State University.
Mr. Welch commented, "Mike Collier has been an integral part of the Willbros management team and has done an outstanding job representing our company to the investor community. We are sorry to see him go and wish him well in his retirement. At the same time, I know that Steve will bring his talents and knowledge of Willbros to the job and I look forward to working with him in his new role."
Willbros is a specialty energy infrastructure contractor serving the oil, gas and power industries. Our offerings include construction, maintenance, facilities development and operations services. For more information on Willbros, please visit our web site at www.willbros.com.
Stephen W. Breitigam
VP Investor Relations
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