HOUSTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE: PWR) today announced that John R. Wilson, president of the company's Electric Power Division, will retire from his current position at the end of 2010. In the future, Wilson will serve in an advisory capacity to PAR Electrical Contractors, Inc., a subsidiary of Quanta Services.
"Working with Quanta has been an honor and a pleasure," Wilson stated. "It has been exciting to be part of Quanta's growth since its inception and to contribute to Quanta becoming the largest electrical infrastructure contractor in North America. My new role will allow me to advise Quanta's Electric Power Division as needed."
John R. Colson, chairman and chief executive officer of Quanta Services, commented: "I thank John for his significant contributions, including participation in the founding of Quanta and 13 years of service in various senior executive positions. Quanta's Electric Power Division has experienced many years of outstanding results under John's leadership, and we look forward to his continued efforts, including in his new role at PAR."
Earl C. "Duke" Austin, Jr., president of Quanta's Natural Gas and Pipeline Division, will additionally assume the oversight of the company's Electric Power Division. Austin brings more than two decades of industry experience to this position and represents the fourth generation of family history in the electrical business. Before becoming president of the Natural Gas and Pipeline Division, he served as president of North Houston Pole Line (NHPL), a Quanta Services company.
About Quanta Services
Quanta Services is a leading specialized contracting services company, delivering infrastructure solutions for the electric power, natural gas and pipeline and telecommunication industries. The company's comprehensive services include designing, installing, repairing and maintaining network infrastructure nationwide. Additionally, Quanta licenses point-to-point fiber optic telecommunications infrastructure in select markets and offers related design, procurement, construction and maintenance services. With operations throughout North America, Quanta has the manpower, resources and expertise to complete projects that are local, regional, national or international in scope.
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