HOUSTON, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wood Group GTS has appointed Mike Fisher to the new position of president of its US oil, gas & industrial services (OGIS) business. The Houston-based business provides maintenance, repair and overhaul for Solar® Mars®, Saturn® 10, Centaur® 40, Centaur 50 and Taurus™ 60 gas turbines, which are used primarily by the oil & gas industry.
Mike joined Wood Group in 2005, initially in Venezuela where he managed a two-year project to increase the reliability, performance and uptime of the Solar and Siemens® turbine fleets on Lake Maracaibo for PDVSA, the Venezuelan national oil company. He subsequently served within the operations group for power plant services and most recently has been vice-president of Solar operations within OGIS.
"Mike brings to this role a deep technical knowledge and a passion for providing our customers with optimal lifecycle returns on their turbine investments," said Iain Murray, president of Wood Group GTS' oil, gas & industrial services business. "He is also strong champion for our own and our customers' goals of achieving zero harm to our people and to the environment."
A native of England, Mike earned a Master's of Business Administration degree from Lancaster University.
Note to Editors
Wood Group is an international energy services company with around $7bn sales, employing around 44,000 people worldwide and operating in 50 countries. The Group has three businesses – Wood Group Engineering, Wood Group PSN and Wood Group GTS - providing a range of engineering, production support, maintenance management and industrial gas turbine overhaul and repair services to the oil & gas, and power generation industries worldwide. www.woodgroup.com
Wood Group GTS is a leading independent provider of rotating equipment services and solutions for clients in the power and oil & gas markets. Worldwide, these services include power plant engineering, procurement and construction; facility operations & maintenance; repair & overhaul, optimization and upgrades of gas and steam turbines, pumps, compressors and other high-speed rotating equipment. www.woodgroupgts.com
Solar, Mars, Saturn and Centaur are registered trademarks of Solar Turbines Inc.
Taurus is a trademark of Solar Turbines Inc.
SOURCE Wood Group GTS