Willbros Names Collins as President - Oil and Gas

May 22, 2013, 16:15 ET from Willbros Group, Inc.

HOUSTON, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Willbros Group, Inc. (NYSE: WG) announced today that Earl Collins has been named President of its Oil and Gas segment.

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As President, Collins will be responsible for the development and implementation of Willbros strategy for the oil and gas markets as well as day-to-day operations of the Company's oil and gas product and service lines which include: construction, maintenance, turnaround and fabrication for projects from the wellhead to small capital projects inside refinery limits.

Collins joins Willbros from CH2M Hill where he served as President & Global Director of EPC & Construction Operations. In that role he was responsible for the overall management of the EPC and construction business for all energy and chemicals projects servicing the upstream, midstream and downstream markets. He has also held positions with Peter Kiewit Construction.

"Strong leadership is the foundation for great success – Earl's experience and direction will play a vital role in the future development and growth of the Company," said Chief Operating Officer, Jim Gibson. "We find great value in the breadth of his capabilities and look forward to incorporating his knowledge and experience into the way the Company manages projects."

Collins earned a Bachelor of Science degree in construction engineering from Iowa State University.

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.


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