FMC Technologies Announces Key Executive Appointments



FMC Technologies announces four key executive appointments, effective immediately.

Peter D. Kinnear has been appointed Executive Vice President, with worldwide responsibility for FMC Technologies' Energy Production Systems and Energy Processing Systems businesses. Charles H. Cannon has been appointed Senior Vice President, with continuing responsibility for FMC Technologies' FoodTech and Airport Systems businesses.

John T. Gremp and Tore Halvorsen have been appointed Vice Presidents, with continuing responsibility for FMC Technologies' Energy Production Systems business. Gremp is responsible for the Western Hemisphere, based in Houston, and Halvorsen is responsible for the Eastern Hemisphere, based in Kongsberg, Norway. Gremp and Halvorsen report to Kinnear. In addition, Robert L. Potter, Vice President responsible for Energy Processing Systems, reports to Kinnear.

"Peter's experience in our oilfield businesses, his proven track record of growing our key franchises, his important industry relationships and managerial expertise make him a superb choice to manage the largest segment of FMC Technologies' portfolio," said Joseph H. Netherland, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "In addition to recognizing the invaluable contributions of these key members of management, these changes are, I believe, testimony to the ever-expanding success of all of our businesses."

Until his latest appointment, Kinnear served as Vice President, responsible for Energy Production Systems. He joined FMC Technologies' predecessor organization in 1971 as a Business Planner. He subsequently held several marketing and operations management positions in the Company's energy businesses. He was named a Vice President in 2000. He serves on the boards of a number of energy industry organizations, including the Offshore Technology Conference, the National Ocean Industries Association and the Offshore Energy Center.

Cannon served as Vice President, responsible for FMC FoodTech and FMC Airport Systems, until his latest appointment. He joined FMC Technologies' predecessor organization in 1982 as a Senior Business Planner. He subsequently served in a number of management capacities in the Company's food processing equipment businesses. He was named a Vice President in 1994. He serves on the boards of the National Food Processors Association and the Food Machinery Europe Association.

Until his latest appointment, Gremp was Division Manager of Energy Production Systems, with responsibility for the Western Hemisphere. He joined FMC Technologies' predecessor organization in 1975 and subsequently served in several management capacities for the Company's energy businesses. He was named Division Manager in 1998.

Halvorsen served as Managing Director of Energy Production Systems, responsible for the Eastern Hemisphere, until his latest appointment. He joined FMC Technologies' predecessor organization in 1993 as Director of Subsea Systems for FMC Kongsberg Subsea. He was named Managing Director in 1994.
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