Spectra announced Joseph H. Netherland, former chairman of the board of FMC Technologies, was appointed to its board of directors, effective immediately.
Netherland, 63, served as chairman of the board of FMC Technologies from December 2001 until his retirement in October 2008. He also served as the company's chief executive officer from 2001 to March 2007, when he retired as an executive officer of the company. Prior to that, he served in a number of leadership roles within the company. Netherland will continue to serve as a non-independent member of FMC Technologies' board of directors. He also serves on the boards of the American Petroleum Institute, the Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association, Newfield Exploration Company and Tidewater, Inc.
Netherland earned a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a master's degree in business administration from the University at Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
"Joe brings a wealth of business knowledge and petroleum industry experience to this role," said Bill Esrey, chairman of the board, Spectra. "His wide-ranging expertise and keen insights will be valuable assets to our board."
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