UniversalPegasus Names New CFO

UniversalPegasus International (UPI), a world leader in engineering, project management and construction management for the energy industry, has appointed Meg Lassarat as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), announced Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Philip Luna.

In her new role, Lassarat will oversee the day-to-day financial and administrative operations of the Houston-based oilfield services organization.

Lassarat joins UPI from Mustang Engineering, LP where she was CFO for eight years. She began her career with KPMG Peat Marwick in public accounting; but has served in the global oilfield industry for the past 20 years. While with Mustang Engineering, Lassarat was named the 2009 CFO of the Year in Houston by the Houston Business Journal for Managing Growth.

"We are excited to have found such a well-respected individual to lead our financial group," said Luna. "Meg will be a valuable addition to our management team and a tremendous benefit to UPI as we grow."

"Managing the fiscal operations of a global energy services company is a role of great responsibility," said Lassarat. "Our customers come to UniversalPegasus for help on some of the world’s most challenging problems. My goal is to ensure that we maximize every resource we have to meet their needs."

Lassarat graduated from Texas A&M University in 1987 with a degree in accounting. She serves on the Engineering and Construction Contracting Association Executive Advisory Board. She is passionate about linking the industry with academia and providing a solid career path for all professionals in the capital projects industry.