Wood Group Names Frank Avery President of Power Operations

Wood Group Gas Turbine Services has promoted Frank Avery to the position of President of its Operations & Maintenance (O&M) business, Wood Group Power Operations, Inc. (WGPO), effective from July 1, 2004.

Mr Avery, previously Executive Vice President of WGPO, joined Wood Group in 2003 from his role as Chief Operating Officer at Power Industry Consultants (PIC) in Atlanta, Georgia, where he had responsibility for the execution and daily operation of PIC including its O&M group. Previously, Mr Avery was employed with General Electric Power Systems as Risk Manager for its Contractual Services division, where he developed significant programs for the pricing, execution and optimization of Long Term Maintenance Agreements.

Mark Dobler, Vice President of Wood Group Gas Turbine Services, said: "The fantastic success WGPO has enjoyed during the early stages of its development has been due in large part to Frank's contributions on both the business development and contract execution fronts. The power market is clearly seeking flexible and efficient O&M outsource solutions backed by financially strong service providers like Wood Group. Frank's skills and experience will serve WGPO well, as already demonstrated by the company's successful closing on four new care, custody and control O&M contracts since the start of the year."

Mr. Avery is based at the Wood Group Power Operations offices in Atlanta, Georgia.