Knowles Becomes New Mustang President

Mustang Engineering, a subsidiary of international energy services company Wood Group, has appointed Steven R. Knowles president. Steve succeeds Mustang co-founders/presidents William G. Higgs and Paul E. Redmon, who now serve as co-chairmen of Mustang and members of the Executive Committee. In this role, Bill and Paul will continue to support operational and business development initiatives and provide direction to strategic initiatives within Mustang and Wood Group.

Knowles, who has more than 20 years of industry experience, most recently had responsibility for oversight of the company’s six business units: Upstream, Process Plants, Pipeline, Midstream, Automation and Control, and Process & Industrial. He began his career at Mustang 12 years ago, holding positions as project engineer, project manager, and Upstream Business Unit manager. Prior to joining Mustang, Knowles worked for Chevron, Saudi Aramco, and International Petroleum. He has completed assignments in Lafayette, Louisiana, Dammam, Saudi Arabia, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

"We are delighted to appoint Steve to lead Mustang globally as we transfer our brand and experience around the world and continue to build upon our people-oriented culture," stated Redmon and Higgs. "We are pleased to welcome him to this position. His technical knowledge and business acumen helped Mustang to become a leader in the industries we serve, and his industry presence and international experience position him well for this role."

Knowles holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University, is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas, and is a certified Project Management Professional by PMI.