Wood Group ESP Selects Claborn to Lead EMA Region

Wood Group ESP (WGESP), part of John Wood Group PLC (Wood Group) has appointed Frank Claborn to the position of region manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMA), with responsibility for managing operations for the company's electric submersible pumping systems products and services. Frank was previously Middle East regional manager for WGESP.

Frank has been with WGESP for 17 years. He has held a variety of technical and management positions in multiple WGESP locations, including working as a field service technician, service supervisor, operations manager, and mostly recently as regional manager for two different WGESP regions: the southwest United States and the Middle East. Frank is a graduate of Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, with a bachelor of science degree, and is a member of the Society of Professional Engineers (SPE).

"We are pleased for Frank to take on this new position as we strengthen our customer service in the EMA region," said Gary Ford, President and COO of WGESP. "Frank's extensive background with WGESP will be invaluable as we continue to serve clients in this region."

Wood Group is an international energy services company with approximately $3.0bn sales, employing over 19,000 people worldwide and operating in 44 countries. The Group has three businesses--Engineering & Production Facilities, Well Support, and Gas Turbine Services--providing a range of engineering, production support, maintenance management and industrial gas turbine overhaul and repair services to the oil & gas, and power generation industries worldwide.

Wood Group ESP is a leading service provider and manufacturer of electric submersible and surface pumps.