Global Industries Names Katok VP of Middle East

Global Industries, Ltd. announced that John M. Katok has been named Vice President, Middle East/Mediterranean. In this role, Katok will be responsible for the Company's operations in the Middle East and Mediterranean region, which includes Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar. In addition, he will lead the Company's efforts to develop and enhance strategic account relationships in the Middle East/Mediterranean region which has experienced significant growth in recent years.

Katok joins Global after more than five years at Technip, Inc. where he served as Vice President, Commercial for that organization's U.S. operations. Previously, Katok spent more than 25 years with Kellogg, Brown & Root and its predecessor companies in avariety of commercial, management and operations roles. He is an engineering graduate of West Virginia University where he holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering.

"The Middle East is the largest oil and gas producing region in the world, and I am very pleased that John Katok has joined Global to lead our efforts to expand operations in this important market," said B.K. Chin, Chairman and CEO of the Company. "His extensive commercial experience and knowledge of the oil and gas industry will be very important to Global as we continue our efforts to expand and improve operations and customer relationships in this area. Global has experienced significant growth in the Middle East and Mediterranean and I am confident that John will maintain and enhance the progress we have achieved."