Seale Succeeds Colchin At Mustang

Mustang on Tuesday announced the retirement of Don Colchin, president of Mustang's Automation and Control business unit, effective December 31, 2009. Richard Seale, manager of projects for the business unit, will succeed Colchin as president at that time. In his new role, Seale will be responsible for the business unit's operations, long-term strategic growth plans, safety performance and customer delivery.

Colchin joined Mustang in 1996 with a core group of automation professionals, including Seale, to develop Mustang's Automation and Control business unit. Under his leadership, the business unit has grown to a staff of more than 200, has offices in three U.S. cities, and was recently named Control Engineeringmagazine's 2010 System Integrator of the Year for companies with revenue greater than $50MM.

Seale has over 30 years' experience in the automation industry, and has held various positions in automation engineering and project management in refining, chemicals and offshore and onshore oil & gas. He is a certified Project Management Professional and is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas.

"Mustang Automation and Control is Don's legacy," stated A.J. Cortez, executive vice president of Mustang. "The outstanding reputation this group has established in the industry is a reflection of both Don's personal values and Mustang's culture. We are confident in Richard's ability to continue to grow the business while maintaining the core values that have contributed to its success."

Mustang provides services to the global oil, gas, chemical and manufacturing industries, specializing in design, engineering, procurement, project management and construction management and offers these services through its six business units: upstream oil and gas, midstream, pipeline, automation and control, refining and petrochemicals, and process & industrial. Mustang, a Wood Group company, has offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, India, and the Middle East.

Wood Group (John Wood Group PLC) is an international energy services company with $5.0 bn sales, employing more than 28,000 people worldwide and operating in 50 countries. The Group has three businessesEngineering & Production Facilities, Well Support, and Gas Turbine Servicesproviding 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.