Wood Taps Schlumberger Exec for Americas CEO Role
Stephanie Cox will succeed Andrew Stewart as CEO of Wood’s Americas business, the UK-based global energy services firm reported Wednesday.
Cox, a 28-year Schlumberger veteran who most recently served as president of the service company’s North America land drilling business, will be based in Houston and report directly to Wood Chief Executive Robin Watson, Wood stated. Stewart will serve as Wood’s executive vice president of strategy and development for the global business and will be based in Melbourne, Australia.
Wood noted that both appointments are effective immediately.
“Following a planned and rigorous search process, we are delighted that Stephanie is joining Wood in what is a very prominent and important role in our global business,” Watson commented, adding that Cox has held senior leadership positions in the U.S., France and Malaysia. “Stephanie’s leadership, vision and authenticity are ideally suited to Wood’s culture and I am very confident she will help further establish our Americas business and drive next-level growth to position Wood as the premier partner in cleaner energy, sustainable infrastructure and built environments.”
According to Wood, Cox will oversee a $4 billion business employing approximately 20,000 people working in the U.S., Canada, Trinidad, Brazil, Mexico and Guyana.
“Wood is a major player in all of its sectors and remains ambitious and progressive in its plans for the future,” stated Cox. “With an incredibly deep pool of talented employees, a strong customer base and visionary plans to meet the mega-trends of energy transition, digitalization, urbanization and future skills head on, it’s a very exciting move for me. I have been thoroughly impressed with the candor and inspiration I have seen in Wood’s executive leadership team and I am looking forward to leading the Americas business into the next stage of its strategic development.”
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