Willbros Group Inc. has promoted Mike Futch from vice president and general manager of Willbros Construction to senior vice president of regional and integrity construction.
Futch will be responsible for providing leadership and direction to the Northeast and Southeast Regional business units, coupled with strategic planning and execution of a fully integrated service line targeting integrity construction. Integrity construction efforts will be spread across North America and geared primarily toward assisting customers in the pipeline industry as they develop compliance solutions for the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty and Job Creation Act of 2011.
Futch has more than 16 years of experience in the pipeline industry. He joined Willbros in August 2012 as director of engineering and was promoted to vice president and general manager in November 2012. Prior to his promotion, he was responsible for the successful execution of two major projects in the Utica shale formation.
Futch has extensive industry management experience in the operations, engineering and project management disciplines. He joined Willbros from NiSource Gas Transmission & Storage where he served as pipeline engineering manager. While with NiSource, he was responsible for providing engineering technical support to operations and projects. He also represented NiSource in Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) and International Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) initiatives geared toward advancing pipeline design, operating and maintenance standards, integrity management programs, federal regulations for pipeline safety and industry best practices. He has also held management positions with Continental Energy Services and Southern Union’s Panhandle Energy.
“Mike’s industry experience, leadership and project management skills are exactly what we need to help manage our regional business and take our integrity construction offering to a new level,” said Earl Collins, president of Willbros’ oil and gas segment. “He is an integral member of this organization and his talent certainly gives us an edge over our competitors.”