IMV Projects creates new vice president role with focus on integrity management

IMV Projects veteran Tom Fransham named vice president, Health, Safety, Environment and Quality

CALGARY, April 30, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - IMV Projects, a Wood Group Mustang company, today announced the creation of a new vice president (VP) role within the company: Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ). IMV Projects veteran Tom Fransham is the company's first VP, HSEQ.

"We now have a VP-level manager dedicated to technical safety and integrity management," says Kevin O'Brien, president, IMV Projects. "We are delighted to have Tom Fransham in this new role. An IMV Projects veteran, Tom has considerable experience and is committed to technical safety engineering and occupational safety. On behalf of the entire team, I would like to congratulate Tom," adds Mr. O'Brien.

"I am very pleased to be in my new role at IMV Projects," continues Tom Fransham, VP, HSEQ, IMV Projects. "An area of particular focus is the Safety Leadership Programme (SLP), a Wood Group organization-wide intensive training initiative that reinforces safety leadership with a focus on process safety and integrity management. The SLP specifically details managers' responsibilities and offers strategies to create and sustain a corporate culture committed to safety across all operations. As one of IMV Projects' first participants, I can attest to the caliber of the SLP and to the unwavering commitment behind it. Last year, we sent 27 managers to the program. This year, we intend to send an even larger group. By continuing to take a leadership position on safety, we are contributing to the elevation of standards across our entire industry," concludes Mr. Fransham.

Tom Fransham joined IMV Projects in 2006 as director of Project Services. He was subsequently promoted to VP Engineering and Design/VP Quality Assurance. Tom holds a B.Sc. (mechanical engineering) from University of Waterloo and an MBA from University of Calgary. Tom Fransham's professional accreditations include the Wood Group Engineering Excellence Program Team, APEGA, APEGS and APEGM.

Notes to editors

IMV Projects is a project delivery company for the energy industry that offers project management, engineering, procurement and construction management services with efficiency and integrity. Founded in 1999, IMV Projects is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. www.imvprojects.com

Wood Group Mustang is a global project management, engineering, procurement, and construction operations company serving the upstream oil and gas, refining and chemicals, pipeline, automation and control, and industrial markets. Wood Group Mustang has offices in North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, Asia & Africa. For more information, visit www.mustangeng.com.

Wood Group (John Wood Group PLC) is an international energy services company with around $7B sales, employing about 43,000 people worldwide and operating in 50 countries. The Group has three businesses - Engineering, Wood Group PSN and Wood Group GTS - 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. www.woodgroup.com

SOURCE: IMV PROJECTS

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