Wood Group Mustang hires new manager, pipeline business unit, Canadian region

Harold Kraft brings 30 years of experience and leadership to new role

CALGARY, Sept. 30, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Wood Group Mustang, a global project management, engineering, procurement, and construction management company, has appointed Harold Kraft to the newly-created position of Manager, Pipeline, Canadian region.

Mr. Kraft's mandate is to manage the Calgary-based Pipeline group, a new addition to Wood Group Mustang's Canadian operations, comprising about 70 professionals with specialized pipeline expertise. This group was formed subsequent to Wood Group Mustang's acquisition of Sunstone Projects in April. Harold will drive the growth and execution of Wood Group Mustang pipeline projects in Canada. Specific responsibilities include generating prospects and proposals, business management of the Pipeline group and client relationship management.

"The Sunstone acquisition represents our increased strategic focus on the pipeline element of our business and Harold Kraft is ideally suited to lead our new Pipeline group," says Kevin O'Brien, regional director Canada, Wood Group Mustang. "Harold is well-known and highly respected within our industry and community. In fact, few others could claim his depth of experience and industry knowledge. He has exceptional management experience and a proven ability to successfully lead large teams of pipeline experts. On behalf of our entire team, I'd like to welcome Harold to Wood Group Mustang."

"I am very pleased to be joining Wood Group Mustang's Calgary team," adds Harold Kraft. "I look forward to drawing on my years of experience in order to help the company reach the objectives set-out for the Pipeline group. I am honored to be leading a team of professionals with exceptional knowledge, tremendous energy, a strong client focus and solid core values."

Prior to joining Wood Group Mustang, Harold was vice president, Engineering and Construction at Alliance Pipeline, where he worked for 16 years. Earlier in his career, he held a variety of management roles with Alberta-based energy companies. Harold is active within several professional associations, including: the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association Foundation, the Canadian Standards Association and the International Pipeline Conference. Harold Kraft holds a B.Sc., Civil Engineering from the University of Calgary.

Notes to editors

Wood Group Mustang provides award-winning services to the global energy industry. From concept to completion, Wood Group Mustang provides project management, construction management, engineering and procurement services to the offshore, onshore, oil sands, pipeline, refining, chemicals, industrial and automation sectors, operating in countries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and North America.  For more information, visit www.mustangeng.com or connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.

Wood Group is an international energy services company with over $7bn sales. The Group is built on our Core Values and has two reporting segments – Wood Group Engineering and Wood Group PSN -providing a range of engineering, production support and turbine services to the oil & gas, and power sectors. www.woodgroup.com

SOURCE: Wood Group Mustang

For further information: Media Contact: Dena Lee, Global Communications Manager, Wood Group Mustang, +1-832-809-8315, dena.lee@mustangeng.com; Mark Lowe, PRagmatic Communications, For Wood Group Mustang, Calgary, Tel: + 1 (514) 499-9632, E-mail: mark.lowe@pragcom.com, Mobile: + 1 (514) 576-2519

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