Williams (NYSE: WMB) today announced that John Seldenrust has been
appointed Senior Vice President of Engineering & Construction, effective
Jan. 1. Seldenrust will report directly to Williams President and Chief
Executive Officer Alan Armstrong.
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Seldenrust has more than 25 years industry experience and is responsible
for ensuring the delivery of best-in-class engineering, design, and
project and construction management activities and processes across all
of Williams’ businesses. He previously served as Senior Vice President –
Eastern Operations for Williams and Access Midstream.
“Superior project development and execution is foundational to the
success of our company,” said Armstrong. “I’m confident in John’s
ability to lead our talented E&C teams through a complex, challenging
and exciting time for our industry. His breadth of knowledge, his
passion for consistent excellence and his commitment to meeting the
needs of our customers and shareholders will serve him well in this
As the E&C lead, Seldenrust succeeds Fred Pace, who has chosen to retire
mid-year 2016 after a 30-plus-year career. In the interim, Pace will
continue to report directly to the CEO, assisting with transition and
integration activities until a final retirement date is set.
“Under Fred’s steadfast leadership, Williams has executed on a
tremendous volume of projects while implementing sweeping enhancements
to our E&C processes,” said Armstrong. “We appreciate his help in
facilitating a smooth transition with John in 2015 and 2016 and we wish
him well in retirement.”
Prior to joining Williams, Seldenrust held a variety of engineering and
operations leadership roles with Access Midstream, Chesapeake Energy, BP
America, Vastar Resources and ARCO Oil & Gas.
Seldenrust holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M
University, a Master of Divinity degree from Columbia International
University and he currently serves on the boards of the Construction
Industry Institute and TeenPact Leadership Schools.
Williams (NYSE: WMB) is a premier provider of large-scale infrastructure
connecting North American natural gas and natural gas products to
growing demand for cleaner fuel and feedstocks. Headquartered in Tulsa,
Okla., Williams owns approximately 60 percent of Williams Partners L.P.
(NYSE: WPZ), including all of the 2 percent general-partner interest.
Williams Partners is an industry-leading, large-cap master limited
partnership with operations across the natural gas value chain from
gathering, processing and interstate transportation of natural gas and
natural gas liquids to petchem production of ethylene, propylene and
other olefins. With major positions in top U.S. supply basins and also
in Canada, Williams Partners owns and operates more than 33,000 miles of
pipelines system wide – including the nation’s largest volume and
fastest growing pipeline – providing natural gas for clean-power
generation, heating and industrial use. Williams Partners’ operations
touch approximately 30 percent of U.S. natural gas. www.williams.com
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Securities and Exchange Commission.
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(December 21, 2015 - 4:05 PM EST)
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