Wood Group has appointed Michele McNichol to the position of chief executive officer (CEO) for Wood Group Mustang (WG Mustang), effective immediately. Michele succeeds Steve Knowles, who will retire from Wood Group on April 1, 2015.
Michele has more than 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and has been with WG Mustang since 2001. She was previously executive vice president, with direct responsibility for offshore, onshore, oil sands and pipeline operations worldwide. She has served as president of the upstream business unit and regional director for upstream operations across the Americas. Her tenure at WG Mustang includes high-profile industry projects, including serving as WG Mustang’s project manager for BP Thunder Horse, the world’s largest semi-submersible production facility.
Steve Knowles has led WG Mustang since 2006, focusing on growth and international expansion. As a result, WG Mustang now has operations in 15 countries across five continents.