Bill Lingard Promoted to URS EVP, COO; Martin Koffel Comments

URS logoBill Lingard, formerly president of URS Corp.’s (NYSE: URS) oil and gas division, has been promoted to the newly-created position of executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective immediately.

Wayne Shaw will succeed Lingard as head of the oil and gas division after previously serving as the division’s COO, URS said Tuesday.

The company also announced Chief Financial Officer H. Thomas Hicks has been appointed to the EVP ranks after formerly serving as a VP.

Lingard joined URS upon the company’s May 2012 acquisition of Flint Energy Services Ltd., where he served as president and CEO.

Martin Koffel, URS chairman and CEO, said Lingard led the integration of Flint and its nearly 13, 000 employees into URS and holds knowledge of the engineering, construction and technical services markets.

As COO, Lingard will oversee the company’s federal services, infrastructure and environment, energy and construction and oil and gas operating divisions.

He will also chair URS’ management committee and work with senior management on the company’s strategic and operational goals.

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