Mr. King has been the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Primoris since August 1, 2015. Before assuming the CEO role, Mr. King was Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Primoris since March 2014. Prior to joining Primoris, Mr. King spent several years at CB&I, most recently as President of Lummus Engineered Products. He has extensive E&C industry experience in energy-related projects, LNG, offshore, pipelines, refining, petrochemicals, gas processing, oil sands, synthesis gas and gas-to-liquids. Mr. King received his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University, an MBA from the University of Texas, Tyler, and an Advanced Executive Management Degree from Insead University in Fontainebleau, France.
Mr. Moerbeek was named our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer effective February 6, 2009. He has served as one of our Directors since July 2008 and was Chairman of the Audit Committee until February 2009. From 2006 through February 2009, he was the Chief Executive Officer and a founder of a private equity-funded company engaged in the acquisition and operation of water and wastewater utilities. From August 1995 to June 2006, Mr. Moerbeek held several positions with publicly traded Southwest Water Company, a California based company which provides water and wastewater services, including Director from 2001 to 2006; President and Chief Operating Officer from 2004 to 2006; President of the Services Group from 1997 to 2006; Secretary from 1995 to 2004; and Chief Financial Officer from 1995 to 2002. From 1989 to 1995, Mr. Moerbeek was the Vice President of Finance and Operations for publicly traded Pico Products, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of cable television equipment. Mr. Moerbeek received a B.S.E.E. and an M.B.A. from the University of Washington and is a licensed certified public accountant.
Mr. McCormick has over 30 years of experience in heavy industrial design and construction with a wide range of knowledge in the gas processing, refining/petrochemical, power, pipeline, liquids recovery, Liquefied Natural Gas (“LNG”) and gas compression markets. Mr. McCormick comes to Primoris from CB&I, where he had been employed since 2007 and most recently served as the President of CB&I Oil & Gas for the Americas. From 1990 to 2007 he was with privately held BE&K Construction Company in various operating roles, and from 1987 to 1990 he was with Williams Construction. Mr. McCormick received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Florida State University.
Mr. Perisich has been senior vice president and general counsel of Primoris since February 2006. Prior to that, he served as vice president, general counsel and Secretary of Primoris. Mr. Perisich joined ARB in 1995. Prior to joining Primoris, Mr. Perisich practiced law at Klein, Wegis, a full service law firm based in Bakersfield, California. He received a B.A. degree from UCLA in 1987, and a J.D. from the University of Santa Clara in 1991.
Mr. Summers has served as co-president of ARB since February 2006. From 1996 through February 2006, he served as senior vice president of ARB. Currently, Mr. Summers is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Underground group. Additionally, he oversees international operations. In 2001, Mr. Summers served as President of the PLCA (Pipeline Contractors Association) and in 2004, he was President of the IPLOCA ( International Pipeline and Offshore Contractors Association). Mr. Summers received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from California Polytechnic State University.
Mr. Healy has served as co-president of ARB since February 2006. Prior to that, he was senior vice president of ARB. Mr. Healy is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Industrial group. He joined Primoris through Primoris's acquisition of Oilfield Construction in 1989. In 2006, Mr. Healy was elected president of the CPMCA (California Piping and Mechanical Contractors Association). He received a B.S. in Construction Engineering from the State University of New York at Alfred.
Kevin Smith joined Primoris in July, 2018 as group President of Primoris Industrial, Fabrication and Maintenance. Kevin previously served as global vice president of construction for an EPC company, where he had work in 13 countries. He has over 40 years of experience in civil and industrial construction and EPC work including University and public sector expansions, fabrication, Pulp and Paper, Highway and civil, Refining, LNG, Gas Processing, Petrochemicals and Oil Sands extraction for Companies including; Brown and Root, S&B Constructors and CBI. His experience in a variety of countries qualify him to lead the Primoris Willbros Canada group, as well as the Pipe Fabrication, Industrial, and Mechanical business units of Primoris. His career started in the field as an apprentice and worked through projects into management and in 2005 became vice president of construction responsible for domestic work and evolved into 2009 taking on the global role for a major EPC company.
Michael Christy joined Primoris in August of 2018. Michael has over 27 years of E&C experience serving a diverse array of natural gas, electric, and telecommunication customers across the United States. Michael began his career in 1991 as a laborer for Peter Kiewit & Sons while attending college earning his B.S Degree in Environmental Science. Since then, he has held management and executive leadership roles with InfraSource (Quanta Services subsidiary) and Dycom Industries. Michael has a broad range of experience deploying operational innovation and EPC/Turnkey solutions to the Utility and Telecommunications industries. As Group President, Michael’s strategic focus is to expand the business unit capabilities and overall service model in existing and new markets.
Mr. Killgore was named President of James Construction Group in January 2015. He has been employed by Primoris Services Corporation and its predecessor companies since 1977. Mr. Killgore received a B.S. Civil Engineering degree from Louisiana Tech University in 1978. He is a registered Civil and Environmental Engineer in the state of Louisiana.
Johnny Priest joined Primoris in June of 2018, with the purchase of Willbros, as President for the Transmission & Distribution Group (T&D). He previously served as President of Willbros’ Utility Transmission & Distribution business unit. As Group President, his focus is to expand the business unit’s capabilities and presence by developing the markets between the Mid-Atlantic and Texas. Priest has more than 50 years of experience in the transmission and distribution maintenance and construction business. He began his career as a Line Construction Technician with Duke Power in 1967 and has since managed and presided over companies including: Argos Utilities, MasTec Energy Group, and Shaw Energy Delivery Services (formerly owned by Duke Energy). He earned a BS degree in Management Science from Limestone College in 1983. Priest is a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He held the rank of Sergeant in the 101st Airborne Infantry from 1969 to 1971 and served as a squad leader and platoon Sergeant in the Vietnam War.
Mr. Thurman has been president of ARB Structures, Inc. since February 2006. Prior to that, he served as vice president of ARB. Mr. Thurman began his construction career in 1975. Prior to joining Primoris in 2004, Mr. Thurman spent 18 years with Pepper Construction where he served as president for the last seven of those years. Active in numerous trade and industry organizations, Mr. Thurman was president of AGC of California in 1995 and currently serves as a national director of AGC of America.
Randy Kessler joined OnQuest, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Primoris Services Corporation (PRIM), in April 2002, as one of the four founders. His career began in process design engineering and subsequently project work, before moving to business development. Over a 33-year career, Mr. Kessler handled process specific sales, customer account management, sales department management and ultimately took over as Director, then Vice President of Sales. Mr. Kessler received his B.Sc. Chemical Engineering from Rutgers University in 1982, and completed the Advanced Management Program at the University of California at Berkeley in 1997. He remains an active participant of industry engineering societies including API, AICHE, GPSA, PEA and the NPRA