Primoris Services Corporation Appoints Two New Members to Its Board of Directors
DALLAS, July 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Primoris Services Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: PRIM) (“Primoris” or “Company”) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Patti Wagner and Terry McCallister as new directors, effective July 1, 2020. Ms. Wagner’s and Mr. McCallister’s appointed terms will expire at the 2021 Annual Meeting, at which time they will be up for re-election. With the addition of Ms. Wagner and Mr. McCallister, the Board will consist of ten members, of whom eight meet the Nasdaq guidelines as independent directors. The Board has not yet appointed Ms. Wagner or Mr. McCallister to any specific committees.
Ms. Wagner has over thirty years of experience in the utility and industrial markets, with leadership experience at both the corporate and operating subsidiary level. She was Group President of U.S. utilities for Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) until her retirement in 2019. Her career with Sempra spanned nearly twenty-five years and included such leadership roles as Chief Executive Officer of SoCal Gas and Chief Executive Officer of Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, which included Sempra’s renewable energy infrastructure portfolio along with other infrastructure assets. She also held leadership roles in accounting, information technology, and audit. Prior to her time at Sempra, she held positions at Fluor, Allergan Pharmaceuticals, and American McGaw.
Ms. Wagner currently serves on the Boards of Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: APOG), where she is the chair of the Compensation committee, and of California Water Service Group (NYSE: CWT), where she is a member of the Audit and Nominating & Governance committees. Ms. Wagner holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.
Mr. McCallister has a forty-year history in nearly all aspects of the energy sector, including utilities, pipelines, clean energy, and exploration and production endeavors. He was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of WGL Holdings, Inc. and Washington Gas from 2009 until his retirement in 2018. Prior thereto, Mr. McCallister served as President and Chief Operating Officer of WGL and Washington Gas, joining Washington Gas in 2000 as Vice President of Operations. He has also held various leadership positions with Southern Natural Gas and Atlantic Richfield Company.
Mr. McCallister currently serves on the Board of AltaGas Ltd. (TO: ALA), where he is a member of the Environment, Health, and Safety committee. His Board experience includes serving as the Chair of WGL Holdings prior to its being acquired. He has served on the National Petroleum Council, the American Gas Association, the Gas Technology Institute, and the Southern Gas Association and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Mr. McCallister has a B.S. in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri-Rolla and is a graduate of the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business Executive Program.
Mr. David King, Chairman of the Board, commented, “We are very pleased to welcome both Patti and Terry to the Primoris Board of Directors in line with our Board succession plans and look forward to their contributions to the Board.”
Mr. Tom McCormick, President and Chief Executive Officer of Primoris, commented, “Both Patti and Terry bring their deep industry knowledge to the Board, as well as a hands-on understanding of the operational side of the business, particularly within the utility industry. We are confident that their skills will complement our existing Board members and bring useful insights to Primoris.”
Founded in 1960, Primoris, through various subsidiaries, has grown to become one of the leading providers of specialty contracting services operating mainly in the United States and Canada. Primoris provides a wide range of specialty construction services, fabrication, maintenance, replacement, and engineering services to a diversified base of customers. The Company’s national footprint extends from Florida, along the Gulf Coast, through California, into the Pacific Northwest and into Canada. For additional information, please visit www.prim.com.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
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