Wood Group GTS has appointed Mike Fisher to the new position of president of its US oil, gas & industrial services (OGIS) business. The Houston-based business provides maintenance, repair and overhaul for Solar® Mars®, Saturn® 10, Centaur® 40, Centaur 50 and Taurus™ 60 gas turbines, which are used primarily by the oil and gas industry.

Mike joined Wood Group in 2005, initially in Venezuela where he managed a two-year project to increase the reliability, performance and uptime of the Solar and Siemens® turbine fleets on Lake Maracaibo for PDVSA, the Venezuelan national oil company. He subsequently served within the operations group for power plant services and most recently has been vice-president of Solar operations within OGIS.

"Mike brings to this role a deep technical knowledge and a passion for providing our customers with optimal lifecycle returns on their turbine investments," said Iain Murray, president of Wood Group GTS’ oil, gas and industrial services business.

"He is also a strong champion for our own and our customers’ goals of achieving zero harm to our people and to the environment."

Originally from England, Mike earned a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Lancaster University.