The announcement comes after Scotland-based Wood Group reached an agreement last month to acquire London-based Amec Foster Wheeler in a $2.7 billion all-share deal, which is expected to close in the second half of this year.
Both companies have a significant presence in Houston. Amec Foster Wheeler formed in late 2014 after London-based Amec PLC has completed its acquisition of Foster Wheeler AG. The company has two Houston offices, including its Americas headquarters in the Energy Corridor.
Before her newest appointment, McNichol was named CEO of Houston-based Wood Group Mustang in February 2015 and then became CEO of Wood Group’s Asset Life Cycle Solutions business in the Western region. Last year, Wood Group reorganized its structure and consolidated all of its businesses under the single Wood Group brand. Wood Group Mustang and Wood Group PSN combined to form the Asset Life Cycle Solutions business unit, and McNichol led its Western Hemisphere region.
Now, Andrew Stewart has been named CEO of ALCS in the Western region, succeeding McNichol. He most recently served as president of the Construction, Maintenance & Operations business, and he previously led Wood Group’s brownfield production services operations in Australia and Asia Pacific. Both McNichol and Stewart are based in Houston.