Plexus Holdings PLC, an oil and gas engineering services company, has appointed Lawrence P. Rucinski as President, North America.
Plexus announced on Thursday that Rucinski was appointed through his consultancy company Global Growth Partners LLC, initially for one year.
Rucinski has over 30 years’ experience in the subsea oil and gas sector having held several leadership roles in FMC Technologies Inc., where he most recently held the position of Director, Sales & Marketing for the Global Subsea business.
Plexus says he will provide immediate added value to the company’s strategic planning, specifically in North America and Asia.
Plexus added this initiative was in line with the company’s expansion into the large and growing deepwater subsea technology sector through the recent launch of the POS-GRIP Python Subsea Wellhead at Offshore Europe 2015.
Plexus further says that, as President, North America, Rucinski offers expansive Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) systems solutions expertise, business leadership, and longstanding global relationships with oil and gas companies.
In addition, Plexus says, Rucinski will support the company’s Asian team in China, in conjunction with its agreement with Chinese licensing partner Yantai Jereh Oilfield Services Group (Jereh), an oil services provider, and Plexus’ shallow water subsea and crossover wellhead production system collaboration agreement between China Oilfield Services Limited, Red Subsea Technologies and Jereh.
Rucinski will also support ongoing business with Petronas where Plexus secured a licence through its local Plexus Products Asia company Joint Venture to manufacture and supply Plexus’ POS-GRIP wellhead equipment in Malaysia.
Plexus’ CEO Ben Van Bilderbeek said: “We are delighted to welcome Lawrence as President, North America at this exciting time for Plexus as we expand our international relationships and the POS-GRIP product range, particularly in the subsea and production wellhead arenas.”
“I believe his highly relevant deep-water experience and proven management track record in international and USA business development will be invaluable to us following the launch of our new Python Subsea wellhead and look to secure commercial opportunities for this new wellhead standard over the coming years. Lawrence will work with our Non-Executive Director Charles Jones, also based in Houston, to provide the Plexus Board with timely and accurate feedback on and implications of key developments in Houston, to further align our strategic direction for North America.”