CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Mr. Dear currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of PLH Group, Inc. He brings with him over 25 years of financial and management experience in the Oil & Gas, power generation and engineering industries. His background includes working in many different geographies around the world and across different market segments within the Energy Services business, and has a track record for growth and delivering increased shareholder value.
Prior to joining PLH Group, Mr. Dear was CFO of Wood Group Mustang, part of John Wood Group PLC (LSE: WG.), based in Houston, Texas. He was previously Group Financial Controller after initially joining WG as CFO of their Light Industrial Turbines Division in 2004, with both of the latter positions based in Aberdeen, Scotland. Prior to this, he worked in various roles in the Oil & Gas services industry with global reach, living in the UK and Europe.
Mr. Dear is a Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA/CGMA) and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School, Advanced Management Program.
CHIEF ADMINISTRATION OFFICER
Mr. Kiser currently serves as the Chief Administration Officer. He is responsible for Human Resources, Marketing Communications and Risk Management for PLH Group and its subsidiaries.
Prior to joining PLH Group, Mr. Kiser was Vice President Human Resources & Administration at CB&I’s Power Division (formerly Shaw Power, Shaw Group Inc.), a Fortune 500 company and leading global provider of engineering, construction, and fabrication services for the energy industry. Prior to Shaw, Mr. Kiser held various roles in HR and Process Improvement with Bechtel Corporation. Mr. Kiser is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
Mr. Kiser holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management and a Master of Science in Management with concentration in Human Resources Management. Additionally, he has completed the Advanced Human Resources Executive Program at the University of Michigan. Mr. Kiser is a member of the Society Human Resources Management and is a Six Sigma Black Belt.
ELECTRIC SEGMENT EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Johnny Priest has been appointed as Electric Segment Executive Vice President to manage and grow the electric power business group. Mr. Priest is well known in the industry with a strong operational track record and leader in safety improvement processes for the industry.
Mr. Priest’s experience and reputation in the electric utility industry will most definitely help with growth. In this new role, he will be responsible for business development, operations and financial performance of all electric companies in the PLH Group portfolio.
Early in his career, Mr. Priest held several key positions with Duke Energy before taking the leadership role in the Energy Delivery Services group. When Duke Energy sold the Energy Delivery Services group to The Shaw Group Inc., he continued to serve as President and Chief Operating Officer. Most recently, he held the position of President, Wilbros UT&D until Primoris acquired it, at which time he was appointed Group President, Primoris T&D.
PIPELINE SEGMENT EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Mr. Howe currently serves as Pipeline Segment Executive Vice President. Mr. Howe brings over three decades of energy and construction experience and oversees business development, operations and financial performance for the pipeline companies in the PLH Group portfolio.
Mr. Howe began his career at Sasol, the leading refining and petrochemical company in South Africa, where he held a series of progressive engineering roles. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President Energy Services at KBR where he was responsible for operations and business product lines for the northeast and mid-Atlantic regions.
Mr. Howe holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and MBA from the University of Delaware.
CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER & CORPORATE SECRETARY
Ms. David serves as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of PLH Group Inc. She previously served as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Chicago Bridge & Iron Company. With over 20+ years of experience, she will oversee the company’s legal, corporate governance and compliance functions.
Prior to joining PLH Group, Ms. David led CB&I through company divestitures, credit facilities, and all legal aspects of the company. This included company EPC projects, material litigation, business partner bankruptcy issues, mergers & acquisitions, SEC filings, and much more. Ms. David received an award in November 2017 as one of the Top 50 General Counsels in Houston awarded by the Texas Diversity Council.
Ms. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Juris Doctorate degree from Louisiana State University.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Mr. Spada serves as the Senior Vice President Information Technology of PLH Group, Inc. He initially joined PLH Group in March of 2019 as Vice President of IT Business Systems, bringing extensive experience in driving process improvements, standardization and automation across business system portfolios.
Prior to joining PLH Group, Mr. Spada served as Vice President of IT Business Systems at Chicago Bridge & Iron Company and held various IT leadership roles during his 12-year tenure at The Shaw Group.