Gulf Island Announces Appointment of Westley Stockton as Chief Financial Officer
HOUSTON, Sept. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. (“Gulf Island” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: GIFI), announced today the appointment of Westley Stockton as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary. Mr. Stockton brings extensive engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction industry experience, previously serving in various senior financial roles at Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (“CB&I”) for more than 15 years. Mr. Stockton most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer for CB&I and previously held senior leadership positions within financial operations and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining CB&I, Mr. Stockton worked in public accounting for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Arthur Andersen. He holds a Masters in Accounting and a Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and is a certified public accountant.
Kirk Meche, President & CEO of Gulf Island, commented, “We are excited to have Wes join our team, as he brings strong industry and functional experience that will support our ability to take advantage of opportunities to enhance and expand within the sectors we have identified for future growth.”
About Gulf Island:
Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, is a diversified steel fabrication and energy service company. The Company is a leading fabricator of complex steel structures, shipbuilder of a variety of marine vessels, and is leading the way for offshore wind power developments in the United States. Gulf Island also provides related installation, hookup, commissioning, repair and maintenance services with specialized crews and integrated project management capabilities for EPC projects. For more information, please visit our website at www.gulfisland.com.
Kirk J. Meche
Chief Executive Officer
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Released September 11, 2018