NAES Corporation, a broad-based provider of services to the power generation industry, announces it has hired Dale Withers to assume the role of president of NAES Power Contractors, Inc., effective January 1, 2011. NAES PC is a wholly owned subsidiary of NAES specializing in construction, maintenance, and refurbishment projects that support the energy sector in North America. NAES PC focuses its talents on several key businesses, which include fossil fuel generation; hydroelectric and renewable generation; substations, switchyards and electrical balance of plant; and spent nuclear fuel cask on-site construction. NAES PC provides services ranging from specific contracts to long-term system-wide arrangements with all field-based projects employing AFL-CIO building trade’s personnel.
Withers’ background includes 40 years of experience in construction and construction management in the petroleum, chemical, and power generation industries throughout the United States, Middle East, North Africa, and South America. He was previously employed by Alliant Energy, Brown & Root, and Foster Wheeler, holding senior management positions in each. NAES, headquartered in Issaquah, Washington, is the generation industry’s largest independent, third-party provider of operations and maintenance services, and also serves the industry with specialized support services, gas and steam turbine inspections, mechanical shop repairs, and the placement of technical personnel. Go online to www.naes.com.