Insituform Technologies names Vaughn as COO

Insituform Technologies Inc. named Thomas W. Vaughn, formerly COO of Williams Group International, to the position of senior vice president and chief operating officer...

CHESTERFIELD, MO, Sept. 7, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Insituform Technologies Inc. named Thomas W. Vaughn, formerly COO of Williams Group International, to the position of senior vice president and chief operating officer.

Before joining Williams Group, a $400-million privately held industrial construction and maintenance and environmental remediation company, Vaughn served for more than a decade in several management capacities with Fluor Daniel, Inc. domestically and in Latin America and South Africa, as well as an operations and project manager for Fru-Con Construction.

"Tom is a valuable addition to our management team. His experience with world-class construction companies provides an excellent fit with our strategic initiatives," pointed out president and CEO Thomas S. Rooney, Jr. "One of our priorities is to improve our safety record, and Tom's performance in this vital area has been stellar."

Rooney continued, "We are also focused on achieving operational excellence and growing our business, and Tom has built an impressive track record in these areas also. Improved margins and higher volumes have been hallmarks of his career." He added, "Of no small importance, his managerial approach mirrors our collaborative style."

Vaughn will have operations responsibility for all business units worldwide, as well as manufacturing and logistics. "Tom's well-established strengths will allow me to focus more intensively on other initiatives, such as international growth and R&D," Rooney concluded.

Insituform Technologies Inc. (www.insituform.com) is a leading worldwide provider of proprietary technologies and services for rehabilitating sewer, water and other underground piping systems without digging or disruption.

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