FMC Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:FTI) said that Robert L. Potter has been appointed President of the company. Potter assumes this responsibility from John T. Gremp who remains Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
"Bob is an experienced and well-respected leader with a deep understanding of our markets and technologies," said Gremp. "He has been integral to our company's success and I look forward to working with him as President of our company to build on our leadership position in the industry."
Potter previously served as Executive Vice President of Energy Systems with responsibility for the Subsea Technologies, Surface Technologies and Energy Infrastructure business segments, in addition to several support functions. He has been with the company since 1973.
FMC Technologies also announced that Douglas J. Pferdehirt has joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), assuming responsibility for the company's three operating business segments.
Pferdehirt has an extensive background in the oil and gas industry. Before joining FMC Technologies, he worked for Schlumberger Limited for 26 years in a number of leadership positions, including Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Communication, and President of the Schlumberger Reservoir Production Group.
"With the record growth we have in our business, it is important to have talented and experienced leaders managing our operations," said Gremp. "We are fortunate to have Doug join our leadership team as we continue to grow and work with our customers to solve their most difficult challenges."
This leadership change is effective August 1, 2012. Potter and Pferdehirt will report to Gremp.