ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Williams Industrial Services Group Inc. (OTCQX: WLMS) (“Williams” or the “Company”), a construction and maintenance services company, announced today that its chief financial officer, Tim Howsman, has retired, effective immediately, to spend more time with his family at home in Arkansas. Mr. Howsman will provide transitional services over the next 90 days. In the meantime, Tracy Pagliara, President and CEO, has been appointed interim Chief Financial Officer while the Company engages in a search process for a new chief financial officer.
Mr. Pagliara stated, “We thank Tim for his many contributions over the years to the Company. He was instrumental throughout the restructuring of Williams into a single operating business as well as the intensive effort required for the restatement of 2014 and prior financials. We appreciate his leadership and support, and wish him the best in his retirement.”
Mr. Pagliara holds a Juris Doctorate degree and Bachelor of Science in accounting degree from the University of Illinois. A Certified Public Accountant, he began his career in public accounting. During the last 20 years, he has been an officer for multiple public companies, including his service in various executive roles with the Company since April 2010. He also currently serves as a director for the Company and Westwater Resources (NASDAQ: WWR), where he is a member of its Audit, Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.
Mr. Pagliara concluded, “Williams continues to work diligently to pursue its strategic initiatives and is making good progress to that end. We have a solid backlog and are actively bidding on several projects and long-term maintenance agreements. While we will miss Tim, the Company remains committed to building a finance and accounting department that will advance our future success.”
Williams Industrial Services Group Inc. has been safely helping plant owners and operators enhance asset value for more than 50 years. The Company provides a broad range of construction, maintenance and support services to customers in energy, power and industrial end markets. Williams’ mission is to be the preferred provider of construction, maintenance, and specialty services through commitment to superior safety performance, focus on innovation, and dedication to delivering unsurpassed value to its customers.
Additional information can be found at www.wisgrp.com.
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