Willbros Group appoints Geoffrey Stanford as new Chief Accounting Officer Willbros Group (WG) has appointed Geoffrey C. Stanford as Chief Accounting Officer, succeeding Ron Lefaive, Vice President – Accounting & Tax and Corporate Controller, who is retiring at the end of the year. To affect a smooth transition, Stanford is joining the company effective December 5. Mr. Stanford joins Willbros from The Shaw Group (SHAW) where he served as Senior Director – Corporate Operational Accounting since 2009.
Willbros Group to vote for proposal to de-stagger Willbros Group board Lawndale Capital Management and its affiliated activist funds announced its intent to vote "FOR" a shareholder proposal calling for Willbros' board members to be elected annually instead of its present practice of its board members serving staggered 3-year terms. The shareholder proposal will be voted on by Willbros' shareholders at the Company's Annual Meeting scheduled for the morning of June 9, 2015 in Houston.