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Quanta Services to expand pipeline business in Australia 

HOUSTON/USA, May 30, 2013- Quanta Services, owner of world-wide horizontal directional drilling and pipeline integrity contractor Mears Group, has signed Australian pipeline industry executive Mark Twycross as President of Mears Group Australia to expand existing operations and create new opportunities in the Australian market.

President Scott Fluharty and Mark Twycross

Quanta Pipeline President and Mears Group
President Scott Fluharty
with newly-appointed President of Mears Group
Australia Mark Twycross.

| photo: Quanta Services

Mark Twycross has 40 years’ experience in the pipeline industry, having worked in South-East Asia, Africa, Central Asia, Middle East, United Kingdom and Australasia.A well-known face in the Australian pipeline industry, Mr Twycross is a former President and Director of the Australian Pipeline Industry Association.

Specialising in electric power, telecommunications and pipeline infrastructure, the Australian market presents opportunities for Mears in the Australasian region. The company’s head office will be established in Brisbane, Australia, with focus for the first year on the Queensland and northern New South Wales market.

Mears Group President Scott Fluharty said the move would enhance competition in the Australian market.
“Mears is eager to show the Australian market a new and different offering to what they currently have,” Mr Fluharty said.