Energy Services Senior Leadership

Rick St. Laurent, President

Mr. St. Laurent serves as President of Aegion Energy Services. Aegion Energy Services provides construction, maintenance and turnaround services to the oil & gas industry. Its principal companies include AllSafe, Brinderson and Schultz. Mr. St. Laurent has 30 years of experience in the petroleum refining industry, including a 15-year career with Valero Energy Corporation where he held senior leadership positions in engineering, construction, industrial maintenance and reliability and served as the corporate liaison in the development of Valero’s Turnaround Excellence Process. Prior to Valero, Mr. St. Laurent held operational leadership positions with UMA Engineers & Constructors and Ultramar Diamond Shamrock Refining Co. Mr. St. Laurent holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in engineering & construction management from California State University – Long Beach and holds a State of California General Contracting License (General Engineering).


Michael Wolf, Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Strategic Planning

Mr. Wolf has 40 years of experience working with large international engineering and construction companies. For Aegion Energy Services, he leads all business development activities including sales, marketing and strategic planning. Prior to joining Aegion Energy Services, he was Group Vice President of Business Development for CB&I’s Global Market Sectors, which included offshore and pipelines, refining and petrochemicals, gas processing, LNG, nuclear and steel plate structures. In addition, he held senior posts with Fluor for more than 23 years, including operations management in Europe, Africa and the Middle East and leading marketing and business development across the globe for its petroleum and petrochemical markets. Mr. Wolf is a registered professional engineer and has a degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University.


Brent Babow, Vice President of Human Resources and General Counsel

Mr. Babow serves as Vice President of Human Resources and General Counsel for Aegion Energy Services. Prior to joining Aegion, Mr. Babow was Vice President of Human Resources and Safety for JV Industrial Companies, Inc., and has held other management level positions in a variety of companies, including serving as General Counsel and VP of HR for TIMEC Company, Inc. Mr. Babow has a law degree from Hastings College of the Law, as well as a degree in Economics from the University of California, Davis.


Todd Steinert, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Steinert has more than 16 years of experience in the construction industry. As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Steinert focuses on bottom-line profitability and aligning financial goals with strategic and operational objectives. He oversees accounting and financial operations, supply-chain and asset management, and information systems for Aegion Energy Services. In addition, he assists in formulating the long-term growth objectives for the platform as well as facilitating The Aegion Way to improve processes. Prior to his current role, he served as the company controller where he was responsible for forecasting and budgeting, period close activities, financial reporting, invoicing processes and treasury management. Since joining Brinderson in 2011, Mr. Steinert managed financial operations during tremendous revenue growth (230 percent) and the Aegion acquisition in 2013. Prior to joining Brinderson, he served in various financial and accounting roles for Fluor and Craig Realty Group. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine.


Henry Zarate, Vice President, Health, Safety, Security and Environmental

Mr. Zarate has more than 20 years of industrial health, safety and environmental experience. Mr. Zarate has been with Aegion since 2011 and currently directs a large staff of safety professionals that help guide 2800 employees covering the western United States in highly regulated oil & gas industrial work environments. Prior to joining the Aegion team, Mr. Zarate held several senior level safety and operations positions working in the industrial sector.


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