HOUSTON, Oct. 25, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ENGlobal (Nasdaq:ENG), a leading provider of energy-related project delivery solutions, today announced that it has appointed Mr. J. Neal Vizina to serve as the Company's new President of Engineering effective immediately. In this role, Mr. Vizina will report directly to Edward L. Pagano, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Vizina will be responsible for ENGlobal's midstream and downstream engineering initiatives, with an emphasis on enhancing the Company's low risk engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCm) and government service objectives. During his career, Mr. Vizina has developed results-driven engineering initiatives that advance sophisticated business objectives. He held various engineering management positions in affiliated government and private sector agencies. Mr. Vizina also has considerable experience in automation and offshore domestic and international environments.
For 24 years, Mr. Vizina served as a military officer, operational test pilot, Engineering Director and Program Manager with the United States Marine Corps. From 1997 to 2010, Mr. Vizina held several senior management positions first with Pegasus International, and later with UniversalPegasus, including Automation and Power Department Manager, Special Projects Manager, and Vice President of Offshore Engineering. Immediately prior to joining ENGlobal, he served as the Offshore Division Chief Operating Officer for UniversalPegasus.Mr. Vizina received a B.S. from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from George Mason University, and a post graduate Engineering Management degree from Defense Systems Management College – School of Program Managers, which specializes in coursework for Department of Defense acquisition technology and logistics personnel. Mr. Vizina holds both a fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft flying certificates. "As we continue to supplement our existing senior management team, I have been actively engaged in recruiting some of the best and brightest in our industry," said Mr. Pagano. "At a time of significant change at ENGlobal, Neal brings an essential combination of leadership and deep industry experience. I am very pleased to welcome Neal to our Executive Team."