Shaw Announces the Passing of Richard F. Gill, President, Power Group.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- It is with great sadness that The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE NYSE
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"On behalf of all Shaw employees, we extend our deepest condolences to Richard's family and friends during this extremely difficult time," said J.M. Bernhard Jr., Shaw's chairman, president and chief executive officer. "This is a significant loss for our company, the community, and the engineering and construction industry, as Richard's passion, leadership and legacy in all three are matchless."
Mr. Gill served as president of Shaw's Power Group since September 2006 and as executive vice president and chairman of Shaw's Executive Committee for the past four years. Mr. Gill joined Shaw in 1997 when the company acquired Merit Industrial Constructors, Inc., an industrial construction and maintenance firm of which he was the founder and president. Over the years, he has served Shaw in various capacities, including vice president and chief operating officer Chief Operating Officer (COO)
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As an active member of the business community, Mr. Gill served on the board of directors of the Nuclear Energy Institute, as well as the Louisiana Blue Ribbon Compensation Review Committee. He also was named MBA MBA
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In addition, Mr. Gill also was an active member in his local community, where he served on boards and chaired committees for the Red Cross, Jaycees, Boy Scouts, Boys Club, YMCA YMCA
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"Richard played an instrumental role in Shaw's growth and success, and the positive influence of his leadership on our employees and his peers is irreplaceable," Bernhard said. "We cannot sufficiently express the overwhelming loss that the Shaw family feels at this time."
Visitation and the memorial service for Richard will be held on Saturday, March 22, in Baton Rouge. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Richard F. Gill's name to The Chapel on the Campus, the LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation or the LSU Foundation. Further information can be found at www.shawgrp.com.
The Shaw Group Inc. is a leading global provider of technology, engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance, fabrication, manufacturing, consulting, remediation and facilities management services for government and private sector clients in the energy, chemicals, environmental, infrastructure and emergency response markets. A Fortune 500 company with nearly $6 billion in annual revenues, Shaw is headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., and employs approximately 27,000 people at its offices and operations in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. For further information, please visit Shaw's Web site at www.shawgrp.com.
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[EDITOR'S NOTE: Mr. Gill's bio and a recent high-resolution photo of Mr. Gill are available at www.shawgrp.com]