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Michels integrates Pipeline Construction, Power leadership

Michels Corporation has integrated the leadership of the Pipeline Construction and Power operating groups to better serve our customers in the energy industry.

Robert Osborn has been promoted to Senior Group Vice President, Energy, and Matt Westphal has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Pipeline. Mark Harasha will continue on as Senior Vice President, Power.

Osborn grew up in the pipeline construction industry and has amassed nearly 40 years of experience spanning from being a laborer to an executive. Since joining Michels in 2001, he has been integral to the company’s expansion of operations and industry prominence. In his newly created role, he will oversee all Pipeline Construction and Power operations, including mainline, transmission, distribution, stations, facilities, fabrication and emergency response.

Westphal has more than 30 years of experience in pipeline and power construction, starting at Michels as a laborer before entering college and working continuously to rise through the ranks. In 2006, he was promoted to a General Manager in the Pipeline Construction Group and was named Vice President in 2013. In his new role, Matt will be responsible for all aspects of Pipeline Construction Operations, including mainline, distribution, facilities, maintenance and fabrication. 

Harasha has more than 30 years of experience in power construction. He joined Michels in 2008 as a Senior Manager and was promoted to General Manager, Vice President and Senior Vice President. Mark oversees all Power construction operations, including mainline, transmission and distribution, emergency response and inside wiring.

The decision to blend the leadership of these operating groups is the result of Michels’ drive to meet the energy industry’s need for infrastructure construction.

“These internal promotions are a testament to my family’s belief that our team includes the best players in the industry,” said Pat Michels, President and CEO. “From our senior vice presidents to our crews in the field, our people are united in a commitment to maintaining our reputation for excellence in safety and performance.”

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