October 27, 2008

Quanta Services Names President and COO

Quanta Services, a provider of network solutions for the telecommunications, has named James O'Neil as its president and COO.

In this new position, Mr O'Neil will oversee Quanta's operations and strategic initiatives across the electric power, natural gas, renewable energy, telecommunications, broadband cable and wireless industries.

Mr O'Neil, who most recently served as a senior vice president, joined Quanta in 1999. Mr O'Neil will report directly to John Colson, chairman and CEO of Quanta.

Prior to joining Quanta Services, Mr O'Neil spent 19 years with the Haliburton Company where he held various positions that encompassed responsibility for the Gulf of Mexico operations, deepwater development and health, safety, and the environment.

Mr Colson said: "Jim will lead the existing operations group with continued emphasis on sustained growth in earnings, margin enhancement and safety. He will work closely with the presidents of our electric power, natural gas, telecommunications and cable TV operations to ensure Quanta's continued leadership position in the industries we serve. Jim's leadership and expertise will help the company respond to the increased demand for our services in the renewable energy industry."