ABILENE, TX, NOVEMBER 19, 2013: Lauren Engineers and Constructors (Lauren) recently welcomed William Baker to the role of Director of Project Controls. In this position, Mr. Baker is responsible to lead, mentor and oversee project control services for engineering, procurement, construction and fabrication projects in the US, Canada and India.

Mr. Baker will report to Dr. Bob Patty, Executive Vice President of Corporate Services, and will work alongside Lauren’s directors of Quality and Safety. He has over 17 years of industry experience in Industrial Engineering, Procurement, Fabrication and Erection. Before joining Lauren, Mr. Baker worked on major turnarounds and capital projects throughout the US and overseas. Most recently, he worked as a Project Controls Manager for Jacobs Engineering on EPC projects with values ranging from $15 million to $1.5 billion. He personally designed and implemented integrated scheduling and cost structuring systems that eventually became company work practices.

Mr. Baker is very active in his community, and successfully ran a mentoring program in New Orleans, Louisiana for underprivileged youth. He attended the Georgia Institute of Technology as well as Villanova University, and is a Project Management Professional.

He will work in Lauren’s Abilene, Texas headquarters.

About Lauren:
Lauren provides engineering, procurement and construction services throughout a variety of heavy-industrial markets, including Power Generation, Chemical/Process, and Oil & Gas. For more information about Lauren, please visit us online at www.laurenec.com.