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Robert Pragada Named New President and CEO of The Brock Group

HOUSTON, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of The Brock Group announced today that Bob Pragada has been named the next President and Chief Executive Officer of The Brock Group. Pragada joins Brock from Jacobs, where he served as Senior Vice President, Global Sales. Pragada succeeds Jeff Davis, who will continue to serve as Chairman.

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"As Brock enters a new period of growth opportunities, the Brock Board and I are confident that Bob is the right person to lead the company toward the future," said Jeff Davis, Chairman and former CEO. "Bob has the experience and vision to anticipate and respond to today's robust market and rapidly changing business environment. He brings a wealth of public and private sector and domestic and international experience to Brock, and has built his career around servicing customers in the process and industrial markets."

"Under Jeff's leadership, we've made great strides in growing the corporation and positioning ourselves as the premiere specialty craft services provider," said Todd Brock, member of the Brock Board of Directors. "We're pleased to have Bob as the next CEO to take the company to even greater achievements. His knowledge and experience will allow Brock to thrive in today's dynamic and demanding execution environment."

"Brock is a top provider of specialty craft services for facility maintenance and capital projects, and I'm honored to be chosen to lead the company," said Pragada. "I look forward to working with the Brock team as we build on a legacy of innovation and execution excellence. Together we will continue to deliver value to Brock's long-term customer base and provide maximum growth opportunity for shareholders."

In addition to his most recent role at Jacobs, Pragada held various senior management positions within the company, including Group Vice President of a major operating division.  Before joining Jacobs, Pragada was Chief Operating Officer of Kinetics, an industry-leading full-service design build contractor operating in the process and industrial markets globally.

After graduating from the United States Naval Academy, Pragada began his career in the Navy as a Civil Engineer Corps and Seabees officer, providing base construction and maintenance services and international contingency operations, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Pragada also earned a Master of Science in Engineering and Management from Stanford University.

About The Brock Group
The Brock Group is a leading provider of industrial specialty services to clients around the world, with headquarters in Houston, TX, and operating units in Canada, the United States and Latin America. The company's 17,000-plus employees support routine maintenance, turnarounds and capital projects by providing services including scaffolding and work access, insulation, coatings/linings, instrumentation and electrical and heat tracing. For more information about The Brock Group, please call 281.807.8200 or visit www.brockgroup.com.

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