TechnipFMC Plc on Oct. 2 announced the appointment of Arnaud Pieton as president and CEO-elect of Technip Energies, effective immediately, as well as Jonathan Landes to the role of president of the Franco-American oil services firm’s subsea business.

Arnaud Pieton
Arnaud Pieton

The appointments follow the resignation of Catherine MacGregor, who will leave TechnipFMC to work for a company client, Engie. MacGregor, who also spent 23 years at oil services group Schlumberger Ltd., joins Engie, effective Jan. 1, 2021, to execute its strategy of refocusing the French utility company on renewable energy and grids.

In a statement commenting on the the leadership changes, Doug Pferdehirt, Chairman and CEO of TechnipFMC, said: “I am pleased to announce Arnaud Pieton’s appointment to president and CEO-elect of Technip Energies. Arnaud has extensive operational experience in EPC and subsea, and he has made significant contributions as a member of TechnipFMC’s executive team. I am confident in his ability to continue to drive the excellent project performance and strategy of Technip Energies.”

Pferdehirt continued: “Jonathan Landes has held both operational and commercial roles in Subsea and is a natural successor to Arnaud. Jon’s commitment to client success, through close and long-standing relationships, will continue to drive change in the industry and ensure our continued leadership.”

Pieton has been with the company since 2004 and held multiple leadership positions across the company, including vice president of projects. He most recently served as the company’s president of subsea since 2018. Prior to this, he was executive vice president of people and culture group, as well as president of the Asia-Pacific region, where he was responsible for the onshore/offshore business (now Technip Energies).

Landes, who has 25 years of experience in the energy sector, most recently served as the company’s senior vice president of subsea, where he had global responsibility for all commercial strategy, and front-end engineering activities. He played a critical role in the successful introduction of the company’s integrated business model—iEPCITM—and new technologies, including Subsea 2.0TM. Throughout his career, he has held roles in project management, operations, sales and marketing, technology and services.