Douglas J. Pferdehirt, SPE, has been appointed president of FMC Technologies. Previously, he served as executive vice president. He will retain his position as chief operating officer, responsible for leading the company’s three business segments. Before joining FMC in 2012, Pferdehirt spent 26 years at Schlumberger and held executive roles, such as vice president and general manager of oilfield services for the US Gulf of Mexico and president of the company’s reservoir production group. He holds a BS degree in petroleum and natural gas engineering from Pennsylvania State University.