The President of the Board of Directors of WEG, Décio da Silva, was awarded the prize for “Outstanding Professional of the Oil and Gas Industry of 2009”, in the category Excellence in Capital Assets.

Organized by IBP - Instituto Brasileiro de Petróleo (Brazilian Oil Institute) together with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and ONIP - Organização Nacional da Indústria de Petróleo (National Organization of the Oil Industry), the purpose of the award is to acknowledge the most outstanding professionals in the activities of the sector throughout the year.

“This award is the result of all the actions, planning and investment that WEG has made in the Oil and Gas segment”, says Décio da Silva. For him, this award has come to confirm that the company is on the right path and more and more is prepared to face any and all the challenges of this market.

The selection had the participation of associates of the three entities who chose the winners in five categories: Technical Excellence, Degree in Human Resources, Service Rendering, Capital Assets and Business Excellence.

See the list of the people awarded with the prize "Outstanding Professional of the Oil and Gas Industry of 2009":

Technical Excellence: Carlos Alberto Pedroso - Petrobras
Degree in Human Resources: Osvair Trevisan – Unicamp
Service Rendering: Luiz Eduardo Rubião – Chemtech
Capital Assets: Décio da Silva – WEG
Business Excellence: Antonio Augusto Queiroz Galvão – Queiroz Galvão Óleo e Gás