PRESS RELEASE FROM OSMOSE UTILITIES SERVICES, INC.

Osmose Strengthens Leadership Team With Three New Senior Hires

Posted Feb 23, 2021

Osmose Strengthens Leadership Team With Three New Senior Hires

PEACHTREE CITY, GA., February 22, 2021 — Osmose Utilities Services, Inc. (Osmose), the market-leading provider of infrastructure support services for electric and telecommunications utilities, today announced the hiring of three senior executives who will lead the company’s finance, human resources, marketing and innovation initiatives.  Kevin Brennan has joined Osmose as its Chief Financial Officer, Mark Copeland has joined as Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer, and Megan Hilley has joined as the company’s Chief Human Resources Officer. The addition of Brennan, Copeland and Hilley to Osmose’s executive leadership team is driven by the company's continued growth and the increasing need for utilities to ensure the resilience of the critical structures that support their grid operations. 

“With the addition of Kevin, Mark and Megan, we are continuing to lift Osmose’s capacity to provide superior financial benefit, operational innovation and service quality for our customers,” said P. Cody Phipps, CEO of Osmose.  “2020 has been a pivotal year for Osmose as utility organizations looked to improve how they innovate and enhance the performance of their grid structures to ensure resiliency,” said Phipps. “We are now positioned as never before to deliver on our structural resiliency promise to customers.”

Before joining Osmose, Kevin Brennan served as CFO of PureStar, a leading service provider in the hospitality industry with over 5,000 employees in North America, Mexico and the Bahamas. Before his time at PureStar, Kevin served as the Chief Financial Officer of a $1B Division of ABM Industries and prior to that held several senior financial positions at Siemens Corporation. Kevin is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated from the University of Georgia.

Mark Copeland joins Osmose from Diversey, a Bain Capital portfolio company, where he served as Chief Innovation and Marketing Officer.  Prior to Diversey, Copeland held the roles of Chief Marketing Officer and SVP, Innovation for Restaurant Technologies and Vice President of Marketing for the Hospitality, Healthcare and Commercial business segment of Ecolab's North American Institutional business. Copeland’s business-to-business marketing and innovation experience is bolstered by a strong background in consumer goods product marketing having spent 17 years with S.C. Johnson in a series of leadership positions.  He is a graduate of University of Cambridge.

Prior to Osmose, Hilley most recently held the position of General Counsel and Chief Human Resources Officer with PureStar.  Before that, she held the role of Vice President of Human Resources with ABM Industries.  Hilley began her career as an attorney with the law firm, King & Spalding.   She earned both a Bachelor and JD degree from University of Georgia.

“Osmose has embarked on an accelerated growth plan, including recent expansion to Europe and Canada, and these leadership team additions confirm our willingness to invest to better serve and support our customers in the future.  I’m excited to welcome Kevin, Mark and Megan to our team.,” said Phipps.

About Osmose Utilities Services

Founded in 1934, Osmose is the market-leading provider of critical inspection, mobile contact voltage testing, maintenance and restoration services for electric transmission, distribution and telecommunications utilities in the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Headquartered near Atlanta in Peachtree City, Georgia, the company employs more than 4,000 people. Osmose’s field technicians, professional engineers, wood scientists and corrosion experts utilize their expertise to identify and solve issues to make utility infrastructure safer, longer-lasting and more resilient while lowering the total cost of ownership. Osmose is a portfolio company of EQT Infrastructure. Learn more at https://www.osmose.com/

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