The Shaw Group Appoints New Vice President, Corporate Development

HOUSTON, TEXAS, June 28, 2023 – Today, the Shaw Group announced the appointment of Rhett Phillips as Vice President, Corporate Development. Rhett brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and expertise to his new role.

Rhett launched his professional journey in the field of environmental compliance and management. During this phase of his career, he assumed responsibility for ensuring environmental compliance in industrial facilities as well as for a major airline. Through this experience, Rhett developed a deep understanding of the corporate landscape, prompting him to redirect his career toward the realm of business.

Since then, his primary focus has been on a diverse range of business activities, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, corporate restructuring, power plant development, real estate development, and project finance. Rhett has played a significant role in the development of over 3,000MW of traditional and renewable power generation plants. His involvement in various transactions has surpassed an impressive total value of $3.5 billion, highlighting his exceptional aptitude for deal-making and financial management. 

Rhett obtained a B.A. from Nicholl’s State University, followed by an M.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Houston. Rhett further bolstered his expertise by completing his MBA from Tulane University. Hailing from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Rhett derives immense joy from supporting his two children in achieving their goals and indulges his passion for fishing during his leisure time.

“We are pleased to announce the appointment of Rhett Phillips as our new Vice President, Corporate Development. We have full confidence in his ability to drive our commercial strategy forward as we become the most technologically advanced engineering, procurement, and fabrication company in the world,” said Mike Childers, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are excited to have Rhett on board and look forward to the positive impact he will undoubtedly make on Shaw’s growth and success.”


About The Shaw Group: Shaw is an industry leader in pipe and module fabrication services to various industries, including oil and gas, heavy construction, power, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, and wastewater. The company boasts 2.2 million square feet of fabrication and manufacturing capacity worldwide, with the capability to provide premier pipe fabrication, module, and induction bending services to industrial clients worldwide. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Shaw employs over 2,000 people across its offices and operations in North America and the Middle East.