HOUSTON, September 16, 2004EMS Pipeline Services, a leading pipeline operations and maintenance (O&M) service provider, today announced the appointment of Thomas M. Moccia to the position of vice president of strategic planning and business development. EMS Pipeline Services is a business unit of Energy Maintenance Services Group l, LLC (EMS Group).

In his new position, Moccia is responsible for development and implementation of EMS Pipeline Services’ strategic business plan and operations plan. He will guide the company’s business development team in identifying and capitalizing on new avenues for growth in the pipeline O&M market.

“EMS Pipeline Services prides itself on the depth of experience in our leadership team and Tom is a great addition to help us realize the company’s full potential.” said Tim Nesler, president and CEO of EMS Pipeline Services. “Tom will play a key role in helping establish and achieve business development goals as we build upon the successes of the products and services we offer in pipeline O&M.”

Prior to joining EMS, Moccia served as vice president of business development with Texas Energy Center. He previously held executive positions with Conoco, General Electric Co. and Cargill Inc.

Moccia received his B.S. from the Univerisity of Minnesota.


About EMS Pipeline Services
EMS Pipeline Services is an established energy operations and maintenance services company that provides asset management, consulting, measurement, communications, and Web-based data management to major pipelines, independent power producers and oil and gas producers. In addition, EMS Pipeline Services owns the worldwide rights to PGAS, the premier gas measurement software system designed to meet the data editing, processing and archiving requirements of the energy industry. PGAS is currently in use by many leading energy companies. For more information, visit the Web site: http://pipeline.emsglobal.net.

About Energy Maintenance Services Group (EMS Group)
Energy Maintenance Services Group is a business development company focused on providing operations and maintenance services to three major segments of the energy industry - pipelines, power and water facilities. For more information visit the Web site: www.emsglobal.net.