Quanta Services, Inc. (Houston): Earl "Duke" Austin, Jr., is now chief operating officer and is overseeing Quanta's domestic and international operations. Austin most recently held the title of president, Electric Power and Natural Gas and Pipeline Divisions, and has overseen power and pipeline operations since Jan. 2011. In 2009, he joined the Quanta executive team from the company's North Houston Pole Line operating unit to oversee the company's pipeline operations. Austin serves on the board of the Southwest Line Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association. He received a BA in business management with an emphasis in accounting from Sam Houston State University.