The New York Republican Committee on Thursday picked Charles Joyce, the president of a company that constructs oil and gas pipelines, for a spot on the Republican National Committee, state GOP officials announced.

Joyce, a Wellsville resident, replaces Bill Powers, a former state party chairman who recently moved to Florida.

“I’d like to thank Chairman Cox and the members of the New York Republican State Committee for their vote of confidence,” Joyce said in a statement. “Thanks to Chairman Cox and his team, New York Republicans are in the strongest position we’ve been in years. We’re poised to take back statewide offices, send more Republicans to Congress, pick up more seats in the Assembly and win an outright majority in the State Senate. I look forward to working with Chairman Cox and Committeewoman Rich to continue to build our Party at the state and national level.”

Joyce is also a frequent Republican donor in New York, and state Chairman Ed Cox said in a statement that he’s been “instrumental” in helping rebuilding the part in New York.

“I’m thrilled that Charlie has agreed to serve our Party in an increased capacity both here in New York and at the national level,” said NYGOP Chair Ed Cox. “Charlie’s support for the Party over the last several election cycles has been instrumental in rebuilding our Party – the RNC has a worthy successor to former State Party Chair Bill Powers.”