HOUSTON, July 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Elliott Smith has joined Voith Turbo's Power, Oil & Gas Division as Vice President of Business Development and Strategy. Mr. Smith will be based at the recently-opened office in Houston's energy corridor.
"Elliott's leadership and experience in business development will be valuable assets as we look to expand our footprint in the oil and gas market," said Ron Wilson, President Americas of the Power, Oil & Gas Division. "Innovation is key to Voith Turbo's growth, and his work leading new product development initiatives in the Americas will allow us to support our oil and gas customers. I want to give a warm welcome to Elliott as he joins our Houston office."
The company's new Houston office includes a business development and research center focused on problem solving and product development. As Vice President of Business Development and Strategy, Mr. Smith will work with the research and development and sales teams to drive innovation in the oil and gas sector.
Mr. Smith brings more than 20 years of experience in the power and energy industries, with technical, commercial, legal, and risk management expertise in project development. Prior to joining Voith, Mr. Smith served as the Manager for Global Services at CH2M Hill in Atlanta, Georgia, where he led strategic growth initiatives for global markets in the power and energy industries. He has also previously worked for Siemens Energy. Mr. Smith received his MBA at the University of North Carolina and is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and Jacksonville University.
Voith Turbo, a Group Division of Voith GmbH, is a specialist for intelligent drive solutions and systems. Customers from highly diverse industries such as oil and gas, energy, mining and metal processing, mechanical engineering, ship technology, rail and commercial vehicles rely on advanced technologies from Voith Turbo.
Voith sets the standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials, and transportation & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs more than 39,000 people, generates €5.3 billion in sales, operates in about 50 countries around the world and is today one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe.
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