LONDON, August 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Christian Brown appointed as Group Chief Operating Officer
- Paul Edward "Eddie" Lewis appointed as Group Development Officer
Kentz Corporation Limited (LSE: KENZ), the holding company of the Kentz engineering and construction group, is delighted to announce the appointment of Christian Brown as Group Chief Operating Officer and Eddie Lewis as Group Development Officer.
Chris joined Kentz this month and has responsibility for Kentz's global operations and functional services, as well as joining the Management Executive Committee. Chris will initially be based in the London office before transferring to Houston in June 2012. Chris has over 20 years experience in the LNG, oil and gas, refining, and petrochemicals industries. He had a 17 year career with Kellogg Brown and Root working across the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Middle East before joining Foster Wheeler in 2009.
Eddie took up the position of Group Development Officer for Kentz effective from 1 August 2011. He is based in our Houston office and has responsibility for Kentz's global Business Development and M&A, as well as sitting on the Management Executive Committee. Eddie had a 30 year career with Fluor, latterly as President of Global Sales and Account Management. In 2001 Eddie joined Bechtel and until recently was Principal Vice President of Bechtel's Oil, Gas and Chemicals Global Business Unit responsible for business development for Europe, Kazakhstan, Africa and the Middle East.
Hugh O'Donnell, Chief Executive Officer for Kentz, commented: "Kentz has undergone a period of significant growth and I am delighted to welcome Chris and Eddie on board to supplement the existing strong management team. They each bring a wealth of experience in the industry and will be invaluable additions to the Group and instrumental in sustaining our growth, delivering larger and more complex projects for our clients and in the continuing success of Kentz."
Kentz is a global engineering specialist solutions provider, which serves a blue chip client base primarily in the oil and gas, petrochemical and mining and metals sectors. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: KENZ). In the year ending December 2010, the company generated revenues of US$1.06 billion and profit before tax of US$67.5 million.
Kentz has over 11,000 employees in 27 countries. Its three main business lines are; specialist engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services, construction, and technical support services. It has a proven track record of delivering mechanical, electrical, controls and instrumentation engineering, construction and management services in some of the most remote locations on earth.
Please find further information on the Kentz website http://www.kentz.com
For further information please contact: Kentz Corporation Limited Tel: +44(0)20-3159-4000 Catríona Nugent