Black & Veatch has appointed a new president to its global power business.
Mario Azar hasà‚ 28 years’ experience in the energy industry,à‚ including senior positions with Siemens and Westinghouse.
At Black & Veatch he succeeds Ed Walsh, who retired in December after 15 years. Azar willà‚ lead all aspects of theà‚ power division, including business development,à‚ projectà‚ execution, operations and workforce planning.
Commenting on his new role, Azar said: “As needs for producing, delivering and storing electricity continue to shift across the globe,à‚ I look forward to working with our global team of thousands of professionals to build the new, innovative and more efficient energy infrastructure of the future.”
Black & Veatch chairman Steve Edwards said that Azar “brings tremendousà‚ experience in the energy industry, specifically in adapting to changingà‚ globalà‚ marketsà‚ throughà‚ business optimization, strategyà‚ developmentà‚ and managingà‚ organizational and culture change”.
Black & Veatch has also appointed Robbie Gibson as its new UK Director for Renewable Energy.
He will be based at the company’s office in Glasgow, Scotland, and said: “People expect a reliable energy infrastructure. By 2030, for example, between a fifth and a third of the UK’s electricity is likely to come from offshore wind power. These new assets need to be skilfully managed.”
Scott Aitken, Executive Managing Director of Black & Veatch Europe, said: “Our goal is to help clients ensure their assets outperform financial, service and environmental targets, using data and analytics to foster insight driven enhancements. Robbie’s appointment will help us extend this offering further into the renewable energy sector.”
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