LONDON, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Kentz Corporation Limited (LSE: KENZ), the holding company of the Kentz engineering and construction group (http://www.kentz.com/), is delighted to announce the appointment of Eli Wawi as Group Director of Engineering effective from 16 July 2012.
Eli will be based in the Doha office and will have responsibility for all global Engineering Centres of Excellence. In his role Eli will further develop Kentz's technical capabilities and resources in line with the Group strategy, provide technical oversight and governance, and manage engineering best practises. The function has been set up to support the Kentz Business Units that provide valuable engineering services to clients; Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) and Technical Support Services.
Eli has over 25 years of experience in oil and gas engineering, formerly with KBR and Shaw Group, including running engineering operations in Mexico and India. Prior to joining Kentz, Eli worked for CH2M Hill Energy and Chemicals, UAE, where he held the position of Vice President of the Middle East, North Africa and India.
Eamonn O'Hanlon, Group Project Services Officer for Kentz, commented: "Over the past few years, Kentz has enhanced its worldwide engineering capacity by investing to meet the growing demand for these services. This new position will help to consolidate the existing resource and to strengthen and further develop synergies between the engineering centres. Eli brings impressive technical and functional leadership and a proven track record of inspiring and driving progress. He will be an invaluable addition to the team in the next phase of Kentz's development."
Eli Wawi, Group Director of Engineering, added: "I am honoured at the opportunity to join Kentz, a reputable and growing company. I am thrilled to be part of a talented team with a solid track record of delivering challenging projects. I look forward to further development and strengthening of our capabilities, to continuously service our clients worldwide."
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 2011, the company generated revenues of $1.37 billion and profit before tax of $79.4 million.
Kentz has over 14,000 employees in 29 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.
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