UK: Kentz EPC Business Unit Gets New COO
Kentz Corporation, the holding company of the Kentz engineering and construction group, announced the appointment of Tush Doshi as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Kentz’s Specialist Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Business Unit.
James Moore, the current COO of Specialist EPC, is retiring following a 19 year career with Kentz. James will continue working with Kentz in a consulting capacity in the near-term to ensure a seamless transition.
Tush Doshi joins Kentz from Jacobs, where he was Vice President of the European and African Field Services division and prior to that, he was a Director with Foster Wheeler. Tush was hired by Kentz specifically for his high level of quality EPC experience, having spent over 21 years with AMEC; culminating in the role of Director of Gas and Power in the Power and Process division. Whilst at AMEC, he was responsible for the strategic growth in several global regions for EPC and oversaw the development of the client relationships, strategic supply chain, and technology relationships needed to achieve this growth.
Tush has experience of managing EPC businesses across many regions throughout the world, including; Australasia, Southern and Northern Africa, China, India, and the Middle East. Working on EPC projects from front-end engineering, right through to construction, he has personally managed projects of up to US$1bn in value, overseen regional spend of up to US$5bn and has experience of business integration as well as overseeing P&L.
Christian Brown, Chief Executive Officer of Kentz, commented, “From a pipeline approaching US$13bn, half of the value is from projects that we are targeting in EPC. Additionally these projects are further up the value chain, making the opportunity in EPC crucial to the future of Kentz.
“James leaves behind him a solid foundation in our engineering capability and I thank him on behalf of all at Kentz for his years of hard work. Tush has the highly specific experience we need to drive the EPC business, a business that will be invaluable to the next stage of Kentz’s development and I welcome him to the Company.”
Tush Doshi, Chief Operating Office of Kentz’s Specialist EPC Business Unit, commented, “It is a great time to take on the challenge of growing EPC with Kentz. The company has seen vast growth over the past few years and the roots of the business in specialist projects and construction are a huge part of the company’s relationship with existing clients. I look forward to working with new and existing clients on many exciting projects in the future.”
LNG World News Staff, October 15, 2012