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Penspen strengthens US offering with four senior appointments

Penspen, a leading global provider of engineering and management services to the energy industry, has appointed four key members to its team, as part of its ongoing expansion in the Americas region.

Dirk van Oostendorp joins as director of integrity, Americas, to lead the growth and development of Penspen’s integrity offering throughout the region. He has more than 30 years’ international oil and gas project experience, comprising infrastructure design and construction, as well as integrity and risk analysis. In addition, Dirk holds a Masters of Science degree in Chemistry, is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Fellow of the Institute of Corrosion, a Chartered Chemist and a registered corrosion engineer with the National Association of Corrosion Engineers.

Gordon Jones has been appointed as engineering manager, Americas, and will be responsible for the newly started engineering and project management business across the region. Gordon has 40 years’ engineering procurement and construction management experience across upstream and downstream sectors and pipeline projects, with 25 years in senior management roles. He is a qualified mechanical engineer and joins Penspen from WorleyParsons, where he was responsible for the delivery of its North American pipelines business.

With more than 40 years’ engineering, procurement and construction experience, Andrew Trevino joins the company as project manager. His background is in oil and gas, LNG, LPG and chemicals (including CO2) and he holds an engineering degree from Texas A&M University. Andrew previously worked for Jacobs as project director.

Carl Mook, EVP and regional director for the Americas, Penspen, said:

“This is an exciting time for Penspen and for the Americas region as we look to grow and develop our engineering, project management and integrity businesses.  These three appointments will be an integral part of that growth and the combined experience of Dirk, Gordon and Andrew will put us in a very strong position as we take on new projects.”

Penspen has also appointed a new business development director, Bill Washington.  Bill will be responsible for the management and coordination of business development activities and will support the expansion of the firm’s engineering and project management services across the energy markets in North and South America.

Bill joins Penspen from WorleyParsons, where he was responsible for business development activities for pipelines and unconventional oil and gas in North America.  Prior to this, he held roles at J. Ray McDermott and Fluor, where he gained extensive experience in Subsea Umbilicals, Risers and Flowlines (SURF) related business.

Carl Mook added:

“Bill has exceptional experience and a successful record in delivering a wide range of engineering projects, both on and offshore, from feasibility studies through to detailed engineering design.  All of this will be invaluable as we seek to expand our engineering offering throughout North and South America.”


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