Black & Veatch has announced that Arthur Close has been named a sales director within the company’s energy business.
In his new role, Close will support business growth and ongoing strategic developments across the Middle East, India, Europe and Africa (MEIEA) regions.
“There are wide-ranging demands in these regions for the types of high-quality energy infrastructure projects that our company provides,” said Dean Oskvig, President and CEO of Black & Veatch’s global energy business. “Arthur’s strong background as an engineer and business development expert will be very valuable in helping the company implement sustainable solutions for our clients’ most complex projects.”
Close has almost 20 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry. Prior to joining Black & Veatch, he was Business Development Manager in Southeast Asia for a major global engineering and construction company.
“The world’s population continues to grow, resulting in increased demand for energy infrastructure,” said Close. “My role will be to work with our clients and our global energy experts to identify and implement solutions that meet the unique needs of each region.”
Close has also served in global sales, marketing and proposal roles in the Middle East, Asia, Central Asia, Russia, UK, Europe, Africa and China. Close has held a variety of business development positions in markets that include oil and natural gas, LNG (liquefied natural gas), petrochemical, chemical and oil refining.
Close earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Strathclyde University, and completed the MBA program at Henley Management College, both in the UK.
He is based in Black & Veatch’s office in Redhill, UK.