HOUSTON, TX (US) – Audubon Engineering Solutions, an affiliate of Audubon Companies, has a new Downstream Center of Excellence to better serve clients along the U.S. Gulf Coast. The new Center of Excellence will focus its services on small to mid-capital petrochemical and refining projects and establishing alliance programs. The primary execution centers will be in La Porte, Texas and Baton Rouge with additional support coming from Houston as well as Metairie and Covington, Louisiana.
Onshore Senior Vice President Michael Northcott of Audubon Engineering Solutions stated, “By establishing a Downstream Center of Excellence, it enables us to better align with our customers’ key business drivers. The response from our customers has been positive. In 2014, we experienced rapid growth in the downstream market segment, and we are well positioned in 2015 with a healthy backlog to help fuel continued growth.”
Shawn Senf will lead this new initiative as Business Line Director. Senf is a project manager with over 20 years of engineering and construction experience in the petrochemical industry. His professional expertise includes EPC mid-capital engineering and construction project management of multi-million dollar oil and gas facilities. With a strong professional background in team leadership and client management, Senf will be additionally responsible for the fiscal performance, quality assurance and operational execution of the new downstream division. He will report directly to Michael Northcott.
Other key leaders are Allen Guiher, Director of Operations, and Brandon DuMontier, Business Line Manager. Guiher is based in Baton Rouge and will lead execution while DuMontier will oversee the fiscal performance and client management in Louisiana from the Metairie office. Both will report to Shawn Senf.