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KP Engineering Names Preston President And CEO

Jan. 5, 2022
Preston is a process industry veteran with 34 years of experience leading and growing technology-based businesses in the engineering, oil and gas, energy and chemical production sectors.

William E. (Bill) Preston

KP Engineering, LP (KPE), a provider of customized EPC offerings for the refining, syngas, hydrogen and renewable fuels industries, names William E. (Bill) Preston as its new president and chief executive officer. Based in both Tyler, Texas and in Houston, Preston has served as KPE’s president and chief operating officer since 2015. As CEO, Preston will be responsible for the overall direction, execution and global expansion of KPE.

Preston is a process industry veteran with 34 years of experience leading and growing technology-based businesses in the engineering, oil and gas, energy and chemical production sectors. Prior to joining KPE, he served in vice president roles for companies including a division of Texaco and ChevronTexaco, Linc Energy, Synthesis Energy Systems and GreatPoint Energy. He also served as CEO of The Energy Capital Group, developing syngas and chemical production facilities in the petrochemical and oil refining industries.

Preston is joined in executive leadership by Michael Roberts, senior vice president of operations; Mahesh Thadhani, senior vice president of business development; Doug Schnittker, vice president of projects; and Ken Fischer, vice president of technology.

Preston holds a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Pomona College in Claremont, California. He is currently the executive director of the Global Syngas Technologies Council, the hydrogen and syngas industry’s trade association.

For more information, visit: www.kpe.com

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