As the oil, gas and chemicals industries adapt to transitions in the market, Burns & McDonnell has announced key leadership promotions to help the firm continue to deliver on its clients’ biggest challenges.

In line with this, the oil, gas & chemical group of Burns & McDonnell has promoted five individuals “to expand services and capabilities”.

“This new leadership will help bring more focus to the markets that make up our oil, gas and chemical group, positioning us for growth as we transition into the future,” said Bob Reymond, president and general manager of the group. “The industries are changing, creating both opportunities and challenges for our clients. We’re investing in our team to continue helping our clients navigate a successful path forward.”

Andrew Becker has been promoted to technical and strategic adviser for the oil, gas & chemical group, working to streamline the firm’s strategic focus for future growth. Becker will provide his technical, strategic and market knowledge to the managing directors as well as other internal and external stakeholders.

Meaghan McCaffrey has been promoted to managing director of renewables and emerging markets, spearheading the oil, gas & chemical group’s focus on renewable solutions. As a cornerstone of the firm’s renewable efforts, she will lead the oil, gas and chemical group in the growing renewables market. McCaffrey will also play an integral role supporting clients as they seek a viable connection between new and evolving technologies across traditional markets.

Kevin Syphard has been promoted to managing director of the chemicals market sector, providing dynamic business and technical solutions to clients in the petrochemical and chemicals markets. With more than 25 years of leadership experience for EPC chemical projects, Syphard is ideally positioned to expand and diversify the firm’s resumé in the industry.

Jason Hetherington has been promoted to managing director of logistics and midstream, where he will focus on expanding the firm’s midstream, logistics and storage business. In this new role, he leads a team engaged in large-volume storage and transportation projects for petroleum-based products.

Dave Nispel has been promoted to managing director of refining. With dedication to and an emphasis on predictable project execution, Nispel has played an essential role in creating a strong refining business within the oil, gas & chemical group. He will continue to help clients in the refining space incorporate margin-enhancing, renewable solutions.

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21st April 2021