As decarbonization efforts accelerate across industries, power services leader sees a bright future in green energy solutions
Black & Veatch, a leading provider of critical human infrastructure solutions, today announced that Mario Azar, president of its global Power business has been named to the company’s Board of Directors.
“Black & Veatch’s businesses are at the forefront of a global shift towards more sustainable, lower carbon energy use with a growing focus on resource optimization across our increasingly diverse client set,” said Steve Edwards, Black & Veatch’s CEO. “Mario’s experience leading transformation efforts in complex market sectors will help the Board of Directors position the company for long term success.”
Azar joined Black & Veatch in late 2018, during a time of accelerating transformation across the power industry, with global shift towards de-carbonization continuing to drive innovation along the path to the new energy transition. Azar was instrumental in re-positioning Black & Veatch Power to adapt to the changing power landscape and continues to lead the power business in this direction. He brings more than 30 years of energy industry experience to the Board as well as service as a member of the company’s executive committee.
“For more than 100 years, Black & Veatch has been helping to enable the evolution of critical human infrastructure and the deployment of technologies that accelerate our mission of ‘Building a World of Difference,’” said Azar. “Today is no different, as we enter a new era of balancing infrastructure development with the ambitions of a growing global population that is striving towards new levels of sustainability and environmental awareness. I am honored to join the Black & Veatch Board and align with the highly experienced and respected industry leaders that are helping to guide the company towards its worthy mission, while continuing to deliver high value to our employee owners and shareholders.”
Azar’s global energy leadership experience includes serving as CEO of Siemens Oil & Gas and Marine, an engineered solutions and integration business unit operating globally in more than 21 countries. In addition, he was executive vice president of Power Generation Solutions Americas for Siemens, where he led and substantially grew the volume and profitability of the business focused on integrating power plant solutions and providing value-added services to power customers.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and lives in Overland Park, Kansas with his wife and two children.
- Azar also held several other globally diverse positions at Siemens and previously Westinghouse, including Director of Power Generation Long Term Service Programs and Gas Turbine Modernization Marketing; and Director of Power Generation Global Major Service Projects. Prior to joining Black & Veatch, he started and managed a successful energy consulting business.
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About Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch is an employee-owned global engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with a more than 100-year track record of innovation in sustainable infrastructure. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people around the world by addressing the resilience and reliability of our most important infrastructure assets. Our revenues in 2020 exceeded US$3.0 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and on social media.
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