Black & Veatch has announced Mario Azar as the new president of its Power business.
A 28-year energy industry veteran, Azar will lead all aspects of the Power business including business development, project execution, operations, workforce planning, and organizational capability and effectiveness, as well as serve on the company’s Executive Committee, a release from Black & Veatch said.
Most recently a global energy industry advisor after founding a private firm, Azar joins Black & Veatch with decades of global leadership experience in power and oil and gas, including as CEO of Siemens Oil & Gas and Marine, an engineered solutions and integration business unit operating globally in over 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.
Previously, he served in various leadership capacities across the value chain at Siemens and Westinghouse Electric, most notably in the services side of the business, the release observed.
Commenting on the new appointment, Steve Edwards, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Black & Veatch said, “Mario brings tremendous experience in the energy industry, specifically in adapting to changing global markets through business optimization, strategy development and managing organizational and culture change.”