Black & Veatch names heads of Oil & Gas, Power businesses

Black & Veatch names new heads of Oil & Gas, Power business units

Black & Veatch appointed two people to lead its Oil & Gas and Power business units.

Hoe Wai Cheong was named president of the Oil & Gas sector, and Ed Walsh is president of the Power group. The appointments were made after Dean Oskvig, president and CEO of the Energy business, announced his retirement. He will stay in his position through the end of 2015 to help in the transition.

Cheong is currently executive vice president and executive director, EPC Projects for Black & Veatch based in Singapore. He joined the company back in 2007 and joined the Executive Committee in 2011. He has more than 25 years of industrial experience in the oil & gas, petrochemical and pharmaceutical sectors. He earned his bachelors and doctorate degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Aston in Birmingham, UK.

Walsh joined the company in 2003 and is currently executive vice president and executive director of Global Services Projects within Black & Veatch’s Energy business. His career spans more than 40 years in the engineering and construction industry. Walsh earned his bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Utica College in New York, and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard’s Graduate School of Business.

Oskvig became President and CEO of Black & Veatch’s Energy business and joined the Board of Directors in 2006. He earned his civil engineering degree from the University of Iowa and his MBA from the University of Utah. He served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force for three years before starting with Black & Veatch in 1975.

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