Commonwealth joins ENR Pipeline Design list
Commonwealth’s expansion in the midstream market has resulted in the company ranking 22nd in the 2012 ENR Sourcebook listing of Pipeline Design firms serving the petroleum industry. Commonwealth has been recognized for several years in ENR’s rankings of refinery design firms , but this is the company’s first appearance related to its midstream activities. Commonwealth also ranks among Houston’s Top 25 Energy Engineering companies as recognized the Houston Business Journal.
HOUSTON – (February 22, 2012) Commonwealth Engineering and Construction, LLC has named David Hicks as the company’s Director – Midstream Services.
Hicks is an engineering and construction industry veteran of more than 20 years in marketing a full range of project services to the pipeline and terminal, refining, chemical and petrochemical, and power industries. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston.
“David has the kind of experience our clients can rely on in the fast-paced mid-stream services market,” said Commonwealth President and CEO Lloyd Kirchner. “With the various shale plays and associated developments in pipeline infrastructure, this is an increasingly important sector of our business. David understands the types of design, procurement and construction management services Commonwealth can provide to ensure project success.”
HOUSTON – (January 24, 2011) Commonwealth Engineering and Construction, LLC has added Michael Ciancarelli as Director – Business Development.
“We’re extremely pleased to add a person with Mike’s proven client relations skills and technical knowledge of our industry as we respond to increasing activity in the engineering services market,” said Commonwealth President and CEO Lloyd Kirchner. “Mike brings 20 years of highly relevant experience to the clients he serves and clearly understands what is needed to ensure project success.” Prior to joining Commonwealth, Ciancarelli held progressive levels of engineering sales responsibilities in the Houston area over the past six years. This followed 14 years of hands on experience in mechanical engineering and project management.
Ciancarelli holds a bachelor of science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a volunteer and lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He is also on the board of the Houston Federal Credit Union, where he is serving as Vice Chairman.
HOUSTON – (Oct. 29, 2010) Commonwealth Engineering and Construction, LLC has promoted Joel Chatelain to Director of Operations and Eberhard Lucke to Director of Process Engineering.
Chatelain joined Commonwealth in 2008 in the Process Department where he has directed conceptual process design, process supervision and client program process management. His engineering career spans more than 30 years, providing a full range of process services. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas. He is also a registered professional engineer in Texas.
Lucke succeeds Chatelain as Commonwealth’s Director of Process Engineering. Lucke has more than 20 years in process technology, formerly serving as a Process Design Manager in large engineering firm prior to joining Commonwealth two years ago. Lucke has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Essen, Germany.
“Both these men have displayed the ability to understand and effectively address issues involving multiple disciplines and projects,” said Commonwealth President and CEO Lloyd Kirchner. “We’re pleased to give them larger roles in our company’s future.”
Houston, TX (April 29, 2009) - Commonwealth Engineering and Construction Chairman and CEO Paul Varello has received a commendation letter (see attachment) from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for his role as Monitor Trustee in the matter of Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. et al., Docket No. 9300.
In 2004, the FTC issued a Final Order to Chicago Bridge and Iron Company, (CB&I) directing CB&I to divest certain assets that it acquired from Pittsburgh-Des Moines, Inc. (PDM) in 2001. CB&I elected to appeal this Final Order to the Federal Appeals Court. Pending the outcome of the appeal process, the FTC directed that a Monitor Trustee would be appointed to oversee CB&I and its compliance with the terms of the Final Order. Varello was subsequently appointed to the position. In this role, he was fully vested with all the rights and powers necessary to effectively monitor CB&I in its compliance with the terms of the Final Order.
In acknowledging its receipt of the Final Report in the matter, the FTC thanked Varello for playing “a critical role in assuring that CB&I’s divestiture to Matrix Service Company would permit the reintroduction of meaningful competition in the relevant cryogenic tank market. The letter further stated, “Your considerable efforts coupled with your knowledge and expertise greatly facilitated the Commission’s consideration of the final divestiture proposal submitted by CB&I.”
Houston, TX (April 2, 2009) - The March 27-April 2, 2009 edition of the Houston Business Journal lists Commonwealth Engineering 18th among Houston’s largest energy engineering firms.
This represents Commonwealth’s third consecutive year on the top 25 list, having ranked 23rd in 2008 and 19th a year ago. Other than a newly formed consolidation of two existing firms, Commonwealth is the youngest company to achieve a spot in the current top 25. The companies are ranked according to the previous year’s local gross billings. Commonwealth’s revenue for 2008 was $50.1 million