Black & Veatch Selects New Director for Board
Addition of Randy Woelfel Broadens Depth of Critical Industry Expertise
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- February 19, 2013
Randy Woelfel, Chief Executive Officer of NOVA Chemicals Corporation, has been
selected to join the Black & Veatch Board of Directors. A senior executive
with decades of international leadership experience in the gas, oil and
chemicals fields, Woelfel’s appointment as an independent director was
approved by the Black & Veatch Board at their February meeting.
“As Black & Veatch further enhances our governance structure and better
positions the company for growth, we are pleased to welcome Randy Woelfel to
the Board of Directors,” said Len Rodman, Chairman, President and CEO of Black
& Veatch. “Randy brings a wealth of international experience in key areas that
we expect will drive significant growth for the company in the years ahead.”
Woelfel began his career more than 35 years ago with Royal Dutch Shell, one of
the world’s leading oil, gas and chemicals marketers and producers. He
subsequently focused on the petrochemicals sector, including serving in
international business leadership positions for 14 years based in England and
Belgium. Since returning to the United States in 2004, he has served Texas’
largest new business incubator as managing director of its energy group, and
in executive roles in the plastics and chemicals fields. Woelfel joined NOVA
Chemicals as CEO in 2009.
“The team at Black & Veatch is helping meet critical infrastructure challenges
across the globe, and I see exciting opportunities for the future. I am
delighted to be joining Black & Veatch’s Board and supporting the company’s
continued success,” said Woelfel.
“Given the company’s strategic direction for continued global growth, Randy’s
solid business skills, along with his broad energy and process industries
background, make him an ideal choice as the Board plans for the long-term
future of the company,” said Rodman.
*NOVA Chemicals, with 2011 revenues of $5.2 billion, develops and
manufactures chemicals, plastic resins and end-products that make everyday
life safer, healthier and easier. NOVA Chemicals is headquartered in
Calgary, Alberta, Canada and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the
International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) of the Emirate of Abu
*Woelfel earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Rice
University and an M.S. in Management from The Sloan School of Management
at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
*Woelfel will stand for election to a full-term at the May 2013 Annual
*Please click here to download a high-resolution photograph of Randy
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