LNG regasification experts Kenny McGeachie and Charles Ruehl have joined WaveCrest Energy’s management team as Chief Technical Officer and Chief Operating Officer respectively to lead the company’s integrated efforts to develop, acquire, construct and operate global LNG regasification and associated downstream projects.
“Successful development and delivery of reliable, sustainable and profitable LNG projects requires a proven and experienced team” said Rob Bryngelson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of WaveCrest Energy. “With an extensive track record of developing unique and innovative projects around the world, Kenny and Charles bring a depth of knowledge and expertise unmatched in the industry that bolsters WaveCrest Energy’s efforts to develop integrated projects across the LNG value chain. I’ve had the pleasure of working with both of them for many years, and I couldn’t be happier working with them again.”
Kenny brings over 30 years of experience in project development and implementation from feasibility studies through all stages of design, permitting, construction and operation. He has implemented and was directly responsible for the execution of floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) based LNG projects and related infrastructure in diverse and challenging environments around the world. Kenny began his career with Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) where he worked in the engineering and chemical & polymers divisions, and later joined Huntsman Petrochemicals. He subsequently joined PX Limited where he was instrumental in the implementation of the world’s first dockside FSRU project in Teesside, England. Kenny spent a decade at Excelerate Energy, most recently as its Chief Technical Officer overseeing the design, engineering and construction of FSRUs and related infrastructure worldwide.
Charles has over 20 years of operational experience across the energy sector including operational oversight of complex projects as well as strategic planning and implementation. His responsibilities have included directing technical management of a fleet of FSRUs, supply chain management and port operations for an array of LNG projects around the world. In addition, he was responsible for implementation of corporate environmental integrity and risk management practices. Charles began his career sailing with Sergeant Marine, subsequently joining Coscol Marine and later El Paso corporation where he served as Assistant Port Captain. After a period of time as an operations manager at Signet Maritime, he joined Excelerate Energy in 2007 rising to the role of Vice President of Operations for nearly a decade. During his service at Excelerate Energy, Charles was responsible for the day-to-day oversight and management of a network of LNG importation projects in North and South America, Asia and the Middle East.