FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUST 2, 2016
EN Engineering Names Steve Knowles as Chief Executive Officer
(Warrenville, IL) EN Engineering, a leading national energy engineering, consulting, and compliance services firm, today announced the appointment of Steve Knowles as Chief Executive Officer. Knowles joins EN Engineering from Wood Group Mustang, Inc., an award-winning services provider to the global energy industry, where he served as CEO from 2006 to 2015.
“In our quest to continue to take EN Engineering to the next level and continue to grow the business, while still maintaining our strong culture, we recognize the need to expand the depth and experience of the management team,” said Tom Ziegenfuss, President of EN Engineering. “Leveraging his incredible experience at Wood Group Mustang, Steve brings the leadership skills, strategic thinking, and guidance necessary to realize the growth potential of our business. On behalf of the management team, we couldn’t be more confident that Steve is an outstanding fit for this company.”
With more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry, Knowles is a proven leader and expert in project delivery. During his tenure as CEO of Wood Group Mustang, Knowles was responsible for significantly increasing the company’s geographic footprint, employee base, and revenues. Before his time as CEO, Knowles held a variety of leadership roles at Wood Group Mustang including business unit leader and chief operating officer. Prior to Wood Group Mustang, he worked as a project engineer and project manager for Saudi Aramco in Saudi Arabia and Malaysia.
“It is a privilege to join a company like EN Engineering with a rich history and deep appreciation for delivering great services to customers while creating compelling opportunities for employees,” said Steve Knowles, CEO of EN Engineering. “I am excited to lead this company into its next chapter. The markets we operate in today offer our company a great deal of growth potential and looking forward, there are adjacent markets and geographies we can tap into for opportunity. Working with Tom and the management team, I know we can achieve success.”
Knowles began his career as an offshore construction engineer with Chevron USA. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University in 1983, and in 2008, attended Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.