HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--One of America’s leading engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) firms, S & B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd. (S & B), announced David Taylor as the company’s new executive vice president and chief operations officer (COO), effective September 9, 2019. Taylor replaces Thomas Collins, who will assume a new role as a senior vice president and trusted consultant as he plans for retirement after 19 years of distinguished service.
Taylor joined S & B 31 years ago as a mechanical superintendent and has since worked in various senior roles, including most recently, senior vice president of EPC and construction. As COO, Taylor will lead S & B’s ever-expanding portfolio of world-scale energy and petrochemical projects. Recently, the multinational chemical company, LyondellBasell, hired S & B to construct a new, 34-acre ethers unit at LyondellBasell’s Bayport Complex in Pasadena, Texas.
“We’re excited about our future with David at the helm as COO,” said James W. Brookshire, S & B chief executive officer. “He is the right choice for not only S & B but our customers because of his incredible capability to lead, with a strong focus on safety, world-class project execution, and building the leaders of tomorrow from within our company.”
John Parker will succeed Taylor as senior vice president of EPC and construction, effective September 9, 2019. Parker has served more than 30 years at S & B, successfully leading numerous major projects to design and construct midstream and downstream process facilities.
“Our ability to build America’s energy infrastructure depends on attracting and retaining the best and brightest in our industry,” said J.D. Slaughter, S & B president. “John and David are products of S & B’s dedication to the career development of our people. The two will carry on our pioneering work in safety, craft education and project execution.”
Recently, Texas Governor Greg Abbott recognized S & B’s earn-while-you-learn apprenticeship program as the state model for craft worker training. In 2018, S & B opened its innovative Craft Education & Skills Enhancement Center in Baytown, Texas, to provide on-the-job activities and classroom training for craft professionals.
About S & B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd.
S & B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd. is one of the leading engineering, procurement, and construction firms in the United States, with more than 50 years’ experience. S & B designs and builds world-scale projects in NGL fractionation, refining, petrochemicals, polymers, export terminals and pipelines. With over 7,100 employees, S & B ranks among one of the largest private employers based in the greater Houston area.
S & B uses its Managing with Certainty® execution philosophy, which includes the industry-leading project management system (iPIMS®) and innovative Integrated Project Planning toolset, to deliver projects safely on-schedule and on-budget. Engineering News-Record ranks S & B as the top design firm in Texas and Louisiana.