Long time industry executive to lead Process Team initiatives for company’s long-term growth and scale.
LISLE, IL November 13, 2018 — Today, Brindley Engineering, one of Chicago’s world-class engineering firms in maintenance, reliability and constructability, announced the addition of Gavin Palmer to its executive leadership team as Process Team Lead. This is another milestone for the growth story of Brindley Engineering, an innovative, tech-forward, engineering firm founded with a vision to provide the highest level of service to clients in the maintenance, reliability, and constructability arenas.
Palmer is an industry veteran in Technical Process leadership on small, mid and large capital projects in the refining, energy and chemical industries. He will be responsible for directing and building out the Brindley Engineering Process department infrastructure, serving client needs for small, mid and large capital work in refining and other industries. Palmer’s strategy includes an emphasis on the recruitment and mentorship of top young Process Engineering talent, with a focus on the development of their careers.
This hire comes at a time when the industry is growing, and engineering resources are at a premium.
“We need to encourage younger generations that engineering is an exciting field of study, and offers a promising career,” said Palmer. “I’m excited to join a company with dynamic leadership and help Brindley Engineering with targeted growth in both size and services in the coming years.”
“Maintaining current infrastructure in refineries and chemical plants for our clients remains critical to ensuring safe, efficient and reliable operations of these facilities in the future,” said founder and president, Tom Brindley. “Gavin and the team he is building will provide clients with FEL/FEED and project scoping services allowing Brindley Engineering to tackle larger projects, while maintaining their current values of providing a creative, meticulous and reliable customer-focused environment.”
Palmer joins Brindley Engineering most recently from Ambitech. Previous to Ambitech, Palmer worked at Stepan Company, leading teams of operators in the day-to-day operation of site utilities. Palmer has held Process Engineering roles of increasing responsibility for nearly 20 years.
Palmer has a master’s in chemical engineering from Loughborough University in England. He lives in Mokena with his wife and 4 children.
About Brindley Engineering
Headquartered in Lisle, IL, Brindley Engineering was founded by President Tom Brindley, P.E., in 2004. After years in the field, Brindley saw a growing need to improve reliability and decrease overall infrastructure life cycle costs. Brindley Engineering focuses on asset evaluations and efficient repairs rather than costly and time-consuming replacement of infrastructure. Brindley Engineering services clients in a variety of industries including Oil & Gas Extraction and Pre-Processing (Upstream), Pipelines and Terminals (Midstream), Petroleum Refining (Downstream), Gas Processing, Chemical Plants, Steel Mills, Petrochemical Plants, Power Plants, Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing, Water Treatment.