Stephen Wright Named Vice President of Europe and Middle East Operations for Solomon Associates

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Wright replaces Lawrie Anness, who retires after a two-decade career with the global energy consulting company.

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Stephen Wright has been named vice president of Europe and Middle East operations for Solomon Associates, the global energy consulting company.

Stephen has demonstrated during his time with us the drive, management ability and client focus that will make him an excellent leader for our efforts in Europe and the Middle East.

Solomon Associates, the leading performance improvement company for the global energy industry, today announced that Stephen Wright has been promoted to vice president of Europe and Middle East operations, effective April 1. He will also serve as managing director of Solomon Associates Ltd., the company’s U.K. entity. Wright succeeds Lawrence (Lawrie) Anness, who is retiring after a four-decade career that has included 21 years with Solomon Associates.

“Stephen has demonstrated during his time with us the drive, management ability and client focus that will make him an excellent leader for our efforts in Europe and the Middle East,” said Dale Emanuel, president of Solomon Associates. “Of course, we will all greatly miss Lawrie, who has been with Solomon Associates since we opened the London office. We know he will relish the chance to spend more time with his family after so much travel over the years.”

Wright joined Solomon Associates in January 2010 as senior consultant in the company’s U.K. office. Before Solomon Associates, Wright served as vice president of process consulting in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for KBC Process Technology Ltd., where his responsibilities included managing a team delivering strategy, process optimization and design projects. During Wright’s tenure, he served in a variety of senior management roles, including vice president for operational excellence and vice president for reliability, availability and maintenance.

Prior to consulting, Wright served in management roles for Exxon at its U.K. refinery at Fawley during a 15-year career. Wright is a chartered engineer and has a bachelor of science in chemical engineering from Imperial College London.

Anness joined Solomon Associates in 1990, since which time he has been instrumental in growing the Europe/Middle East refining study, launching the pipeline and terminal studies and managing major client projects. Prior to Solomon Associates, he spent nearly two decades with Amoco Corporation, where he served in a variety of refinery management roles.

In addition to its Dallas headquarters, Solomon Associates maintains offices in the U.K., China, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, and Singapore.

About Solomon Associates
Based in Dallas, HSB Solomon Associates LLC is the world’s leading performance improvement company for energy companies seeking to identify and close gaps in operational performance. Combining proven, patented methodologies with objective data analysis, and led by a team steeped in hands-on operational experience, Solomon Associates consistently helps clients with energy-intensive assets achieve greater efficiencies, enhanced reliability, and improved margins. Solomon Associates is part of HSB Group, Inc. To learn more about Solomon Associates, visit http://www.solomononline.com.

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