aeSolutions Announces Appointment of Ken Whittle as Senior Director for Process Safety
Industry Veteran to Lead Division Dedicated to Providing Top Tier Process Safety and Risk Management Solutions
Greenville, SC – aeSolutions, a consulting, engineering, and systems integration company, today announced the appointment of Ken Whittle to the position of senior director for Process Safety. Whittle will lead the company’s Process Safety business in value creation and business growth and will report directly to the company’s president.
“Ken comes to us a past client of aeSolutions with a strong track record of more than 30 years of process safety experience in an operating chemical company,” said Ken O’Malley, president of aeSolutions. “He has held positions in process safety management, mechanical integrity, maintenance excellence, and in supporting his company’s merger and acquisition efforts. I am very excited for the impact Ken’s experience and passion for process safety will have on our business and in expanding our ability to better serve our clients.”
As senior director, Whittle will have top, overall accountability for the performance of the company’s process safety business and as a member of the company’s senior leadership team. He will work directly with the company’s Plant Protection Systems business leader to guide clients in protecting their employees, their communities, and the environment. Whittle’s 30-plus years of leadership roles in environment, health, safety and sustainability (EHS&S)/operations comprise experience with mechanical integrity, maintenance excellence, mergers and acquisitions, and leadership coaching and mentoring. Additionally, he has held increasingly senior and complex roles at the corporate and business levels, at both large and small upstream and downstream petrochemical facilities.
“As a past client, I was already well aware of aeSolutions and its capabilities,” said Whittle. “It is rare for a single firm to have both a top-tier process safety consulting business and an engineering business unit that is focused solely on the design and deployment of critical protection systems, including Safety Instrumented Systems, Fired Equipment Combustion Control and Burner Management Systems, and Combustible and Toxic Gas detection systems. I am excited to bring my process safety and chemical manufacturing experience to a firm so committed to process safety and critical safety systems.”
aeSolutions’ clients look to the company to help guide them from early conceptual design, risk assessment, and facility siting services through the design, production, and startup of critical safety systems to meet their risk reduction requirements. Capital projects for designing and deploying safety systems must meet stringent, specific regulatory and industry-standard requirements with which clients might be unfamiliar. These challenges can be especially difficult on large projects, where an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) company is engaged but does not possess the specialty knowledge and experience required. aeSolutions has decades of experience bringing these systems online and in working with and through EPCs when required.
In business since 1998, aeSolutions is a consulting, engineering, and systems integration company that provides industrial process safety and automation products and services. They specialize in helping industrial clients achieve their risk management and operational excellence goals through expertise in process safety, combustion control and safeguarding, safety instrumented systems, control system design and integration, alarm management, and related operations and integrity management systems. For more information, visit www.aesolutions.com.