Atlanta, Ga. – (May 3, 2019) –ET Environmental Corporation, LLC, a national employee-owned design/build firm, announced the addition of Cleveland Owers as its new President, effective immediately. Bill Higginbotham, PE, has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since the company began in 1993. He will remain in the role of CEO.
“After an extensive nationwide search, I’m pleased to introduce Cleveland Owers as my successor. His background, ambitious drive and entrepreneurial spirit make him an excellent choice to lead ET into the next phase of our company’s advancement,” said Mr. Higginbotham. “As ET begins to implement national growth initiatives, Cleveland will bring innovative ideas and a fresh perspective to our team. I look forward to working with him and combining our industry knowledge into a strategic approach to our industries.”
Cleveland Owers joins ET with over 15 years of industrial construction experience in the oil, gas, power, and petrochemical industries. He resides in Texas where he was most recently responsible for the Industrial Division of Tellepsen, a family-owned construction firm founded in 1909 that executed projects ranging from $500K to more than $150M. Significant accomplishments include developing a Small Capital Projects organization, restructuring EPC and major projects organization, diversifying services and clients, and increasing profits through cost reduction strategies and labor utilization efficiency. He had full profit and loss responsibility for his $400M division while managing a total workforce of more than 1,200 employees.
Prior to his service at Tellepsen, Mr. Owers worked for BP in Houston, Texas, most notably working on large upstream projects in the Gulf of Mexico before becoming a component of the global projects organization. His construction and project management roles also included experience on midstream and downstream projects ranging from $1.5B to more than $20B during his 11-year employment with BP.
“A significant amount of time and research went into evaluating this dynamic role with ET. The company’s successful history, unique capabilities, and innovative design/build approach solidified my decision to join this team. My short and long-term goals are to grow shareholder equity through expansion and diversification while staying flexible in a continually changing environment,” says Cleveland Owers. “I am looking forward to working alongside the founder of the company, Bill Higginbotham, and exploring the promising growth that ET holds for the future of our industry.”
ET Environmental is an independent design/build firm with in-house professional engineers and construction managers in 13 offices across the US. The company focuses on design and construction of all areas of the energy, solid waste, and transportation industries. Founded in 1993, ET has blended design expertise and construction management systems into a comprehensive design/build service model.
Contact: Tina Reed, ET Environmental Corporation, LLC, 602-920-7852, firstname.lastname@example.org