MAVERICK Technologies Appoints Bud Blankenship to Lead Power, Pulp and Paper Industries
COLUMBIA, Ill., March 16, 2015 — MAVERICK Technologies has hired Bud Blankenship to fill the role of Industry Manager for Power, Pulp and Paper. In this capacity, he will oversee the company’s efforts to develop and fulfill client relationships and projects in these critical industries.
Blankenship brings more than 40 years of experience in operations management, business development and project management related to automation in the U.S. and internationally.
“My career has spanned several decades, a great portion of which was as a client and the other providing automation engineering solutions to a variety of industries. Having experienced both sides of this industry, I am very excited to have the opportunity to join this world class organization with one-of-a-kind solution delivery capabilities and a client focus rarely seen anywhere,” said Blankenship.
Prior to joining MAVERICK, Blankenship served as manager of business development for Mustang Automation and Control. That stint followed more than 20 years as the manager of refinery process operations for Ashland Oil, the director of refining at Litwin Engineering, and the global refinery management for ABB.
“I’m proud to have Bud as a part of our world class team,” commented Paul Galeski, Founder and CEO of MAVERICK Technologies. “We help Our customers keep their plants running better on an ongoing basis, often enterprise wide, long after individual projects are completed. Providing this kind of service requires an effective leader to maintain and enhance these long-term relationships. I know Bud will excel in this role, and our customers will benefit greatly from having him as a trusted resource.”
Bill Stewart, MAVERICK Vice President of Operations added, “Bud knows what customers want because he’s been there himself. All his experience has been building to this new position, where he’ll provide a critical combination of technical knowledge with a strong service mindset.”
Founded in 1999, MAVERICK is the largest independent systems integrator in North America, and is a global leader in industrial automation, enterprise integration and strategic manufacturing solutions for clients across a wide range of manufacturing and process industries. Leveraging its unique enterprise-wide perspective, MAVERICK identifies suboptimal operations and improves performance for greater safety, efficiency and overall profitability. The company’s people, processes and technical capabilities ensure delivery of the right solution for every project, using the most appropriate technology. Organizations around the world depend on MAVERICK’s responsiveness, results-driven approach and dedication to their success. Over the years, MAVERICK has completed more than 14,000 projects in 46 countries across six continents. To learn more about MAVERICK, please visit mavtechglobal.com. To download our press kit, please visit mavtechglobal.com/press