KP Engineering LP (KPE), an engineering, procurement, and construction company for the syngas, hydrogen, renewable fuels, and refining industries, has named William E. (Bill) Preston as its new president and CEO. Preston has served as KPE’s president and chief operating officer since 2015. As CEO, he will be responsible for the overall direction, execution, and global expansion of KPE.
Preston has 34 years of experience leading and growing technology-based businesses in the engineering, oil and gas, energy, and chemical production sectors. Prior to joining KPE, he served in vice president roles for companies including a division of Texaco and ChevronTexaco, Linc Energy, Synthesis Energy Systems, and GreatPoint Energy. He also served as CEO of The Energy Capital Group, developing syngas and chemical production facilities in the petrochemical and oil refining industries.
Preston holds a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Pomona College in Claremont, California, and is currently the executive director of the Global Syngas Technologies Council, a trade association for the hydrogen and syngas industries.