UnitBirwelco Expands into USA


29 January 2014

In line with their long-term commitment to support the needs of the heat transfer industry, the UnitBirwelco Group is pleased to announce the expansion of the Birwelco business into the USA.

Birwelco USA Inc. will be headquartered in Houston Texas with initial focus on the North American refining, petrochemical and energy markets.

The business will offer its customers a variety of fired heater and thermal equipment services that together will meet the ever growing and diverse needs of the industry, supporting both existing facilities and new expansions.

In setting up the new venture the Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Walter Gull as the President of Birwelco USA Inc.

Walter is globally recognised as a leading expert in the fired heater and furnace industry with experience covering the whole life cycle of their design, fabrication and installation through to troubleshooting operational and performance issues.

It is his depth of experience and commitment to industry organizations such as API and ASME that will further enhance Birwelco’s position as a leading global engineering organisation in the thermal industry.

Commenting on UnitBirwelco's decision to launch Birwelco USA and the Group's emergence into the US market, UnitBirwelco Group Managing Director Malcolm Oliver said: "We are delighted to be able to announce our plans for Birwelco USA under Walter Gull’s leadership. Our commitment to the USA office is driven by our determination to provide the highest level of support to industry around the world. We see the USA office being an integral part of that effort.”

Speaking of his appointment, Birwelco USA President Walter Gull said: "I am privileged to join UnitBirwelco Group at such a pivotal point for the business. With a Group history dating back over a century, it is this depth of experience and the unlimited support from the other three divisions in the Group that will allow Birwelco USA to meet our client’s diverse equipment needs safely in accordance with their schedule and budget constraints."

More information to follow.

For further information on this appointment, please contact Walter Gull, President of Birwelco USA Inc. on w.gull@unitbirwelco.com

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