SOURCE: Altran


June 17, 2015 08:30 ET

Appointment: Erol Ozkirbas Joins Altran North America to Lead Energy Business Unit

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwired - Jun 17, 2015) - Altran, a global leader in innovation and high-tech engineering consulting, recently announced that Erol Ozkirbas has joined its North American team as chief operating officer for its Energy practice. Erol will have responsibility for directing the strategic vision for the Energy business and directing operations across North America, with a particular focus on driving sustained revenue growth for the distribution, generation, nuclear, renewables and oil and gas market segments.

Chief Executive Officer of Altran North America, Tim Bowe, said, "We are very pleased to have such an experienced executive join our Altran management team to help drive excellence throughout our operations. With this caliber of leadership for our Energy practice in North America, I expect that we will successfully build on Altran's global reputation in the energy markets. We will continue to form lasting partnerships with our clients as we fulfill our growth strategy."

Most recently, Erol was senior vice president of the Generation, Transmission and Distribution division at Burns and Roe, a consulting engineering firm specializing in the delivery of integrated solutions for the energy market. In this role, he guided the successful delivery of all projects and directed business development and sales operations.

Prior to Burns and Roe, Erol was vice president and general manager of operations at WorleyParsons, a leading provider of project delivery and consulting services to the resources and energy sectors and complex process industries. He had responsibility for directing operations and overseeing the profitability of engineering and construction management projects throughout North America and select global locations. Prior to taking over the management of the Reading, PA operations, Erol managed a WorleyParsons-led joint venture in the Tennessee Valley executing large power plant construction and maintenance projects.

Before Worley-Parsons, Erol held several senior management positions of increasing responsibility at Constellation Energy.

"I am thrilled to join Altran North America in a key senior leadership role," said Erol. "I look forward to working with our management team and employees to ensure that we enhance our market leadership position and create sustainable partnerships with our clients in the Energy sectors we serve."

About Altran
As global leader in innovation and high‐tech engineering consulting, Altran partners with clients in the creation and development of their new products and services. The Altran Innovation Makers1 have been providing services for thirty years to key players in the Aerospace, Automotive, Energy, Railways, Finance, Healthcare and Telecom sectors. Covering every stage of project development from strategic planning to manufacturing, Altran solutions capitalize on the Group's technological know-how in five key areas: Innovative Product Development, Intelligent Systems, Lifecycle Experience, Mechanical Engineering, and Information Systems.

In 2014, the Group generated revenues of $2B. Altran now has a staff of over 23,000 employees in more than 20 countries. For more information, visit and find our news on our hub press. For more information about operations in North America, visit

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