Launch of Global Business Development Group Triggers Promotions
Prior to his promotion, Bokas was based in Dubai and served for the past two years as sales manager - Middle East Region for BJ PPS, with responsibility for all projects falling within the Middle East, Indian sub-continent and Caspian area. Bokas joined BJ PPS in l995. Since then he has worked in a variety of engineering, technical and commercial positions in Dubai and Leeds, England. Early in his career, he gained experience offshore while working on a number of process and pipeline projects both on and offshore in the UKCS, North Sea, Germany, France and China.
He holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Chemical Engineering (Hons) from University of Birmingham, England. A native of England, Bokas recently relocated to the division's North American headquarters in Houston.
In addition, Steve Barber has been promoted to business development manager – Chemical Cleaning Services for the division. Barber, 58, is responsible for the global management and co-ordination of all sales and marketing activities for chemical cleaning services, and the delivery of strategic worldwide growth in this dynamic growth sector. In addition to monitoring and directing global utilization of all process product line assets, he is tasked with analysing, recommending and implementing new service lines in selected regions.
Prior to his promotion, Barber was based in Houston and served for the past five years as business development manager – Americas Region for BJ PPS, with responsibility for chemical cleaning services business development in Canada, the USA and South America. Barber joined BJ PPS in l999 with 29 years experience in the industrial services sector. Throughout the course of his career has worked in various sales and management roles for The Dow Chemical Company, Dowell Schlumberger and HydroChem Industrial Services.
He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Indiana University of Bloomington, Indiana, US. A native of America, he lives in Louisville, Kentucky. Both Bokas and Barber report to Andy Barden, division technical manager for BJ PPS, who is based in Houston.
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