BCCK, Inc. has announced that its founder, Clark Butts and its Board of Directors have unanimously chosen Kevin Blount as the organisation’s next Chief Executive Officer.
Blount, who currently serves as BCCK’s Chief Operating Officer, will succeed Clark Butts, the company’s founder and current CEO, who after leading the company for 40 years has chosen to step aside from some aspects of the day-to-day operations. Clark Butts will continue to provide strategic oversight to the business but will specifically focus on technology and new product development, championing BCCK in its critical role within the industry as a provider of leading-edge midstream related technologies and services. He will also continue to serve on the company’s Board of Directors.
“After thorough succession planning, we are pleased to announce this natural evolution in the leadership of the organisation,” says Clark Butts. “Kevin has a track record of strong leadership both inside and outside of BCCK. These factors, combined with his deep industry knowledge, make Kevin uniquely qualified to lead BCCK successfully going forward,” he elaborates.
Chairman of the Board, Ernie Danner, thanked Clark and his wife, Shirley, for their pivotal role in building and leading BCCK through the years: “We thank Clark for his tremendous dedication, loyalty and longstanding leadership of the company in his 40 years building BCCK and look forward to continuing to work with him to build out BCCK’s product lines. Clark’s wife Shirley has also been immensely important as a crucial element of the leadership at BCCK through the years and will continue to advise the company going forward.” Danner went on to acknowledge Blount, “Kevin has demonstrated strong capabilities at BCCK, and we are fortunate he has the continued support and encouragement of Clark, Shirley and the team. He’s been a successful leader both here and in his past endeavours. Even more importantly, he is a great fit with the team and the absolutely right person to further the success of BCCK. We’re extremely pleased that he’s accepted the position.”
“I’m honoured for the chance to lead this organisation of talented, innovative and dedicated professionals in Midland and The Woodlands,” says Blount. “I am excited for the future and grateful to Clark, Shirley and the Board of Directors for providing me the opportunity.”
Blount joined BCCK in 2017 after holding a variety of senior leadership positions, including as VP of Strategy and Business Development at Chart Industries, after a 32-year career at Chart. Originally from the United Kingdom, Blount moved to the United States in 2005 and lives in The Woodlands with his wife of 37 years, Julie. He has two children and one grandson.
BCCK, Inc. is a Midland-based provider of engineering, procurement, fabrication and field construction services, focusing on midstream oil and natural gas processing applications. The company is backed by SCF Partners and BCCK management.