Liquefied Natural Gas Limited has announced the appointment of Anthony Gelotti as Chief Development Officer based in Houston, Texas, USA. John Baguley, Chief Operating Officer for Magnolia LNG will assume the additional responsibilities of LNGL Chief Technical Officer. Dr Nimalan Gnanendran has been promoted to the position of LNGL Technology Manager.
The above appointments are effective December 1, 2015.
Chief Development Officer: Anthony Gelotti
Gelotti’s responsibilities will include assisting in the close‐out of the full production capacity of Magnolia LNG; developing new North America and international opportunities for mid‐scale LNG projects and conducting M&A activities.
Gelotti has over 40 years’ experience in the energy and LNG industry and has proven ability to structure and build organizations and lead major project development and commercial teams within the LNG market. In his career, he has built assets; developed strategies for growing long‐term LNG supply and market portfolios; maximized delivery assurance and deal flow certainty; and led globally focused LNG marketing and trading organizations.
Most recently Gelotti held the position of President, Woodfibre LNG Ltd, Vancouver, British Columbia. Prior to joining Woodfibre, Gelotti’s roles included VP ‐ Global LNG Marketing and Trading with Chevron Corporation from 2006‐2013, including, prior to his retirement from Chevron, six months as Commercial Advisor to the President of Chevron Global LNG Supply and Trading Group. Gelotti also held the position of VP, Commercial and LNG Supply with Shell North America LNG, as well as other LNG roles within large energy organizations including the BG Group in North America.
Chief Technical Officer:
John Baguley In addition to his role as Chief Operating Officer for Magnolia LNG, Baguley will assume the role of LNGL Chief Technical Officer. In this capacity, Baguley will have strategic responsibility for identifying technical opportunities for mid‐scale LNG projects; creating value by delivering and enhancing the OSMR® technology; and establishing strategic alliances with equipment and service providers and with EPC contractors. An integral part of Baguley's role will be to ensure seamless integration across project maturation stages from project initiation through innovation, development, construction and into operations. Baguley, who is based in Houston, replaces the current Chief Technical Officer Paul Bridgwood who wishes to remain in Perth and leaves the company on November 30, 2015. Bridgwood is the originator of the OSMR® technology and an inaugural Director of LNGL and its subsidiary companies.
Dr Nimalan Gnanendran:
Dr. Gnanendran has been promoted to the new position of LNGL Technology Manager. Dr. Gnanendran, joined the company in 2010 and has worked extensively with Paul Bridgwood and the LNG Technology team on the development of the OSMR® process. Dr. Gnanendran, has worked on novel technologies for the natural gas processing and LNG industry for the past 14 years, and demonstrates a unique background in process engineering and applied research. He obtained his PhD from Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia where his area of research was on Gas Hydrates. He also holds a first class honours degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. He has co‐authored three patents and has had three technical papers published.