Jiangnan Environmental Protection Group Inc (JNG) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Richard (Rick) W. Westerdale II as Senior Vice President of Jiangnan Environmental Protection Group Inc. effective October 29, 2018. JNG’s global vision is to provide cost effective solutions that eliminate air pollution, improve living conditions and extend the economic life and jobs involved in the coal fired generation industry and Oil & Gas industry. JNG established the first ammonia desulfurization technology research institute in China in 1998 and commercialized the technology in 2004.
With over twenty-five years of experience in the energy arena, Rick previously worked as a Senior Advisor at the Department of State. He advised senior principals, including the Secretary, on the nexus of energy with U.S. national security and international energy policy priorities. Rick’s focus was on international energy affairs and their effect on U.S. business interests including governance, access to energy, increasing access to conventional energy resources, and use of alternative and renewables technologies. He represented the Department in a variety of senior-level engagements, including bilateral and multilateral fora, and carried out official visits to advance international engagement, forge cooperation with partner-nations and establish agreements on a range of energy related initiatives. Rick also led engagements with other agencies within the U.S. government.
While at the State Department, Rick was the inaugural Director of the Energy Resources Bureau’s Policy Analysis and Public Diplomacy Office. Before coming to Washington, Rick was responsible for providing expert commercial & technical advice, guidance, and leadership in the oil and gas sector with a specialization in Energy at the United States Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. Previously, with both Westerdale Holdings and GM Ryan International, Rick was responsible for new business development and identifying a suite of strategic growth opportunities; then implementing an aggressive strategy for pursuit and capture. This extended beyond traditional business development that is focused on project / program development and included the development of human capital.
During his tenure with ExxonMobil, Rick last worked within a small staff group that reported directly to the Chairman & CEO. Prior to that, he lived overseas, in the Middle East and Australia, and held multiple senior level positions. He gained extensive commercial and marketing experience by working with host governments and stewarding multi-cultural engagements. While in Abu Dhabi, his duties included initiation of commercial strategies, coordination of internal resources, and development of proposals that included competitive tender submissions as well as direct negotiations. While in Australia, Rick was responsible for overseeing marketing efforts into the Asia Pacific and developed the company’s first equity marketing strategy for LNG. Rick also managed and stewarded non-operator interests within multiple Joint Ventures.
Additionally, Rick has held a variety of positions in ExxonMobil’s downstream business which included Business Unit Manager, Support & Controls Manager, Operations Manager and Engineering Supervisor. These assignments provided both managerial and leadership experience including P/L responsibility, staff development and managerial oversight. Rick’s early assignments were primarily engineering related with construction, maintenance and environmental emphasis.
A native of Winchester, Kentucky, Westerdale received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky in 1991. Rick is a US Army veteran, honorably discharged, and served during the first Gulf War. He was awarded the honorary title of “Kentucky Colonel” for service to his state and community that same year. Rick earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Averett College in 1994. He is also a registered Professional Engineer.
JNG (Jiangnan Environmental Protection Group Inc.) is a leading pollution control company and will soon become the world’s largest producer and seller of sulfur-based compound fertilizers. JNG provides flue gas desulfurization (FGD), denitrification, particulate control, acid gas treatment and FCC flue gas treatment solutions with advanced integrated engineering, patented equipment construction and operation services.
JNG also integrates ammonium sulfate resources to provide customized sulfur-based compound fertilizer for agricultural use.
For further information, visit http://www.jet-inc.com.
SOURCE Jiangnan Environmental Protection Group Inc.