Kaushik Patrawala joins Audubon as Executive Vice President of Downstream

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Kaushik Patrawala
Kaushik Patrawala brings a wealth of leadership and EPC project experience to the Audubon downstream services group

Audubon Engineering Company (Audubon), a leading provider of engineering, procurement, construction (EPC), fabrication, and technical services, announced yesterday the appointment of Kaushik Patrawala to the position of Executive Vice President, Downstream, reporting to Ryan Hanemann, President.

Based in Houston, Kaushik has highly diversified engineering and leadership experience spanning more than 20 years across EPC proficiencies and across the globe. For his EVP role, Kaushik will lead Audubon’s downstream team in extending the life of petrochemical and refining infrastructure while implementing efficient, sustainable operational solutions.

Boosting downstream EPC service delivery

This EVP appointment will build on and expand Audubon’s service capabilities in the petrochemical processing and downstream oil and gas markets. Facing tightening regulations and aging infrastructure, plant operators are seeking new technologies and solutions to achieve both increased throughput and emissions reduction through the energy transition, especially for brownfield facilities. With Kaushik’s leadership, Audubon’s downstream group will respond to the modern demands of this critical market with agility, flexibility, and expertise.

Ryan Hanemann
Ryan Hanemann, Co-Founder, Audubon

“We are proud to announce Kaushik Patrawala as our new EVP of Downstream Operations,” said Ryan Hanemann, also an Audubon Co-Founder. “Kaushik is a leader who builds coalitions and enhances teamwork. He brings a wealth of engineering insight, project execution experience, and leadership to our company. Combining his experience and qualities with our proven EPC capabilities will allow us to expand in the downstream business, supporting complex plant development and operations across all North American regions.”

Kaushik commented, “I am honored and excited to become part of Audubon’s engineering legacy. The downstream arena holds enormous opportunity for innovation and optimization. As a member of the Audubon leadership team, I look forward to growing our wide scope of EPC capabilities for petrochemical and refining operators.”

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Diversified career in Engineering, Operations, & Leadership

Before joining Audubon, Kaushik served in VP roles leading project delivery and operations across the US Gulf Coast, the eastern US, and Canada. He has extensive domestic and international experience in downstream oil and gas and project execution, including construction, commissioning, and start-up. He has been successful in growing regional EPC portfolios, leading complex teams comprising 1,500+ professionals, and managing governance for multibillion-dollar projects in chemicals and fuels, conventional resources, and low-carbon/clean energy. Kaushik holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University.

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