John Kazour is the President of Petrotech, Inc. a 30-year-old company supplying industrial automation & instrumentation systems that control turbomachinery assets and equipment found throughout the energy markets worldwide.
Over the last 25 years, John has held several senior management positions in the Industrial Automation market with leading companies such as ABB/Elsag-Bailey, Thermo Electron and Roper Industries. Under his leadership, Petrotech has experienced a double-digit growth over the last five years.
John holds Masters Degrees in Chemical & Petroleum Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an Executive MBA from Baldwin-Wallace College.
Petrotech was honored earlier this year with the Frost & Sullivan 2009 Excellence in Customer Value Award for North American Industrial Automation Systems Integrator for the Turbomachinery Control domain. Frost & Sullivan Global Program Manager Laurel Donoho took the opportunity to speak with John Kazour, President of Petrotech, about the company's success and its plans for the future.
Laurel Donoho (Frost & Sullivan): Thank you for speaking with us today, John. First, allow me to congratulate you on behalf of Frost & Sullivan on receiving this award. Please tell us how the response has been within your organization and with other stakeholders.
John Kazour: Internally, we are humbled by this recognition, and very grateful for our customers and partners that supported this nomination. Those customers of ours that are familiar with the Frost & Sullivan Excellence Awards have voiced both kudos and congratulations for this achievement. This type of recognition is clear validation of the Petrotech Client Experience.