US-based Energos Infrastructure has appointed long-standing industry executive Blake Blackwell to its C-suite as the company grows out its business.

Energos, which styles itself as an “international marine LNG infrastructure company controlled by Apollo-managed funds, said Blackwell is taking on the role of chief commercial officer and will be a member of the company’s leadership team from today.

Blackwell will be based out of the company’s primary offices in Stamford, CT.

Energos described Blackwell as an “industry veteran” with “an extensive career in global business development” who brings a vast network of international relationships.

Blackwell joins Energos from US energy major ExxonMobil where is has worked on originating and delivering contracts for LNG import terminal infrastructure in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America along with roles focused on LNG supply, market development and shipping.

Most recently he led hydrogen business development within ExxonMobil’s Low Carbon Solutions business line.

A former naval officer and graduate in business administration, Blackwell is a well-known and genial face in LNG circles, where he has popped up in several key companies that are, or have been working in the regasification sector.

He went on to join ExxonMobil, spending just over nine years with the major.

Spells at three shipowners followed with Blackwell spending six years with Golar LNG, some of the time in Singapore, before moving on to work for Excelerate Energy where he focused on floating LNG production.

He shifted over to BW LNG in 2015 to head the company's Americas business and work on FSRU projects before shifting back to ExxonMobil three years later.

Energos chief executive Arthur Regan said: "We are extremely pleased to add Blake’s significant LNG terminal development experience to the Energos platform.

“We believe the depth of his expertise and our shared vision for Energos’ future growth positions us well to develop the next wave of energy infrastructure solutions for our customers.”

Blackwell said, “I am very excited to lead the commercial business growth of such a dynamic and well-capitalized platform.”

Energos’ owned and operated fleet currently comprises nine floating storage and regasification units, two floating storage units and a pair of LNG carriers.

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