Title: Chief Executive Officer & President
Company: Kennelley & Associates LLC
Location: Tequesta, Florida, United States
Kevin James Kennelley, Chief Executive Officer and President at Kennelley & Associates LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in engineering administration.
With more than 40 years of experience to his credit, Dr. Kennelley has excelled as the chief executive officer and president of Kennelley & Associates LLC since 2018. Appointed as the vice president and head of project excellence with Maersk Oil from 2015 to 2018, he previously served in a number of positions with BP between 2002 and 2015, including the vice president of facilities technology, the vice president of engineering and technology for global projects, a project and engineering director, the director of engineering excellence and an engineering manager. Prior to these posts, she worked for Carigali-Triton Operating Company from 2000 to 2002, ARCO Indonesia from 1994 to 2000, ARCO Exploration & Productions Research from 1990 to 1994 and Exxon Production Research from 1986 to 1990. Dr. Kennelley began his career as a senior field engineer for Schlumberger Well Services from 1980 to 1982.
Before embarking on his professional path, Dr. Kennelley pursued an education at the University of Oklahoma, from which he earned a Bachelor of Science in metallurgical engineering in 1980. He continued his academic efforts with a Master of Science in metallurgical engineering and material sciences in 1985. Dr. Kennelley concluded his studies at the University of Oklahoma in 1986, graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy in metallurgical engineering and material sciences.
Dr. Kennelley has found success with his written works as well, including as an author of more than 50 peer-reviewed papers, 40 technical articles published in professional journals and a book chapter for “Calcium Magnesium Acetate” in 1988. He was likewise active as the editor for “Flow Induced Corrosion” in 1991. In 2021, Dr. Kennelley was notably featured on an episode of “60 Minutes.”
In light of his exceptional undertakings, Dr. Kennelley has accrued several accolades throughout his impressive career. In 1988, he was presented with the D. Grant Mickle Award from the National Transportation Safety Board and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was later celebrated with the Campbell Award from the National Association of Corrosion Engineers in 1994. In the coming years, Dr. Kennelley hopes to mentor the next generation of engineers while preparing for his impending retirement.
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