METHUEN, March 19, 2019 – Northstar Industries, LLC announced Monday, March 18 that Chris Barros has been named President of the company following a Board of Directors meeting. Thomas Quine, a founder of the company, will remain an important part of the organization as a Senior Advisor to the Board.
Mr. Barros has been serving in the capacity of Vice President since he joined the company in March of 2018. He has reinvigorated the core business of the company, actively recruited new talent and has also overseen improvements to organizational structure, finance, project execution, sales, and policies.
Of his promotion, Mr. Barros said, “Northstar has a twenty-plus year track record of success in the natural gas industry. It has been my goal since day one to enhance the company’s capabilities by delivering industry leading value in engineering and EPC projects. I plan to continue those efforts in this new role and have every confidence that we have the right team in place to grow Northstar’s business.”
Mr. Barros came to Northstar with 10 years of leadership experience as a General Manager/Vice President with a division of Veolia Energy as well as 14 years of experience with various companies under the Eversource umbrella. He has a proven track record of enhancing operational efficiencies, driving profitability, and nurturing a performance-based customer focused culture.
Boris Brevnov, Chairman of the Board of Northstar Industries stated “we look forward to this new chapter of Northstar growth. In a short period of time, Chris has shown effectiveness at uniting the team around a common goal. The Board has deep confidence in his ability to set and execute the company’s strategic initiatives, focus on meeting customer needs in an evolving energy market, and build upon the foundation established over the past 20 years.”
In addition to Mr. Barros, Northstar has also named Anahid Karimi as Director of Project Engineering. She was previously a Project Engineer/Project Manager with the company.
About Northstar Industries, LLC
Northstar Industries, LLC, based in Methuen, Massachusetts, is an industry leader in engineering and project execution for natural gas infrastructure projects in the Eastern United States. Northstar has an experienced and diverse team of engineers, project managers, subject matter experts, and business people that create, shape, and deliver engineered turnkey natural gas industry solutions. The company started in 1996 when a group of managers at a gas utility turned the idea of executing design-build meter stations into the foundation of a successful business. Since that time, the company has designed and built hundreds of natural gas facilities including measurement, regulating and LNG facilities for transmission pipelines, local distribution companies, municipal utilities, power generators and other industrial customers. Northstar is majority owned by Liberty Energy Trust of West Conshohocken, PA.