With more than 30 years’ experience in government, shipbuilding, petroleum and chemicals based EPC projects, Kent Danforth has dealt with his share of market downturns, economic surges and government policy changes. As the Director of Procurement for Houston based S & B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd., he is currently teaming with his company through an amazing growth in market activity—particularly in the midstream market. With oversight of high value departments including purchasing, expediting, source inspection and logistics Kent provides perspective from key areas empowered to make decisions on a daily basis. Danforth’s passions are people, public speaking and encouraging the positives of change.
As a privately-held, family-owned company, S&B Engineers and Constructors 6,000 employees successfully execute projects of any size while still maintaining a small company culture and flexibility. Founded in 1967 on the principles of honesty, integrity and safety, S&B is one of the leading EPC firms in the U.S. Focused on midstream, refining, petrochemicals & polymers, pipelines and import/export terminals, S&B provides full EPC services. These include in-house module and pipe fabrication, direct-hire construction, an industry-leading safety record and a best-in-class advanced work packaging process. With a fully-implemented, fully-integrated project management system, S&B is the industry leader in employee retention, craft education and workforce development.