Evolve Partners Announces Two Executive Promotions

Bill Duffy and Tony Planos Promoted to Vice President Roles

Houston, TX, July 16, 2013 – Evolve Partners, a global implementation-focused consulting firm that helps energy and process industry clients implement strategic business improvement programs, is pleased to announce the promotions of Tony Planos and Bill Duffy to Vice President. They will both continue to hold positions on the Executive Leadership Team, which drives Evolve’s business strategy and operations.

Bill Duffy has delivered client programs, cultivated executive relationships, mentored junior members of the organization and supported thought leadership efforts since he joined Evolve in August 2008. Over the past five years, he has led a variety of programs in Offshore / Gulf of Mexico to Shale operations in Marcellus as well as downstream programs in North America. He thrives on the collegial, family-like atmosphere at the firm, and strives to promote this culture further. Before joining Evolve, Bill was a Senior Manager with BearingPoint, a Project Manager with Celerant Consulting and a Business Unit Manager at Illinois Tool Works. He earned his MBA from Chicago’s Loyola University and his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University.

Since joining Evolve Partners in April 2008, Tony Planos has led numerous programs focusing on performance improvement, while driving the firm’s relationships with a number of major conventional and unconventional oil & gas clients from across North America. Prior to joining Evolve, Tony led the Services Division of IBM’s Central American and Caribbean business. Tony typically focuses on creating a team of high performing clients to sharpen their skills and competencies through the implementation of Lean-type programs; realizing a step-change improvement in the way they think, act, decide and behave towards continuous improvement. Tony has lived in over 15 different places through his lifetime and mastered five different languages. He received his BSIE and an MBA from Lehigh University with a concentration on Operations Research and Applied Mathematics.

“Bill and Tony have shown fantastic growth and provided tremendous value to our business since joining Evolve in 2008,” says Rupert Hucker, Founder and CEO of Evolve Partners. “Their ability to understand a client’s vision and help people to deliver meaningful results has helped Evolve grow to the business we are today. They are exemplars of career development opportunities at Evolve. We look forward to working together for a long time to come.”

Evolve Partners

Evolve Partners helps clients implement strategic programs that deliver significant shifts in profitability. We work with premier clients in the Energy and Heavy Process industries to deliver safety, production, cost and project delivery improvements that are different – different because our clients’ results continue to improve well after we’ve gone. Our approach blends a thorough knowledge of industry-specific processes and systems with a focus on developing leadership capabilities at all levels. As a result our approach is more engaging and people learn to make even better performance interventions in the future. That is what we call the Art of Implementation. Visit our website at www.evolve.cc.

Corey Wills