New Vice Presidents at NAES Corp.


NAES Corporation, a broad-based provider of services to the energy industry, announces the addition of two vice presidents to its Engineering & Construction Group. Butch Kimbrell has joined the company as vice president of construction, and Bob DeNeve has joined as vice president of business development.

Kimbrell brings over 30 years experience in project management, strategic planning, operations, and business development. Prior to joining NAES he worked in the construction industry for companies such as Stone & Webster, Halliburton, and Brown & Root. His project experience includes oil and gas facilities, power plants, petroleum and chemical complexes, paper mills, and federal government logistics and infrastructure support missions. He will be based in the Issaquah office.

DeNeve comes to NAES from SNC Lavalin Engineers & Constructors, where he was director of business development. At SNC Lavalin he was responsible for account development and management of clients within the downstream refining, petrochemical, and chemical markets throughout various regions of North America. Prior to that he was involved in business development for companies such as Foster Wheeler USA, TIC, and Olin Corporation/Chemicals Group. He will be based in the Houston office.

Headquartered in Issaquah, Washington, NAES is a leading provider of comprehensive construction services. For over 30 years it has specialized in providing services centered on safe, reliable, and cost-effective construction, retrofit, and maintenance services; on-site turbine inspection/overhaul services; staffing solutions; plant operations; and customized services designed to improve plant and personnel effectiveness. NAES is owned by ITOCHU International, Inc., the U.S. affiliate of ITOCHU Corporation.  With operations in over 80 countries covering a broad range of industries, ITOCHU is among the world’s largest corporations. Learn more at