The Board of Directors for Westway Group LLC, owner of Westway Terminals which is a global provider of bulk liquid storage services, is pleased to announce the promotion of Gene McClain from his current position as President to the role of Chief Executive Officer for Westway Group LLC. This leadership change fills a position vacated in the transition following the acquisition of Westway Group and its subsidiary Westway Terminals by affiliates of EQT Infrastructure II.
The Board of Directors is confident that “Gene’s deep knowledge of the Westway portfolio, extensive experience in the industry and strong working relationships with key clients will help to position Westway for future growth as we meet the growing needs of Westway customers” noted Geoff Roberts, Chairman of the Board for Westway.
Gene began his career with Westway in August of 2005 as the Regional Manager for the Gulf Coast. During his tenure with Westway, he assumed increasing levels of responsibility within Westway up to his most recent promotion to President in 2011. Prior to joining Westway, Gene had over 20 years of experience working for GATX as well as several years of prior terminal experience working for Intercontinental Terminals.
Alex Darden, partner at EQT Partners, investment advisor to EQT Infrastructure and board member of Westway said, “With the Westway acquisition that was completed at the end of January 2013, EQT has continued to build upon its successful investment presence in the bulk liquid terminal business and in attractive infrastructure assets serving customers around the globe. We look forward to developing the Westway business to meet growing customer demand.”