VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Jan. 20, 2015) – Pacific Future Energy Corporation (PFEC) is pleased to announce that Jacques Benoit, a 30-year engineering veteran in the oil and gas industry, has joined its management team as Senior Vice President – Engineering.
Mr. Benoit will be responsible for providing the management team with the day-to-day advice necessary to move the project forward, and will be immediately focused on preparing for the environmental assessment process. He will also be responsible for coordinating PFEC’s contracts and relationships with outside engineering contractors.
“We are very pleased that Mr. Benoit has joined our team,” said Samer Salameh, Executive Chairman. “He will bring important insights to us as we prepare our plans for the world’s greenest refinery, building our future and protecting our coast.”
Mr. Benoit brings tremendous experience to the role, most recently serving as Senior Vice President for the Environmental and Water division of SNC-Lavalin, with over 1300 employees and revenue in excess of $200 million. He is also the author of many industry publications.
About Pacific Future Energy
Vancouver-based Pacific Future Energy is a company that has been developed to finance, design and construct the world’s greenest oil refinery in British Columbia, Canada. The management team consists of leaders from the venture capital, corporate and government sectors, who share the belief that while it’s in Canada’s national strategic interest to diversify its markets for oil, it should be done in a socially and environmentally responsible manner while ensuring the protection of Canada’s west coast.