Friday, February 6, 2009

KBC Appoints Karl Bartholomew to Strategic Consulting Position

Karl Bartholomew, formerly president and managing director of Pace Consultants Inc. (now Jacobs Consultancy Inc.) and a widely-recognized expert in the economics of technical planning, management and valuation of refining, petrochemicals, raw materials, and natural gas operations, will use his 30 years of industry experience to assist the Strategic Consulting group at KBC.

Bartholomew has served as an expert technical witness before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in energy litigation, and he has provided support on behalf of others for numerous regulatory and arbitration panels including various property tax venues in appraisal negotiations and insurance industry negotiations.

"We are pleased that Karl has joined KBC. His specialized expertise and broad industry knowledge make him a great addition to the team," commented KBC CEO George Bright.

Bartholomew holds an M.B.A. from Houston Baptist University and a bachelor's of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of South Carolina. He is also a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas and certified as an Accredited Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers. In addition, Bartholomew is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors' certified in business/technical valuation.

About KBC

For over 30 years, KBC consultants have provided independent advice and expertise to enable leading companies in the global energy business and other processing industries manage risk while maximizing the value from their assets.

In times of economic uncertainty and increasing environmental pressure, KBC's proprietary methodologies and innovative tools guide clients' key strategic decisions, prioritize and implement initiatives that maximize return on investment, and improve operational performance. For more information, visit

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