Gradiant Energy Services appoints Jimenez as CEO

Gradiant Energy Services (GES) has appointed Danny Jimenez as chief executive with a brief to oversee strategic direction and growth, including expanding its offer to oil and gas operators.

GES was spun off from its parent entity Gradiant Corporation in September 2016, and is now joint owned by Gradiant Corporation and Turnbridge Capital, an energy-focused private equity firm based in Texas.

Jimenez brings to GES a depth of knowledge in oilfield services operations, having held leadership and operational roles at private and publicly-traded oilfield services companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Universidad Simon Bolivar; a master’s degree in international political economy of resources from Colorado School of Mines; and a Master of Business Administration from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

“Danny’s extensive experience in the field and in executive leadership roles will help to ensure that we successfully meet the full range of our customers’ water needs,” said Gradiant chief executive and chairman Anurag Bajpayee.

“I am honoured to serve as GES’ chief executive, and excited to put game-changing technologies to work for customers,” added Jimenez.

In January 2017, Gradiant revealed that it is developing six brine concentration projects in China, in co-operation with Shanghai Electric, a power equipment manufacturer and desalination business. Shanghai Electric invested in Gradiant in 2016, based on the potential of Gradiant’s desalination technologies in China.

Read a Q&A with Gradiant chief executive Anurag Bajpayee, from Water. desalination + reuse quarterly.