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BL Companies Hires Stavrakas as Principal Strategic Industry Advisor

John Stavrakas
John Stavrakas
NORWOOD, MA — John Stavrakas, PE recently joined BL Companies in Norwood, Massachusetts as a Principal Strategic Industry Advisor. Stavrakas has over 37 years of experience in the gas distribution business, including in engineering and operations having recently retired from a major northeast utility company as Vice President of Asset Management in 2019.

Stavrakas was responsible for the management, oversight, and technical direction of various gas facilities and infrastructure, spanning six operating companies and several states. He was responsible for developing capital budgets supporting maintenance and operations of gas distribution systems consisting of 35,000 miles of distribution mains serving 3.5 million customers, over 2,000 pressure regulating stations and nine Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) storage facilities with over 9 billion cubic feet of capacity. Stavrakas has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Stavrakas, as Principal Strategic Industry Advisor in BL Companies' growing energy group, will provide consulting and related professional services for targeted clients in the planning, project development, and implementation of gas facility and infrastructure improvement projects. This will include an initial focus on LNG and Compressed Natural Gas supply alternatives and options for the New York and New England regions.

Stavrakas will also be involved in BL Companies' business development and project execution and will provide technical expertise to support the long-term strategic growth plan for the company's energy market and discipline. Stavrakas will be supported by BL Companies' team of professionals in its Northeast offices.