Galileo Technologies (Galileo) has expanded its presence in the United States with the launch of Galileo Compression USA, a division of the energy company’s compression business. Compression USA will focus on the sales and distribution of compression solutions and products, such as compressed natural gas (CNG).
The formation of a U.S. division is supported by Galileo’s more than 30 years of global experience in compression products and services, and positions the Argentina-based company for growth opportunities in the North American market.
“The U.S. Oil & Gas compression market is radically changing as its participants are increasingly shifting to asset light, high-technology solutions with an ESG focus” said Osvaldo del Campo, Global Chief Executive Officer of Galileo. “With years of experience in compression services and products, we are prepared to take this important step in serving our customers in the North American market.”
To lead Galileo Compression USA, Galileo appointed Ronald (Ron) J. Foster as President and Chief Operating Officer of the division. With decades of senior management and executive leadership experience in the oil & gas compression industry, Foster will oversee the division’s compression sales and fleet operations in North America.
“I am very excited to join Galileo Technologies to build our value-added, world-class compression solutions business” said Foster, “I believe we have a great business model and a highly talented executive team to capitalize on the growing demand for clean and environmentally friendly natural gas and associated liquids. Galileo’s U.S.-based manufacturing and assembly facilities are strategically located in the prolific producing regions of the North East and Permian Basin to provide fast and reliable delivery and service for our customers.”
Foster has a background of more than 40 years of energy services with industry leaders such as Halliburton and Dresser Industries. Most recently, Foster served as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at CSI Compressco G.P.
Characterized by modularity and scalability, Galileo’s technologies provide solutions in production, distribution, and usage of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) and Hydrogen (H2). Based in the USA since 2014, the company has corporate offices in California, a technology and manufacturing hub in New Jersey, and a logistics and training center in Texas.