Director of Project Development
Ray Jilley is the Director of Project Development for HPI. He has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas, and marine industries. Ray began his career in the European oil and gas industry, managing engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) projects. Over the course of 15 years, he performed various roles from engineering to site installation and commissioning projects worldwide. In 1998 he joined the marine company Vosper Thornycroft Controls PLC (VT Controls) in their UK office, where he was responsible for offshore/FPSO sales and marketing. Charged with developing the company’s new offshore business group in 1999, he was transferred to the VT Controls Houston operation. There he continued his work in the offshore industry, securing many projects with major oil companies. In 2002 he joined PetroTech, Inc. of New Orleans as Director of Sales and later became VP of Sales & Marketing, developing new customers around the world and winning numerous million-dollar projects. In 2009 Ray joined HPI, rejoining some of his old colleagues that had also worked at VT Controls. At HPI he has helped to develop the company’s business in the gas pipeline transmission and the nuclear power industry for standby and emergency generation retrofits. Ray is also expanding the naval marine market where HPI has a strong and growing presence. He holds a BSc in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Swansea University in the United Kingdom.