Leadership

Senior Leadership

Blake Smith

  • Member of Arkel team since 2016
  • Led over $50M of industrial, electrical and construction work
  • Extensive engineering, instrumentation, subcontract management experience
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering Technology, Louisiana Tech University

Chris Dunavant

  • Member of Arkel team since 2009
  • Led over $100M of international Oil, Gas, LNG work
  • Extensive construction, estimating, program management experience
  • B.A. Construction Management, Louisiana State University

Paul Coryell

  • Member of Arkel team since 2008
  • Led over $110M of international design and construction work
  • Extensive capture and program management experience
  • B.A. Construction Management, Louisiana State University

Mike Ferguson

  • Joined Arkel International management team in November 2016
  • Extensive international project and Business Development experience
  • Diverse large-scale project experience for major customers
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from Program Management Institute (PMI)

Maureen Kelly

  • Joined Arkel International management team in June 2010
  • Finance Planning and Analysis (FP&A) for a Lockheed Martin product line with sales in excess of $500M
  • Sr. Operations manager of a major Lockheed Martin business unit with sales of $160M
  • B.S. Accounting/Business Management, University of Houston

Aknesha Miller

  • Joined Arkel International August 2017
  • Lockheed Martin Global Operations/Capture/Program executive managing business in excess of $1B in Sales
  • B.S. Industrial Engineering, Morgan State University
  • M.S. Systems Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • Program Management, Defense Acquisition University and Project Management Professional (PMP)

John J. Moore

  • CEO of Arkel International since July 2009
  • President, PAE managing a business in excess of $900M in annual sales
  • Vice President Lockheed Martin ISG&S
  • B.S. Management, Syracuse University
  • M.S. Program Management, George Washington University
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George Knost III

  • Owner and President of Arkel International Since 2003
  • Led transformation of commercial CONUS contractor to an OCONUS USG multi-disciplined international company
  • Extensive power plant design build experience in remote environments
  • B.S. Finance, Northwestern State