Firm Names Two New Officers in Houston
Firm Names Two New Officers in Houston
Firm Names Two New Officers in Houston
02/18/2016 1 minute read

HOUSTON, Texas — Allen Xi and Ed Anello have been promoted to senior leadership positions in Burns & McDonnell’s Houston office.

Allen Xi

Allen Xi has been promoted to senior vice president and will continue to lead development and execution of major transmission and distribution projects for the firm. Xi joined Burns & McDonnell in 2000 and in 2002 transferred to the Houston regional office where he has been instrumental in the firm’s overall growth in the region. An electrical engineer, Xi is a specialist in design of substations, power system studies and EPC project execution and has led several major projects for key clients throughout the Southwest.

Ed Anello

Anello has been promoted to vice president and will now be responsible for execution of all the firm’s Process & Industrial (P&I) projects. Since joining the firm in 2011, he has managed many of the largest projects within the P&I Group. Anello’s career in project management has included executing projects from concept development through startup and commissioning. He has had experience in a variety of industries from polymers to refining to basic chemicals and understands how to match project management skills with a strong technical background. His experience also has included departmental leadership of project controls and estimating. 

“Allen Xi has unbelievable tenacity, a tremendous inner drive for success and an insatiable desire to learn—traits which have helped him build T&D Houston into one of the top profit centers for all of Burns & McDonnell,” said Burns & McDonnell CEO Greg Graves. 

“Ed Anello is considered the project manager’s project manager,” Graves continued. “Ed held in high esteem both inside and outside of Burns & McDonnell — in fact, a client said of Ed, ‘He is the best PM in the industry.’”

Xi earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1992 from Wuhan University in China and his master’s degree in electrical engineering from the China Electric Power Research Institute in 1995. He earned an MBA from the University of Kansas in 2001.

Anello received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1987 from Texas Tech University. 

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is a company made up of more than 5,300 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and entrepreneurs with offices across the country and throughout the world. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. Burns & McDonnell is 100 percent employee-owned and is proud to be No. 15 on Fortune’s 2015 List of 100 Best Companies to Work For.

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