by Ed Yourdon
HFO and Diesel Generator Supplier Invited to Strategic Growth Forum In Africa
In March 2012, William Gruver, CEO and Dean Castillo, CSO, of a global power company headquartered in Dallas, recently joined a select group of innovative entrepreneurial, government, and business leaders invited to participate in the first-ever Strategic Growth Forum in Africa hosted by Ernst & Young, global leader in business services. Held in Cape Town, this successful event brought expert innovators and political leaders together to share perspectives, discuss challenges, and strategize ways to expand business and investment in these strategic growth countries, and to spur CEOs and top officials to think beyond commonly perceived boundaries and misconceptions to the continent’s current, credible and exciting potential.
As technology, investment, and trade connect companies around the world, the continent of Africa is attracting strategic investors due to its real and enormous growth possibilities, with stats showing three quarters of foreign investment in 10 African countries. The Dallas-based company, whose mission is to is to deliver the most cost effective power solutions in the strategic growth country marketplace, has teams on the ground in countries such as Sierra Leone and Guinea, providing creative global power solutions, specializing in the engineering, procurement, construction, operations and maintenance of diesel, heavy fuel oil (HFO) generators, and biomass power plant projects which are providing the power resources that people need to launch sustainable new growth initiatives and expand significant business opportunities all across Africa.
The company’s vision, mission, and core values center around trust and integrity. “They make us extremely different in emerging economies that are rife with corruption and where anything goes,” says Will Gruver. One of Gruver’s objective is to ensure that clients, vendors and prospects understand that his company is the most trusted supplier of power stations in the world and that if customers want a reliable, fuel efficient and cost effective power stations in emerging markets, there is only one place to go.
Dean Castillo shares, “It’s the standard of integrity that we think needs to be at the absolute forefront of everything we do. We can say with confidence that we experience other corporate competitors ‘paying their way’ into the business.” He adds, “We strive to operate with true, fair, accurate business practices.”
Gruver’s company believes that Africa is an exciting place to be custom-designing portable, containerized generators, and permanent power plants, which offer desperately needed solutions to the wide variety of power needs, and provide jobs and the vital transfer of skills, knowledge, and technology. With the belief that Africa’s time has come, the company that supplies diesel generators and power plants solutions, stands ready to respond responsibly and to make a positive difference in this vast continent and world-wide.