Following the announcement that Taylor-Wharton International (TWI) is to create a new LNG business unit, the company has also revealed the team that will drive this new entity forward.

TWI disclosed that a new LNG business unit would form part of its Taylor-Wharton Cryogenics subsidiary and focus on the production and supply of specialized cryogenic equipment.

The company has also announced that David Barr had been hired as the new LNG vice-president and general manager, and will lead the company’s efforts to grow its LNG business.

Barr brings more than 25 years of senior management experience in new technology launches and business creation. From 1998 to 2003 he worked with Minnesota Valley Engineering (MVE)/Chart Industries as the founder and president of NexGen Fueling. Most recently, Barr developed the first LNG distribution business in Minnesota for Lubrication Technologies, Inc., which supplied customized LNG equipment and LNG to asphalt plants.

Other members of the LNG business unit include Claus Emmer, who has joined as the director of Applications Development, and Bobby Cushman as the director of Global LNG Sales. Barr, Emmer and Cushman are supported by additional LNG team members James Turvey and Evan Lancaster, located at TW Cryogenic’s Theodore, AL manufacturing facility.

Barr said of the new business unit and team that had been assembled, “Taylor-Wharton Cryogenics is perfectly positioned to be a world-leading LNG equipment supplier. We have global manufacturing capability, brilliant engineers and a huge demand from the LNG industry for another global supplier.”

“We are currently focused on building the finest LNG management team possible to lead the development of a wide range of LNG products designed around the needs of the customer. This effort, along with regional strategic partnerships, will bring the complete LNG solution package of supply, installation, training and service to the end-user and accelerate our growth.”


Emmer has decades of experience in the industry, having started in cryogenics in 1972, and among his many illustrious achievements, he has created and shared in the creation of 16 patents related to cryogenics and LNG.

Cushman, meanwhile, has been developing LNG infrastructure projects in North America since 2010 and has an extensive commercial background with more than 10 years of experience in selling capital equipment and fluids to the cryogenic industry particularly in North America, Europe and the Middle East.

Turvey and Lancaster have considerable experience, respectively, too. Turvey has more than a decade of experience in the alternative fuel industry working with Carter Cryogenics and Chart Industries, while Lancaster - LNG design engineer - is a licensed professional engineer with 10 years of experience in mechanical design primarily with pressure vessels, machinery, and hydraulic/pneumatic systems.

“TW Cryogenic’s entrepreneurial spirit and LNG business strategy has caught the eye of the LNG industry, and many of the best and brightest people in the industry are interested in joining the team,” reflected Eric Rottier, CEO of TWI.