Texas Central Expands Leadership and Adds Experienced Design-Build Executive
DALLAS, TX As part of the progression to build the nation's first high-speed train, the Board of Directors of Texas Central Partners, LLC (Texas Central) announces that it has named Carlos F. Aguilar as the new Chief Executive Officer of Texas Central and its subsidiaries.
Aguilar, formerly a Senior Vice President at CH2M Hill, a global engineering company, has an extensive background in industrial and infrastructure work, and his appointment reflects the Texas project's focus on the next phase of construction and operations.
Aguilar, while at CH2M, served on its Management Committee and was Chairman of the CCPP Project Consortium for the Ichthys LNG Facility. Before that, he was President of BrightSource Construction Management and Senior Vice President at BrightSource Energy, developer of large-scale solar thermal power plants. He led the development, engineering, procurement and construction of the company's portfolio of projects, including the development and construction of Ivanpah Solar Electricity Generating System, the largest solar thermal plant in the world.
In his 12 years with Bechtel Corp. he held several leadership roles, including Principal Vice President, Bechtel Power Corp.; President, Bechtel Financing Services; and COO of United Infrastructure Company, Bechtel Group's civil infrastructure investment company.
While serving as COO of United Infrastructure Company, he oversaw the initial financing of the first five year program for the $30 billion, 30-year project to upgrade the London Underground's Jubilee, Piccadilly and Northern Lines.
For the last 16 months, Tim Keith has been the CEO, responsible for managing all aspects of the development phase of the project, including planning, government relations, public and business community engagement, regulatory processes and the raising of equity capital. He will continue as Texas Central President, reporting to Aguilar and will continue to focus on capital markets and financing, operations and external affairs.