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 American Executive Management: Worlds leading international executive
recruiting search firm for the power / oil & gas / energy / utility industry,
engineering and construction industry, petrochemical industry, transportation
infrastructure industry, pharmaceutical, commercial and industrial construction

Edward J. Cloutier founded American Executive Management, Inc. {AEM} in 1977. His business expertise is derived from assisting top management of many domestic and international engineering construction companies to improve their business strategies, markets, and organizations.  

Mr. Cloutier’s experience and extensive worldwide executive contacts have enabled him to provide vision and valuable strategic business insights.  He has been a key participant in corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, re-organizations and turnarounds.  He is skilled in competitive market evaluations, strategic planning and organizational restructuring, in addition to being a leading executive recruiter of top management.

His education includes a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, as well as advanced studies in Contracts Law, Finance, and Business Management - and he is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers. Prior to entering the consulting/ engineering profession, he served as an Officer in the United States Navy.

As a Guest Speaker, Mr. Cloutier has participated in numerous conferences, including McGraw Hill’s Annual Leadership Conference, Rice University’s Global EC Forum, University of Massachusetts Graduating Engineers’ Class, and Exxon Mobil’s Global Leadership Team.

As one who is often quoted in the news media, he has also had published many articles dealing with leadership in international business and the state of several industries served by AEM.

His firm has conducted over 200 management consulting assignments for over 70 of the World’s leading engineering & construction organizations involved with oil, gas, petrochemicals, power, biopharmaceutical, commercial building, industrials and heavy civil infrastructure.

AEM has had key roles in the acquisition of several organizations, including such firms as C. F. Braun, Profimatics, and Tri-Ocean Engineering – in addition to conducting due diligence reviews of several others

Of note, AEM has been selected by industry publication surveys as one of the top international executive search firms – having successfully completed over 2,500 retained executive searches in over 50 countries. 

Representative clients include; ABB, ARAMCO, Bechtel, BP, CCC, Chiyoda, DOD, DOE, EPA, ExxonMobil , General Electric, IBM, John Brown UK, Kellogg Brown & Root, Lurgi, Monsanto, Pacific Gas, Skanska, Shaw Group, Technip, Techint, UOP and WGI.

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