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Expert in Digital Transformation: Risk and Engineering

Expert ID: 736546 Texas, USA

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Working with global and international clients and organizations to address emerging, evolving and rapidly changing enterprise risk, governance, risk and compliance, operational risk and resilience, business continuity, crisis management, organizational and digital transformation, as well as control system testing, review, assessment and reporting (define context of Key Risk Indicators (KRI) and core and key controls testing) across the enterprise at the asset, functional and business lines, working with front line supervisors, management, executives, boards, as well as shareholders, stakeholders and governing federal, state, local and international (Ministries) agencies and bodies.

Deep roots greater than 10 years in industry and 20 plus years consulting with greater than 30-years of business, governance, risk, compliance, engineering, management, and audit model, experience conducting a broad range of enterprise and corporate level implementations, improvements and assessments associated with risks, governance, compliance, and controls. Extensive experience with enterprise risk management (ERM), COSO (Sarbanes-Oxley (SoX) controls, operational risk, and resilience as well as multiple International Standards Organization (ISO) management systems. Draws on qualification in risk assessments, management systems, governance process/requirements, and broader controls assessment frameworks, enterprise and corporate processes, risk, and controls process operations lifecycle. Experienced in process industry digital transformation, oil and gas, petrochemical utility, renewables for engineering, production operations, risk management, and most areas of asset integrity and management, facility construction and have been involved in various digital transformation strategy and implementations, enterprise value creation risk mitigation and resiliency building activities over past 15 years. Leverages broad-based knowledge in digital, processes, control, and resilience to mitigate risk of worldwide asset intensive industries. Practical plan and implementation/ integration (actionable, customized solutions) through execution of complex digital strategy development.

REPRESENTATIVE CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
- Awarded $4M enterprise risk management (ERM) transformation contract with global natural resources company to advise on the Open industrial interoperability ecosystem (OIIE) use cases, in support of IPA and CII for enhanced risk mitigation (modularity, interoperability and standardization).
- Katrina recovery GRC lead for multiple program (blue roof, debris removal and trailer park), 3-year support to a global Environmental Engineering Consulting enterprise on governance, risk and compliance, insurance, bonding and underwriting best practices, 18-month specialty international engineering and water product supplier (applying risk management (ISO 31000), ERM (COSO) best practices, ISO 9000, 8000 and predict uncertain emerging and evolving risks for the CEO, COO, CFO, legal counsel and CAE.
- Global EPC organizational restructuring and operating model revision based on ERM, PGRC, prime contractor risk management program development based on expanded root cause and causal factor analysis from operational risk and resilience. Implemented multiple cross enterprise solutions based on business continuity planning and resiliency. Led 18-month implementation and controls assessment framework development for on-going verification and attest to governing bodies (internal and external, including board of directors, shareholders, investors, various federal, state, regional and international ministries, and governing bodies).
- Experience in bonding and insurance, claims, governance program development, competency assurance, audit and assurance program development, controls assessment frameworks development, identification of core and key control program testing, layers of protection analysis, management reviews, succession planning, risk workshops and training, for multiple companies.

Expert is a seasoned industry professional in business, risk, engineering, digital, and management consulting. He has walked the shop floor and advised boards and executives on their businesses and companies. He looks to apply the principles of servant leadership in a rapidly evolving and disruptive world. He has continued to help his clients and teams understand, adapt and leverage innovation to capture value and growth whilst maintaining a keen sense of purpose during this most recent/ dynamic industrial revolution. Applied specifically in the asset intensive and process industries (oil and gas, and chemicals, life sciences) as well as power and utilities, mining, and heavy manufacturing leveraging innovation, agility, adaptability, and human power. 35 years of experience related to overall business processes and operations lent to the areas of; value chain optimization, intelligent operations, connected workforce, smart processes/ practices/ machines and digital applications in asset intensive industries which is based on innovation and disruption. Interested in adding greater value through interoperability, energy transition and overall asset intensive process industry disruption and speed to innovation.

Supported the pandemic crisis management and response center for an international integrated oil and gas company in 2020. Facilitated the first 6-months of coordination and digital application integration (contact tracing and connect workforce) for both office and plant environments. Worked closely to address platform and cloud application and services associated with ultrawide band and related precision geo-positioning applications. Previously, with training and expertise in chemical warfare agents and their delivery over 25 years of experience in responding to and developing response actions to a variety of threats. Most recently worked within the incident command structure for a petroleum refinery to develop post 9/11 security, response and training requirements associated with terrorist attacks. Training in improvised explosive devices, refinery process operations and overall explosive ordnance disposal and chemical warfare agents allowed Expert to work with private security agencies and the corresponding government (civilian) agencies. Developed and integrated the “one plan” for the refinery combining seven different federal and state requirements for spill contingency, emergency notification and OPA 90 (navigable waters) and then incorporating anti-terrorist components within those requirements. This led to several training exercise over the course of four years (2001 to 2005) to allow for appropriateness based on natural disaster, process incident, or terrorist attack. The program incorporated an incident command structure through the on-scene fire department (and three surrounding community fire departments) and fully integrated security, state and federal environmental protection agencies, refinery process operations, local and county police and state highway patrol, United States Coast Guard, and the Department of Homeland Security. Developed and oversaw an incident command drill for a terrorist attack at the refinery involving the strategic placement of several improvised explosive devices. The work included vulnerability analysis of the systems, process and operations from the “hard” refinery units to infrastructure, communications and support activities.

Additional Select Core Capabilities
Human-Machine Interface (HMI) | Mergers & Acquisitions | Risk Management, Life Cycle Costing & Value Engineering | Upstream, Midstream, Refining, Petrochemicals, Renewables, Power & Utilities, Sustainability/Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG), Energy Transition | Value/Risk Based Deal Development & Integration | Servant Leadership | Operational Technology (OT), Time-Series Data | Innovation | Advanced Process Control (APC) and Automation |Key Performance Indicator (KPI) | Project Portfolio Management | Contingency & Risk Response/Mitigation Insurance Carrier and Underwriter Solutions and Reviews (excluding personal liability) | Performance Governance, Risk and Compliance (PGRC) Audit Protocols | Threats Analysis | Contingency & Risk Response/Mitigation | Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Risk | Sustainability (validated sustainability footprint and social license to operate) | Quality Programs Commercial and Contractual Risk Identification and Control | Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Solutions Enterprise Strategy (Risk) Planning and Implementation | Strategic & Emerging Risk Environments Identification

Digital Thread | Digital Twin | Salesforce | Microsoft (MS) Office Suite | Relational Database(s) | Power BI | Adobe | Metricstream | Intelex | Enablon | BWise | Blockchain | Cloud Technology & Computing | Artificial Intelligence/Cognitive Learning | Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) & Edge Computing | Applied Intelligence, (Deep) Machine Learning | Remote Sensing & Sensor (Stack) | Robotics & Drones | ERP/EAM Solutions | SAP S/4 HANA | Oracle | JD Edwards | Operational Sustainability | CVSS v3.1 | Scenario Risk Gaming

Use/Apply ISO Management Systems
Risk Management Standard (ISO 31000) | Quality Standards (ISO 9000) – Certified as “Train the Trainer”, Asset Management (ISO 55000) Interoperability Standard (ISO 18101) | Data Quality (ISO 8000), Environmental Standards (ISO 14001) | Health and Safety Management Standard (ISO 45001)

Chemical Engineering applications to several hazardous, toxic, and explosive waste related issues. Extensive experience working with highly reactive and acute toxic materials at various levels of production and disposal. This included working with Department of the Army standards, standard operating procedures, technical pamphlets, regulations, and Army Material Command protocols. Expert has also performed project work for a variety of manufacturing companies in engineered wood products, wood treatment processes, plating and surface finishing, agricultural, pesticide production and light industrial/ manufacturing. This includes over 16 years of total experience in development of sampling protocols, hazardous waste, explosives handling, chemical surety materials and development of analytical reports and treatability testing for private industry and the federal government. He has performed over 50 chemical surety material assignments, developed and successfully conducted seven air monitoring programs for pesticides, volatile chlorinated organic compounds, chlorinated organic compounds and chemical surety materials. Project management and program implementation on both an engineering design and compliance level associated with brownfields, RCRA, CERCLA, CWA and CAA.

Experience working with biological, mechanical, chemical and thermal processing and treatment operations. Involvement has ranged from in plant modifications and upgrades of various process operations to improving operator training to reduce or eliminate wastewater generation to design/ build of a 500,000 gpd wastewater treatment system. Innovative problem-solving applications have included the use of spent lime in a separation process to neutralize effluent from a low pH operation to minimize both solid waste and minimize wastewater treatment costs. Turnkey applications of trickling filters, biological digesters (aerobic as well as anaerobic) and conventional biological wastewater treatment processes. Development and implementation of physical/ chemical treatment processes to include mechanical digesters, filtration (cartridge, bag, sand, alumna, carbon and diatomaceous earth) precipitation, dissolved air floatation, neutralization, acidification, chemical oxidation, reverse osmosis, ion exchange, microfiltration and ultrafiltration.

Extensive evaluation but limited implementation of thermal treatment processes to included thermal oxidation, distillation, evaporation, and incineration. Treatment processes whether single, dual or multiple stage and batch or continuous operations have been developed to address the entire range of process wastes in wastewater or process water impurities. Impurities or contaminants have included hydrocarbons, chlorinated solvents, BOD, COD, TOC, TSS, TDS, ammonia, phosphates, nitrates, oil and grease, surfactants, chelating agents, metals, organic wastes, wax, explosives, and reactive wastes. Wastewater treatment experience as well as process improvement for solid and hazardous waste and water purification experience in the food processing, agricultural, tanneries, surface finishing, panel switch manufacturing, pesticides manufacturing, explosives manufacturing processes and munitions processing wastewater.

Industry X leadership in resources focused on business and digital transformation from strategy through implementation. Refining, petrochemicals, chemicals, upstream and midstream oil and gas, mining, and industrial manufacturing as well as power and utilities value chain focused to unlock opportunities as companies look for success in managing the rapid pace of change. Lead teams focused on innovation and applying radical new ways of working to attain leverages business advantages.

Digital transformation, enterprise risk, risk and resilience in the oil and gas, renewables and power and utilities industries. Precision Geo-positioning (ultra-wideband technology) enabling crane and forklift safety. Understand the changing landscape of upstream companies and their organizational structures because of digital, PE, capital (CAPX and OPX) and the evolving supply demand market conditions.
• Digital technology, related applications, enhanced CAPEX and OPEX performance addressed specific areas of risk. Included specific areas of production operations, turnarounds, major capital projects, energy transition, metrics and KPIs. Helped several clients define their immediate and short-term strategy to implementation.
• Built broad transformation roadmap that included digital foundation (OT), applications for multiple facilities on multiple continents. Structured components focused on sustainability strategy, operating model and decarbonization projects. This included translating corporate strategies, targets into actionable plans to decarbonize their businesses.
• As key advisor and partner helped a petrochemical company navigate multiple operational, cost management, and organizational issues/priorities. Looked at best practices for Cash Flow Enhancement. Assisting client in reducing G&A and operating expenses, and to grow top line revenue. Average cash flow enhancement engagement resulted in >12x return on investment.

Awarded $4M enterprise risk management (ERM) transformation contract with global natural resources company to advise on the Open industrial interoperability ecosystem (OIIE) use cases, in support of IPA and CII for enhanced risk mitigation (modularity, interoperability and standardization).

Operations, risk and digital experience business and technical leader. Applied over 30 years experience working with companies to identify and address emerging and evolving risks in operations to both create business value and protect from or eliminate value erosion. We have seen the acceleration of this occur through adaptation of digital solutions providing more robust and holistic controls across the enterprise. The focus for these efforts is principally for asset intensive industries (oil & gas, utilities, chemicals, mining, and heavy manufacturing). Specifics areas beyond operations include asset management, maintenance, engineering, planning, health/safety/environment (HSE) and physical security. Also, conducting transaction services support to asset intensive industries, construction and engineering for overall activities, operations, HSE, risk and compliance.

Performing contractor work independently and for other service and consulting services since February 2019. Focus on areas of digital transformation, operational risk, engineering, operations, health, safety, and environmental practices. Has been helping national and global clients through adaptation of technology and digital innovation. This work for these clients has been challenging and rewarding. Using digital innovation to mitigate risk and enhance governance and compliance is compelling work and clients are seeing the true value in allowing operations to excel at human performance.

Responsible to work with clients on their journey to enterprise and performance improvement opportunities including smart operations and increasing their digital acumen, implementing identified opportunities. This often equates to standardizing and normalizing operational, asset and human factors associated with the improvement opportunities. The teams do this throughout the organization helping operations leaders and asset managers, through business leaders to the executives. Working with them to understand, evaluate, determine and effectively identify key enterprise operations and opportunities that impact their present and future decision making. Have helped global companies, facilities and international business units develop programs to continually monitor and assess their changing risk and performance landscape. Have worked with them from defining the organization digital acumen to implementing agile project management principles for digital and smart operations. This has included deep data analytics, application of risk and performance indicators and tying in cloud-based needs (IIoT). Am effective because strive to understand the subtle distinctions of how that specific organization "gets its business done” and understand the digital culture and organizational resilience. Use that knowledge along with what has been seen elsewhere to examine and find the most efficient and effective was to accelerate what is needed for organizational smart operations journey. Has gained deep industry experience servicing several of my clients for nearly a decade. Providing exposure to economic cycles that clients have experienced. This has allowed for visibility to see what does "enduring" look like. Allows to help clients make informed decisions and take necessary and appropriate actions. Also has associate financial responsibility for employer, proposal and new business development, engagement management.

For 5-years lead multiple environmental, product stewardship/ safety, safety, sustainability injury and illness, OSHA, EPA, state and local compliance and authority assessments and reviews for national and international companies to help establish governance, risk and compliance activities and controls in place to mitigate business impacts and identify failed and missing controls associated with key and high-risk areas. This has been done for utility companies, power generation facilities, heavy manufacturers, consumer product manufacturers and resources companies. These assessments have been done for operations by risk or internal audit parts of the company to evaluate and understand the controls environment. Using or applying a controls assessment framework and agreed upon scope areas to focus or broaden the assessment. Specifically, in late 2016 and early 2017 for a US based national resource processing company conducted a broad-based safety assessment at the corporate and major facility level over several weeks that included compliance at Federal, State, and local levels and general governance practices (including legal, human resources, union, tribal and NGO influences). The safety assessment focused on high risk and high visibility areas and effectiveness of internal controls based on public data and internal reviews and commitments as well as performance tracking and KPIs and helped identify and address key opportunities.

10 Year Technical, Management, Client Service/Marketing Summary

1998 to 2005/ Flint Hills Resources, St Paul, MN - Implementation Technical Specialists
Technical: Included delisting requirements, review of notice of data availability, hazardous waste listing interpretation, managing closure of several hazardous waste surface impoundments, waste piles and other regulated units and groundwater extraction and treatment system design review and construction management.

Management: Contracting, bid analysis, bid specification preparation, business and action plan development, income and cash flow statement review, balance sheets evaluation and modification, organizational strategies development, professional insurance criteria assessment, as well as bonding and insurance requirements.

Client Service/ Marketing: De-bottlenecked a project management web-site which allow for more interactive project management and control at a reduced cost, thusly improving client/consultant technical and management communication and regulatory agency review processes.

1994 to 1998/ Braun Intertec Corp., Minneapolis, MN - Manager, Engineering
Technical: 15 projects mostly "pump & treat" some biological reactor design and small-scale wastewater treatment system design, waste minimization, and industrial landfill design review. Hazardous waste site closure under RCRA extensive Planning, Health and Environmental State Department interaction.

Management: 13 technical and non-technical staff members salary and performance evaluation and as well as department business plan, Licensure capabilities, income and cash flow statement preparation, balance sheets, bonding & insurance, and hiring practices.

Client Service/ Marketing: Established a marketing team, developed marketing plans, wrote and review numerous proposals and SOQs, and worked at various public and private sector trade shows. Extended the three largest company contracts and expanded the scope of two through direct client interface.

1990 to 1994/ Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, Denver, CO - Client Service Manager
Technical: CERCLA, design, specifications, building decontamination and demolition, landfill closure, RCRA closure, groundwater extraction and treatment, unexploded ordnance investigation, explosive waste management, chemical warfare agent management, and working with government construction standards.

Management: Mostly Project and Program Management activities around budgeting, personnel, equipment and expense management with extensive Primavera and Microsoft Projects experience. Management reporting as part of specific contract requirements and related opportunities associated with large government contracting. Managed the largest long-term contract/client.

Client Service/ Marketing: Managed a market research team and worked on determining the market share availability, marketing strategy, competitive analyses, positioning strategies, and pricing strategies based on competency reviews as integral part of a client management team. Worked with the two largest clients (PMRMA and AFCEE) to expand scope and understand client direct and limitations to initiate work. This included extensive interaction to restructure work scope allowing for timely, cost effective implementation of project and task scopes.

Project engineer for a hazardous waste remediation contract with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers to decontaminate and dispose of a processing facility used to blend and store hydrazine and hydrazine derivatives at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal. Performed a detailed wastewater process evaluation for the former Weldon Spring Ordnance Works. As the specialized response manager, developed detailed plans and specification of the former waste handling system for the largest TNT manufacturing plant of WWII. The wastewater system was designed to handle 216,000 gpd. The detailed plans were then used to develop a disposal system assessment and removal plan. The system consisted of 90 miles of buried wooden pipe and associated settling tanks. Assistant project engineer for a program to design an operational plan for an ammunition manufacturing facility. The work included significant process modifications and developing waste reduction options for the machining operations. Stoddard solvents and halogenated aromatics were used in the machining, degreasing and cleaning operations. The system consisted of a series of ammunition load, pack and assemble operations. Developed and implemented several system improvements for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command at worldwide Public Work Centers. The project requirements included assessing and implementing various innovative technologies. Performed a waste minimization audit for 87 GM facilities throughout North America. Developed the tracking and reporting software for all of the GM facilities. The database included over 50,000 waste streams and over 750 alternatives for managing, tracking, equipment modifications and product substitutes.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1985 Degree: BS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Michigan Technological University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2020 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Executive Operations Director Department: Operations Responsibilities: Working with global and international clients and organizations to address emerging, evolving and rapidly changing enterprise risk, governance, risk and compliance, operational risk and resilience, business continuity, crisis management, organizational and digital transformation, as well as control system testing, review, assessment and reporting (define context of Key Risk Indicators (KRI) and core and key controls testing) across the enterprise at the asset, functional and business lines, working with front line supervisors, management, executives, boards, as well as shareholders, stakeholders and governing federal, state, local and international (Ministries) agencies and bodies.
Years: 2019 to 2020 Employer: Accenture LLP Title: Managing Director Department: Industry X Responsibilities: Digital transformation, enterprise risk, risk and resilience in the oil and gas, renewables and power and utilities industries. Precision Geo-positioning (ultra-wideband technology) enabling crane and forklift safety. Understand the changing landscape of upstream companies and their organizational structures because of digital, PE, capital (CAPX and OPX) and the evolving supply demand market conditions.
Years: 2019 to 2019 Employer: Sole Proprietorships Title: Executive Director Department: Operations Responsibilities: Sole Proprietorship, Risk, Engineering and Digital Specialist. Built business related, globally optimized partnerships. Operational Risk, ERM, underwriter and insurance reviews, business, and engineering system (governance, process and controls) assessment, asset management, and integration in engineering consulting, EPC and asset intensive industries. Described as; aligns, respect, accountabilities, feedback, mentor, empower, predict, interpret, solve, limits.
Years: 2015 to 2018 Employer: PwC LLP Title: Senior Director Department: Advisory Responsibilities: Was responsible to work with our clients on their journey to enterprise and performance improvement opportunities including smart operations and increasing their digital acumen, implementing identified opportunities. This often equates to standardizing and normalizing operational, asset and human factors associated with the improvement opportunities. The teams do this throughout the organization helping operations leaders and asset managers, through business leaders to the executives. Working with them to understand, evaluate, determine and effectively identify key enterprise operations and opportunities that impact their present and future decision making. Helped global companies, facilities and international business units develop programs to continually monitor and assess their changing risk and performance landscape. Worked with them from defining the organization digital acumen to implementing agile project management principles for digital and smart operations. This has included deep data analytics, application of risk and performance indicators and tying in cloud-based needs (IIoT). Personally very effective - continuously strive to understand the subtle distinctions of how that specific organization "gets its business done” and understand the digital culture and organizational resilience. Use that knowledge along with what has been seen elsewhere to examine and find the most efficient and effective was to accelerate what is needed for organizational smart operations journey.
Has gained deep industry experience servicing several clients for nearly a decade. This has given him exposure to economic cycles that his clients have experienced. This has allowed him to see what actually does "enduring" look like. This places him in a position to help his clients make informed decisions and take necessary and appropriate actions.
Has associate financial responsibility for his employer, proposal and new business development, engagement management.
Years: 2015 to 2015 Employer: Operational Sustainability, LLP Title: VP Operations Department: Delivery Responsibilities: As Vice President, Operations & Risk Management, was responsible for management system and ERM efforts allowing companies to better manage risk from strategy through execution. Worked closely with facility and business unit managers to define level of risk appetite and tolerance within the operating assets. Closely aligned hazard identification, monitoring and definition into better risk management and controls development. The diligence required to integrate ERM provides an entity with a clear path to creating, preserving, and realizing value. Leverage team of subject matter specialists with significant industry knowledge and experience to accomplish this objective. Took a comprehensive view on ERM and knew that operational risk is a core element of that for clients. To progress along the path towards operational excellence, focused on various elements for clients which included assessment and improvement of:
1) operational risk management, 2) operational management systems, 3) asset integrity 4) reliability, 5) training and competency assurance, 6) governance, policy and procedures, 7) incident investigation and resolution, 8) audits and management review, 9) compliance with standards, and 10) workforce engagement. He accomplished this in a way that helped his clients and the organization implement immediate improvements necessary to facilitate long term change towards operational excellence and broader GRC. He placed an appropriate emphasis on organizational culture differences with the client to find near term solutions that were thematic but customized. This included business resilience and disaster recover as they related to the overall GRC elements.
Years: 2007 to 2015 Employer: PwC LLP Title: Director Department: Assurance Responsibilities: Responsible for ERM in asset intensive industries, principally within the downstream and upstream oil and gas sector for GRC processes, frameworks and management systems assessment and defining management systems for ERM. Extensive international assignments allowing for understanding and firsthand experience with global leading practices as well as successfully navigating language and cultural differences. Successful developing and integrating risk standards and practices within the organization across their operations and geographical boundaries. This has included identifying transformative opportunities in the ERM and GRC space for all three lines of defense, resulting in tangible actions at various levels of the organization to make impactful change that endured.
Supported multiple clients regarding risk management, risk assessment, operational risk and compliance, governance, involved in various operational risk assessment and enterprise risk management activities. Leveraged broad-based knowledge in risk and controls to perform a variety of evaluations and assessments of asset intensive operations.
Has helped organizations with their hazard analysis, compliance assessments, metrics development (defining key risk indicators, key controls indicators, predictive indicators), GRC program and technology deployment, risk appetite, risk culture, organizational change management, controls assessment (defining the framework and facilitation the assessment), developing risk assessment programs (including policies, procedures, standards and practices), risk strategy, deployment of causal factor analysis tools and techniques, corrective and preventive action management. consider predictive analytics as part of the ERM and GRC programs. reconciling operational risk to financial and business risk.
Years: 2004 to 2007 Employer: Sullivan International Group Title: Vice President Department: Eastern Operations Responsibilities: Vice President and officer of an engineering consulting company’s eastern operations. This included running the risk management program for the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) out of Edison, NJ for chemical, utility and energy operations. This included program management of the three-year program and the organizational effort. Significant involvement in federal and state legislator actions and activities related to program and opportunity development regarding industry risk, exposures and opportunities. Responsibilities included three separate large (over $100 mm multi-year) proposal efforts over the course of 15 months including proposal and performance team development, client management and overall proposal management effort. During this time, managed eastern operations for two major USEPA contracts.

Lead the technical effort for the overall Naval facility realignment and closure initiative that included multiple efforts regarding soil, surface water and groundwater as well as residential recovery (air treatment and monitoring) for multiple separate physical locations and operating divisions. The effort included several innovative design efforts and included technology development and prove-out as well as mid-term operations and maintenance activities and responsibilities.

Was responsible for ongoing business development improvement and efforts for the various lines of service and business units. This included efforts to integrate, standardize and formalize relationship mapping and improve client centric and translational efforts to develop operating units that had accountability and responsibility for tactical business development efforts to allow the marketing and business development team to focus on strategic efforts.
Years: 1997 to 2004 Employer: Flint Hills Resources Title: Manager Department: Operations and Maintenance Responsibilities: Technical, managerial and operational positions of several operational, reliability and engineering activities associated with multiple divisions and business units as well as developing and administering risk programs to company affiliates nationally, and various aspects of operations and related high risk areas for the assets.

Operations manager of the Alkylation unit (five Stratco sulfuric acid contactors) fractionation section and feed treating section that included engineering, operations, optimization and troubleshooting, process, procedures and new construction accountability. Managed an annual operations and maintenance budget.

Managed an annual budget for asset integrity, reliability, maintenance, construction and turnaround. Including multiple unit; pre-treatment system, storage units, thermal and chemical processing, system performance analysis, chemical equilibrium, equipment maintenance, process and system troubleshooting, engineering evaluation, performance optimization, environmental and process monitoring, as well as outage, construction/project management.

Managed an annual budget along portions of the asset and salaried professionals. Activities include: asset management, personnel management, turnaround support, hiring, training, and engineering, direct support and close relationship with operations, engineering and process.

Lead efforts focused on core business/ operational capabilities and integrated economic, environmental, health and safety components and improving core work activities, regarding operational consistency. Developed and delivered 5-year corresponding training elements and program.

Manager of refinery wastewater treatment plant and utility operations (boiler house, groundwater wells, cooling towers, plant air and nitrogen). Responsible for an annual environmental liability settlement budget and an operational and maintenance budget.
Years: 1994 to 1997 Employer: Braun Intertec Title: Engineering Manager Department: Environmental Engineering Responsibilities: Responsible for technical and non-technical staff member’s group development and advancement as well as mitigating overall corporate exposure to bonding, insurance and liability risk. Accountable to establish professional licensure and certification credentials and ethics capabilities. Developed income and cash flow statement preparation, balance sheets, profit and loss transparency and visibility, and specific technical capabilities hiring practices. Advanced the program and group through trade shows, conference, public and private speaking engagements and opportunities, establish a marketing team, developed marketing plans, wrote and review numerous proposals and SOQs.

Performed a hazardous waste minimization study and systems operation analysis of various shop activities for various aircraft support and maintenance operations.

RCRA Closure of an operational facility, was responsible for developing closure actions and cost estimates for a RCRA closure of an operational manufacturing facility. The work included sampling and analysis as well as technical specifications for the removal of piping, equipment and buildings components.

Process evaluation of a hydrolysis plant used in the reduction of leather trimmings, shavings, and scrap to collagen. The process uses several close loop operations to reduce waste generation.

Development of engineering specification for an industrial solid waste disposal facility, coordination of water balance study for wastewater holding ponds, development of wetlands replacement plan and several other natural resource and engineering functions for the facility.

Provided technical guidance during the development phase for a law suit refuting remediation costs for three Superfund activities. Responsibilities consisted of evaluating documented costs and progress of the Superfund activities.
Years: 1990 to 1994 Employer: Jacobs Engineering Title: Program Manager Department: Engineering Services Responsibilities: Performed a variety of field activities on high risk site regarding implementing extensive control measures and establishing ways to ensure the robustness of those controls. The focus was on establish controls based on appropriate risks identified and testing and retesting those controls. This included work for former weapons manufacturing sites (chemical, nuclear and conventional high explosive, chemical warfare agent demilitarization activities and overall environmental clean-up and decommissioning activities.

Project Engineer, serving as the explosives specialist, transportation and disposal coordinator, as well as the manager of project controls for the upgrade and submittal of the facilities RCRA Part B permit. Wrote the design technical specifications and compliance program of the munitions, ammunition, and explosives disposal facility.

Completed a three-month field effort for the DOE at the Amarillo, Texas Pantex Plant. The fieldwork was initiated to establish clean closure of two hazardous waste treatment systems used to process high explosives.

NCP compliance specialist and Specialized Response Manager as well as Explosives Specialist responsible for all phases of estimating and execution of the decontamination, demolition, removal and disposal at a former explosives manufacturing plant.

Design engineer and coordinated the project controls effort to develop a technical approach and cost/schedule for AFCEE. The work included development of a soils and groundwater remediation approach for four one million-gallon concrete storage tanks that leaked.

Provided design technical support and health and safety review on a Comprehensive Long-term Environmental Action Navy contract for the Yuma Marine Corps Air Station. Provided preliminary investigation support for three explosive ordnance disposal sites in Yuma, AZ. The sites were used to dispose of various military and commercial explosives, ammunition, and military ordnance.
Years: 1987 to 1990 Employer: IT Corporation Title: Project Manager Department: Environmental Services Responsibilities: Project engineer for a hazardous waste remediation contract with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers to decontaminate and dispose of a processing facility used to blend and store hydrazine and hydrazine derivatives at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal.

Performed a detailed wastewater process evaluation for the former Weldon Spring Ordnance Works. As the specialized response manager, developed detailed plans and specification of the former waste handling system for the largest TNT manufacturing plant of WWII. The wastewater system was designed to handle 216,000 gpd. The detailed plans were then used to develop a disposal system assessment and removal plan. The system consisted of 90 miles of buried wooden pipe and associated settling tanks.

Assistant project engineer for a program to design an operational plan for an ammunition manufacturing facility. The work included significant process modifications and developing waste reduction options for the machining operations. Stoddard solvents and halogenated aromatics were used in the machining, degreasing and cleaning operations. The system consisted of a series of ammunition load, pack and assemble operations.

Developed and implemented several system improvements for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command at world wide Public Work Centers. The project requirements included assessing and implementing various innovative technologies.

Performed a waste minimization audit for 87 GM facilities throughout North America. Developed the tracking and reporting software for all of the GM facilities. The database included over 50,000 waste streams and over 750 alternatives for managing, tracking, equipment modifications and product substitutes.
Years: 1985 to 1987 Employer: US Army Title: Lieutenant Department: Technical Escort Responsibilities: Ordnance Corps, EOD, Technical Escort Unit

In the United States Army, Expert was an Officer. While he was on active duty assigned to the US Army Technical Escort Unit, he was directly responsible for the planning, management and control of the eleven explosive ordnance disposal technicians in his section. He provided technical support to the US Geological Survey on Installation Restoration projects as well as Base Closure Plans. He supported USATHAMA on a variety of missions worldwide involving toxic and hazardous materials. Most of these missions involved classified operations at remote DOD facilities.

Experienced in a variety of EOD field operations. He has worked with several initiating, primary, secondary and main explosives as well as all military chemical weapons and their delivery systems. This includes sarin, soman, tobin, phosgene, white phosphorous, red phosphorous and numerous other military chemicals. Expert has worked with several explosive, chemical and radiological munitions and supervised field operations related to these munitions.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2008 to 2008 Country / Region: Denmark Summary: 6-week assignment in Copenhagen for UN Global Compact asset assessment of Marsk.
Years: 1996 to 1996 Country / Region: Mexico Summary: 2-month assignment to Pemex in Coatzacoalcos for a review of refinery waste disposal.
Years: 2010 to 2010 Country / Region: Oman Summary: 5 week assignment to BP operations in Muscat.
Years: 2011 to 2011 Country / Region: UAE Summary: 3 separate 3 - 5 week assignments between Abu Dhabi and Dubai for BP and Ministry of Energy.
Years: 2012 to 2013 Country / Region: Indonesia Summary: Jakarta work for multiple clients and Ministries for a total of 6-months in country.
Years: 2010 to 2020 Country / Region: Trinidad Summary: Various Petrotrin, BP, BHP, Ministry of Energy, Pt Lisas Nitrogen, and Trinidad Generation Unlimited totaling nearly 9-months in Trinidad over the 10-years.
Years: 2012 to 2012 Country / Region: Netherlands Summary: 2-months in Rotterdam, for BP at their refinery.
Years: 2012 to 2012 Country / Region: Australia Summary: 1 month in Perth and along the northwestern coast for their off-shore operations.
Years: 2009 to 2013 Country / Region: United Kingdom Summary: Several 2 to 4 week assignments in Sunbury-on-Thames doing final reviews, meetings and sessions.
Years: 2014 to 2015 Country / Region: Canada Summary: Several Calgary and Windsor assignments for Spectra and Enbridge involving 2 to 3 weeks on site for a total of almost 4 months in Canada.
Years: 2013 to 2013 Country / Region: Greece Summary: 5 week assignment to Hellenic Petroleum at their Aspropyrgos refinery location.
Years: 2014 to 2014 Country / Region: Singapore Summary: 3 weeks in Country for multiple site assessments for construction company fabrication yard services.
Years: 1988 to 1988 Country / Region: Japan Summary: Yokoska, Japan Naval Facility Wasterwater review for 3-weeks.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Biomimicry Institute, 2021 - Sustainable Design
Open Compliance and Ethics Group (OCEG) 2021 - GRCP Certification pursuit
Project Management Institute (PMI) 2021 - PMI - RMP Project Management - Risk certification pursuit
Enterprise Risk Management Association (ERMA) 2021 - ERM CP Enterprise Risk certification pursuit
Construction Industry Institute (CII), 2020 - Interoperability focus
Independent Project Analysis (IPA), 2020 - Interoperability focus
American Institute for Chemical Engineers - Center for Chemical Process Safety (AIChE CCPS) 2007 - Risk Based Process Safety Standards
National Counsel of Examiners for Engineering and Surveyors (NCEES) 2000 - Professional Engineering License via reciprocity.
Licenses / Certifications
Licensed Professional Engineer (Chemical, Environmental, Process & Petroleum) in multiple states into calendar year 2021. Licensed in CO, MN, WI, IL, TX, MI, FL, TN, NC, MO, IN and IA
National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Record Holder
Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability Information (CVI) Authorized User
Certified TapRoot Investigation Training
Certified HAZOP Facilitator
Terminal Worker Identification Certificate (TWIC) Card Holder
Pursuing OCEG GRCP, PMI - Risk and DRI Risk Certifications

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
(1) Ministry of Energy - Trinidad and Tobago Production Accounting - Flow assurance, ongoing
(2) Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management) BSEE/BOEM - Arctic Operations, 2014
(3) Industrial Services - Asbestos Exposure, 2009
(4) CSX Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Recordkeeping and Reporting, 2009
(5) Citgo Corporation - Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Process Safety Management (PSM) - National Emphasis Program (NEP), 2008
(6) Koch Industries - Region V Environmental Protection( EPA) Notice of Violation (NOV) Hazardous Waste, 1999
(7) McGillis Gibbs - Copper - Chromate - Arsenate (wood treatment process) waste and contamination, 1997
Training / Seminars
Inactive: TSBI (Top Secret with Background Investigation) clearance as well as Water Survival/ HUET/ METS/ Swing Rope/ Personnel Transfer API RP T4 Certified and Land and Sea Basic Safety Orientation including:
H2S
Agile Training
DevOps Foundations
Design for Sustainability
Innovation Out of Crisis
Balancing Innovation & Risk
Building Resilience
The New Age of Risk Management Strategy for Business
Vulnerability Management: Assessing the Risks with CVSS v3.1
Implementing the NIST Risk Management Framework
CCSP Cert Prep: 6 Legal, Risk, and Compliance
Project Management Foundations: Risk
Other Relevant Experience
US EXPERIENCE: GOVERNMENT & PRIVATE SECTOR
RCRA (Hazardous Waste; permitting, compliance, negotiation and regulatory consulting)
Government (public sector)
• Department of Energy (DOE)
- Pantex Facility
- Weldon Spring Ordnance Works
• Department of Defense (DOD)
- Program Manager Rocky Mountain Arsenal (PMRMA)
- NAVFACENGCOM, White Sands Missile Range
- Naval Engineering Command (Yuma, AZ)
- USACOE Weldon Spring Ordnance Works
- US Army Technical Escort Unit
- 934th Airlift Wing AF Reserve
- Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence (AFCEE)
- Elmendorf AFB
- Castle AFB
- Eilson AFB
• US EPA, Idaho Pole
Industry (private sector)
• Quick Trip
• Koch Industries
• Flint Hills Resources
• PEMEX
• MacGillis/Gibbs
• Syntex, Lyons
• Seagate
• Eagle Picture
• Confidential Battery Manufacturer (Ohio)
• Hercules
• Morton Thiocal
• FMC Corporation Twin Cities Naval Weapons Plant
• Western Land Roller
• Ingersol-Rand

UXO/Explosive & Reactive Waste
Government (public sector)
• Department of Energy (DOE)
- Pantex Facility
- Weldon Spring Ordnance Works
• Department of Defense (DOD)
- Program Manager Rocky Mountain Arsenal (PMRMA)
- NAVFACENGCOM, White Sands Missile Range
- Naval Engineering Command (Yuma, AZ)
- USACOE Weldon Spring Munitions Works
- US Army Technical Escort Unit
Industry (private sector)
• Confidential Battery Manufacturer (Ohio)
• Hercules
• Morton Thiocal
• FMC Corporation Twin Cities Naval Weapons Plant
• Federal Cartridge (Twin City Army Ammunition Plant)

Remediation (General Industrial & Hazardous Waste, including groundwater contamination)
Government (public sector)
• DOE - Rocky Flats
• Department of Defense (DOD)
- 934th Airlift Wing AF Reserve
- Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence (AFCEE)
- Elmendorf AFB
- Castle AFB
- Eilson AFB
• US EPA, Idaho Pole
Industry (private sector)
• Quick Trip
• Koch Petroleum Group
• PEMEX
• Southern Minnesota Sugar Beet Cooperative
• Idaho Pole
• MacGillis/Gibbs
• Syntex, Lyons
• Seagate
• Eagle Picture
• Holiday Station Stores
• Western Land Roller
• Ingersol-Rand

Decontamination & Demolition
Government (public sector)
• Department of Energy (DOE)
- Pantex Facility
- Rocky Flats
- Weldon Spring Ordnance Works
• Department of Defense (DOD)
- Program Manager Rocky Mountain Arsenal (PMRMA)
- Hydrazine Facility (US Army Corp of Engineers)
- Chemical Agent & Pesticide Manufacturing Plants
• USEPA, Idaho Pole
Industry (private sector)
• MacGillis/Gibbs
• Morton Thiocal
• PEMEX
• World Bank

General Waste Minimization
Government (public sector)
• Department of Defense (DOD)
- 934th Airlift Wing Air Force Reserve
- NAVFACENGCOM (World-wide Public Works Centers)
- Apra Harbor, Guam
- Norfolk Naval Base
- Great Lakes Naval Training Center
- Youkoska Naval Base, Japan
- Subic Bay, Philippians
Industry (private sector)
• Koch Industries
• Ingersol-Rand
• General Motors
• Federal Cartridge

Process Engineering Support/Manufacturing
Government (public sector)
- 934th Airlift Wing Air Force Reserve
- NAVFACENGCOM (World-wide Public Works Centers)
- Apra Harbor, Guam
- Norfolk Naval Base
- Great Lakes Naval Training Center
- Youkoska Naval Base, Japan
- Subic Bay, Philippians
Industry (private sector)
• Koch Industries
• Flint Hills Resources
• National Cooperative Refinery
• General Mills
• Pillsbury
• Cenex
• Idaho Pole
• Calogen, Inc.
• World Bank
• PEMEX
• Southern Minnesota Sugar Beet Cooperative
• Ingersol-Rand
• Morton Thiocal
• Federal Cartridge (Twin City Army Ammunition Plant)

10 Year Technical, Management, Client Service/Marketing Summary

1998 to 2005- Implementation Technical Specialists
Technical: Included delisting requirements, review of notice of data availability, hazardous waste listing interpretation, managing closure of several hazardous waste surface impoundments, waste piles and other regulated units and groundwater extraction and treatment system design review and construction management.

Management: Contracting, bid analysis, bid specification preparation, business and action plan development, income and cash flow statement review, balance sheets evaluation and modification, organizational strategies development, professional insurance criteria assessment, as well as bonding and insurance requirements.

Client Service/ Marketing: De-bottlenecked a project management web-site which allow for more interactive project management and control at a reduced cost, thusly improving client/consultant technical and management communication and regulatory agency review processes.

1994 to 1998- Manager, Engineering
Technical: 15 projects mostly "pump & treat" some biological reactor design and small-scale wastewater treatment system design, waste minimization, and industrial landfill design review. Hazardous waste site closure under RCRA extensive Planning, Health and Environmental State Department interaction.

Management: 13 technical and non-technical staff members salary and performance evaluation and as well as department business plan, Licensure capabilities, income and cash flow statement preparation, balance sheets, bonding & insurance, and hiring practices.

Client Service/ Marketing: Established a marketing team, developed marketing plans, wrote and review numerous proposals and SOQs, and worked at various public and private sector trade shows. Extended the three largest company contracts and expanded the scope of two through direct client interface.

1990 to 1994 - Client Service Manager
Technical: CERCLA, design, specifications, building decontamination and demolition, landfill closure, RCRA closure, groundwater extraction and treatment, unexploded ordnance investigation, explosive waste management, chemical warfare agent management, and working with government construction standards.

Management: Mostly Project and Program Management activities around budgeting, personnel, equipment and expense management with extensive Primavera and Microsoft Projects experience. Management reporting as part of specific contract requirements and related opportunities associated with large government contracting. Managed the largest long-term contract/client.

Client Service/ Marketing: Managed a market research team and worked on determining the market share availability, marketing strategy, competitive analyses, positioning strategies, and pricing strategies based on competency reviews as integral part of a client management team. Worked with the 2 largest clients (PMRMA and AFCEE) to expand scope and understand client direct and limitations to initiate work. This included extensive interaction to restructure work scope allowing for timely, cost effective implementation of project and task scopes.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE: GOVERNMENT & PRIVATE SECTOR
- BP (London, UK, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Abu Dhabi and Dubai UAE, Trinidad, Muscat, Oman) Various operations, risk, refinery and upstream (off-shore) asset reviews
- BHP Billiton (Trinidad and Perth) operational, production assurance and operational risk reviews
- Maersk (Copenhagen, Denmark) UN Global Compact operational review
- Hellenic Petroleum (Athens, Greece) Aspropyrgos refinery location operational and production review
- Trinidad Generation Unlimited (Trinidad) - Operational risk review
- Pt. Lisas Nitrogen (Trinidad) - Operational and risk reviews
- Petrotrin (Trinidad) - Loss and incident review and investigation
- Spectra (Calgary and Windsor, Canada) - Operational Risk program development
- Naval Facilities Engineering Command - Yokoska Japan - Public Works Center (wastewater treatment review
- Pemex in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico for a review of refinery waste disposal
- Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Indonesia (Jakarta, Indonesia) - standards and practice review

Fields of Expertise

chemical engineering, chemical engineering thermodynamics, chemical process safety engineering, electrolyte, sustainability, sustainable design, chemical compound environmental effect, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liab. Act, construction risk management, enterprise risk management, environmental risk assessment, environmental risk management, operational risk, plant risk, project risk management, risk, risk assessment, risk based inspection, Risk Failure Analysis, risk management, Risk Reduction, toxic chemical risk assessment, environment-related assessment, Environmental Assessments, facility assessments, fitness-for-service assessment, freshwater wetland assessment, groundwater pollution assessment, life cycle assessment, water-quality assessment, vulnerability assessment, vulnerability analysis, vulnerability, waste assessment, threat assessment, safety integrity level assessment, Reliability Assessments, RCRA Facility Assessment, project assessment, process assessment, compliance, compliance analysis, Compliance Audits, compliance program, compliance testing, corporate compliance, DOT regulatory compliance, environmental compliance, Environmental Compliance Plans, Environmental Protection Agency compliance, federal state local compliance, OSHA compliance, regulatory compliance, regulatory compliance auditing, safety compliance, Safety Programs Compliance, standard compliance, corporate governance, chemical process safety, chemical process safety analysis, chemical process safety management, chemical processing system safety, chemical safety management, confined space safety, environmental safety, excavation safety, explosion safety, explosion safety and hazards analysis, lower explosive limit, explosives soil remediation, explosives manufacturing, explosive chemical compound, explosive detonation, explosive limits, explosive environmental effect, explosive initiation, explosive device, explosive device design, explosive material, explosive material handling, explosive train, explosives handling, demolition, chemical decontamination, chemical warfare decontamination, decontamination equipment, decontamination, biological warfare, chemical warfare, chemical warfare agent, chemical warfare destruction, chemical warfare detection, oil refining technology, energy-efficient petroleum refining, asset management, digital asset management, safety integrity level, mechanical integrity, integrity testing, machinery reliability, mechanical reliability, plant reliability, rotating machinery reliability, reliability, reliability analysis, reliability engineering, merger integration, Mergers & Acquisitions, mergers and acquisitions, groundwater quality standard, groundwater remediation, groundwater treatment, in-situ groundwater treatment, pumped-groundwater biological treatment, pumped-groundwater physical treatment, pumped-groundwater treatment, heavy metal soil remediation, contaminated soil, contaminated soil treatment, soil biodegradation, soil bioremediation, soil contamination, soil remediation, soil sampling, soil testing, soil venting, soil washing, electroplating, plating waste, plating wastewater treatment, EPA National Priorities List, digital strategy, Digital Transformation Strategy, artificial intelligence, machine learning, Internet of Things, sensor, ultra wideband, industrial sabotage, process safety, process safety information, explosion hazard, hazard analysis, Hazard and Operability study, hazard communication, Hazard Communication Standard, OSHA Hazard Communication/GHS, OSHA 29CFR 1910.119, OSHA, OSHA 1910, 1926 and 1915, OSHA citations, OSHA Lockout Tagout Program, OSHA inspection, OSHA violation, internal controls, business continuity planning, auditing, carbon auditing, environmental site auditing, internal audit, operational auditing, process safety management auditing, safety auditing, waste auditing, process audit, environmental impact assessment, petroleum, petroleum coke, petroleum refinery, Petroleum Refinery Engineering, alternative energy, energy, energy and water management, energy industry, green energy, renewable energy source, waste-to-energy facility, business transformation, organizational transformation, transformation, operational excellence, Operational Improvement, petroleum refinery evaluation, petroleum refinery troubleshooting

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