Expert in Pressure Vessels, Metallurgy, Piping and Metal Fabrication
Expert ID: 733517 Texas, USA
Expert has a strong knowledge of ASME Section B31.3, B31.4 and B31.8, as instructor for Petroskills.
Expert possesses an extensive knowledge of the metallurgy found in the energy and chemical industries.
As a consultant, Expert has rerated several pressure vessels to a higher pressure for clients including: Lyondell Basel, Kinder Morgan and Lazarus Refining.
He also conducted an inspection and analysis of a used Methonal Plant in 2011 for suitability for re-use.
Expert is currently under contract to oversee the inspection of 31 refinery storage tanks in the Midwest.
Expert has designed, subcontracted and delivered over $1.5 million in pressure vessels for a mid west refinery in 2013, 2014, and 2015.
He is currently in negotiations to furnish inspection services for a $60 million skid mounted refinery addition to be manufactured in Texas and shipped to Africa in late 2018.
Expert undertakes vessel calculation for small firms that do not have access to special software that he utilizes.
|Year: 1963||Degree: Bachelors of Business Administraton||Subject: Mechanical Engineering||Institution: University of Texas at Austin|
|Year: 1964||Degree: Masters of Business Adminstration||Subject: Production Management||Institution: University of Texas at Austin|
|Year: 1966||Degree: Metallurgy Studies||Subject: Energy Industry metallurgy||Institution: Rice University Houston|
|Years: 1964 to 1966||Employer: Cameron Iron Works||Title: Plant Engineer||Department: Forge Plant||Responsibilities: Expert specified chemistries and mult sizes for the forge plant.|
|Years: 1966 to 2007||Employer: Gulfex LP||Title: CEO & chief engineer||Department: Engineering||Responsibilities: Expert founded and ran a fabrication plant that builds large pressure vessels for refineries and production facilities.|
|Years: 2007 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Engineering Instructor||Department: Training||Responsibilities: Expert is currently response for training energy engineers in pressure vessels, heat exchangers, piping, and storage tanks.|
|Associations / Societies|
|President of the Gulf Coast Plate Fabricators Association for 17 years
Chair of the Steel Plate Fabricators of America Pressure Vessel Section
STI/SPFA Southwestern Regional Representative
Plate Fabricators Association of Greater Houston; Director; President for eight terms
National Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association:
Chair, Pressure Vessel Committee
|Investment Manager for Pension and Health Care Funds for the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church overseeing the investment of approximately $75 million dollars|
|Awards / Recognition|
|Liberty Bell Award, via Houston Young Lawyers Association, for work with youth promoting good citizenship.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Was an expert witness for several months in 2005 in a case of two local forgings companies. I knew the president of both companies and was very knowledgeable about their dispute.
I am currently an expert witness in a case involving the San Diego Zoo suing a fabricator and painter for shoddy work . I am currently under contract to act as an expert witness on a case of an exploded pressure vessel in a poultry processing plant. I am currently engaged for the defense on a exploded pressure vessel in St. Louis in April 2017. This case will go to trial in August of 2019.
|Other Relevant Experience|
|I have been registered in the Boy Scouts of America continuously since Oct. 1952, celebrating 65 years in Scouting. I was a Scoutmaster for 14 years and am still active as a leader in the same troop for 30 years.|