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Expert in Digital Journey, Project Management, Power and Renewables, and Construction

Expert ID: 733555 Switzerland

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Expert is a proven performer in the international Power, Energy, Waste, Oil & Gas and Consulting arena. He is a relationship builder, team leader, and an excellent staff developer with a coaching and empowering management style. He is innovative and is passionate about leadership.

He is a professional with deep international insight and multicultural expertise acquired working in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Middle East, Africa, and living in Germany, England, Italy, Switzerland, Dubai and the United States. He is a specialist in Engineer Procure and Construction (EPC) projects.

The Expert has managed company P&L for international projects businesses in excess of $1billion. He has led sales and project execution (acquisition, closing, delivery, controlling, reporting, close-out and learning). He has regularly met with Ministers, Bankers and C-suite Executives for sales, project review, problem-solving and conflict resolution. He is experienced in matrix management; has developed business “pipelines” for Service and OEM business; has recruited, developed and promoted staff; has led the analysis and design of major project turnarounds and a major acquisition effort; developed project and team performance improvement programs with HR, leading to halt of margin slippage, focusing on “leadership” improved staff retention and contributing to cultural change; designed, implemented and developed business structures; and was called upon to introduce new concepts to internal and external customers.

For over 40 years, Expert has worked for GE, ABB, Ansaldo and Hitachi Zosen and JFE Engineering delivering major power and industrial projects world wide. Expert has been involved in over 40 countries during his career.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1970 Degree: BS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Northeastern University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2015 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Principal Department: Responsibilities: Expert responsibilities include General Management and a key role as Knowledge Holder.

Building the Art and Science of execution for the digitalization journey.
Years: 2013 to 2015 Employer: Sulzer Title: Head of Global Project Management Department: Rotating Equipment Services Responsibilities: Expert ensures execution processes and project delivery worldwide.
Years: 2012 to 2013 Employer: JFE Title: MD Department: Engineering Responsibilities: JFE Engineering is the solutions Group of the Japanese company JFE; The focus of JFE Engineering GmbH was on renewables especially Energy from Waste projects. Expert headed the European Division and built a team comprised of Japanese and European members alike.
Years: 2009 to 2011 Employer: Hitachi Zosen Title: Business Unit Manager Department: Inova Responsibilities: Waste to Energy EPC plant delivery. Expert headed the largest Business Unit in the then AE&E Group. In December 2010, Hitachi Zosen purchased the former Von Roll Inova. He was responsible on a full P&L basis for sales, engineering and execution of EPC projects. He was responsible for major cost reduction effort into new markets.
Years: 2008 to 2009 Employer: CH2MHill Title: Director Projects MENA Department: Power Division Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for business development, sales, delivery and customer relations for conventional and sustainable power plants in the region.
Years: 2005 to 2007 Employer: Ansaldo Energia Title: Area Manager MEA Department: Service Responsibilities: He was responsible for project development, sales, delivery and customer relations.
Years: 2004 to 2005 Employer: Dodsal Title: VP Department: Power and Process Responsibilities: He was responsible for Engineering, Technical Sales, Construction and Project Management. He was responsible for two pipelines, pump stations and gas recovery stations, plus power station repair completed.
Years: 2002 to 2004 Employer: Invensys Title: SVP Project Management Department: HQ Responsibilities: He was responsible for worldwide Project Management and Customer Development, Change, Cost and Restructuring initiatives.
Years: 1990 to 2002 Employer: ABB / Alstom Title: VP Global Projects Department: Power Responsibilities: Expert established a professional Project Department for turnkey (EPC) Gas Turbine, Combined Cycle Projects and fossil fired Steam Turbine power plants. Virtual PMO establish across partner segments and 3 geographic regions.
Executed successful projects in Europe, India, Middle East, China and S America of a value from $10’s of millions of to over $1 billion. Reduced time for plant construction in the order of 60%.
Years: 1994 to 1996 Employer: Caden Internation Title: MD Department: HQ Responsibilities: Caden was a Consulting and Contracting Company of Manpower International. Expert was responsible for all operations and project and people development IP.
Years: 1970 to 1990 Employer: General Electric Title: Project Manager Department: Turbine Responsibilities: He conducted various turbine projects worldwide.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1982 to 1985 Country / Region: Italy Summary: Resident for General Electric in an affiliated construction company
Years: 1982 to 1985 Country / Region: Germany Summary: Global turnkey project execution for ABB.
Years: 1982 to 1985 Country / Region: Switzerland Summary: execution combined cycle projects for ABB/Alstom
Years: 1982 to 1985 Country / Region: UK / London Summary: Invensys SVP Projects
Years: 1982 to 1985 Country / Region: UAE / Dubai Summary: Project execution in the Middle East, Asia and North Africa
Years: 1982 to 1985 Country / Region: Switzerland Summary: Energy from Waste EPC construction for Hitachi Zosen Inova
Years: 1982 to 1985 Country / Region: Japan and Germany Summary: JFE Engineering
Years: 1982 to 1985 Country / Region: Switzerland Summary: Sulzer and jis-associates

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Established a recruitment and development center that found, assessed, hired, led and trained 600 new employees; Developed and delivered cross sector leadership programs for the purpose of employee retention and improvement. Resulted in 98% success rate; continued with projects and led Project Management Excellence team that established best practices and standards worldwide.

Currently lectures at 2 Swiss universities on PM and Leadership.
Other Relevant Experience
After abandonment of the region by the company, Expert returned to the region and rebuilt the reputation and created 88m€ of sales in 2 years within a volatile region without sales trained staff; Established a virtual branch capable of engineering, purchasing and project management for low cost market; created a 120m€ “opportunity” pipeline after company returned to the region.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Mother tongue
German Conversational
Italian Basic

Fields of Expertise

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