Mechanical Engineer Consultant for Asset Reliability, Asset Management and Production Performance Assessments

Technical Consultant #1586


Expertise

  • Asset reliability, asset management and the life-cycle control of asset failures.
  • Comprehensive understanding of plant and production site operations and maintenance.
  • Facilities maintenance standards and programs.
  • Asset reliability management.
  • Production performance assessment.
  • Hazard and risk assessments.
  • Operation and maintenance optimization.
  • Human factors reliability.
  • Reliability training.
  • Root cause failure analysis.
  • Mechanical integrity of physical assets.
  • Failure modes and effects analysis.
  • Organizational change through improvements in operation, maintenance, management and human systems.
  • Presentation of training and workshop seminars to clients throughout the globe.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Partner and Manager, 2005 - Present

  • Consulting to improve reliability and overall performance of assets primarily for energy sector companies.
  • Specific focus on engineered solutions for rotating equipment.

Undisclosed Company, Technical Director, 2004 - 2005

  • Managed asset optimization work group and ran projects for Australian-based consulting firm.
  • Asset management strategies based upon risk and performance standards unique to the client's business operating environment.
  • Oil and gas industry clients ranging from drilling and production to refining and distribution.

Det Norske Veritas, Principal Consultant, 2000 - 2004

  • Consulting service and global programs for reliability centered asset management, risk based maintenance and asset performance assessment.
  • Performed engineering consulting in risk management, reliability improvement and asset integrity projects for clients primarily in the oil, gas and process industries.

Erin Engineering, 1996 - 2000

Industrial Services Supervisor

  • Managed all industrial reliability consulting projects originating in Houston.
  • Supervised a team of individuals in delivery of risk and reliability improvement initiatives.

Lead Senior Engineer, Reliability Consultant

  • Managed all operations and maintenance reliability projects in Houston with budget responsibility of $1 million.
  • Developed reliability-centered maintenance programs for optimizing manufacturing processes at oil refining, petrochemical and electric utility plants.
  • Provided consulting to ExxonMobil, Conoco, Equistar and Reliant Energy to improve asset utilization, performance optimization, equipment maintenance, risk management and overall productivity.

Orion Engineering, Chief Engineer, 1995 - 1996

  • Provided engineering design, construction, installation, and start-up for a small firm servicing primarily metal fabrication clients.

HMT Thermal Systems, Project Engineering Manager, 1994 - 1995

  • Designed and constructed thermal equipment and operated vapor combustors and thermal oxidizers for gas incineration and tank services firm.

Air Products Inc., Utilities Operations Manager-Principal Maintenance Engineer, 1989 - 1994

  • Managed operation of four steam generators, one co-generation unit and all electric utilities.
  • Provided technical leadership for all maintenance of instrument and electrical systems.
  • Developed safety procedures and risk management strategies for electrical systems.
  • Supervised industrial and engineering groups assisting maintenance manager.

Shell Chemical Company, Control Systems Engineer, 1978 - 1989

  • Managed projects, provided technical leadership, and directed activities to maintain control systems for petrochemical manufacturing at the Belpre, Ohio plant.
  • Designed, installed, maintained and insured safe operation of control systems in various production units at this elastomers manufacturing facility.

Honors & Publications

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP)
  • National Petrochemical and Refinery Association (NPRA)
  • Tau Beta Pi - National Engineering Honors Fraternity
  • Pi Tau Sigma - National Mechanical Engineering Honors Fraternity

Credentials

  • Registered Professional Engineer, Ohio

Education

  • MBA Organizational Psychology American Intercontinental University
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Ohio University
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University
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