Petrochemical Refinery Equipment Metallurgy Risk Assessment Expert

Technical Consultant #2150


  • Thirty-four years of experience in engineering risk assessment, equipment reliability, pipeline inspection, materials, and corrosion in the upstream and downstream petroleum, petrochemical industries.
  • In-depth knowledge of API Inspection codes for pressure vessels, piping, and tankage.
  • RBWS (Risk Based Work Selection) assessment trainer.


Undisclosed Company, Senior Engineering Advisor, Present

  • Preforms: Engineering risk assessments, equipment reliability, pipeline inspections for the petroleum industries.
  • API Inspection codes for pressure vessels, piping and tankage.
  • involved in numerous RBWS reviews and has led training sessions on the RBWS process.

ExxonMobil Research and Engineering

Principal Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Reliability and Maintenance Risk Assessments

  • Provided support to refining, chemicals, and exploration affiliates in risk assessment.
  • Developed and implemented risk assessment work practices and software tools ("Equipment Strategies") in accordance with RCM principles and methodologies.
  • Co-developed ExxonMobil's Equipment Strategy Software (PESTRA) utilized globally by ExxonMobil upstream, downstream, and chemicals affiliates.
  • Made major contributions to the design of the next generation of Risk-Based Work Selection (RBWS) tools.
  • Facilitated risk assessments, particularly for fixed equipment including pressure vessels, heat exchangers, tanks, and piping.
  • Served as principal instructor and trainer for other risk assessment facilitators.

Pipeline Inspection Specialist

  • Detected underground pipeline leaks.
  • Conducted pipeline inspections (including intelligent pigging) and supervised repairs.

Supervisor, Inspection and Materials (Bayway Refining and Chemicals Facility)

  • Managed the water treatment, heat exchanger monitoring programs.
  • Coordinated chemical cleaning activities for the site.
  • Developed and implemented the initial version of ExxonMobil's Inspection Data Management System (IDMS).
  • Scoped, developed, and implemented the inspection and materials component of Exxon Chemicals initial Computerized Maintenance Management System (Teroman).

Honors & Publications


  • Professional Engineer

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Served Chairman of ExxonMobil's Equipment Strategy Network and Exxon Chemicals Materials and Inspection Network.


  • M.S. Metallurgy, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
  • B.S. Materials Science, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
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