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Oct 2007Present

Vice President, Global Business Unit & Enterprise Technology

MAVERICK Technologies, LLC

MAVERICK Technologies LLC,, provides engineering, systems integration, and operational consulting services in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Middle East.

Recruited to establish new international organization, deliver program profitability and surpass customer expectations. Oversee operating budget of $29.9 MM for regional operations in Houston and Baton Rouge and all international operations with 8 direct reports and overall staff of 150 full time resources. Manage overall sales orders and revenue for business unit of $53.5 MMin global engineering services, systems integration and operational consulting.

Partnered with Accenture in US and Europe to develop joint offerings in Plant & Asset Solutions for the Energy and Natural Resource industries (chemical, refining, minerals & mining, upstream oil & gas). Created integrated portfolio of business process models, IT architecture, performance and value tree analysis, asset utilization, and supply chain optimization for high performance solutions and enabling services.

Executive leader for the $2.1Billion Downstream Oil & Gas Automation and Technology initiative for Chevron Global Manufacturing to become 1st Quartile performers in refinery operations and safety. Technology initiatives centered on blending & shipping, reliability tools, visualization, simulation, optimization, early event detection, and safety systems.

  • Established local international operations in Netherlands, Thailand, and Singapore to support project and sustaining services in excess of $10 MM for Dow Chemical, Exxon Mobil, and Chevron.
  • Strategy Consultant and Thought Leader for Enterprise Technology and Integration Assessments and ten year migration planning for Chevron’s Global Manufacturing Joint Venture operations in Singapore and Thailand. Findings and recommendations with identified annual benefits of $15-20MM per facility presented to CEO and leadership team of both organizations.
  • Commercial and Technology leader of global team of engineering and software resources developing process automation and manufacturing technology under $2.1 MM services contract for the new Dow Chemical Joint Venture facility (MTP HPPO) under construction in Thailand.
Oct 1994Oct 2007

Sr Manager, Information Systems and Applications Engineering at Hess Corporation

Hess Corporation

Hess Corporation,, is a global integrated energy company that operates in two segments: Exploration and Production (E&P) and Marketing and Refining (M&R). The E&P segment explores for, develops, and produces crude oil and natural gas. Hess M&R is the leading independent marketer of petroleum products on the East Coast and markets all three major energy commodities: fuel oils, natural gas and electricity.

Technology leader reporting to CIO with 5 direct reports providing all aspects of service delivery for major business units including enterprise systems architecture, business process mapping, operational support, staff development, budget management, and regulatory compliance to align IS services with strategic and tactical vision of business.

Managed geographically diverse development teams of 10-25 resources that utilized rapid prototyping and agile programming methods governed by functional specifications, standardized development and integration tools, continuous QA/QC processes, and strategic enterprise application architecture.

·Leader of IBM Global Services consulting team responsible for the development of the 5 Year Strategic Project Plan for Marketing & Refining. Identified and presented $19 MM in Cost Management improvements and $27.5 MM in Asset Optimization initiatives related to operational excellence, maintenance management, and reliability technology to Hess M&R leadership team.

·Project Manager for all aspects of the successful transition and merger of the $1 Billion wholesale natural gas business unit with the StatOil acquisition in Virginia including acquisition activities, business process reengineering, and enterprise application development team of 25 resources.

·Lead Architect and project manager for the design and implementation of SAP Plant Maintenance modules for the Port Reading, NJ refinery and enhancements to the implementation of our St. Croix, USVI refinery including plant performance metrics and cost reporting. Successfully completed project in nine months from requirements gathering to go-live.

·Global leader for the standardization and implementation of process control, business intelligence, and safety systems for successful startup of production facilities in Indonesia, Thailand, multiple refinery and terminal projects(Port Reading, NJ and St. Croix, USVI), and Hess Microgen Cogeneration Power.

·Rationalized and standardized engineering and manufacturing operations management systems across global organization resulting in annual cost savings of $5 MM.

·Initiated the technology roadmap of integrated enterprise asset management technology with annual cost savings of $10+ MM including implementation of improved reliability and inspection management processes, reduced plant turnaround costs, timely and accurate capture of contract and employee hourly labor, and business intelligence and executive dashboard of operational, environmental, financial, reliability and maintenance data.

Jan 1998Jan 2001

Manager, Communications & IS

Amerada Hess Production Gabon

Responsible for managing the expansion of in-country IS support including technical and engineering activities, drilling operations, financial reporting, and corporate communications during growth period in West Africa.

•Provided logistics and satellite communications support for 2000 offshore drilling campaign.

•Developed first Internet presence from remote field office within Hess for corporate connectivity

•Extensive technical support of in-country exploration staff and activities as part of active seismic acquisition and development programs.

Jan 1994Jan 1998

Business Systems Consultant, US Exploration & Production

Hess Corporation

Supervised staff responsible for the implementation and support of data acquisition and automation systems for all US production locations including production operations, gas plants, and offshore platforms

  • Team completed design, implementation, and field installation of production monitoring systems for all major US production facilities including North Dakota, Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
Jan 1991Jan 1994

Principal & Owner

Hall Engineering Consultants

Provide engineering and consulting services focused in oil and gas, process control systems, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA).

Key Achievements:

  • Provided advance process control system consulting for gas plant operations for Exxon (Houston) and Williams Field Services (Opal, Wyoming) for improved plant economics.
  • Consultant to MICON Systems for development and support of control systems for nuclear waste processing used by Department of Energy Hanford facility.
  • Provided consulting expertise for Western Atlas' next generation seismic interpretation systems
  • Developed and supported the control system used to monitor and control all rail operations in Houston, Texas located at Union Station for Houston Belt & Terminal Railway.
Jan 1989Jan 1991

Supervisor, Product Development

Pioneering Controls Technology

Responsible for design, development, and support of company's supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) commercial product.

Key Achievements:

  • Supervise product development staff and commercial release strategy of SCADIX product line.
  • Provided technical and marketing support for pre and post sales efforts for clients including Amerada Hess, Exxon, Shell, and Powell Process Systems
Jan 1985Jan 1989


Western Geophysical

Responsible for product design, development, and support of interactive seismic systems, well log analysis, and seismic mapping systems.

Key Achievements:

  • Coordinated and deployed seismic interpretation systems for international clients in Brazil, Mexico, Yugoslavia, and China.
  • Trained in Schlumberger well log analysis in support of well log processing offerings.
Jan 1984Dec 1984

Research Fellow

U.S. Department of Energy

 Responsible for the evaluation and development of energy proposals for internal and external funding of future energy sources.

Key Achievements:

  • Oversaw the research and development of gas turbines improvements used in coal gasification at General Electric Research & Development in Schenectady, NY on behalf of DOE.
  • Developed funding proposals for government research of oil shale.



Masters of Science

Rice University

Bachelors of Science

University of Houston


Stuart McArthur

Kenneth Jones

Former VP of Sales, MAVERICK Technologies

Mike Costello

Lou Corato

Richard Ross

Former CIO - Hess Corporation

Michiel Tijsseling


Results-oriented leader with a demonstrated track record of leading high-performance technology teams in the analysis, design and implementation of process improvement initiatives and alignment of execution strategy, vision, and goals. Hands-on experience in systems development, emerging technology standards, and cost benefits analysis. Extensive international experience with assignments in Singapore, Thailand, Oman, Gabon, Brazil, Mexico, United Kingdom, and China.

·Strategy Development



·Program Management

·Value Analysis

·Enterprise Architecture

·Technology Leadership

·Regulatory Compliance

·Business Process Reengineering



Leadership Experience and Vision

·Role of senior IT partner to the business as technology leader

·Ability to deliver mission critical solutions with an emphasis on speed, flexibility and efficiency that align with the business strategies and support the needs of internal customers through flawless execution

·Provide communications and a strong partnership with the extended technology teams (products, operations, applications, infrastructure and service delivery) as required to ensure effective and coordinated planning, directing and scheduling of implementation activities

·Identify and communicate future technology trends, which will create opportunities and/or influence the technology direction for the corporation, globally.

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