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Sean Lynch

VP / Business Development / General Management / Operations


Savvy Operational Leader with an incredible reputation for delivering inventive business strategies and client focus solutions  that improve  margins.  Broad experience building profitable divisions, new service lines, product launches and streamlining production, construction and manufacturing operations.  Able to mobilize talent to create a high performing culture that consistently archives in volatile market. Work Experience supports the following competencies

10+ years in Executive Management.20+ years in Operational Management.
Strategic PlanningLeading Globally & Mentoring
Project Management / InfluencerBusiness Acumen & Development
Commercial & Technical AnalysisCommunicates effectively & works across boundaries.
Entrepreneurial & InnovativeResult Orientated
Self-Aware & ConfidentStrong learning agility.

Work History

May 2016Present

Business Consultant - Interim Senior VP of Operations


EMS USA Inc is an integrated midstream service provider of pipeline and facility maintenance, integrity, measurement and automation, and construction services.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for  GM's at 9 Business Units
  • Provide Project oversight on current large capital projects ongoing.
  •  Implement structure to commercial process and estimating, including new tools and recruiting new team.
  • Implant and apply Project management controls for the project life cycle and recruit PM team
  • P&L responsibility.
Sep 2015Jan 2016

Business Consultant

Tri Tool Inc, CA

Tri Tool Inc. is a privately held, global leader in the manufacture of portable pipe machining  equipment.  Short term contract to assist with new product launch.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Provide strategy and direction for new CNC Counter Bore equipment line. Establish a market position for new equipment and identify service opportunities.
  • Develop commercial sales model and operational P&L for service line.
  • Review commercial and operation risks with senior management team for service model.
  • Develop HSE and operational procedures for new service equipment. Aid with business development, contract negotiations and T&C's for service business.
  • The position reported to CEO.

Key Achievements

  • Led management team to service model for equipment, based on analysis, market opportunity and future growth strategy.
  • Identified major projects to support return on investment.
  • Worked along side commercial team in first  lump sum service contract in excess of $5 million, in less than 4 months.
  • Provided all operational, HSE and commercial documentations for continued CNC counter bore service success.
Apr 2014Present

Independant Consultant

Cavan Rock LLC, TX

Providing business & technical consultancy services for pipeline (Subsea and onshore) & fabrication disciplines on operational support projects, front end engineering and detailed design projects.

Apr 2014Aug 2015

Project Fabrication Manager / Senior Client Rep.

Noble Energy, Inc, TX

 Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Noble Energy Inc - Big Bend Project - GOM
  • Ensured compliance to company technical specifications, production schedules, process quality,  budget ($100 million +), inventory and data reporting.
  • Responsible for closing all Welding, NDT, coating & fabrication, technical clarifications during project - Technical authority.
  • Provides direction and leadership to welding engineers and 20 quality inspectors across multiple vendor sites.
  • Responsible for all actives  during construction of SCR's & pipe-in-pipe flowlines  & subsea structures at EMAS spoolbase facility (Site-based).
  • Responsible for all Welding, NDT & Field joint coating activities during offshore construction phase aboard the EMAS Lewek Constellation (Offshore).


  • Being part of project team that installed the heaviest Pipe in Pipe (PIP) system ever deployed in the world using the reeling methodology with a new offshore construction  reel vessel, safely, on time and on budget.
Mar 2012Apr 2014

Vice President of Global Performance

Vallourec / Serimax SAS, Paris, France

Corporate position initally created by Vallourec at Serimax SAS to bridge reporting gap and visibility post acquisition of Serimax.

Key Responsibilities & Accountability

  • Oversea, corodinated and present monthly global business performance to executive team.
  • Provided global, consistent business KPIs/metrics reporting and performed budget variance analysis and other ad hoc financial analysis
  • Work along side CFO in performing P&L, Balance sheet, Cash Flow, PRI, evaluation of operating results and variances for regional business units (including overhead departments; R&D, Marketing, HR etc)
  • Implement and coordinate special projects to improve performance regionally and globally.
  • Reported to VP of Oil & Gas Division at Vallourec & Serimax CEO

Key Achievements

  • Delivered consistent business KPIs/metrics of Serimax business within 60 days of taking position.
  • Special Project - Implemented Qlikview analytics and dashboard reporting for Project P&L analysis.
  • Special Project - Implemented standardize regional and group costing for equipment and personnel to standardize commercial tendering across group.
  • Special Project - Introduced lean management practices to Supply Chain, through regional training & implementation.
  • Special Project - Introduced RFID tagging of all corporate equipment to improve maintenance, monitoring, scheduling and overall cost reduction in fleet management.
May 2008Mar 2012

Vice President of North & South America

Serimax LLC, TX

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Report to CEO and managed 8 direct reports and +150 indirect reports.
  • Held full strategic planning and P&L management for $150million regional business unit.
  • Closely managed business development with team and negotiated framework agreements with major firms such as BP, Technip, Petrobas, FMC.

Key Achievements

  • Launched a re-engineering initiative of existing operations and guided Serimax LLC to the position of leading financial performer out of 5 global regions, as measured in terms of sales, growth, operating income, capital, cash flow, and internal growth.
  • Implementing key safety initiatives to improve regional safety culture and leading achievement of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 over 18 month period.
  • Successful startup of South American business unit and grew to revenues surpassing $7MM within 18 months.
  • Capitalized on key market opportunity by opening Gulf of Mexico Fabrication Facility to spur regional growth and also relocated regional supply chain activies.
  • Piloted organization through private equity sale process, providing due diligence and demonstrating regional value.
  • Managed organization through 2010 market retraction, organizational down sizing and restructuring for market rebound, while maintaining +ve regional EBITDA
Jun 2006May 2008

Divisional Manager forFabrication & Offshore Services

Serimax LLC, TX

Recruited to act as change agent and instill order within rapidly growing business environment following US regional startup in 2006. Carried full P&L oversight for $60MM in annual revenue for Fabrication & offshore division.  Established key operational structures and defined corporate procedures, including procurement processes and health, safety, and quality programs. Introduced controls and reporting, and demonstrated deep expertise in project-based leadership, leading site with up to 350 employees tasked with fulfilling all fabrication and marine projects. Cultivated high-performing company culture to help transform division into $60MM business unit. Expanded project facility from 20K sq. ft. to 1M sq. ft. within just three months, handling all equipment and personnel procurement in order to meet and balance demand and quality requirements. Landed company's first full service contract package in US, providing welding labor, welding equipment, and Service Technicians to offshore installation contractor.

Sep 2005Jun 2006

Project Manager

Pipeline Technic LLC, AL

Project Manager for Tendon Fabrication (Exxon) & Drilling Risers (Cameron)

Oct 2004Sep 2005

Spoolbase Production Manager

Pipeline Technic LLC, AL

Spool-Base Production Manager for Technip Facility in Mobile, Al.  Responsible for 300+ site employee's

Jun 2004Oct 2004

Welding Manager

Pipeline Technic LLC, AL

Production Manager & Welding Manager for ShawCor Facility in Mobile, Al Responsible for 100+ site employee's


Welding Manager

Saipem S.p.A, London, UK

Managed a Department of 8 direct reports - Welding, Corrosion, NDT & Materials Engineers across of range of Pipeline and Fabrication Projects

Apr 2014Present

Independant Consultant

Cavan Rock LLC, TX

Providing consultancy services for Subsea pipeline & fabrication disciplines on operational support projects, front end engineering and detailed design projects.


Senior Welding Engineer

Saipem S.p.A (Previously EMC)

Worked extensively throughout  Europe, Asia, Australia, Mexico (9 month assignment) & North America to support major offshore pipeline installation & fabrication projects.




University of Cranfield

Materials and Welding Technology



University of Leeds

Bing(Hons) in Mining & Mineral Engineering


Feb 2016

Business Analytics

Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania (On-line)
Nov 2009

Developing the Strategic Leader

Center for Creative Leadership

May 2009

Finance for Non Financial Manager

Penn State Executive Program

Jan 2009

Foundation of Leadership

Center for Creative Leadership