During a career spanning over 40 years at ExxonMobil and as an independent consultant, I have held key technical, management and executive-level leadership positions primarily focused on offshore engineering and development projects. These key roles are highlighted below:
ExxonMobil’s Senior Technical Expert in Offshore Floating and Fixed Structures.
ExxonMobil Production Company’s Marine Manager globally responsible for the reliability and integrity of ExxonMobil’s floating assets in the Gulf of Mexico, West Africa and the Norwegian North Sea.
Held leadership positions on several high visibility offshore projects, including the Lena Guyed Tower, Anasuria and Curlew FPSOs Genesis Spar, Kizomba A & B TLPs, and large (“Q-Max”) LNG Carriers.
Participated in several high-profile legal cases, including being Exxon’s Marine Advisor on the Valdez Oil Spill Litigation Team responsible for establishing the actual sequence of events and the associated timeline for the Exxon Valdez grounding incident, and the impacts of having a double-bottom tanker, and being Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Company’s Expert for the West Mira semisubmersible Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) contract arbitration case with Seadrill Mira Limited.
University of Michigan
BSE Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
MSE Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
MSE Civil Engineering
University of Houston Law Center
Certificate-Commercial Arbitration -Domestic and International (2019)
Fellow (2014) – Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
Member – Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association (2019)