Al retired as Manager of Engineering and Construction at Caltex Petroleum Corporation at the end of 1998 and started simultaneous second careers as a Senior Lecturer at Cornell University and as an Executive Associate with Pathfinder. Al has more than 40 years of experience in project management, technology management, and management of technical personnel in the Chemical Process Industry (CPI). In his years with Caltex, Al has held progressively responsible managerial positions in domestic and international project environments, including the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, China, and Japan.
Since 1999 Al has facilitated numerous Value Improvement Program workshops to Oil & Gas, Petrochemical and Steel Industry clients worldwide. These included Waste Minimization, Design to Capacity, Constructability, Process Simplification, Design Standards & Specifications, review of Front End Design Packages and Readiness to Bid Reviews. He has been an expert witness on various technical claims on readiness reviews and scope of work claims.
Commissioning and Startup Reviews
Contract Strategy Development
Cost Estimating Checks
FEL Completeness Reviews
Independent Project Reviews/PDRIs
Project Delivery Process
Project Execution Planning
Value Improving Practices
BS Engineering, Cornell University 1965
M. Eng. Chemical Engineering, Cornell University 1966
MPE Program, University of Pittsburgh, 1979
Registered Professional Engineer in New Jersey
American Institute of Chemical Engineers – Senior Member
Erskine Fellow University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand