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Chris Blair

Executive Associate

Chris is an Executive Associate for Pathfinder, LLC with over 35 years of successful leadership roles of increasing responsibility highlighted by team achievements and innovative solutions that deliver top quartile results in capital projects, business development, and strategic initiatives. His accomplishments include numerous successful leadership roles in domestic and international projects to $1.2 B total installed cost.  Chris has directly managed several billion dollars of spending in upstream/downstream oil and gas, petrochemicals, specialty chemicals, and turnarounds.  He has held leadership roles for Domestic and International mega-projects and broader leadership roles with corporate initiatives.   He transformed a fortune 500 company's capital program from worst to first in two years.  Chris spearheaded an innovative effort to win a competitive bid for a world-class petrochemicals complex in Trinidad.  He also led a strategic initiative to transform a fortune 500 company to a work process-driven organization.

CORE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Program Management
  • Project Management
  • Project Execution Planning
  • Portfolio Management
  • Contract Document Review
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Project Management Work Processes
  • Turnarounds and Turnaround Work Processes
  • Front End Loading
  • Independent Project Review/PDRIs
  • Build High Performance Teams
  • Influence Constructive Culture Development
  • Work Process and Work Process Improvement
  • Construction Management

EDUCATION:

  • BS - Chemical Engineering, Louisiana Tech University, 1977
  • BS - Microbiology, Louisiana Tech University, 1975 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • Associate Chairman ECC, 1999
  • ECC Executive Board Member, 1999-2002

AWARD:

  • Numerous internal company awards for innovative solutions, exemplary leadership, and far exceeding expectations
  • 2 patents for novel approaches to provide temporary support for offshore well support structures

LANGUAGES:

  • English