Curriculum Vitae

 

Ambit Technology Consulting, Inc.

Tyler, TX, USA
Principal, 2012 to present
Technology and management consultant, focusing on dielectric fluids, electronics cooling, industrial lubricants, project management and chemical process optimization.

Cleartech Environmental Services, Ltd.,
Doha Lubricant Recycling Plant

Project Manager, 2013 to present
Responsible for technology and supplier selection, construction schedule, risk management and startup of Cleartech’s lubricant recycling, blending and packaging plant being built in Doha.

SVB Industrial Chemicals do Brasil, Ltd.

São Paulo, Brasil  and Tyler, TX
Owner and President,   2007 to present
A manufacturer of industrial lubricants and transformer oils, made from highly biodegradable, non-polluting vegetable oils

Texas State Guard Medical Brigade

Camp Mabry, Austin, TX
Chief Signal Officer (G6) of TXSG Medical Brigade, General’s Staff, 2003-2008.
Responsible for communications standardization within the Medical Brigade. Coordination of communications protocol and equipment with Army National Guard, State Guard and civilian organizations. Appointed J6, Chief Communications Officer for Joint Operations with Army National Guard for Operation Lone Star in 2006 and 2007. Appointed Acting Executive Officer (XO) of Tyler Medical Group’s TJC Emergency Hospital during Hurricane Katrina. Responsible for communications standardization and coordination during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Dielectric Systems, Inc.

Tyler, Texas, USA – Manufacturer of synthetic lubricants, petrochemicals and electrical insulating materials.
Owner and President, 1992 to 2007
Manufacturer of electrical insulating fluids, synthetic lubricants and heat transfer fluids, located in Tyler, TX. Developed new insulating fluid products, designed production equipment, negotiated with both suppliers and customers. Extensive sales experience in China, Mexico, Brazil, Taiwan and throughout Europe. Production and management experience in Mexico, Taiwan, United States, China and Brazil.

Ottawa University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Professor, Brookfield Business College, 1993-1995
Professor of Finance, Strategic Planning, International Business Practice

Cooper Power Systems

Fortune 100 manufacturer of electrical distribution equipment.
Dielectric Fluids Product Manager, 1989 to 1992
Senior Engineer (Dielectric Fluids),  1985 to 1989
Managed marketing, production and new product development for dielectric fluid products. Leadership positions in international professional societies and standards bodies. Invited speaker at international technical conferences. Authored technical papers for both peer-reviewed and commercial journals. Provided worldwide technical assistance to Cooper salespeople and customers.

Calumet Refining Company

Princeton, LA –  A refiner and marketer of petroleum products
Laboratory Manager,  1984 to 1985
Chief Chemist,   1981 to 1984
Managed quality control and process laboratories for Calumet’s Princeton, LA refinery and lubricant blending facility. Responsible for testing and reporting of raw materials, in-process and finished products, process water, and environmental testing on water and air effluents. Responsible for EPA water quality reporting.

Mid-Continent Steel Castings, Inc.

Shreveport, LA – A steel foundry specializing in production equipment for the oil industry.
Project Engineer 1979 to 1981

Educational Experience:

Fundação Getúlio Vargas,  São Paulo, Brasil,  2009-2010
Pós-Graduação, Gestão de Projetos (Post-graduate certificate in Project Management)

Fundação Getúlio Vargas, São Paulo, Brasil, 2009-2010
Pós-Graduação, Gestão Socioambiental (Post-graduate certificate in Sustainable Environmental Development)
Thesis Title: “ISO 14000 Implementation in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: Contrasting Brazilian and Chinese Experience”

Clayton College of Engineering, St. Louis, MO  1989-1993
Ph.D., Engineering (Management of Technology)
Thesis: “The Relationship Between Fluid Characteristics and Cooling Performance in Power and Distribution Transformers”

Keller Graduate School of Management , Milwaukee, WI 1986-1987
MBA, Production Management

Hendrix College, Conway, AR  1975-1979
BA, Liberal Arts (Chemistry Major)