011232 Pipeline Safety Specialist and Chemical Engineer

A Pipeline Safety Specialist and Chemical Engineer with over 40 years in the pipeline and natural gas industries.  Extensive experience with pipeline safety regulations and compliance matters, as well as compliance audits, both internally and externally.  He is experienced with distribution systems, transmission systems, gathering systems, mid-stream piping systems, compressor stations, storage facilities, liquefied natural gas facilities, coke oven gas, and landfill gas.


He has significant experience working with committees and organizations on the national level, as well as writing procedures and manuals, and the investigation of accidents.  He is also an experienced instructor on pipeline safety regulations and on gas gathering lines.  He has in-depth background in the industry, beginning with education, including a lengthy career with a large gas distribution utility, and extending into a consulting career with gas distribution operators throughout the U.S. and Canada.


He has experience testifying in courts of law.

011204 Oil Spill Prevention Consultant

Oil spill prevention specialist who performs hazard assessments upon all oceangoing ships entering the waters of California.  He acts as state liaison to the Port of Hueneme and the San Francisco Harbor Safety Committee and is a salvage expert for marine incident responses.  He also tracks ship Loss of Propulsion incidents due to fuel switching for the State of California.  He is appointed to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Safety Advisory Council, and represents state agencies with vessel and port safety.  Additional areas of expertise include navigation and navigation equipment, COLREGS, stability, lifesaving equipment, International Ship Management, International Ship and Port Security, marine firefighting, salvage, emergency towing, ship container stowage, bunkering operations, and dangerous and hazardous material container stowage.