Team Members

The Becht Team

Below you will find brief biographies of key Becht personnel. Click on one of the functional areas to bring up persons engaged in that service area..

*** Please note that the listing below is representative of the quality of Becht’s staff and not an exhaustive listing of all personnel ***

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  • Advisor Resources
  • Becht Canada
  • Business Administration
  • Business Development
  • Business Strategy
  • Capital Projects
  • Corrosion Materials
  • Due Diligence
  • Fired Heaters
  • Heavy Lift
  • Inst/Elec Controls
  • Leadership
  • Machinery
  • Maintenance & Turnarounds
  • Mechanical Eng
  • Mechanical Integrity
  • Nuclear
  • Piping
  • Process Eng
  • Reliability
  • Training

Charles (Chuck) Becht IV, PhD, PE

Chief Executive Officer - Becht
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Charles (Chuck) Becht V, PE

President - Becht
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Matthew Wizeman, CPA

Vice President – Administration
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Mariano Bertaina

Regional Director - Latin-America
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Andy Saunders-Tack

Regional Director - Asia-Pacific
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Chris van der Beek

Regional Director - Europe, Middle-East and Africa
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Bobby Wright, PE

Director Business Development
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David Troha

Corporate Safety Officer
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Abby O. King

Director - Plant Services
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Katherine ‘Katie’ Taylor

Director - Engineering
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George Antaki, PE

Chief Engineer - Nuclear Services Division
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Joe Collins

Division Manager -Heavy Lift
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John Conway

Division Manager - Turnaround Inspection Planning
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Dave Dewees, PE

Division Manager - Mechanical Engineering, Creep, HTHA and Weld Residual Stress
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Frank Fronek

Division Manager - High Energy Power Plant Piping Engineering
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Grant Jacobson

Division Manager - Fired Heater Services
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Tim Shepperd

Subject Matter Expert - HF Alkylation
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Gerrit Buchheim, PE

Division Manager, Pono - Refining, Metallurgical and Corrosion Engineering
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Fred Lea, Jr., PE

Division Manager - Machinery/Rotating Equipment
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Robert Ohmes

Division Manager – Strategic Business Planning
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Jeannie Lewis

Division Manager – Engineering Standards
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Trevor Seipp, PEng

Division Manager - Becht Canada
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Clayton Smith

Division Manager - Turnaround Services
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Gordon Swett

Division Manager - Performance Group
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Bonnie Winkler

Director - Advisor Resources
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Eric Ye

Manager - Process Engineering and Process Safety
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Matthew Caserta, PE

Assistant Division Manager - Mechanical Integrity
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John Hackett

Manager - Human Resources
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Dan Giuliani PMP

Manager - Capital Projects
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Rick Hoffman, PE, CMRP

Manager - Litigation and Due Diligence Services
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Melvin G. Larson

Manager – Strategic Consulting
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Jean-Gaël Le Floc’h

Manager - EMEA Operations
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Jeremy Staats, PE

Assistant Division Manager - Refining Metallurgical and Corrosion Engineer
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Kathy Lipski

Marketing Manager
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Kristen Becht

Manager - BechtCONNECT
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Ida Soto, M.S.

Project Manager - Performance Group
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Jered Watt

Corporate Account Manager
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Darren York

Manager – Value Chain Optimization
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Greg Zoll, PE

Division Manager - Electrical, Instrumentation and Controls Division
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Mike Annon, PMP

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David C. Anthony III, PE

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Dana Baham

Refining and Petrochemical Engineer and Chief Inspector
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Blagoje Baljozovic

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Richard Basile

FCC Mechanical and ASME Code
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Gordon Lawrence

Regional Manager - Turnaround & Project Assurance
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Steve Bolinger

Refining and Petrochemical Mechanical Integrity Expert
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Benjamin Brandt

NDE and Inspection Specialist
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Allen Hamilton PMP CCE

Subject Matter Expert - Cost Management
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Mark Fronek

Manager - Information Technology
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Marga Briggs

Division Manager - Advisor Resources
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Timothy Scholand

Assistant Division Manager - Fired Heater Services
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David J Keen

Ammonia and Downstream Plant Reliability SME
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Victoria Araiza

Coordinator - Cost Tracking
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Keith Austin

Furnace Operation
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Francie Bridgewater

CCD Project Manager and Analyst
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Haley Bechtle

Billing Manager
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Meredith Bell

Nominations Coordinator
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Michael (Mike) Bober

Senior Trainor
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Robert ‘Bob’ Brown, PE

Fatigue, Fracture and FFS
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Mary Buchheim

Chemical Engineering & Software and Documentations Specialist
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Mark Camp

Technology and Program Project Manager
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Everett Chatham, P.E.

Pressure Vessel Group Lead
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Mark Carte

NDE Subject Matter Expert - Consultant and Trainer
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Zumao Chen, PhD

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
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Ranjan Chithranjan, PhD, PE

Coke Drums, Tanks and FFS
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Aleksandr Chernoff

Mechanical Subject Matter Expert
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Harold Clem

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Michael Cooch, PE

CCD Project Manager
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Danny Davis

Site Manager
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R. Peter Deubler, PE

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Olavo Dias

Integrity and Corrosion Expert
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Phong Diep

Pressure Vessel, Standards and Specification Development
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Tom Doolin

Account Manager and Process Division
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Robert F. Dubil, PE

Senior Engineering: Fired Heaters
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Frank Engli

Maintenance & Turnaround Specialist
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Jeff Everett

Subject Matter Expert - Project Management
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Walter F. Farmayan

Combustion Specialist
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Allen Feltzin

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Del J. Forbes, PhD

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Donald R. Frikken, PE

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Joseph T. Geiger

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Robert Goodrich, PE

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Magnus Gustafsson, PE

FFS and Pressure Vessels
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Andy Gysbers, PEng

Refining Metallurgical and Corrosion Engineering Expert
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Ernest “Woody” Harrison

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Jon Heredia, M.Sc.

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Tracie H. Hoines

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Greg Hollinger, PE

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Arve Holt, PE

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Jerry Horak, PE

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Daniel C. Hunt

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Lindell “Bob” Hurst, Jr

Engineer - Chemicals and Refining Materials/Corrosion
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A. S. Jamaluddin, PhD

Combustion and Heat Transfer Process Expert
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Scott Jernigan

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R. James Johnson

Engineer - Metallurgy and Materials
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Annette Karstensen

Integrity and Corrosion Expert
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Tracie Keeth

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Gersh Kogan

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Kyle Kourelakos

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Doug Knapke

Process Group Lead
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Don Kurle, PE

Pressure Vessels and Heat Exchangers
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Richard Lackey

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Himanshu Joshi

Heat Exchanger Specialist
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Karen Li

CCD Project Manager and Refining Corrosion Engineer
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David Lindsay

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Frank Liu

Chief IR Technologist
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Carlos Lopez

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Lauren Lopez

Senior Financial Analyst
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Manuel X. Lozano

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Vernon L. Maddox, Jr., PE

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Philip R. Magaletta

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Richard Manner

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Peter Marsh

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Todd Marut

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Frank Masiello, PE

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Cassandra Manzato

CCD/IOW Project Analyst
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Keith McKinney

Refining / Petrochemical / LNG Corrosion and Asset Integrity Expert
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Jim McLaughlin

Refining Metallurgical and Corrosion Engineering Expert
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Hearl Mead, Jr

Refining Metallurgical & Corrosion Engineer & Asset Integrity Management Expert
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Gorka Millán, M.Sc.

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David Moore, PE

Refining Metallurgical and Corrosion Engineering Expert
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Maria Ellah D. Morvay, MSMfgE

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Isaac Pabon

RBI Analyst / Corrosion and Materials SME
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Elena Niemi

Junior Software Developer
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Ralph C. Norton

Refinery Process Operations
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Nohemi Ortiz

Coordinator - Corporate Safety
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Glenn Osterwisch

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Derrick Pease

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Glen Phillips

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Rafael Rengifo

Corporate Account Manager
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Winston K. (Win) Robbins, PhD.

Analytical Chemistry Expert
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Lisa Roberts

Refining Materials and Corrosion and RBI Expert
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Sim Romero

Subject Matter Expert - Coking and Heavy Oil
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Eugene ‘Gene’ Roundtree

Strategic Business Planning
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Scott M. Sayles

Manager Renewable Fuels and Alternate Feeds
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Frank Sapienza

Refining Corrosion and Metallurgy Specialist and CCD Project Manager
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Vivian Schaad

Coordinator - Advisor Onboarding
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William ‘Bill’ Schrof

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Clinton Schulz

Refining Metallurgical/Corrosion Expert
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Bruce Scott

Reliability
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Lyman “Tony” Scribner

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J. Robert “Bob” Sims

Senior Engineering Fellow and ASME Past President
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Paul Southerland

Project Manager - Fixed Equipment, Mechanical Integrity, and Reliability Engineering
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Howard Spencer

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Mark Stonehouse, PEng

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Kenneth Stoops, PE

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Sridhar Srinivasan

Modeling/Software Leader; Corrosion Expert
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Jeremy Lundquist, EIT

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Robert Sturgis

Project Engineering Manager
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LaKeshia Taylor

Reliability Engineering
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Amin Terouhid, Ph.D., PE

Project Management Subject Matter Expert
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Nataly Thompson

Onboarding Coordinator - Advisor Resources
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R. Stephen “Steve” Tiek

Senior Turnaround Services
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Kenny Carroll

Risk-Based Inspection Analyst
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Charles Maier

Turnaround & Maintenance SME
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Steven A. Treese, PE

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David H. Vahlsing, PE

Division Manager - Philadelphia, PA
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Torney Van Acker

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John S. Wang, Ph.D

Acoustics and Noise
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Libby West

Business Manager
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Clay White

Refining and Petrochemical FEMI and Metallurgical/Corrosion Expert
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Abbey Wing

Group Head - CCD and RBI Project Manager
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Paul Wittenbach

Welding and Metallurgical Engineer
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Jon Yutzy

Senior Software Engineer
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Chris Zielewski

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