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  • Manager, Reliability Technologies

    king2012Mr. King has over 10 years of mechanical engineering experience in the Oil & Gas Industry. Mr. King’s areas of expertise include FCCU maintenance and turnarounds, pressure vessel design, and risk based reliability work. He has built turnaround work scopes and packages utilizing risk based work selection and developed equipment strategies for existing and grass roots units.  His turnaround engineering support includes unit coverage of FCC, HF Alkylation, Crude, Coker, Hydrotreating, Sulfur and Utilities

  • Reliability Services


    Arcot "Radha" Radhakrishnan's career has spanned over 45 years of worldwide involvement in the petroleum, chemicals and oil producing industries, including service with Shell Chemicals, Exxon Corporation and with ExxonMobil Corporation. At Exxon his R&D contributions included development of equipment technology for synthetic fuels (DOE) and the development/implementation of storage tank design and construction practices for atmospheric and low temperature services. His career has included a diverse range of technology assignments relating to capital projects, commissioning of new facilities, R&D,

  • Vice President - Engineering

    Chuck Becht VMr. Becht is a mechanical and nuclear engineer with expertise in FEA and thermo-hydraulics modeling and analysis. His experience ranges from developing new designs meeting code requirements, failure investigation and repair, and FFS assessments.

    In the hydraulic area, his work includes the study of NRC issues related to entrapped gases in liquid lines, for which he developed hydraulics models and analysis

  • stangel2012

     Mr. Stangel joined Becht Engineering in 2008 as a Senior Engineering Advisor following a 35 year career with Exxon and Valero Energy in a variety of operations, maintenance, and reliability areas. He retired in 2008 as the Maintenance Director at the Valero, Benicia Refinery. In that capacity he was responsible for the overall maintenance of the Benicia Refinery, including repair quality, work selection processes, cost control and budget attainment, employee and contractor workforce management.

  • horak2012Jerry R. Horak has 34 years of domestic and international experience in engineering risk assessment, equipment reliability, pipeline inspection, materials, and corrosion in the upstream and downstream petroleum, and petrochemical, industries based on his long-term career with ExxonMobil. He possesses in depth knowledge of API Inspection codes for pressure vessels, piping and tankage. Since joining Becht in 2009, he has been involved in numerous RBWS reviews and has led training sessions