Twenty-nine years experience with major petroleum operating companies, i.e., The Shell Group. Extensive experience in design, construction and operation of large complex facilities such as PURPA electric generating plants CGT, CC, CGCC, FBC, water treating, NGL extraction, fractionation, LNG liquefaction and gasification, etc. Manager of engineering and operating functions responsible for major project definition, design, construction, operations, maintenance, financial performance and retirement.

Specific expertise in following areas:

  • Major Project and Operations Management
  • PURPA Power Generation Projects
  • IOU Interconnection and Power Purchase agreements
  • PUC Intervention and electrical rate cases before PUCs in California, Michigan, Texas, and Colorado. Testimony before California Energy Commission.


Energy Northwest Executive Board 2010 to Present

Elected Executive Board Vice Chairman and EB Chairman

Member CEO Selection Committee, Resource Adequacy Task Force, Compensation Committee, Fukushima Steering Committee for mandated NRC projects, Nuclear Safety Review Board.

Clallam Public Utility District 2001 to Present
Board of Commissioners

Commission member for electric utility serving Clallam County. Set policy, approve budget, hire and direct management, approve capital projects and set rates for electrical, telecommunications and water services. Direct legislative, regulatory and financial activities which impact the utility. Presently Commission Chairman.

  • Member Washington PUD Association, Noanet, Northwest Public Power Association, American Public Power Association, Energy Northwest.
  • Past Member of Public Power Council Executive Committee.

Shell Exploration and Production (Operating Companies of the Royal Dutch Shell Group) 1972 to 2001
Progressed from Project Engineer to Operations Manager

Shell Exploration & Production Company (SEPCo) projects management for power generation, oil and natural gas production projects. Managed project teams to accomplish project identification, process selection, scoping, economic justification, funds appropriation, bid documents/contracts preparation, bidder qualification, bidding, permitting and contract award processes. Directed major engineering contractors in design, construction and commissioning of facilities. Typical A and E firms used include Becthel, Fluor, Black and Vetch, Parsons, Brown and Root, MW Kellogg, John Brown, etc. Projects to $1 Billion, included PURPA power generation projects Cove Point Maryland LNG terminal, Bellridge Oil Company acquisition (California), Brunei Offshore Production, Sakalin Island (Russia) Gas development, Cameroon Offshore, worldwide gas processing plants NGL/LNG projects. and oil production/processing facilities.

Operations Manager responsible for performance of oil and gas production division.Diverse facilities included power generation, gathering systems for oil and gas, oil/gas separation and treating, gas treating and NGL recovery, steam flood, water treating, CO2 injection/recovery, and. Managed overall production, financial, and environmental performance. Responsible for O&M and capital budgets to meet operating factor targets.

Credentials (Retired 2001)

Chairman – Gas Processors Association Technical Committee
Representative – American Petroleum Institute
Advisor – University of Texas Petroleum Extension
Registered Professional Engineer (retired) in California, Colorado and Texas.
Accepted Institute of Engineers, Australia and Chartered Engineer, UK
Senior member of the Instrument Society of America

Education Bachelor of Science and Nuclear Engineering Graduate School
–- Virginia Polytechnic Institute – 1972
Dean’s List, Summa Cum Laude
Management courses at Stanford University, University of Texas,
Emory University et. al.

Other Past member Rotary International (inactive)
Past member Sequim, WA C of C Board
HOA president multiple terms
Member Mensa, Army Veteran