Agenda

DECM conference agenda is currently being created in association with our 2018 advisory board, updates to be released shortly.

DECM 2018 Advisory Board:

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    ExxonMobil
    Michael J. Walker Construction Manager, ANWERUP Project
    ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Co.
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  • David W. Reed, P.E.
    Eastman Chemical Co
    David W. Reed, P.E. Director, Plant Maintenance
    Eastman Chemical Co
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  • Thomas Salter
    Cheniere Energy
    Thomas Salter Senior Superintendent - Construction
    Cheniere Energy
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  • Rick Rashall
    covestro
    Rick Rashall Group Head Construction & Turnarounds
    Covestro AG
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    Rick Rashall has been working in this industry for 43 years with a close split of 50% as an owner and 50% as a contractor. Working as a Project Manager, Construction Manager, Construction Director, Turnaround Manager, and Turnaround Program Director; currently working as Group Head of Construction and Turnaround Management for North America with Covestro LLC.

    Controversy is something he seeks out to develop alignment between all parties by taking it head on driving cooperation and an agreed upon situation that is good for all parties; this is for owners and contractors. He believes that not one group is always right but you must do the right thing even if your management does not agree. You must always be fair and truthful.

    His presentation is about controversial thought provoking thinking for the future of our industry to gain alignment between owners and contractors to grow while both are successful in safety, quality, cost, schedule and profits for all parties with professional hand shake trust by being open with each other.

  • Phillippe Najm
    Westlake Chemical Corporation
    Phillippe Najm Vice President - Capital Projects, Engineering & Procurement
    Westlake Chemical Corporation
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  • Jim Loughead
    Badlands
    Jim Loughead Executive VP Projects and Engineering
    BADLANDS NGLS, LLC.
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  • Frank Tanner
    Celanese
    Frank Tanner Site Maintenance Section Leader
    Celanese Corporation
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    Ineos
    Jesus Estrada Turnaround Planner
    Ineos
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  • Kenneth Stevens
    INVISTA
    Kenneth Stevens Director of Reliability
    INVISTA
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  • Chet Carpenter
    INVISTA
    Chet Carpenter Global Construction Manager Leader
    INVISTA
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  • Marcus Higgins
    Phillips 66
    Marcus Higgins Project Engineering Superintentent
    Phillips 66
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    Cheniere Energy
    Mike Thomas Manager of Maintenance
    Cheniere Energy
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  • Mark Turner
    hexion
    Mark Turner Senior Global Project Manager
    Hexion, Inc.
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  • Bob Tinn
    Chevron Phillips
    Bob Tinn Capital Projects Procurement Manager
    Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
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  • Herman Verhoeven
    Covestro
    Herman Verhoeven VP, Global Reliability Manager
    Covestro
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    Herman Verhoeven is Global Reliability Manager for Covestro.

    In his current role, Herman is responsible for developing and implementing a sustainable strategy for improving reliability, availability and maintainability at all Covestro production sites globally.

    He began his career with Bayer in 1987 as a maintenance engineer at the Antwerp, Belgium facility. He has held various positions in engineering, operations, reliability management and maintenance with international assignments in Germany, Thailand, and China, before transferring to Baytown, Texas in 2009.

    Herman received a master’s degree in Mechanical & Electrical Engineering from the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and completed post graduate work in Business Administration at the University of Bangkok, Thailand.

    Herman was 2 years on the Belgian Elite Kayak racing team and became Belgian champion in 1989. In 2016 he became Texas State Champion in the masters division Team Time Trial cycling.

    Herman and his wife Anne have four children and reside in League City, Texas.

  • John Keller
    OxyChem
    John Keller Project Manager
    OxyChem
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  • Ed Cerise
    Tesoro
    Ed Cerise Lead Projects Engineer
    Tesoro Logistics
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  • Sanjay Rodrigo
    PBF Energy
    Sanjay Rodrigo Reliability Engineer
    PBF Energy
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  • Pete Musgrove
    Cheniere Energy
    Pete Musgrove Managing Counsel Engineering & Construction
    Cheniere Energy
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  • Alicia Garcia
    PBF Energy
    Alicia Garcia Maintenance Department Head
    PBF Energy
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  • Katherine Maurin
    BASF
    Katherine Maurin Site Development Manager, COE/ON
    BASF
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  • Bill Lewis
    SABIC
    Bill Lewis Senior Manager - Projects Construction (Global E&PM)
    SABIC
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  • Jerry Oliver
    Yuhuang Chemical
    Jerry Oliver VP Manufacturing Operations
    Yuhuang Chemical
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  • Olfa Hamdi
    Concord Project Technologies
    Olfa Hamdi CEO
    Concord Project Technologies
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    After years of interdisciplinary immersion in all phases of global capital project lifecycle management, along with deep study of advanced work packaging concepts, engineer Olfa Hamdi co-founded Concord Project Technologies. This innovative California-based startup is where she and the Concord team developed T-CON™, a groundbreaking solution to the complexities and challenges inherent in modern capital project management.

    An inventor, startup entrepreneur, engineer, international researcher, independent consultant and author, Ms. Hamdi has long been one of the country’s most passionate advocates for innovation in advanced work packaging and capital projects management. T-CON™ (patent pending) is a fully integrated project performance and acceleration platform that has been purpose-built for complex capital project management. T-CON™ helps companies transition to the cloud, adding intelligence to historic project data and allowing leaders to productively manage and benchmark the construction of capital projects across North America and beyond. T-CON™ also supplies a portfolio of tools that give companies the unprecedented ability to collect field productivity data in real time, in both close and remote construction sites.

    Ms. Hamdi is the founder of the Advanced Work Packaging Institute, a nonprofit research organization based in San Francisco’s Bay Area that is dedicated to researching enhanced field workface planning protocols, increasing global awareness and stimulating industry debate.

    She is co-author of the three-volume Industry Research Implementation of Advanced Work Packaging IR272-2, considered the industry bible of the implementation of advanced work packaging on capital projects. She was a key member of the Construction Industry Institute research team (CII RT 272), which significantly expanded existing models for workface planning. Ms. Hamdi holds two Masters of Science in Engineering and a Graduate Degree in Alternative Dispute Resolution for construction projects. She speaks four languages.

  • Jan Shumate
    Eastman Chemical Company
    Jan Shumate ‎Director, Worldwide Engineering & Construction Services and Solutions
    Eastman Chemical Company
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  • Kevin Strader
    BP
    Kevin Strader Petrochemicals Turnaround Assurance and Reliability Engineer
    BP
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2017 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Headline Sponsor

  • odebrecht

Diamond Sponsor

  • Richard

Platinum Sponsors

  • Bentley
  • Coreworx

Gold Sponsors

  • ap-networks
  • Appian
  • Atlas RFID
  • Autodesk
  • CDM smith
  • FTI-Consulting
  • intergraph
  • Magnus
  • NABTU
  • Soloman Associates
  • T.CON�

Silver Sponsors

  • AVEVA
  • DEEP SOUTH
  • Kiewit
  • Mammoet
  • praxair
  • suez

Badge Sponsor

  • kingandspalding

Bag Sponsor

Charge Sponsor

  • up

Coffee Break Sponsor

  • Hargrove Engineers + Constructors

Delegate List Sponsor

  • GBI

Lanyard Sponsor

  • Management Controls, Inc.

Co-Sponsors

Premier Media Sponsor

Exhibitors

  • airswift
  • Akzonobel
  • ACE
  • alliance safety
  • Apex Piping Systems
  • aramco services
  • ariel
  • Babcock & Wilcox
  • Baker risk
  • BASF
  • becht
  • bennett
  • bigge
  • boldrocchi
  • Brand
  • Burns & McDonnell
  • Calgon Carbon
  • Canal Barge Company
  • CARDNO
  • Chromalox
  • con-x-tech
  • Coperion
  • Daily Thermetrics
  • Dredgit
  • dmn
  • Evoqua
  • exp
  • fenstermaker
  • FE Moran
  • FnM
  • flexitallic
  • FS-Elliott
  • GDS
  • GTS
  • GDS
  • GRSA
  • Benko Green Products
  • Harbison Walker
  • Helix
  • Hilti
  • Hitachi Zosen
  • HPS
  • hunter
  • IIR
  • Index AR Solutions
  • InServ
  • intelliwave
  • Isgec
  • kap
  • LGH
  • Mako
  • metegrity
  • MMR
  • Modular Space Corporation (ModSpace)
  • mpw
  • MTI Power Services, Inc.
  • NORTHSTAR
  • Optimal
  • oracle
  • orion
  • ParFab
  • picc
  • PIP
  • plangrid
  • Plant leadership
  • pmi
  • PSB
  • Pulpstream
  • purgit
  • QPS
  • Raschig
  • rcs
  • Rigid global buildings
  • rvt
  • SafeRack
  • satellite
  • saulsbury
  • siemans
  • Simtronics
  • sirius
  • Southland steel
  • SYSTRAN
  • Technip
  • MMR
  • TLV
  • TorcSill
  • Universal logistics
  • United site services
  • UO
  • USA
  • Veolia
  • wika
  • Wood Group

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