Mike Burrow, CEO & Chairman Burrow Global, LLC
Mr. Burrow worked in the oil and gas and global EPC industries for almost forty years. His experience includes thirty-six years in top management positions with P&L responsibility of which 29 years were as the primary or major owner of the entity he managed. Most of his experience was focused on the hydrocarbon processing, petrochemical, pipeline, E&P and related industries. Since his retirement in mid-2007 as President and CEO of ENGlobal Corporation, Mr. Burrow has worked on several consulting assignments advising large institutional investment firms, wealthy individuals and hedge funds regarding investments in the Global Engineering and Construction industry.
Bob Raiford, CFO, EVP of Administration
Leroy Faulk, President of Burrow Global Services
Mr. Faulk has over 40 years of composite experience in the oil and gas EPC industries with local and national engineering and construction firms. He has been an owner/founder and served in senior management positions with engineering, procurement, and construction and fabrication firms with P&L responsibilities. Mr. Faulk’s experience includes corporate management and project management positions in the refinery, petrochemical, pipeline, commercial building projects, offshore drilling and production platforms, and pulp and paper mill Industries. His experience in successful project management of major capital projects provides valuable project management leadership in the project execution, implementation, auditing and training for the Burrow Global companies.
Nigel James, President of Burrow Global Automation
Nigel James is the President of the Automation Division of Burrow Global Services. The Automation Division has offices in Houston, Beaumont, Baton Rouge, and Tulsa and specializes in DCS migrations, SIS implementation, and Midstream automation projects.
He received his degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas in Austin in 1986. Nigel worked in the refinery industry for 8 years with Fina – three years overseas in Grimsby, England.
He went into the Automation Consulting business in 1995. He founded his own firm James Consulting Co. in 1999 that was bought and merged into Mangan Inc. in 2002. He served as President of Mangan from 2005 – 2006. He continued as President of the Gulf Coast division from 2007-2012 when he retired from Mangan in November 2012.
He is the inventor/creator of the Safety Lifecycle software – ProSys DR (www.prosysdr.com) and has been very involved in developing best practices on Safety Lifecycle management for the industry for several Fortune 500 companies. He is a member of AIChE and ISA.
He has presented the following papers:
- Development of a Batch Reactor Temperature Control Using PlantScape™ - Honeywell User’s Group, 1995.
- Case Study of a PI-Batch Application – OSI Conference, 2002.
- ProcessLogix: Perfect Choice for Gas Plant Optimization by Nigel James and Rick Morro, AB Journal, 1999.
- Why A Process Information Management System – (PIMs) Is More Important Than Your Control System - TAMU Symposium 2004.
- How to Keep you cool during a firewall installation – A Case Study Securing Plant Information Networks while Maintaining Data Access – TAMU Symposium 2005, coauthored with Stephen Stocke
- Wireless and Tank Farms – Is it Ready for Prime Time by Terry Howden and Nigel James – TAMU Symposium 2006
- Beset Practices for Migration Philosophies by Nigel James and Dan Roessler – Entelec 2006, awarded Best Paper
Gary Knight, President of Burrow Global Construction
Mr. Knight is President of Burrow Global Construction. He also serves as President of Preparation for Operations (PFO), is a member of the executive committee and resides on the B.O.D. of Burrow Global companies. Mr. Knight brings 40 plus years of industry experience and has served in many capacities. Mr. Knight was responsible for the day-to-day operations of Process Technical Services, Inc. providing, training, pre-commissioning, commissioning, initial start-up and plant stabilization services in most industries in the U.S., and in 31 countries. Mr. Knight also served as Executive Vice President and served on the Board of Directors of Bay Middle East International (BayMe), a joint venture company between PTS and Bay Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Berry Companies. BayMe was formed to provide western management skills and new technology to industries in Egypt and other areas in the Middle East. Principle areas of expertise were plant maintenance, operations, fabrication and capital construction in both upstream and downstream industries. Mr. Knight also served on the Board of Directors of PTS Exodus Energy International.
Mr. Knight has experience in Operations & Maintenance in both the domestic and international markets. He previously served as Vice President/Director of Operations of PTS, directed the development and implementation of training programs in over 100 different operating areas within 10 operating facilities and managed all projects outside of the corporate offices. Mr. Knight worked in Management and Supervisory positions with Westlake Petrochemicals, Occidental Chemicals Corporation, Cain Chemical Company.
Oscar Aldama, Senior Vice President of Operations, Midstream (IEM)
Mr. Aldama, who holds BS degrees in Chemical Engineering and Natural Gas Engineering from Texas A&I University, Project Management Certifications from the Construction Industry Institute (CII) and the University of Texas at Austin, has been a licensed professional engineer through the Texas Board of Professional Engineers for the past 23 years and has been working in the industry since 1979.
Contributing a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of engineering and project management, including development and execution of industrial projects in scope, on time, and on budget, Mr. Aldama is always sure to execute these principles with safety and sound QA/QC procedures to ensure the predictable and successful delivery of projects, regardless of size and/or complexity.
“My values, work ethic, and drive to excel were instilled though my family, my faith, and my academic and work mentors,” Mr. Aldama said about his achievements in the field over the last 36 years.
During his career, Mr. Aldama has been recognized by Coastal, Valero and industry associations, such as the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), for consistently leading engineering and project teams in the successful execution of refining and petrochemical projects and has also been awarded for his leadership service voluntarily through educational, cultural, and civic organizations, such as the Boy Scouts of America, the Instituto de Cultura Hipanica de Corpus Christi, and Sembradores de Amistad de Corpus Christi.
Ron Arceneaux, Senior Vice President of Operations, Municipal (A&G)
Ron Arceneaux is Senior Vice President of Operations, Municipal (A&G). Arceneaux holds licenses as a Professional Engineer and Professional Land Surveyor in the State of Texas and has been in private practice for over 34 years in Port Arthur. Ron is a graduate of Lamar University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Arceneaux worked at several engineering firms earlier in his career before opening his practice in 1988. The focus of his practice has primarily been in land development and public works engineering projects with a specialty in area wide drainage master planning.
He is past President of the Southeast Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers and President of the Sabine Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers where he was the first recipient of the Young Engineer of the Year Award in 1980. Previously he has been named Engineer of the Year, becoming the first person to have received both of the Sabine Chapter’s awards. He served on the Board of Directors for the American Heart Association. Since 1988, Ron has been a member of the Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce and received the Business Person of the Year award in 1994. Ron has served as Chairman of the Board of the Partnership of Southeast Texas (POST) economic development corporation, member and Chairman of the Highway Committee for the Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce, and Lamar University Civil Engineering Advisory Council. More recently involvement includes the Board of Directors of the Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors of the Port Arthur YMCA and is a member of the Port Arthur Rotary Club and Texas Association of Business. In 2010, Arceneaux & Gates received the Business of the Year Award from the Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation.
Dennis Knoop, Senior Vice President of Architecture and Industrial Buildings, Senior Vice President of Operations, Special Projects
As CEO and founder of Demar, Burrow’s platform acquisition team, Mr. Knoop established a reputation for superb safety, quality and value of design-build industrial buildings throughout Texas for over 30 years. His goal as President of Burrow’s industrial buildings division is to build on this reputation and expand the business unit throughout the southwest and southeast United States.
John Meyer, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Corporate Risk Director
As Senior Vice President Marketing and Risk, John Meyer is responsible for marketing, sales, business development, contracts and licensing. Mr. Meyer holds over twenty five years of broad based business experience in consulting, engineering, construction, marketing and research. Mr. Meyer has been involved in several successful startups of E&C businesses as well as holding operational and P&L responsibility for engineering and construction management businesses. Mr. Meyer has successful capital project execution experience from front end engineering through construction turnover of projects up to $550MM TIC in in Refining, Petrochemical, Chemical, Renewables, Specialty Chemicals and Industrial Buildings. Mr. Meyer’s broad based experience in project execution, business development and corporate operations supports his leadership in the role of Senior Vice President Marketing and Risk.
Tom Rutherford, Senior Vice President of Automation, Upstream, Downstream
Tom has 36 years of oil and gas industry experience in various capacities with operating companies, consultancies and engineering firms. His operations experience spans over 17 years with Tenneco Oil Company, Chevron, and PetroVentures. The remainder of his career has been in the consulting, technical services and engineering services businesses supporting both the upstream and midstream oil and gas industries. During those years Tom has had several roles including Project Manager, Automation Department Manager, Executive Director of Electrical Engineering and Automation and General Manager of an international business unit in Trinidad W.I.
Jeff Schiller, Senior Vice President of Operations, Downstream
Schiller adds 26 years of owner/operator and engineering service company experience in the chemicals, specialty chemicals, petrochemical and refinery markets to Burrow’s team. His leadership experience includes major capital, international project execution as well as engineering company ownership. Schiller spent more than 20 years with Nalco Company, giving him valuable insight into Burrow’s owner/operator mindset and ensuring better communication with clients.
Loretta Watkins, Senior Vice President of Operations, Plant Services
Olan Weeks, Senior Vice President of Major DCS Projects
Starting in the US Navy at the age of 17, Weeks earned an Electrical Engineering Degree from Lamar University and has worked in the automation arena ever since. He has 45 years of experience in corporate management, engineering, construction, and project management. A major portion of Mr. Weeks’ career has been spent in the successful project management of large DCS/SIS/PLC automation projects in the range of $100 to $200 million dollars. He also successfully managed Petrocon/ENGlobal Systems for many years.