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.
Meredith Barnes, CFO, VP Administration
Ms. Barnes oversees the day-to-day accounting and treasury functions, human resources, IT and internal procurement services for all Burrow companies. She joined Burrow earlier this year and has more than 20 years of expertise in accounting for engineering and construction firms.
R.D. (David) Muse, P.E., CEO, Burrow Global Services
In keeping with Burrow's owner/operator mindset, Mr. Muse brings more than 40 years of experience to Burrow, with 32 years of experience with ExxonMobil Development Corporation. Recently David served as COO for SGC Energia, a privately held Bio-fuels Company, leading project development, asset management activities, organizational development and creation of Operations and Maintenance strategy for commercial scale biomass to liquids and coal to liquids facilities planned at several locations worldwide. David’s extensive experience in building new organizations and international project execution provides Burrow the strong leadership to deliver superior quality through significant growth cycle and multi-office execution.
Ron Winthrop, CEO Burrow Global Construction
Ron has over 40 years experience in the engineering and construction of industrial, marine, oil & gas, petrochemical, and power plants, including 20 years in senior management positions. Hands-on Manager with extensive background in project management, construction management, and project development. Executed both union and open shop as well as domestic and international. Have gained experience in planning, budgeting, project execution, marketing and contract and labor negotiations as well as working with investors. Significant experience with domestic and international subcontractors including developing and maintaining relationships and alliances. Maintained close working relations with the client/contractor/trade organizations in improving safety performance, quality, and productivity.
Services provided to the energy sector include, EPC, capital projects planning, management and execution, asset management, turnaround planning, management, and execution. In addition to our construction expertise and experience, BGC has established an Electrical and Mechanical Fabrication Facility located in Crystal City, Texas and have their ASME code stamps in the first quarter of 2011.
Steve Watkins, COO, Senior VP, Burrow Global Construction
Steve has 40 years of EPC experience in Petrochemical, Refining, Power, and Pharmaceutical Facilities including extensive experience in Construction, Commissioning, Maintenance, Asset Management, and Turnarounds. Project experience ranging up $2 billion total installed cost Steve received his Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing/Management with Associate degree in Construction Management. He is the former owner of Watco Management for 19 years. Other Key positions: President /CEO of Belmont Construction; VP of Construction and Maintenance for Kvaerner, Project Manager Brown and Root.
Gary Knight, President, Preparations for Operations
Gary Knight, currently President of Preparation for Operations (PFO), member of the executive committee and advisor to the B.O.D. of Burrow Global companies brings 40 plus years of industry experience. Mr. Knight was responsible for the day-to-day operations of PTS 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 operations. Mr. Knight also served on the Board of Directors of PTS Exodus Energy International.
Mr. Knight has experience in plant operations, maintenance and administration 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 and E I DuPont & de Nemours.
Dennis Knoop, PE, President, Industrial Buildings Division, Burrow Global Services
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.
Ron Arceneaux, President Arceneaux & Gates
Ron Arceneaux is President and CEO of Arceneaux & Gates Consulting Engineers, Inc. located in Port Arthur. 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.
Nigel James, President, Burrow Global Automation
After spending more than a decade in the chemical refining industry, Mr. James founded his own automation consulting firm, James Consulting Company, in 1995. His firm was bought and merged into Mangan Inc. in 2002. He has since served as President of Mangan Inc. and as President of Mangan Gulf Coast from 2007 to present. With significant experience as an owner/operator, James is familiar with the challenges facing Burrow Global customers. James has improved the service profile of Burrow Global through his intricate knowledge of PlantscapeTM, PIM’s, Process Logix and best practices for data security and migration.
Olan Weeks, P.E., Executive Vice President, Burrow Global Automation
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.
Jeff Schiller, Senior Vice President Professional Services, Burrow Global Services
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.
Buster Burnett, Vice President, Industrial Buildings Division, Burrow Global Services
Mr. Burnett is a veteran of the industrial buildings sector with more than 34 years of experience. His specialties include blast resistant buildings, design/build projects, blast hardening projects and plant services work. Burnett has always focused on the importance of safety and brings that mindset to all of his project work.
Jim Austin, VP Administrative Services, Burrow Global
Mr. Austin manages core corporate support for Burrow Global. Health, Safety and Environmental, Human Resources, Procurement and Information Technology are under his leadership. His background includes a career in the US Air Force and working as COO for a construction company where he had P&L responsibility for five separate corporations; Land Development, Engineering, Surveying, Sheetmetal, Roof and Truss, Heavy Equipment and an accounting division. His experience in managing administrative functions will facilitate Burrow’s growth model.
Don Johnson, Corporate HSE Director
Don has over 38 years of experience in the Petrochemical and Construction field, with seventeen years as a Safety Professional. The Safety profession evolved into supervising and managing HSE projects and programs while ensuring compliance to, State, Federal, client and company policies and procedures. Don’s expertise includes training, evaluating and supervising HSE processes and personnel throughout engineering, construction, automation, maintenance, and commissioning activities. His experience includes but is not limited to employee safety training, writing and implementing safety procedures, firm knowledge of state and federal safety regulations, Workers Comp Risk Management, and implementation of VPP certification.
Corporate HSE Director, providing HSE support to engineering, construction, and automation business units. Mr. Johnson has been an active member of The American Society of Safety Engineers since 1998 and Golden Triangle Business Roundtable Contractor Safety Resource Committee member since 1996.
Doug Eckols, VP Quality
Doug Eckols has joined Burrow as Vice President of Quality. Previously, Mr. Eckols has worked as a Senior Project Manager on major projects and has written complete company policy and procedure manuals. He has also served variously as Executive V.P. - Human Resources, Engineering and Business Development and owner/founder for a former company of Mike Burrow's.