"Fearless leader of a wonder team,
client obsessed, exponentially blessed."
Jenny spent eight years in the private equity trenches at SCF Partners, cultivating her experience through due diligence on several M&A transactions, IPOs and building the firm’s business development process. Most recently, Jenny served as an executive and leadership team member of a boutique consulting firm, successfully developing strategy and value optimization for clients in global energy, petrochemical and industrial companies. Jenny’s sense of intuition, creativity and intentionality drives positive momentum and facilitates strong, long-term client relationships. As a leader, Jenny believes in core values which promote communication, collaboration and client service. Jenny earned her MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas in 2001. When not plotting the firm’s next strategic move, Jenny enjoys running at Hermann Park and serving as a hope warrior against depression and substance abuse.
"I enjoy helping senior leaders develop the skills to drive excellence in the areas of personal and process
During the course of his 42 year career with Chevron, Gary served in a variety of manufacturing assignments in the refining and chemical industries. Gary retired in June of 2016 as the President of Manufacturing for Chevron’s Downstream and Chemicals organization, a position he held for the last seven years of his career. He managed Chevron’s 250,000 barrel per day Refinery in El Segundo from November of 1999 until February of 2009. Gary served as Chairman of the Western States Petroleum Association and also served on the Executive Committee of the American Fuels and Petrochemical Manufacturers Association. Gary served on the board of the ChevronPhillips Chemical JV from 2003 until he retired in 2016 and joined the Team Industrial Services (TISI) Board in January of 2017, serving five months as Interim CEO from September 2017 until January of 2018. Gary received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Newark College of Engineering in 1974.
"There are supervisors that are too busy with paperwork to get out and spend time with their employees.....and there are supervisors that are too busy spending time coaching their employees to get to their paperwork."
Rex has over 48 years of experience in over 100 oil industry facilities across the world, including refining, upstream (onshore and offshore), pipelines, and chemicals. Rex retired from Chevron in 2000 after 29 years of service, including executive positions at both El Segundo Refinery as well as Chevron USA Refining and Chevron Corporate Project Resources, and has extensive experience in the fourteen elements of Process Safety Management, rapid implementation of change for improved work processes, reliability, risk management, gated turnaround management best practices, turnaround planning and execution, and routine maintenance planning and scheduling. Rex spent two years in Kuwait focusing on improving operations at three Kuwait refineries with specific projects to eliminate the practice of shutting down entire refineries and country-wide gas plants to do turnaround maintenance. Prior to the Kuwait assignment, Rex held a management role at the Chevron El Segundo Refinery; and various supervisory and engineering roles with Chevron. Rex received his Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical in 1971 and is a Professional Engineer in the State of California.
"Operational readiness, process safety and mechanical integrity captain."
Tom enjoyed a 33 year career with Chevron, serving in various Engineering, Operations, Maintenance, and major project leadership roles in upstream and downstream facilities, domestic and international. In recent years, he has provided consulting services in the oil & gas, petrochemical, and LNG arenas. Tom earned a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Tulane University. He brings extensive experience in maintenance organization, reliability, mechanical integrity, efficiency and production improvement, major turnaround management, and integration of major projects with existing brownfield facilities. He has led and participated in many operational readiness reviews, and has managed commissioning and startup of new and post-turnaround facilities. Mentoring leaders in these areas has been a key effort, especially in new or changing organizations. Tom has a passion for process and personal safety and brings this safety focus to every aspect of his work. Tom also enjoys kayak fishing, volunteer work, and spending time with his four grandchildren.
“The greatest reward in life is in helping others in to solve their problems, and obtain their goals and objectives.”
David spent 37 years with Chevron in a variety of positions including in Research and Development, Safety, Compliance, Shipping, Offshore and Refining. He has worked with several of the other outstanding JEM Advisors that are listed. In 1996, David started researching gasket and bolting technology while in Refining to try and resolve both gasketed connection and fugitive emission leaks. The program was so successful that it not only eliminated bolted connection leaks in tube and shell heat exchanger, pipe flanges, high pressure breech lock exchangers, Coke Drums and valve packing glands, but the technology has had a major impact on industries around the world in helping facilities obtain leak free and reliable bolted connections. As David points out “Rework needed to mitigate loss of containment is a waste of resources and can be detrimental to safety, the environment and a company’s bottom line. Sealing technology has advanced to the point where nothing should be leaking.” David is on the ASME B16.20 committee on the construction of spiral wound gaskets, has published several ASME-PVP technical and trade magazine papers, has taught the Sealing and Bolting class for many years at AFPM conference, and has traveled the world doing training and consulting on bolted connection issues.
"Utility player of the JEM team."
After a 25 year career with Chevron, Sam has worked in multiple refineries, chemical plants, offshore platforms, onshore production facilities, pipelines and gathering systems, LNG plants, ethylene crackers, terminals, shipping, retail facilities, open pit copper mines, and power generation. Sam has hands-on experience and working knowledge of multiple standards and regulations, and in depth experience in organizational behavior, maintenance and reliability management, turnaround management and reviews, capital project management, operational readiness, Process Safety Management, Risk Based Inspection, Integrity Operating Windows, Mechanical Integrity, Rotating, Fixed and I&E Reliability. Sam has performed over 100 operational risk and environmental M&A due diligence reviews in upstream production, gathering systems, refineries, chemical plants, pipelines and offshore assets.
"Preservation, turnaround, operational readiness leader."
Over the course of 34 years, Bill held several key leadership roles within BP Exploration & Production (E&P). As global custodian of BP’s Common Maintenance Strategy (CMS), Bill instilled the strategy into the E&P organization through the Operating Management System as well as the Capital Value Process for Turnarounds, leading to improved plant availability and mechanical integrity. As well as Reliability, Maintenance and Turnarounds, Bill has in-depth knowledge in Process Safety, Mechanical Integrity, Preservation Programs and Operations Readiness. During his last five years with BP, Bill worked within the global project’s organization, driving standardized approaches for implementation of reliability, maintenance and integrity programs across all major projects, as well as defining requirements for Operations Readiness Plans and Start-Up Assurance reviews, leading to an increased ramp-up of production and much improved life cycle reliability. Bill was the owner of global contracts for reliability, maintenance and integrity support services as well as being accountable for organizational capability within individual major projects.
"Passion for project operations and operational readiness."
Gary has almost 40 years of refining, chemicals and upstream experience. His first 37 years were spent in Operations at multiple facilities within Chevron, including Chevron’s largest refinery in Pascagoula MS. He has worked in base business as well as project teams for Pascagoula, TengizChevroil in Kazakhstan, Nigeria and United Kingdom. Gary has worked on multiple large complex projects and has a wealth of Project Operations and Operational Readiness experience. On many projects he served as Lead Operation Rep. or Project Superintendent doing model reviews, HAZOPS, P&ID reviews also ensuring the Operations teams were staffed and trained properly for the new facility. He has also worked as Turnaround Coordinator for multiple large refinery turnarounds. While working in Nigeria on the Escravos Gas to Liquids project he served as Commissioning Manager for the $8 billion project and when he retired from Chevron he was working as Commissioning Manager for the $35 Billion Future Growth Project for TCO in Kazakhstan. After 18 months of retirement Gary joined the Bapco refinery as a Training Advisor for a large expansion the refinery is executing.
"Passion for personnel and process safety while achieving project success."
Mike enjoyed a 37-year career with Chevron comprised of Refining engineering and operations positions, plus Project Resources Company leadership roles on major projects for domestic and international downstream and upstream facilities. Mike has worked on projects in Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia, and has lived in China and Malaysia. Projects have ranged from environmental compliance to infrastructure projects, from debottlenecks to new technology development and implementation, from owner’s facilities to module yards, from brownfield to greenfield projects, and from shutdowns to burnout reconstructions. Projects have required local content as well as domestic relocations and international relocations, including personnel housing, medical and security provisions. Mike earned a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Missouri – Rolla. Mike’s core values include personnel safety, process safety and quality through all phases of projects.
" Digital transformation leader and agile practitioner."
Tunji Taiwo has almost 30 years experience working in the chemicals, petrochemicals and energy industry. Tunji is an accomplished senior executive who worked at DuPont, Williams Energy and DCP Midstream driving operational excellence and business profitability. He understands the challenges businesses face operating in competitive business environments and helps companies overcome them with agility, innovation, and proactive decision making. He has leveraged his deep knowledge of operational excellence (process safety, reliability and efficiency improvements) throughout his career to strengthen operational and financial performance of companies. He excels and has expertise in digital transformation, Agile development, strategic planning, business turnaround, operations optimization and risk assessment.
Barbie Elsasser is an energy industry consultant with 15 years experience working in refining, renewables and midstream sectors. She began her career at CH2M working onsite for Shell, BP and Phillips 66 then moving on to explore the renewable industry working for S&C Electric Company PES Division building wind and solar farms and data centers. More recently, she worked on the digital transformation program at DCP Midstream driving digital solutions for optimizing assets. Throughout her career, she has held various roles in project and construction management, supply chain and strategic sourcing, complex contract negotiations and digital product delivery. Barbie brings her industry experience and passion for digital solutions to a wide reach of energy customers, specializing in digital transformation strategy and program/portfolio management. She is a certified agile coach delivering structure and driving results through design thinking and new product delivery. Barbie is a customer-focused professional with excellent leadership and communication skills achieving desired outcomes and goals by establishing successful teams and working collaboratively across functional areas.
Michael Campbell is a multi-industry consultant specializing in advanced analytics, digital optimization, and process improvement. Mike is known for delivering analytics platforms that uncover deep customer and business insights, developing technology teams that are knowledgeable and agile, and for finding ways to maximize the business benefit of technology investments. He began his career in the healthcare insurance space and has worked in diverse industries for companies like PA Blue Shield, AT&T, Nabisco, Merrill Lynch, Pfizer, Plante Moran, and DCP Midstream. Mike was the strategic lead for analytics functions during digital transformation programs in the consumer products and midstream energy industries. In addition, he has substantial experience managing global teams and projects including offshore delivery teams. Mike holds a BS in Computer Science from the Pennsylvania State University and an MS in Information Management from the Stevens Institute of Technology.
George Siojo applies the power of software and communication technologies to raise operational efficiency, safety, reliability and adaptability; introduce new capabilities; gain competitive advantage; and ensure compliance to policies and regulations. He has gained a reputation for delivering on the promises technology brings through the application of project management methods, software engineering principles, and organizational change. George offers advice in framing the digital conversation, in evaluating investments in technologies against business context; in fostering cultural transformation towards organizational agility and innovations – the bounties of the digital era. He offers guidance in navigating from Now to Next as companies contemplate the impact of applying machine intelligence, mobile technologies, analytical engines, immersive and augmented-reality technologies, robotics, drones, and other emerging technologies. George lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and particularly loves the weather, the diverse cuisine and wine. In his quiet moments, he tends to his collection of bonsai trees.
"Cultural change maestro."
During the course of more than 25 years of developing leaders in multiple Fortune 100 companies in the US and around the world, Kim has helped senior leaders across a wide range of industries to transform their corporate cultures in ways that more closely align with their vision, values and desired impact. An expert in group dynamics, Kim specializes in working with CEOs, as well as C-Suite and C-Suite pipeline executives. She has a proven track record in coaching individual leaders, leadership teams and cross-functional teams to develop greater agility, and the ability to flex their styles and strategies to achieve desired outcomes. Her practical approach and strategic focus help leaders achieve the dual wins of business success and personal effectiveness. Her tailored approach results in maximizing influence in a rapidly changing multi-generational, multicultural and matrixed environment to get things done in organizationally savvy ways. Kim, who has a Masters’ Degree in Consulting Psychology, has extensive experience in quantitative and qualitative research, and is a certified practitioner of the HBDI, Myers Briggs, DiSC and a variety of other psychological assessments. A native English speaker, Kim is competent in Spanish.
"I am passionate about mentoring and inspiring leaders, staff and line employees by arming them with the tools and knowledge to achieve operational excellence."
Jan's 38 year career has spanned Chemical Plant Manufacturing Operations, Health, Security, Personnel and Process Safety, and Environmental Affairs. Jan has extensive experience with chemical operations, operations management, infrastructure operations, capital projects and regulatory requirements as well as organizational behavior, safety culture, emergency response, operations excellence, root cause analysis and management systems.
The first 26 years of her career were with Union Carbide Corporation in a variety of manufacturing, EHS and management roles. Her adventure continued after the UCC-Dow merger with senior management roles at manufacturers INEOS and TPC Group as well as with a nationwide EHS consulting firm.
Jan has a passion for employee engagement in the process and personnel safety arenas. Jan has served on the Steering Committee for the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center at Texas A&M University. She holds both Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Virginia Tech. Jan's personal passions include her children, her church, live music and travel.
“Strategies to Drive EHS Change and Regulatory Policy.”
Marise Textor has extensive experience driving change in Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) programs, systems, and performance and leading regulatory policies, strategies, and advocacy. In her 40+ year career, Marise worked for major oil and chemical companies including Chevron, Honeywell, Western Refining, Tesoro/Andeavor, and Marathon Petroleum where she \ retired from the position of Regulatory Affairs Manager. Over her career, Marise led EHS at large complex petroleum refining and chemicals facilities and for global and domestic businesses, resulting in year-over-year enhancements in EHS metrics, high-graded organizational structures, organization-wide commitment, and enhanced programs. She led EHS due diligence on both sides of the table in a wide variety of transactions and has extensive EHS auditing experience nationally and globally. She is experienced in ESG Sustainability reporting. She has extensive experience evaluating new regulatory developments, developing and implementing advocacy strategies, and negotiating win-win compliance agreements and she crafted and led strategies for significant air quality matters under the Clean Air Act. She represented the companies she worked for in several state and federal trade association committees aimed at better regulatory governance, earning the respect of her peers from numerous other companies. Marise received B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemical engineering from Cornell University and is a Professional Engineer in Texas and California.
"International business savant."
Harbo has 40 years experience in the petroleum industry, including international operations, corporate governance, management of joint ventures, technical services, crude oil market analysis, research, government affairs, and land management. Harbo retired from Chevron after 36 years of service and has entrepreneurial experience with his own successful startup which grew to an international plastics company. He served for 11 years on the MIT Board of Trustees (the MIT Corporation) as well as several MIT Visiting Committees. Harbo led refinery reviews and multiyear technical service projects in over a dozen countries, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Thailand, Greece, India and Argentina. He is a recognized expert on business in the Middle East and is a Director and Member of the Executive Committee for the National US Arab Chamber of Commerce. Harbo received his Bachelor's degree from Northeastern and his PhD from MIT. He also attended the Haas Graduate School of Business (UC Berkeley) and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University).
After 20+ years of Oil and Gas Industry experience, George has been able to acquire expertise ranging from marketing and trading crude oil production to refining and trading finished and unfinished products. His leading industry initiatives and continued outperformance on corporate metrics at various companies is representative of his unique ability to identify, develop, and maximize value and opportunities across the value chain. In his current and prior positions, he has successfully identified asset and origination opportunities, but also has ensured sustainable earnings by managing a balanced physical and financial portfolio. This has been accomplished by having years of experience in Trading and Supply Chain Management and by having a strong technical foundation derived from a Chemical Engineering degree and numerous years of field engineering experience.
"Supply chain enthusiast."
Arun has extensive experience in strategy, market research & analysis, operational excellence, fuel supply chain, and energy transportation. Arun has worked with senior executives and cross-functional teams in developing and implementing business strategies, customer solution, and strong competitive positioning. In his role at Husky Energy, Arun participated in strategy development for a number of key projects, focusing on fuel value chain and operational excellence. Prior to joining Husky, his experience with Canadian National (CN) included managing petroleum products portfolio (gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, aviation gasoline, asphalt, heavy fuel oil, and biodiesel) for North America. Arun worked with major E&P companies to improve their fuel supply chain and energy transportation needs. Other global experiences include Honeywell (Life Safety Division) and Rhodia Chemicals (now part of Solvay). At Honeywell, Arun was trained in voice of customer (VOC), strategic marketing, and lean management. Arun holds MBA and MS degrees from the University of Alberta, Canada.
"Process safety assessment designer."
Michael Marshall, PE is an Oil & Gas industry consultant with 38 years experience working in the downstream, midstream and petrochemical industries. While working first with Chevron (10 years) and then Marathon Petroleum Company (23 years - retired), he progressed through various in-plant and corporate refining facility and project engineering, operations, maintenance, and equipment inspection/reliability supervisory and managerial positions. Mike's many years of hands on experience serving in frontline engineering, operations, maintenance and inspection roles instilled in him the importance of properly designed risk minimization and management systems, performance metrics and KPIs. He has unique insight and expertise in areas of risk-based design relative to loss of containment (LOPC) damage mechanisms, safety systems and overpressure protection.
"The professor of cognitive processes."
Eric is a professor in the Industrial, Manufacturing & Systems Engineering (IMSE) department at the University of Texas at El Paso, a Research 1 university. Since 2010, Eric has been a INCOSE Systems Engineering Professional. Eric earned his Bachelor’s in Physics in 1994, an M.S. in Systems Engineering in 2003, and his Ph.D. in Systems and Industrial Engineering in 2006, from the University of Arizona. In 2011, Eric earned a J.D. from Northwestern California University. Eric has taught seminars in Risk Analysis, Decision Making and Trade Studies, with an emphasis on the reduction of Mental Mistakes and Cognitive Biases, as well as courses in Quality Engineering & Management, and Statistical Quality Control. Eric was previously a CTA: Commodity Trading Advisor, and has consulted for Petroleos de Mexico (PEMEX). For relaxation, he enjoys motorcycle riding.
"JEM super support, research marvel and IT extraordinaire."
Priscilla is a science librarian with almost two decades of experience working in academic libraries. She puts her love of research, information storage and retrieval, and information technology to work for the JEM Advisors team.
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