Profile: More than thirty years of successful experience as a CEO, senior
executive, project developer / manager, and business professional, including:
of a large manufacturing company, an engineering and construction company,
an energy company, and a commercial real estate firm. Senior Executive
for manufacturing companies, energy companies, consulting firms, and international
engineering and construction companies.
Experience in energy, alternative power generation, oil refining, chemical
plants, port facilities, materials handling, manufacturing, engineering
and construction, the Internet, and information technology.
Experience in general management, project development, project management,
project financing, financial / risk analysis, business planning, business
development, marketing, sales, and Internet commercial website development
Master of Business Administration (with Highest Honors) from The Columbia
University Graduate School of Business, New York, New York.
* Bachelor of Arts (with Distinction) from Millsaps College, Jackson,
and Experience Keywords: CEO, senior management, entrepreneur, business
development, sales, marketing, project management, strategic planning,
project financing, financial planning, financial analysis, statistical
and financial modeling, manufacturing, construction, engineering, commercial
real estate, energy, alternative power, Internet, International, England,
Europe, and South America.
Managing Director of Phoenix CXO, Inc., a business consultancy that provides
senior executives to companies during the start-up, revitalization and
value realization stages of company development.
Power Group, Inc.
President of this company, which provided business development and support
services for developers of power generation projects, including alternative
energy sources, in South America, working with major companies such as
El Paso Energy, YPF, Amoco Power, and Fiat-Avio. (Over 75% of time spent
in South America for this position.)
Seaboard Resources, Inc.
Vice President, Business Development of Falcon Seaboard Power, responsible
for identification and development of electric power generation projects,
and the company┴?s energy services business in Latin America. (Over 50%
of time spent in South America and Central America.)
H. Robertson (UK) Ltd.
Chairman, Managing Director and CEO of this large European manufacturer
and erector of roofing and wall cladding for commercial and industrial
buildings, which had more than 600 employees, and annual sales in excess
of US$150 million. Modernized the manufacturing facilities, revamped the
business strategy, and returned the company to profitability after years
of losses. (Resident in England for this position.)
Properties Group, Inc.
President and CEO of this commercial real estate brokerage, which successfully
closed sales totaling more than $100 million of commercial land and buildings.
Engineers and Constructors, Inc.
Senior Vice President, Business Development for this engineer/constructor
of large industrial facilities, including electric power generation, refining
and petrochemicals plants (now a unit of Raytheon Engineers & Constructors).
Business development responsibility for US, and operational responsibility
for international subsidiaries and affiliates of Litwin, which had annual
sales in excess of $400 million, US offices in Houston, Texas, and Wichita,
Kansas; international subsidiaries and operating companies in Paris, Saudi
Arabia, Kuwait, and Malaysia. Expanded the companys bookings by over 25%,
and established successful operations in the Middle East and Far East.
Co-founder, Director, and Executive Vice President of ORBA, which built,
project financed, owned, and operated bulk material handling port facilities
for Detroit Edison, Iowa Power and Light, and Georgia Power and Light.
Grew the company from start-up to annual sales of over $25 million in
five years, and developed numerous award-winning projects. Sold the company
to Litwin Engineers and Constructors in 1978.
Branch Manager of the Providence, Rhode Island branch of IBM┴?s Data Processing
Division (youngest branch manager in IBM at that time), after holding
a series of positions in sales and marketing during which a number of
sales awards were earned, including IBM Salesman of the Year for Texas.
Developed a project (The Superior Coal Transshipment Facility) that
was selected as The Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement in the
United States by the American Society of Civil Engineers in its annual
competition. The prior year's winner was Disneyworld!
* Developed projects selected by the National Society of Professional
Engineers as One of the Ten Most Outstanding Engineering Achievements
of the Year on three separate occasions.
* Holds patents and published papers on sampling and blending of bulk
materials, statistical modeling of bulk materials handling projects,
and shiploading systems for iron ore pellets.
* Project Director for simultaneous assembly and erection of wall cladding
for six major office buildings in London, England with total value of
over $150 million.
* Secured first ISI 9000 quality certification ever issued for a building
materials manufacturer in England.