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Dredging, Marine, and Heavy Civil Construction Expert Witness

Keywords

Dredging, Beach Renourishment, Wetland Remediation, Soils, Production Cost Estimating, Budgets, Project Management, Change Orders, Claims, Contracts, Differing Site Conditions, Safety, Quality Control, Logistics, Equipment, levee construction

Louisiana

Expert Witness No.1037



Qualifications Summary


Over 25 years of diverse business, construction, and project management experience in areas of civil, marine, oilfield, and military markets.
Extensive knowledge of contracts, resource management, scheduling, and cost control.
Extensive experience in risk management, claims/change order management, safety, and quality control
Managed projects for federal, state, and local governments.
Managed projects for major oil companies, independent oil companies, large service companies, and contractors.


Registrations


Louisiana Licensed Contractor
Heavy Construction
Earthwork, Drainage, & Levees
Municipal & Public Works Construction


Additional Qualifications

TWIC
SafeGulf
Water Survival (HUET w/ SWET)
Construction Quality Management for Contractors (Corps of Engineers)
Top Secret SCI Security Clearance (1987-1991)


Organizations (past/present)

Western Dredging Association (WEDA)
Dredging Contractors of America (DCA)
SAME (Society of Military Engineers)
The American Legion
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
Hidden Village Homeowner’s Association – Director & Former President
Coast Builders Coalition (Louisiana)


Education


Undergraduate Studies, General Studies—Nicholls State University (1983 - 1986)
Undergraduate Studies, Accounting—Spencer College (1985)
Undergraduate Studies, General Studies—CC Air Force (1987 - 1989)


Additional Credentials

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Education & Training (92-95)

24-Hr Const. Quality Management, New Orleans LA (1992)
40-Hr Surveying I, U.S. Navy (1992)
40-Hr Surveying II, U.S. Navy (1992)
40-Hr Earthwork Construction, WES, Vicksburg, MS (1992)
40-Hr Surveying I, Lafayette, LA (1993)
40-Hr Concrete Construction, WES, Vicksburg, MS (1993)
40-Hr Construction Safety, New Orleans, LA (1993)
16-Hr Technical Writing, Lafayette, LA (1993)
40-Hr General Construction, WES, Vicksburg, MS (1994)
24-Hr Construction Law, Fayetteville, AR (1994)
40-Hr Const. Contract Administration, Maxwell AFB (1995)
40-Hr Dredging Fundamentals, New Orleans, LA (1995)

Private Industry Education and Training (1999-2002)

IHC-Holland (Training Institute for Dredging)
40-Hr General Dredging, Netherlands (1999)
Royal Boskalis
120-Hr Dredging in Practice, Netherlands (1999)
40-Hr Cutter Suction Dredge Simulator, Netherlands (2002)
40-Hr Hopper Dredge Simulator, Netherlands (2002)

Military Education and Training (1986 – 1991)

Top Secret, SCI Security Clearance (1987-1991)
8-Hr Equipment Management
Non-Commissioned Officer Training
U.S. Air Force Supervisory Training
Special Operations Training
Disaster Preparedness
Communications-Computer Systems Operations
Communications-Security Account Management


Employment History


2010 – Present       
President/Owner, A PRIVATE COMPANY, Lafayette, LA
Project Management/Consulting Services
Dredging, Marine, and Heavy Civil Construction
O&G Decommissioning and Abandonment
Estimating, Scope Writing, Change Orders, Claims Management, Scheduling, Purchasing, Logistics, and Quality Control
                             
2010 – Present   
Sr. Vice President / Consultant, A PRIVATE DREDGING COMPANY, Houston, TX
Business Development, Estimating, and Strategy
Dredging, Civil Construction, and Salvage
   
2008 – 2010       
Principal Project Manager, Weston Solutions, Inc., Lafayette, LA & Houston TX
Management of civil, dredging, and marine projects.
Involved in startup operations of an offshore oil and gas construction & decommissioning initiative
Accomplishments:
2009 – Won and successfully managed company’s first O&G decommissioning project.
No loss time incidents.

2005 – 2008       
Vice President and General Manager,WellCut Decommissioning Services, Inc., Lafayette, LA
Responsible for the long and short term business strategies, P&L, operations, engineering, project management, and technical matters of the specialized oilfield services company, specializing in abrasive water-jet cutting and cold cutting technologies as well as specialized soil excavation dredging technologies.
Accomplishments:
2005-2006 - Turned a 13 year old marginal company profitable within 6 months, grew profits to greater than 30% within 1 year, and increased revenue by 60% in two years. 
2006-2007 - Established quality systems, grew client base, and increased service lines.
2008 – Company acquired.

1997 – 2005   
Project Manager, C.F. Bean LLC/ Bean Stuyvesant LLC, New Orleans, LA
Responsible for project P&L and the management of dredging and civil construction projects ranging in size from $5-$70 million. Responsible for a staff of 10 managers, engineers, surveyors, and 50 crew members.
Accomplishments:
Completed 21 multi-million dollar projects safely & successfully.

1996 – 1997       
Quality Control & Safety Manager
Affolter Contracting Company, LLP, LaMarque, TX
Responsible for Project Quality Control and Safety Management for heavy and civil construction projects.

1991 – 1996       
Construction Inspector,U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, Lafayette Area Office, Lafayette, LA 
Responsible for the administration, oversight, and compliance of dredging, civil, and marine construction projects.
Accomplishments:
Zero loss time incidents.
Successful completion of all projects.

1986 – 1991       
Communications Security Accountant / Combat Communications,U.S. Air Force, Kelly AFB, TX, Eglin AFB, FL, and Operation Desert Storm, Middle East
Responsible for classified communications-security information, materials, equipment, and procedures in the combat environment.
Accomplishments:
Exercise Evaluation Team
Airman of the Quarter
Drill Team
Candidate for White House Communications Agency
Received Navy Commendation Medal for Combat Incident in Middle East (1987)
Recalled to 6948th Electronic Security Squadron for Deployment to Operation Desert Storm due to qualifications
Honorable Discharge


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