Class of 1977, BS in Chemical Engineering
I’ve been at home in Gallup, New Mexico, for most of the summer, which has been a great experience. I’ve also been working at the Tesoro refinery in Gallup.
I worked for 35 years in the natural gas industry in gathering, processing and transmission. Most of that was in operations, with some engineering assignments mixed in, and mostly with Williams. The most interesting period was five years in Venezuela building and operating a large gas reinjection facility for tertiary oil recovery.
My last two assignments with Williams were as vice president of operations for gas transmission, and vice president of safety, environmental and pipeline Integrity. I retired in 2013, but I still do some consulting, most recently with Pemex in Mexico City.
I occasionally lecture on the natural gas industry to the chemical engineering students at the University of Utah, which is walking distance from my home in Salt Lake City. My wife, Ginny, and I have been married for 40 years and we have two daughters.