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Alex Taimuri

Alex Taimuri

P.Eng, MBA
Co-Founder and CEO
Richard Jones

Richard Jones

PMP, MBA, SSBB, ABCP
Chief Operating Officer
Jessica Lu

Jessica Lu

Technical Writer & eLearning Developer
Geo Bourcier

Geo Bourcier

PMP
Director, IT Systems & Data Management
James Matosevic

James Matosevic

PMP
Marketing Director
Chuck Headington

Chuck Headington

Director of Business Development, USA
Michael Atkin

Michael Atkin

P.Eng - Project Manager / Engineer
Director of Business Development, Canada & Latin America
Vivianne Bridgeman

Vivianne Bridgeman

Human Resources Partner
Kevin Jaglal

Kevin Jaglal

LNG Operations & Training Advisor

Advisory

Patrick J. Schiele

Patrick J. Schiele

Business Development Advisor
Nathan Gloag

Nathan Gloag

B.Eng
Project Regulatory Advisor
Sarah Buffington

Sarah Buffington

Product Development Advisor
Brad Williams

Brad Williams

Advisor
Anthony Gelotti

Anthony Gelotti

Advisor

Capstone Community

Gregory Denny

Gregory Denny

Operations, Training Advisor & Certified Assessor
Mehdy Touil

Mehdy Touil

LNG Operations Specialist & LNG SME
Mike Gad

Mike Gad

B.Sc., E.I.T
Technical Writer & Project Coordinator
Janna Gillick

Janna Gillick

P.Eng
Process Engineer & Operations/Training Advisor
Dr. Amr Henni

Dr. Amr Henni

PEng
Industrial Systems Engineering SME & Project Advisor
Robin Holman

Robin Holman

Sr. Technical Writer & Training Advisor
Dr. Behrooz Rezvani

Dr. Behrooz Rezvani

B.Sc. (Eng)
Process Safety Engineering SME & Sr. Project Advisor
Vadim Samsonov

Vadim Samsonov

HSE Subject Matter Expert & Project Advisor
Patrick J. Schiele
Patrick J. Schiele
Business Development Advisor

Patrick is a global business executive having served clients in the energy space in over 40 countries.  A graduate of the GE field engineer program, he started reducing outage duration at nuclear plants saving $1musd / day.  Later, he led commercial teams serving gas turbine clients with technology innovation leading to life extension and efficiency savings.  One of the first GE six sigma black belts and master black belts, he worked with teams to model gas turbine repair and build out global repair capability, moving the business from transactional to performance-based contracts.

The next 12 years largely served the oil/gas space, leading progressively larger business units, integrating 10 acquisitions (~$1busd) and building global leadership teams.  A passionate leader and coach, he was asked to move to Aberdeen, Scotland to support the subsea business with such efforts.  Upon returning to the USA, he ran successive business units in motors and switchgear, doubling returns with sales force effectiveness and operational excellence programs.

Most recently he has established his own consulting business serving clients as a strategic advisor for energy software / AI solutions, training / development programs building expertise and project development & investment in energy / infrastructure

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University and an MBA in International Business from The University of Texas.  Patrick resides in Houston, Texas when not traveling the globe serving more customers.

Alex Taimuri
P.Eng, MBA
Co-Founder and CEO

Professional engineer and business administrator with more than 13 years of experience in engineering design and project development. Diverse experience includes project management, construction management, general management, detailed engineering design, regulatory compliance and HSSE management systems. With experience as VP business development for tech start-up Captiva Innovations, Alex was able to practice many areas of business administration, including finance, accounting, operations, legal, HR and strategic planning. He also holds an MBA in executive management from Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC.

Richard Jones
PMP, MBA, SSBB, ABCP
Chief Operating Officer

Richard has played a key role in the successful delivery of large-scale international partner projects and is recognized as a results-driven and people-focused operations leader. With 25 years of experience in strategic business growth and turnkey operations in the Construction, Engineering, Manufacturing, Energy & Logistics sectors, Richard’s experience and leadership have been focused on developing and guiding business operations, providing outstanding client service globally and empowering all team members to take part in the operating efficiency, financial strength, and effective growth of an organization. Richard holds an MBA from Royal Roads University and Project Management, Six Sigma Black Belt, Business Continuity, Lean Management, and Solar Design & Construction certifications.

Jessica Lu
Technical Writer & eLearning Developer

Jessica is passionate about gaining knowledge, creating content, and helping others learn. Jessica graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor’s in English Literature and Biology, and subsequently obtained her Technical Writing certificate at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Along the way she has strengthened her teaching skills as a tutor for English Language Learner students, and has created countless materials to assist with their growth. Now, Jessica is putting her skills and passions towards the LNG industry.

Geo Bourcier
PMP
Director, IT Systems & Data Management

Geoffroi Bourcier is a professional with a flair for technology, people, and management. He has many years of industrial maintenance experience along with commissioning and startup experience. Geoffroi graduated from BCIT with a diploma in mechanical engineering and a degree in technology management. The combination of his experience and education make him especially suited to understanding the constraints and opportunities of technology and their effects on industrial projects. Meticulous and organized, Geoffroi is now helping Capstone push its technical capabilities.

James Matosevic
PMP
Marketing Director

Marketing professional with a decade of experience in creative branding, design, partnerships and event production. James has overseen successful marketing initiatives for clients including DuPont, Dodge, Gatorade, Dropbox and Marriott; working with start-ups and multinational enterprises a-like to create immersive brand experiences for their customers. With further experience in strategic planning, logistics, staffing and security, project management, accounting and sponsorship, James is now helping Capstone ITS deliver remarkable products to modern energy clients.

Chuck Headington
Chuck Headington
Director of Business Development, USA

Chuck Headington is a Business Development executive with 30 years of experience in oil and gas. Experienced in the upstream, midstream, and downstream commercial areas in the crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGL) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets. He’s completed strategic Midstream infrastructure greenfield/brownfield development projects of over $2.5B. Successfully working with customer development of producers and end-users, with P&L responsibilities over $1.0B annually, and management of production fields and midstream of nearly 1Bcf/day.

Michael Atkin
Michael Atkin
P.Eng - Project Manager / Engineer
Director of Business Development, Canada & Latin America

Mechanical/Pipeline/Project Engineer who began my career doing civil construction management for a green field residential development in Saskatoon, SK. Acquired P.Eng contracting at SaskEnergy as a Distribution Engineer delivering natural gas distribution station design build projects as engineer and project manager.

Distribution engineering skills through the planning and execution of customer driven and system improvement asset management projects for underground utilities. Fluent with distribution modeling strategies and programs (SynerGee Gas) to determine the most efficient, long term planning for capital investment.

Transitioned natural gas design experience to transmission pipeline design and asset management contracting as a Pipeline Engineer with FortisBC. The engineer of record and project engineer on design build capital projects for urban and mountain NPS 6 – 42 natural gas transmission pipelines. Supports operations and asset management on integrity reviews of pipelines and crossing assessments.

Nathan Gloag
Nathan Gloag
B.Eng
Project Regulatory Advisor

Nathan is a project executive with twenty (20) years of experience in the development and execution of major projects across the energy, power, water and infrastructure sectors. Nathan has been involved in all phases of the project lifecycle (from early concept development – Front End Engineering Design – procurement– execution – operations and regulatory permitting throughout Australia, U.S and Canada). He has delivered a diverse range of projects from $50 million to several billion dollars in capital value under various delivery models including Lump Sum EPC, Design-Build, EPCM, Joint Venture, ECI & Alliance style contracting.

Nathan holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Civil) and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the University of Technology Sydney and University of New South Wales respectively.

Sarah Buffington
Sarah Buffington
Product Development Advisor

Sarah Buffington is a product development and technology advisor to large enterprises, technology companies and startups. She uses her software knowledge and experience working with teams in the US, Canada, UK, Europe and Asia Pacific to help organizations generate and develop ideas. She believes that ideas can come from anyone, anywhere and at any time. Sarah focuses on creating product development strategies for products and services that solve real business problems for organizations, their customers and the industries they serve. And providing guidance to develop or identify solutions that are aligned with strategic business objectives. Sarah has 20+ years’ experience developing frameworks focused on a collaborative approach to technology innovation that has proven to be successful with technology partners, suppliers and customers. In alignment with product development, Sarah is highly effective at executing change management strategies in organizations undergoing normal to significant business changes.

Ms. Buffington is the founder of Co!Create LLC and is based in Houston, Texas, USA.

Vivianne Bridgeman
Vivianne Bridgeman
Human Resources Partner

MBA, CEC, MBTI Step I & II and EQ-i 2.0/EQ 360 Certified

Vivianne approaches life with a sense of curiosity, passion and adventure. Recognized as a pragmatic leader, she is enthusiastic about continuous improvement and will constructively challenge the status quo to lead change, develop capacity and drive performance. Her mission is to harness the potential in others, enable transformation and be an instrument for change. Vivianne brings 20+ years of experience in the North American, Middle East and Caspian regions holding senior leadership positions in the Oil & Gas, Energy, Manufacturing, Construction, Security Services, Snow Sports and Not for Profit industries. Vivianne’s leadership, coaching and results resonate with leaders because they join people, business needs and organizational culture. Vivianne holds an MBA in Executive Management and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University. She is also an Associate Faculty in the MBA and MGM programs at Royal Roads University.

Brad Williams
Brad Williams
Advisor

Brad brings over thirty years of practical development, M&A, management, finance, and EPC experience to every effort. In today’s difficult infrastructure development arena, Brad is skilled in creating project understanding, regulatory acceptance, and buy-in from all stakeholders including lenders. Brad’s extensive commercial experience with large and small LNG projects and other energy ventures has delivered value for all stakeholders. This has included living in London, Brussels, Jakarta, San Francisco, and Houston as well as delivering projects in diverse parts of the world including Venezuela, India, China, Russia, Uzbekistan, and across Europe.

Anthony Gelotti
Anthony Gelotti
Advisor

Anthony (“AG”) Gelotti has over 40 years of oil and natural gas industry experience in both the US domestic and international markets including more than 28 years of experience in liquefied natural gas (LNG) ventures. He has worked in numerous staff, supervisory and managerial assignments in areas including reservoir and production engineering, corporate business and strategic planning, LNG asset/project development and LNG and natural gas marketing & trading and contract negotiations. AG graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering.

Kevin Jaglal
Kevin Jaglal
LNG Operations & Training Advisor

Accomplished, self-motivated, detail-oriented professional with 22 plus years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Ability to provide exceptional organizational, technical problem-solving skills. Skill set includes being a Certified Assessor. Development of technical documents including Manuals and Procedures, PTW, Operator training certification and Competency programs (Field and control room). Experience in the execution of Pre-Commissioning, Commissioning, Start-Up to steady state operations of LNG. Planning and work scheduling in running plant and shutdown activities. Experience in Phillips Cascade Process, oil and gas production and compression.

Gregory Denny
Gregory Denny
Operations, Training Advisor & Certified Assessor

With 18 plus years experience in the global LNG Industry, Gregory has led operator training program development, training delivery and coordination, and competency assurance assessment activities across multiple mission critical business functions; including Field and DCS Operations. As an industry-leading Operations/Training Advisor & Certified Assessor, Gregory is vastly experienced in liquefaction, power generation, water treatment, LPG and condensate production, and LNG, LPG and condensate storage and ship loading.

Mehdy Touil
Mehdy Touil
LNG Operations Specialist & LNG SME

As a globally recognized natural gas liquefaction specialist, Mehdy has 18+ years experience in the Oil & Gas industry, on the world’s largest natural gas projects and multi-billion USD facilities across Qatar, Russia & Algeria. Mehdy is passionate about LNG with a specific interest in liquefaction technologies, cryogenic processes and industrial applications related to refrigeration and cooling. Mehdy also has extensive knowledge and expertise in 3D Animation and CGI for industrial process visualization, as well as simulation and rendering of complex virtual structures with focus on highly detailed and functional parts.

Mike Gad
Mike Gad
B.Sc., E.I.T
Technical Writer & Project Coordinator

Mike Gad is a tech savvy Industrial Engineering professional with rich experiences both in the public and private sectors. Well adapted to intense, fast-paced environments where quality and cost requirements are critical, Mike is proficient in technical writing, design and process assessment and analysis. Mike has obtained certifications in H2S Alive, Red Cross Standard First Aid/CPR with AED, and WHMIS in a continued interest of HSE compliance.

Janna Gillick
Janna Gillick
P.Eng
Process Engineer & Operations/Training Advisor

Janna has 20 years of experience as an engineer in a variety of industries: LNG, oil and gas, power generation, and pulp & paper. In her role as either a process engineer or a project manager, Janna has been involved in projects of various sizes, from small conceptual design through to multi-million dollar design-build projects. A snapshot of her responsibilities have included permitting, regulatory compliance, P&ID development, process modelling and HAZOP facilitation along with technical support and training. Janna currently sits on the CSA Z276 Technical Committee where, as sub-committee chair, she led a team of industry experts in the rewrite of CSA Z276 Annex B in order to provide code requirements that are better suited to small LNG facilities models.

Dr. Amr Henni
Dr. Amr Henni
PEng
Industrial Systems Engineering SME & Project Advisor

Dr. Amr Henni is an experienced Professional Engineer who has done extensive work both in industry and in academia. He has consulted on various international projects and developed a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of chemical, mechanical, and gas engineering. Additionally, Dr. Amr Henni has supervised many graduate and PhD students, and has contributed a wealth of academic research in his areas of expertise.

Robin Holman
Robin Holman
Sr. Technical Writer & Training Advisor

With 35 years experience in the global Oil and Gas Industry, Robin has worked at 5 LNG Green Field Projects over a span of 21 years and has shared his knowledge and experience in various CSU Supervision and Management roles over the last 10 plus years. Robin’s broad experience in global LNG, includes LNG Designs such as, APCI / Shell DMR and CoP LNG Processes. Robin’s professional experience has placed him in high demand for projects in South East Asia, the Middle East, Russia, Angola Africa, Australia, Kazakhstan, US and Canada.

Dr. Behrooz Rezvani
Dr. Behrooz Rezvani
B.Sc. (Eng)
Process Safety Engineering SME & Sr. Project Advisor

Dr. Behrooz Rezvani is an experienced Engineer with 29 years of Safety Engineering experience in International Oil and Gas Projects including a wide range of onshore and offshore facilities (FPSO, FPS, GBS, SPAR, STAR, Fixed Jacket, TLP and Subsea). Dr. Rezvani’s expertise is centered on Safety Engineering, Analysis and Advisory Services, while serving major operators such as: Exxon, Chevron, Total, Halliburton, Petro-Canada, Statoil, BP, Shell and many others globally.

Vadim Samsonov
Vadim Samsonov
HSE Subject Matter Expert & Project Advisor

As a safety champion and HSE professional with 20+ years of experience in the global energy industry, Vadim has worked on projects in the Middle East, Far East, Russia, Western Siberia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and across North America. His experience and proficiency spans HSE Management System elements such as: Contractor Management, Risk Assessment & Management, Incident Classification, Investigation & Reporting, HSE Performance Management, Emergency Response, HSE Audit, Process Safety and HAZOP. Vadim’s tenure with major operators include: ZADCO, CHEVRON, SHELL, BP, EXXON, AGIP.