Graduated from Northern College, Kirkland Lake, Ontario Canada 1975, Welding Engineering Technology, Graduated from Cranfield University, Cranfield, UK 1978 Master of Science Welding Engineering. Working career started with Dominion Bridge, Montreal Canada at the corporate welding research center – 1978 to 1979. Joined Nova, an Alberta Corporation (now TransCanada) in 1979 to 1982 in Calgary Canada as a welding engineer.
While at Nova I worked with CRC-Evans developing their welding system for the high strength pipe used in Canada. In 1982 I joined CRC-Evans in Edmonton as Sales and Technical support. Shortly after moved to Houston to assist in R&D efforts. While at CRC-Evans I held positions of Welding Engineer, Chief Welding Engineer, Manager, New Product Development, Vice President Field Service, President of Automatic Welding and Chief Operating Officer, President Onshore West, currently Chief Operating Officer CRC-Evans.