Halff Associates, Inc., 1988/2012
I joined Halff as a principal stockholder, director, vice president, and manager of its structures group. For nearly 25 years, I was responsible for all of Halff’s structural and architectural engineering services. This included developing new service areas, building a strong team of engineers and technicians, and overseeing their work. In addition, I provided expert testimony on construction litigation. Under my supervision, the structures group grew into a unique 16-person team where everyone became adept at designing buildings, bridges, and hydraulic structures. The group completed more than 500 projects, including multi-story office buildings, government buildings, large retail and industrial buildings, major highway bridges and interchanges, and a wide range of hydraulic structures.
Intrex Associates, Inc., 1982/1988
I founded Intrex as a traditional structural engineering design firm and built it into one of the premier firms in Dallas. My responsibilities covered all aspects of the firm, from securing new clients and projects, to recruiting and managing an outstanding staff, to assuring that the business remained profitable. On occasion, I also provided expert testimony on construction litigation. At the time Intrex merged with Halff, it was an 8-person firm that had completed more than 200 projects. These projects included multi-story office buildings, schools, prisons, jails, hotels, theaters, churches, regional shopping malls, neighborhood shopping centers, retail stores, manufacturing plants, and distribution centers.
Impell Corporation, 1978/1981
I joined Impell as the manager of its new subsidiary in Dallas: Keith, Feibusch Associates, Engineers. This was Impell’s first branch office and its first venture into the oil and gas industry. My role included developing new business, recruiting excellent engineers, directing their work, and managing the office. Under my supervision, KFAE grew to employ 20 people. Notable projects included: evaluation of the feasibility of using vibration measurements to determine the structural integrity of offshore platforms, stress analysis of high pressure piping systems on offshore drilling rigs, evaluation of the structural integrity and hydrostatic stability of mobile offshore drilling units, and all-source construction risk analysis and project management consulting for a proposed gas pipeline project across Alaska.
Atlantic Richfield Company, 1971/1978
I joined ARCO as a specialist and provided structural engineering services for its oil and gas developments throughout the western United States and Canada. From 1973 to 1976, my responsibilities included overseeing a program of more than $10 million in targeted structural, seismic, and geotechnical research and supervising a small staff of engineers who evaluated the feasibility and cost of constructing and operating permanent facilities in the uniquely harsh offshore environment of the Gulf of Alaska. From 1976 to 1978, my role expanded to include supervising a multi-discipline team of engineers, planners, estimators, and consultants who designed more than $200 million of buildings, treatment plants, roads, bridges, and pipelines to support the development of a new oilfield on the Alaskan arctic coast.