Coordinate with our sales force to optimize spot volumes to maximize revenues.
Actualize transactions into Right Angle for timely inventories/accounting functions.
Assist with investigation/resolution of quality incidents in our marketing territory.
01/2007 to 01/2012
Laboratory SupervisorHusky Energy － Lima, OH
Assisted the Laboratory Manager in the efficient operation of the Quality Control lab.
Helped in the training, coaching, mentoring of lab personnel.
Led troubleshooting quality issues investigations.
Recommended new testing capabilities and evaluated vendor's products.
Research and methods development.
Assisted the Marketing Dpt.
with their products specification.
01/2006 to 01/2007
Lab ManagerSGS North America － Bayonne, NJ
Responsible for the operation of 8 labs on US East Coast and Caribbean, providing analysis for custody transfer of petroleum products (Boston, Bayonne, Carteret, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Norfolk, St.
Croix and St.
Performed audits of branches to ensure conformance with SGS quality policies (ISO 9002).
Knowledgeable in ASTM/IP/UOP petroleum testing methodologies.
01/1998 to 01/2006
Sr. Chemist / LIMS CoordinatorHovensa LLC － Christiansted, VI
Responsible for optimal performance of the LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System).
This system was successfully implemented in 1999 and integrated with other ERP systems within the refinery with minimal training, ensuring faster flow of analytical information.
Assist Lab Mgr in selecting instrumentation and techniques to achieve new analytical requirements, providing training to staff when equipment is onsite.
Among others, the ICP (trace metals) and Nitrogen instruments selected helped the refinery fully optimize the FCC unit.
Assisted the Lab Mgr in writing the new QA/QC manual toward ISO 17025 certification.
Have experience in training, mentoring, writing SOP's.
Familiar with such instruments as AA, ICP, GC, HPLC, XRF, SFC, DSC, TGA, RVP, TOC, BOD, Octane, Cetane, D-86, D-1160, Flash, Sulfur, Viscosity.
Proficient in standardized testing methodology: ASTM, IP, UOP, API.
Trained in Six Sigma methodology.
Member of the corporate Information Technology team, tasked to optimize profitability with the use of new technology in the refinery.
01/1994 to 01/1998
Laboratory ManagerSGS North America － Christiansted, VI
Set-up from the ground up an independent EPA-accredited and ISO-9002 certified RFG (Reformulated Gasoline Program) testing laboratory for the 8th largest refinery in the world.
Managed all lab activities, from the 2 staff chemists to all outside suppliers/contractors.
Kept all equipments in proper calibration with appropriate documented protocols.
Successfully participated in monthly Round Robin testing.
Successfully passed all audits (both internal and external) with very minimal observations.
01/1991 to 01/1994
Technical SpecialistHerguth Laboratories, Inc － Vallejo, CA
Method Development for a commercial petroleum, lubricant and grease laboratory.
Developed a new testing methodology for anions in phosphate esters based aviation hydraulics fluids by HPLC.
Cooperated with the State of California in beta testing of the VOC testing protocol by TGA used for registering liquid pesticides used throughout the state.
Led the testing program for the characterization and evaluation by DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimeter) of used lubricating oils for 9 operating nuclear power plants (Westinghouse Owner's Group - WOG).
Held the backup position of Radiation Safety Officer (RSO).
01/1987 to 01/1991
Regional Lab ManagerSGS North America － Richmond, CA
Responsible for the operation of 4 labs on US West Coast, providing analysis for custody transfer of petroleum products (LA, SF, Bellingham & Valdez).
Training and evaluation of total of 12 staff chemists/techs.
Successfully provided expert witnessing in two court litigations involving fuel quality disputes.
SGS became the premier testing lab on West Coast, specializing in on-board cargoes blending in destination to the Far East.
01/1980 to 01/1987
ChemistAmerada Hess Oil Corp － Port Reading, NJ
Staff chemist at corporate lab in support of refinery.
Provided support in the environmental lab for RECRA and NPDDES protocols for refinery and terminals effluents on the US East Coast.
Education and Training
MBA: Technology ManagementUniversity of Phoenix OnlineTechnology Management 3.89 Suma Cum Laude
Rutgers University － New Brunswick, NJNight classes
* Completed 32 credits in undergraduate Business Management. 3.20
BS: Chemistry BiologyInter-American University － San German, PRChemistry Biology 3.57 Magna Cum Laude
Fluent in French and Spanish
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