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Executive Management Team

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Michael P. Duffy

President

Michael P. Duffy brings 30+ years of executive-level international experience in project management, operations management, sales, as well as, research and development. As president and owner of William Jacob Management since 2004, he brings proven strengths in operations management including all areas of P&L responsibility, startup and restructuring, business/systems development and team building. His reputation as an aggressive, bottom-line oriented executive who builds and leads highly motivated teams to solve problems and achieve operational excellence has been achieved through major projects for Petro-Marine Engineering, Pride International, Inc. and Pall Houston, a division of Pall Corporation. He is an alumnus of the Florida Institute of Technology with a Masters Degree in Ocean Engineering.

Peter Cutt

Peter Cutt

Corporate Adviser and Sr. Consultant

Mr. Cutt was with Petro-Marine for eighteen years as President, General Manager and Project Manager. With 40+ years of experience in the oil and gas offshore industry, the vast majority of this time has been spent in the management of projects. Initially as Project Engineer with responsibility for large portions of engineering design with progression to total project responsibilities for all aspects of engineering cost and schedule control planning, subcontractor management, purchasing vendor interfaces and construction and installation management. Most recently, Mr. Cutt acted as the Interface Manager for a multinational deepwater development in Africa that included a major FPSO Conversion and Subsea Production Systems.

Ojin Kwon

Ojin Kwon

Vice President, Finance

Ojin Kwon brings over 10+ years of experience in the oil and gas industry as both project controller and operations manager.  As an operations manager, he uses extensive knowledge to oversee day to day operations which includes Administration, Payroll, Human Resources, Accounting and Finance.  Mr. Kwon also brings value to projects as project cost controller and scheduling supervisor.  He is an alumnus with Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration on Management Information Systems.

John Weaver

John Weaver

Vice President, Production Facilities Engineering

John Weaver brings over 40+ years of international experience in project management, design, and supervision, working on major projects with clients such as Shell Oil, Coastal Oil & Gas, Mobil Oil, Hyundai Heavy Industries/Brasoil and many others. He has overseen engineering and construction on field installations of chemical, petrochemical, petroleum refining and natural gas processing facilities, as well as, offshore facilities and pipelines. He has extensive industry experience including offshore and onshore oil and gas, compressor stations, shallow/deepwater, heavy crude and sour production. Mr. Weaver is a University of Houston alumnus.

Jerry Mouton

Jerry Mouton

Vice President, Business Development - Drilling

Jerry Mouton has devoted more than 40+ years to building relationships and delivering solutions in the oil field services industry. In roles ranging from independent owner/partner to corporate marketing executive for a major drilling company, Jerry has come to appreciate the profound benefits that result when clients and contractors share a vision for success. Drawing upon his expertise in operations, proposal development and contract management, Jerry works to ensure that every William Jacob Management engagement achieves our clients' business goals.

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Jayant Desai

Facilities Engineering Manager

Jayant Desai has more than 35+ years of domestic and international experience in process facilities design with onshore and offshore, oil and gas facilities and other hydrocarbon processes. Mr. Desai was part of Occidental Petroleum Corporation’s International Management Team for their operations in Libya and Scotland.

Charlie Fife

Charlie Fife

Business Development Manager

Charlie Fife has worked more than 38 years in the oil and gas industry and related construction business.  The last 21 years were dedicated to Business Development, Sales and Marketing, focused on the downstream, upstream and midstream oil and gas business sectors.  Charlie’s experience includes facilities/pipeline engineering, project/construction management, technical staffing, and refractory consulting/construction services for domestic and foreign clients.   Projects were located in North/South America, Asia and Africa.  Charlie’s ability to interact with multi-cultural relationships and his international field experience has helped him communicate and grow personal and business relationships.  Charlie strives for successful execution of client contractual requirements and project deliverables.

 

Ronald Horton

Ronald Horton

Senior Equipment Engineer

Mr. Horton started his career working for an oilfield casing company while going through high school. He has over 20 years of experience working with drilling contractors in the oil patch. During his career, Mr. Horton was an independent consultant for investors on the purchase & sale of three semisubmersibles, one jack-up, and multiple land rigs. Mr. Horton purchased, remanufactured, and sold all types of drilling equipment ranging from jacking systems, draw-works, rotaries, BOP’s, masts, sub structures, and complete land rigs. Mr. Horton provided rebuild services for various land drilling contractors for both “work-over & drilling” rigs.


Mr. Horton’s experience also includes assignments ranging from Roughneck thru Drilling Superintendant - including several years as a Sub Sea Engineer, Marine Systems Engineering Manager, and Foreign Operations Management for conventionally moored Semi Submersibles & Drillship’s, as well as a Dynamic Position Drillship. He served as Manager of a shore base warehouse facility and Manager of Maintenance for two contractors.

 

Mr. Horton is a graduate Mechanical Engineer from Texas A&M University.

Robert Wheeless

 

Robert Wheeless

Senior Equipment Engineer

With an oilfield career spanning almost 40 years, Robert Wheeless came up through the ranks working on drilling rigs and production platforms and his skillset ranges from hands on to management of repair and maintenance to construction as well as rig-up and commissioning of drilling rigs. Mr. Wheeless has a production background that spans across various areas of discipline such as design, construction, installations, start-ups / commissioning and was a production superintendent. Mr. Wheeless has a background installing pipelines utilizing pipelaying barges and derrick barges. His current certifications are: AWS CWI, Well Control and Production Safety System T-2.

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