Mark Van Geffen brings 25 years’ experience as a professional in the renewable energy, oil and gas, chemical processing, and refining industries to his role as Director of Engineering.
Mr. Van Geffen has led multiple project teams through his career through complex refinery expansions, greenfield catalyst manufacturing structure installations, process debottleneck and improvement retrofits, and Gas to Liquids pilot plant installations. All projects required “Fast Track” execution, without sacrificing cost and quality control. His experience includes support for Authorization for Expenditure (AFE) funding, HAZOP reviews, multidiscipline engineering, design and drafting, Professional Engineer certifications, mechanical and piping engineering and design, procurement, on-site construction support and project documentation closeout.
He has engineering and project management experience in domestic and international projects ranging from less than $1 million up to $100 million. As Vice President of Facilities at Excel Midstream Solutions, Mr. Van Geffen directed projects for eight oil and gas operators over three and a half years. Mr. Van Geffen continued to support oil and gas projects for multiple operators over the next five years, including supporting two operators as owner Project Manager.
His specialties include mentorship, discipline management, problem solving, multi-discipline coordination, prioritization, and project planning. Mr. Van Geffen holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Orleans in Mechanical Engineering. He is a Professional Engineer in the States of Louisiana and Texas.