About Us

Syd Furrow

Syd Furrow 1Manager of Corporate Engineering Solutions

Mr. Furrow holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and is licensed as a Professional Engineer in: AL, CA, CO, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MS, MT, NE, NM, OH, OK, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT, WA, WI, WV, WY (Company Certified to operate in Bold States). He is a member of: ACI, AISC, ASM, ASME, FAS, NACE, NFPA, SMRP, and LEA (Assoc.).

His hands-on experience (35+ years) in the oil refining and petrochemical industries ranges from maintenance and project engineering to startup engineering for commissioning of a major refinery expansion, and recovery after a major plant unit fire (Oil Refinery Visbreaker). In the capacity of Mechanical Engineering Consultant, Mr. Furrow has been called on to review problems with and design modifications to various plant fixed and rotating equipment, including process vessels, reactors, columns, heat exchangers, tanks, pumps and compressors, with a focus on performance, cost reduction, efficiency and reliability improvements. He has reviewed projects, turnarounds and shutdowns for scheduling viability, schedule reduction, and problem resolution.

As manager of Corporate Engineering Solutions, Mr. Furrow’s expertise ranges from damage assessments and cause and origin investigations to resource management and litigation support for major insurance claims for refineries, chemical plants, power plants and other industrial facilities.

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Gary Arthurs

Gary_ArthursElectrical / Control Systems Engineer for Corporate Engineering Solutions

Mr. Arthurs holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University and is licensed as both an Electrical P.E. and Control Systems P.E..

His time working at M.W. Kellogg (now KBR - Kellogg Brown and Root) has provided him with practical Engineering, Procurement and Construction knowledge and experience, working in the home office and on short and long term field assignments. He has worked with many of the leading industry clients and vendors in the process industries, including oil, gas, ammonia, urea and plastics, involving both older and newer technologies. Mr. Arthurs also has experience in pre-commissioning, including first hand field experience through managing construction crews. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Instrument Society of America (ISA).

Darrell L. Cobb

Chemical Engineer for Corporate Engineering Solutions

Mr. Cobb holds a Chemical Engineering degree as well as an MBA from Texas A&M University.

He began his 30+ year career in the chemical and refining industries as a process and production engineer and progressed to supervisory engineering and corporate planning roles. He continues to provide detailed process engineering analysis of many refinery processes. His extensive experience in the areas of economic analysis and planning include both corporate and business unit refinery operations optimization. This expertise makes Mr. Cobb uniquely qualified to provide engineering analysis of complex processes for business interruption claims.

Bennie E. Stine

BennieStineScheduler and Estimator for Corporate Engineering Solutions

Mr. Stine has 30+ years of hands-on refining and chemical industry construction and turnaround experience including 10+ years in planning and estimating.

His expertise in heavy construction work includes many years as foreman and supervisor of construction crews for all aspects of civil, structural and mechanical work. Mr. Stine has taken that experience with him into planning and scheduling of manpower, materials and equipment for turnarounds and construction projects, as well as developing budgets and bid package reviews.

Mr. Stine’s familiarity with construction methods, equipment, manpower and procedures working in operational plants as well as new sites gives him the strong background needed for incident recovery estimating, planning and scheduling.

Fred Louis

Fred LouisStructural Engineer for Corporate Engineering Solutions

Mr. Louis is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Damascus and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and ASCE.

Mr. Louis has 30+ years of extensive experience in design, construction and management of commercial and industrial projects in the energy and petrochemical industries. He has particular in-depth knowledge of Precast/Prestressed concrete, having contributed to the successful design/fabrication of the Disney World monorail and a having held a position with the Prestressed Concrete Institute to inspect/certify precast plants.

Highlights of Mr. Louis’ career include field engineer for the construction of an ammonia fertilizer plant in Saudi Arabia and a power plant in the UAE and chief engineer for the design and fabrication of precast concrete components. In the capacity of engineering supervisor, he headed the design team for an LNG facility in Indonesia. As project and principal engineer, Mr. Louis designed underground testing facilities for the Atomic Energy Commission. He also designed offshore gas processing modules and production facilities as well as designed and managed the construction of gas compression stations.

Mr. Louis has been a member of the America Concrete Institute for most of his career. He has published the following technical papers: “Development of Continuity between Precast / Prestressed Concrete Members Utilizing Post Tensioning” Sponsored by The National Science Foundation, "Foundations for Dynamic Equipment" The American Concrete Institute committee 351-3R, “Report on Grouting Between Foundations and Bases for Support of Equipment & Machinery" The American Concrete Institute Committee 351-1R.