The Forum Executive Committee & Board of Directors consist of industry and academic professionals who have many years of experience in the E&C industry. Information regarding the structure of the organization is available here. Adopted by-laws may be obtained here.


  • Dr. Ahmad Durrani – Emeritus Faculty, Rice University


  • Chairperson and Executive Director – Martin J. Van Sickels, President, MVS Consulting LLC
  • Finance Committee Chair – Rajiv Sabharwal, Director, Business Development, Bureau Veritas North America Inc.
  • Programs/Roundtable Committee ChairMichael Hyland, Principal, Hyland & Associates
  • Corporate Membership Committee Chair – Clayton Finney, LNG Business Development Manager, North America, General Electric
  • Annual Forum Committee ChairScott Tanley, Vice President Business Development, Turner Industries Group, LLC
  • Marketing Committee Chair – Peter Armstrong, VP, Business Development, Linde Engineering North America Inc.
  • University Liaison Director – Dr. Satish Nagarajaiah, Professor of Civil Engineering & Mechanical Engineering, Rice University
  • Award for Excellence Committee Chair Chris Henry, Director of Business Development – Energy and Chemicals
  • Value Propositions Committee Chair – Stan Cone


  • ChairpersonDr. Ahmad Durrani – Emeritus Faculty, Rice University
  • Chairperson Elect – Todd FrankMarketing Manager, Burns & McDonnell


  • Paul AllenCEO/Project Executive, Project Executive Group
  • Peter Armstrong – VP, Business Development, Linde Engineering North America Inc.
  • Buster BrownProject Director, TechnipFMC
  • J. P. ChevrierePresident, Transmar Consulting
  • Stan Cone Legacy Member
  • Mark CoscioVP, Petrochem Operations, McDermott
  • Bill Curtin Vice President, KBR, Inc.
  • Matthew CzubaVice President and Manager of Projects, WorleyParsons
  • Jean FreyszCEO, Air Liquide E&C US Inc.
  • Urs GeserVP Technology, HH Technology Corp.
  • Dominic Ham – Public Relations, Cotemar
  • Takeshi HashizumePresident, JGC America, Inc.
  • Chris HenryDirector of Business Development – Energy and Chemicals, Zachry Group
  • Michael HylandPrincipal, Hyland & Associates
  • Bassem Iskander – LNG Business Development Associate, Bechtel Oil, Gas & Chemicals, Inc.
  • Don Kalenits – Vice President, Energy & Chemicals, Wood
  • Steve KemperDirector of Business Development, Major Projects, Matrix Service Inc.
  • Brandon MabileBusiness Development Manager, Performance Contractors, Inc. Texas Region
  • Ryuzo (Ricky) NagaokaNagaoka & Associates
  • Dr. Satish Nagarajaiah Professor of Civil Engineer & Mechanical Engineering, Rice University
  • Robert (Bob) Nussmeier VP, Strategic Clients & Partners, Kiewit Oil, Gas & Chemical North America, Inc.
  • Tom Phalen Legacy Member
  • Matt ReisdorfDepartment Manager, Processing Engineering, Fluor
  • Nrupa ShahBusiness Development Director, Jacobs
  • Adham SherkawyDirector of Business Development, IHI E&C International Corporation
  • Kiyonori Takashima – CEO, Toyo USA Inc. 
  • Scott TanleyVice President Business Development, Turner Industries Group, LLC
  • Martin Van Sickels President, MVS Consulting LLC