June 2020 Webinar

Leading Through a Crisis: Supply Chain
Disruption | Covid-19 Pandemic

Webinar | Friday, June 12 | 12 Noon CDT


The E&C industry is dependent on a complex, global supply chain that is being disrupted to an unprecedented level. It has been a herculean challenge that has tested the supply chain in many different ways. What once worked flawlessly is now imperiled at every link in the chain. Where low cost was once a predominant decision criteria, relationships have now emerged as being just as important. How we approach contracting, how we approach sourcing – it’s all changing as a result of the pandemic. Hear what industry procurement leaders have to say about how their world is changing – from mega projects down to industrial services. Join us as we discuss:

Break Points | Supplier Relationships | Contracting | Sourcing


A special thanks to Bureau Veritas North America for supporting our digital event.



Bob Tinn
President and Founder, Supply Chain Innovations



Bob Tinn is the President and Founder of Supply Chain Innovations, bringing insightful supply chain solutions to global organizations. He has extensive corporate and mega-projects supply chain experience with many notable corporations including Covestro, Motiva, Chevron Phillips, ConocoPhillips, Bechtel, and Fluor.

His 35+ years of global, energy market experience includes the Petrochemicals, Oil and Gas, LNG, Pipeline, Governmental, and Offshore (FPSO and Platforms) industrial segments. Bob has worked across six continents in 40 countries and has in-depth knowledge of differing business practices and the core functions of purchasing, contracts, subcontracts, inspection, expediting, logistics and materials management.

In addition to Supply Chain management, Bob was successfully responsible for the profit and loss of one independently owned business and one Bechtel Group subsidiary.

Al Hankins
Principal Vice President & Corporate Manager of Procurement and Contracts
Bechtel Corporation

Al Hankins is currently Principal Vice President and Corporate Manager of Contracts for Bechtel Corporation, globally. He handles contracting matters across five different business units. Prior to Al’s current assignment he served as Project Manager on the Gladstone LNG Project, based in Houston, Texas and spent quite a bit of time between Houston and the Jobsite in Australia. The GLNG project is 1 of 4 mega LNG projects currently ongoing in Australia. Previously Al was Contracts Manager and Project Manager on the Angola LNG Project. This project was at the time of its award, one of the largest lump sum deals in Bechtel corporately. His prior responsibilities also included home office Commercial Services including Project Controls, Prime and Sub-Contracts, Business Ethics. He actively participates in the corporate 4-Day Contracts workshop, training and development of people at all levels on project and provision of Contracts manuals, procedures and tools for the application of best practice across and within the GBU and for continuous improvement in the management of contracts. Al is a certified Six Sigma Champion and a strong proponent of Six Sigma and Performance-Based Leadership (PBL) techniques as a powerful means to process and performance improvement. Al is also an 10 year member of the OG&C Houston Office Diversity Advisory Council and a regular speaker at the Diversity Awareness Training sessions, New Hires orientation and various other HR sponsored events in Houston.

Carsten Bernstiel
Vice President Procurement & Materials
KBR Energy Solutions


Carsten Bernstiel is the Vice President Procurement & Materials KBR Energy Solutions. In this function, he is responsible for the Global Procurement Strategy of KBR Energy Solutions in terms of processes, tools and strategic sourcing. Carsten is also running the Energy Solutions Procurement & Materials group in Houston. After serving in the German Army, Carsten graduated from Ruhr University Bochum, Germany with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Before he joined KBR in 2014, he used to work 16 years for ThyssenKrupp Uhde (now TKIS), a German Engineering company, in various Procurement roles. He started his career in the German GEA group in R&D and International Sales. He is Member of the CPO Advisory Board of the ISM Houston, the Executive Council of the Bauer SPO, University of Houston, Dean’s Engineering Leadership Board of Cullen College of Engineering University of Houston and Executive Committee Member of the Procurement Executive Group of the US Construction and EPC Business (PEG).

John Mika

Supply Chain Director
Capital Projects Oil, Gas & Chemicals Business Line
Wood’s Houston Operations

John Mika is the Supply Chain Director for Wood’s Houston Operations, Capital Projects Oil, Gas & Chemicals Business Line.

John has held progressively senior Supply Chain roles for more than 42 years with major multinational EPC companies. He has a strong record of achievements in fixed price and reimbursable construction driven project environments globally for EPC projects in oil & gas including downstream – refining, petrochemicals & LNG, upstream – floating production, midstream – gas processing, pipelines and compression, power generation, pharmaceutical, metals processing, water, wastewater and infrastructure. He also has extensive experience in commercial contracting for domestic and international projects including JV mega projects and FAR/DFAR specific project applications.

Pricing | Registration

As we strive to continue delivering high quality content in our new online environment – our webinar pricing is a nominal $20 fee – which helps us maintain RGF services and cover overhead. We recognize that your job may have been affected by COVID-19; thus, you will also be given the option during checkout to join the webinar at no cost.  Thank you for supporting the RGF community as we manage through this crisis.

Mark your calendar for the next webinar in our Covid-19 Series

July 17, 12 Noon CDT
“Leading Through a Crisis: Has Plant Digitalization Held Up to its Promise? | Covid-19 Pandemic”