Teresa has focused on the planning and management of major construction programs, workforce and labor strategy, and the prevention and resolution of complex claims. She has served as both the Manager of Project Services and the Construction Contract Strategy Manager for Southern Company, a leading US producer of electricity. In these roles, she was responsible for the redevelopment and implementation of Project Controls and Project Management Office for over $10 Billion of capital projects. Teresa was also responsible for the planning and execution of the contract strategy for the $16 Billion environmental scrubber and new generation programs. In addition, she played a key role in the negotiation of the $17 Billion Vogtle Units 3 & 4 engineering, procurement, and construction contract. Before rejoining Southern Company, Teresa served as CEO of Vulcan Industrial Contractors. Under her leadership, the company expanded territory and service offerings, EBITDA grew, safety performance improved, and the company developed key alliances. As a consultant with both Price Waterhouse and Arthur Andersen in dispute resolution services, Teresa focused on large, complex construction disputes.
Director • San Antonio, TX
Business Development Executive with four decades of proven success in building a competitive advantage through strategic business development, risk assessment and complex project management. Offers deep expertise in construction industry with a focus on chemicals and refining, combined with strong interpersonal skills, to establish and maintain relationships with clients, joint venture and consortium partners on major capital projects. Reporting relationships have included Senior Vice President, Executive Vice President, Business Unit President/s, and Chief Executive Officer.
Director, Houston, TX
Greg is currently President Water Crest Consulting, LLC. providing business and engineering consulting services to the Pipeline, Air Separation and Oil and Gas Industries in the US Gulf Coast.
A strong and experienced business leader and professional, Greg leverages his well-rounded 40 years of experience with Praxair/Union Carbide to provide value added business and engineered solutions to his clients in the US Gulf Coast.
Greg started his career in Tonawanda, NY with Union Carbide in Design Engineering designing process and wastewater treatment plants. He quickly moved into Construction Management, Cost Engineer and Procurement manager before transferring to Houston, Texas with UCC spin off Praxair, Inc. In Texas Greg was instrumental in expanding Praxair’s Gulf Coast Pipeline system. He moved into leadership roles as Pipeline Operations Manager, General Manager Pipeline Services, Sales Manager and Engineering Consultant/Project Manager before retiring after 40 years of dedicated service.
Director • Buffalo, NY
Michael Criscitiello has over 40 years of industrial project experience in the petrochemical, energy, refining, metals and electronics industry sectors. Working for Union Carbide Corporation and Praxair, Inc., he has managed engineering and construction projects in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Korea, China and Malaysia, including expatriate assignments in Korea and China. In addition, Criscitiello has been Director of Capital Procurement for Praxair, responsible for capital equipment and construction sourcing worldwide. He is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and has personally negotiated and administered EPC contracts in excess of $100 million. Criscitiello has been very active in construction industry organizations, serving on the Board of Advisors of CII and serving as President of the Board of Trustees for the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT).
Director • Eagle, ID
Resource Development Executive with four decades of proven experience in developing, bidding, implementing and starting up large utility scale power facilities. Successful in building diverse teams and building strong teams to develop, design and build large scale power facilities. A proven leader willing to make tough decisions while caring for people with a management style which can be summed as energizing, calming and rational with the ability to achieve goals while effectively working with regulatory agencies, consultants, engineers, attorneys and contractors. Other leadership experience includes restructuring organizations, leading cross-functional task forces, and divesting facilities.
Director • Pittsburgh, PA
An experienced Supply and Business Management professional with superior management skills and extensive background in delivering innovative business solutions on a global basis.
Excellent interpersonal skills and proven success relating to individuals across diverse functional areas. Expert communicator with experience managing global procurement activities, key customer and supplier relationships, and diverse staff. Expert in written communications for all business and legal functions.
Director • Birmingham, AL
Mark Underwood has over 35 years of industrial project and plant operations experience in the mining and minerals, power, and steel making industries. Working for Starvaggi Industries, Koch Industries, Holcim Cement, and Southern Company, Mark managed the production operations and maintenance programs, oversaw boiler outages and plant shutdowns, and managed expansion, small capital investment, and greenfield projects throughout the US. In addition, Mark has consulted with and overseen projects for Weirton Steel, US Steel, Paul Wurth, and Levy Industries. He is a recognized expert in slag granulation and grinding processes and equipment, boilers, and material handling systems. Mark also consults in the development and implementation of preventative maintenance programs for mechanical and electrical processes and equipment, the resolution of contract disputes, and operational effectiveness and cost improvement initiatives.
Director • Crystal River, FL
Results-oriented leader in the power industry with 34 years of diverse experience (Nuclear, Fusion, and Fossil) which includes New Plant Design, Construction, Start-up & Test, Commercial Operations, Design Basis Reconstitution, and Special Projects. Provides management consultation and process improvement services to help organizations improve their business effectiveness and efficiency. Works with organizations to analyze the organization’s processes that authorize, scope, plan, and implement a project, to understand the disconnects, and to develop a documented, integrated project management process that incorporates industry best practices, and enables an organization to better define and plan projects.