Professional Title: Physical Chemist, Manager
Cres Fleming (c) with the D&SNGR A-Team
B.S. Chemistry, Colorado College, 1966 (Phi Beta Kappa, outstanding chemistry graduate)
Ph. D. Physical Chemistry, University of Colorado, 1970
Career Profile: Shell Oil Company and Royal Dutch Shell Experience (1970 – 2000): Numerous technical and managerial assignments spanning 30 years in Shell Research. These include technical research activities in catalysis, coal characterization and beneficiation, process chemistry, block copolymers, analytical chemistry, and managerial assignments in analytical chemistry, polymers and internal consulting groups. Served on the Leadership Teams for Shell Oil Company’s Exploration and Production Research Center (Bellaire, Texas) and Royal Dutch Shell’s Shell Exploration and Production Technology Applications and Research (Rijswijk, The Netherlands) prior to retirement in 2000.
Final activities included serving as an internal consultant for strategy development, business model development for research, and organizational redesign and development for the Shell E&P laboratories in the US and The Netherlands. My final assignment was serving as the Change Manager to merge the E&P laboratories of Royal Dutch Shell and Shell Oil Company.
Consulting Experience (2000 – 2002):
Enventure Global Technologies (Houston) – provided support to the Leadership Team setting up a new technology company – strategy development, process design and team development.
Shell International Chemicals (Houston and Marietta, Ohio) – provided process design review and team development.
Shell E&P Technology Applications and Research (The Hague and Houston) – set up a new process to eliminate bureaucracy and improve efficiencies for the Leadership Team and the SEPTAR organization. This entailed 9 trips to The Netherlands and 5 trips to Houston from Durango.
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History of Colorado railroads and railroad memorabilia (published three articles in Railroadiana Collectors Association Incorporated Express and two articles in the Colorado Midland Quarterly).
Collecting and restoring railroad memorabilia, especially railroad lanterns.
Volunteering at Fort Lewis College and the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.