Graduated from Oakland University in 1976 w/ engineering degree. Designed 18 wheelers and performed environmental testing prior to starting work in the energy arena. Worked for Schlumberger, Haliburton and a couple of independent oil & gas producers before starting my own oil company. Sold that company after 10 years and got involved in pipeline integrity. Started PI Confluence in 2004 w/ a grant from the DOT and successfully managed that organization thru 2020.