Ray joined Black Rhino Group March 2016. Prior to joining Black Rhino, he was Project Director for Hatch an Engineering and Management company specializing in Mining, Infrastructure and Energy sectors that is located in Belo Horizonte, Brasil. He brings strong management, leadership and communication skills having worked in more than 50 countries worldwide.
While working for Hatch Brasil he led the team there on many of Vale’s multi-billion-dollar steel mill & mining project’s Engineering studies in located in northern Brasil. He was brought-in to manage the troubled Vale “Core” Nickel Flotation Prototype project located in Sudbury, Canada. The project was 50% complete and two months behind schedule when Ray was sought to take lead the team for Vale. He successfully completed the project one month ahead of schedule and below budget through leadership and communication skills with the client.
Prior to his work at Hatch, he worked for Eskom as Project Director and successfully completed their RTS (Return to Service) project at Grootvlei, a 6 x 120MW coal fired Units on time. Prior to working in South Africa he completed several projects for Siemens Brasil all combined cycle gas fired power plants all successfully on time on budget achieving award from Bechtel for leadership on the CCPP installed in Curitiba, Brasil. This project had a gas processing plant installed outside the plant boundary due to Gas specification issues which he properly managed. Prior to working for Siemens he worked for Esenyurt Power completing the first combined cycle Co-Generation PP in Turkey selling hot & cold water to 2000 apartment units. Prior to Esenyurt Power he worked for Coastal Power as Director of Engineering and O&M successfully completing two barge mounted heavy oil fired medium speed Diesel Generators installations and managing 10 domestic and International Power Plants. Prior to Coastal Power he worked for Enron Power where he successfully completed at the time the largest Combined Cycle Co-Generation PP in the world the 1750MW Teeside PP. Prior to working for Enron he worked for Westinghouse International where he successfully completed a number of different technologies including hydroelectric power plant in Cody, Wyoming for the US government, completed two nuclear power plants, 1150 MW each, in record time for KEPCO (Korean Electric Power Company) from ground breaking to commercial operation in 42 months.
Ray holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University in Construction Management. Has completed various certification programs during his tenure with Westinghouse International, Enron, Coastal Power, General Electric and Siemens and working towards his degree in MBA.
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