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GABRIEL A. CHAVEZ, P.E.
2101 E. 4th Street Ste.130A
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 542-1004

Mr. Chavez holds a B.S.E.E. and M.S.N.E. degree, has completed all course work in an MBA program and is a Registered California Professional Engineer. His experience covers over 28 years, fourteen of which have been in the design and construction of commercial generating power facilities. His industrial background spans 14 years with responsibilities ranging from direct project management to executive management on hundreds of electrical and control system integration projects in multiple markets and industries.

TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE CENTER, INC. 1996 to Present
President/CEO
Function: Manage business operation, business development, and staffing for a technical service company. Project Manage large turn-key projects for Utilities.

As President for TRC performs the following functions:

  • Develop annual business plan and marketing strategy.
  • Implement progress tracking system to monitor corporate performance.
  • Identify business development opportunities.
  • Prepare cost estimates for bids and proposals.
  • Negotiate and approve all contracts for engineering, technician, or other services
  • Conduct annual employee performance appraisals and salary administration.
  • Provide clients with complete electrical and instrumentation services for their industrial projects.

NOVA AUTOMATION, INC. 1982 to 1995
Title: Vice President
Function: Providing consulting support to the executive team for Business Development and as technical liaison to industrial clients. Considerable experience with most industrial markets & associated companies in the Southwestern U.S.

SYSTEM EXPERIENCE
Experienced with the application of the following Instrumentation and Control Systems:

  • Distributed Control System (DCS)
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
  • Man Machine Interface (MMI)
  • Management Information System (MIS)
  • Expert Systems
  • Computer Integrated Engineering (CIE)
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
  • Remote Terminal Units (RTU’s)
  • Radio and Telephonic Communication System

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE
Served clients in many diversified industries including Water/Waste Water SCADA, mining, utilities gas (CNG) facilities, electric generating stations, and independent co-generation developers, hydrocarbon, environmental, food processing, aerospace, pharmaceutical, and general industries.

Significant Projects by Markets:

Project: SOUTH TEXAS PROJECT
Title: Start up Management Consultant
Function: Responsible for supporting Client Senior Management in overall start up program development.

Project: MARBLE HILL, UNITS 1 AND 2
Title: Manager, Start up Services
Function: Responsible for overall management of prerequisite and preoperational testing for project. Includes interface with client for manpower and forecasts, staffing of start up for managers and supervisory engineers. Managed test program, schedule, and procedures development. Coordinated activities with client and contractors from construction phase to turnover.


CORPORATE ENGINEERING STAFF 1982 to February 1983

Title: Manager of Projects
Function: Project Manager for performing a Technical Review and Assessment of Public Service Indiana's Marble Hill Nuclear Generating Station, Units 1 and 2 Instrumentation and Control Program. Responsible for preparing recommendations and corrective action work packages to Senior Utility Management for resolution of all significant problem areas.


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON COMPANY 1976 to 1982

Project: SAN ONOFRE NUCLEAR GENERATING STATION, 1978 to 1982
UNITS 2 AND 3
Title: Start up Manager
Function: Responsible for cost, schedule, and regulatory compliance of all start up activities. This included prerequisite testing, preoperational testing, and post fuel load testing and schedules to 100 percent power and warranty run. The management of this program included program definition and development, procedure and supervision of Edison, Bechtel, and start up resources.

Title: Start up Supervisor/Engineering and Construction Department
Function: Responsible for startup program development, staffing, and managing multiple projects, such as: Solar One, a 10 MWE Department of Energy project, with startup and operation by SCE. Coolwater, Units 3 and 4, a 500 MWE combined cycle facility supplied by Westinghouse, with construction, start up and operation by Edison. Others included the Long Beach Combined Cycle units, and the San Onofre, Unit 1, major addition outage.


BURNS AND ROE 1974 to 1975

Project: THREE MILE ISLAND, UNIT 2
Title: Senior Operations Engineer
Function: Responsible for the writing of system descriptions and test procedures.


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON COMPANY 1967 to 1974

Project: SAN ONOFRE NUCLEAR GENERATING STATION, 1972 to 1974
UNITS 2 AND 3
Title: Project Construction Engineer
Function: Responsible for the front end planning, procurement, and regulatory interfaces required to support the initial construction.

Project: MULTIPLE PEAKING UNITS 1969 to 1971
Title: Project Construction Engineer
Function: Responsible for construction supervision and start-up of several Pratt and Whitney, Turbo Power Marine supplied gas turbine units.

Project: SAN ONOFRE NUCLEAR GENERATING STATION 1967 to 1969
Title: Construction Engineer
Function: Assigned to the fire rebuild of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Unit 1. Performed numerous studies associated with failures in the plant's electrical systems, including studies on all plant cable tray loads (electrical and thermal), sizing of cables for control/power application, and developed computer programs for use in analysis.


EDUCATION

Loyola University
BSEE Electrical Engineer Graduate - 1967

University of Cincinnati
MSNE Nuclear Engineer Graduate - 1971

University of Pepperdine
Took All Course Work Toward a
Masters in Business Administration - 1973-1974


PUBLICATIONS

Power, June 1980
"Managing and Controlling Maintenance"
by G. Chavez and H. F. Perla, Pages 108 to 111

Hispanic Business, July 1982
"Hispanics as Engineers in a Changing World"
by Gabriel Chavez, Start up Engineer, San Onofre


PROFESSIONAL

Registered Professional Engineer
State of California - No. 1556


LANGUAGES

Fluent in Spanish