Keith Thayer

Keith Thayer

Business Sales | Energy | Engineering | General Business Facilitator | Legal | Management | Manufacturing | Personnel/Human Resources | Strategic Planning | Technology

Over 50 years in Engineering, Manufacturing 
and Construction Industries include 
Refining, Petro-chemical, Plastics, 
Steel, Manufacturing, Chemical. 10 years 
In Mediation, Business Mentoring and Consulting.

Job duties :Designer, Engineer, Project 
Engineer, Project Manager, Chief Engineer, 
Vice President, President and Chairman 
of the Board.

Wife, Ruth, 8 grown children and 9 grand children. 

B.S.Mechanical Engineering,1950 Kansas State University, South Texas College of Law, one semester, 1998.

2003 to Present – Mediation, Consulting, Mentoring, and Investing with business’s and not-for-profit’s 

2000-2003 – Project Manager at Valero Refinery, Ardmore, Oklahoma
1997-1998 - President ASME International
1997-2000 – Partner in Chinese Joint Venture Co. (Hai Ying Food Products Co., Ltd. China Peanut Butter Plant)

1953-1997 – Retired in 1997 from CDI-Stubbs Overbeck as President and Chairman of the Board of DirectorsS CDI-SO had approximately 1,500 employees. Clients were in the Petro-chemical, Refining, Chemical and Steel Industries. Projects involved all disciplines of Engineering. Activities and responsibilities included Administration, Sales, Engineering, Design, Procurement, and Construction. Human and Public relations CDI-SO received ISO 9001 Certification in 1995.
1952-1953 – Raymond L. Jenkins, Project Engineer
1951-1952 – Foster Wheeler Corporation – Piping Engineer
1950-1951 – Phillips Petroleum Co., Bartlesville, OK, Engineer
1948-1950 – Kansas State University – Student
1947-1948 – M K & T RR Co., Machinist's Helper
1946-1947 – Douglas Aircraft Co., Assembler
1945-1946 – USNR, Pharmacist Mate 3/c
1944 -1945 – MK&TRR Helper machinist
1961-1974 – Stubbs-Overbeck-Thayer Machinery Co., President, The company did construction and manufactured custom equipment for Steel and Petrochemical industries. (This activity was concurrent with Stubbs-Overbeck responsibilities.)

Licensed Professional Engineer in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Mississippi
Malcomb Baldridge National Quality Award Program, Examiner 1999-2001
Quality Texas Examiner, 2004
Qualified Mediator for Houston Police Department
HPD Citizen Mediator
Qualified Mediator for Harris County DRC
Qualified Mediator for Galveston Country DRC
TMCA Certified Advanced Mediator
BBB Certified Arbitrator
Certified Engineering Manager, ASME
Honorary Member ASME 2010

Affiliations (Professional)
ASME Board of Diversity and Outreach
Asia Society
AAES (American Association of Engineering Societies)
AISE (Association of Iron and Steel Engineers)
Silver Fox Advisors, Greater Houston Partnership
Mediation Association of Galveston
Texas Association of Mediators
Harris County Dispute Resolution Center
Society of Piping Engineers and Designers (SPED)
Work Life Institute - Board Member
Houston Humane Society - Board Member- Chairman Long Range Planning Committee

Memberships Social & Civic
Sharpstown Civic Association, past President and Board Member; Knights of Columbus; Riverbend Country Club; St. Frances de Sales Catholic Church; Safari International; Silver Fox Advisors; First Robotics- Judge; Houston.

Energy Choices - A guide to Facts and Perspectives “ published by ASME 2009

Papers & Presentations
Measurement of Bulk Material Characteristics"; "PM 26+12, Project Management"; "Inclusivity"; "The Quality Process"; "Oil, Gas and Engineering"; "HART" (Humor, Action, Respect & Teamwork) and many presentations at ASME functions., ASME Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark for the Glomar Explorer(Nominator and presenter).

Business Interests
Project Management, Business mentoring, Mediation, Negotion, Problem Solving, Engineering Design, Tech-nical writing.

Personal Interests
Golf, hunting, knife making, painting, travel, woodworking.

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