Fredric Pondo, PE
1975 BS Civil Engineering Lehigh University
1979 MS Structural Engineering Widener University
1979 MBA General Business Widener University
PA Registration # PE029144E
2004 - Present
Engineering Management Consultant - Cirilli Associates, Inc.
Providing detailed design reviews, value engineering, maintenance and
civil projects construction oversight for oil refineries, school districts,
municipal, industrial, and private clients.
An executive and registered professional engineer with over 30 years
of broad experience in all phases of business. Demonstrated team building
and leadership skills in large business, small business and volunteer
environments. Keen business acumen in evaluating business production processes.
Significant expertise in the following areas:
Profit center management
Government affairs and regulation
Sales and customer service
Turnaround planning and execution
Marketing management and pricing
OTHER EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
1992-2004 President ; Manager - Belmont Door Company
Overall responsibility for managing a family business selling and maintaining
overhead and personnel doors. Revamped policies, procedures, and systems
to provide a quality customer environment Increased sales by 100% during
tenure ; planned and executed transfer of the business to second generation
owner; acted as consultant for sale of business in 2004.
1975-1992 British Petroleum Company PLC (parent Company)
1990-1992 Project Manager- BP Oil Europe - Assembled and led expert teams
negotiating BP’s interests in major refining and marketing projects.
Teams were responsible for economic analysis, engineering and operability
studies, and joint venture agreements. Projects included acquisition of
a $4 billion East German refining and marketing complex , divestiture
of a European fuels refinery and supply operation for $250 million, and
joint study with Soviet experts to explore conversion and upgrading of
the Soviet Union’s downstream business to free market economics.
1990 General Manager Flares and combustion - Full accountability for
the worldwide flares and combustion products business of BP. Responsible
for normal operations as well as acquisitions and divestitures. Divested
a money losing and strategically disadvantaged division from this $25
million (sales) business and developed a plan to focus and streamline
the flares business in Europe.
1988-1990 President - Kaldair USA - Full accountability for North American
flares and combustion products business of BP. Turned business around
from a $15 million loss in 1988 to a profit of $1 million in 1990.
1984-1988 Manager Operations planning for retail marketing - Sohio Oil
- Led group responsible for pricing policy and administration, operations
planning, government affairs liaison, and consumer research for BP’s
8.5 million gallon per day American oil business.
1982-1984 Manager Strategic Planning for Retail Marketing- Sohio Oil
Created plans and analysis for long range development of retail marketing
in the USA.
1981-1982 Manager Products Control- Sohio Oil - Coordinated implementation
of monthly refining and supply plans in the USA to optimize results for
three sites (400,000 BPD)
1980-1981 Area Maintenance Supervisor- BP Oil Inc - Supervised the execution
of all maintenance work for approximately one-half the Marcus Hook Refinery.
Directed work force of approximately 100 company personnel during routine
conditions and up to 1000 union contract employees in turnaround situations
1976-1980 Shutdown planner; senior long range planner- BP Oil Inc.
Developed and then led the development of plans and schedules for major
unit turnarounds at 180,000 BPD complex cracking refinery.
1975-1976 Refinery Engineer- BP Oil Inc