BEN E. VOIVEDICH, JR., PMP — President
PMCC Executive Team
Ben Voivedich Jr., PMP, is a long time project management practitioner who has been a writer, keynote speaker, and presenter to groups and conferences all over the world on subjects related to project management. Ben is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) and president of PMCC, Inc., an 18-year old project management firm with offices in Houston, New Orleans, Washington DC, and Colorado that provides consulting, mentoring and training services to clients worldwide. Ben began his career as a project engineer and then became a project manager overseeing large marine construction projects in south Louisiana in the late 1970's. He started PMCC out of the back bedroom of his home in Slidell, Louisiana in 1991.
PMCC's clients include firms working for NASA, multinational oilfield service companies, several oil companies, a number of power companies and shipyards, various petrochemical plants, and an assortment of corporations in the IT and telecommunication industries.
Ben served as the PMI® Technical Program Manager for the 1995 PMI® Seminar/Symposium in New Orleans. He is the past chairman of the PMI® Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical SIG and a past President of the Greater New Orleans PMI chapter. He has been selected as a speaker for PMI® Congresses and chapter events numerous times over the last 15 years, and was a contributor to the PMI® WBS Practice Standard issued in 2002. He is currently a team member and contributor for the PMI® Universal Lexicon project. Ben splits time between his homes in Houston, Texas and Ouray, Colorado.
MILTON JONES, PMP — VP, East Coast
Milton Jones, PMP, is the Vice President of PMCC's Washington/Baltimore Metro operations and a PMI Registered Education Provider. Milt is a 1961 Naval Academy graduate and twenty-year veteran of the submarine service. In addition to his engineering degree from the Naval Academy and an electrical engineering degree from the United States Navy Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, he holds an MBA from Boston University and an MSA specialized in Information Systems Technology from George Washington University. In addition to his military background, Milt's career experience includes over eighteen years with Mobil Oil Corporation where he was involved with managing major engineering projects in Asia and South/Central America, plus two years with TransCoastal Marine Services, where he managed the New Orleans Project Management group involved with offshore fabrication.
He successfully completed long-term assignments as a Project Management and Process Consultant and Coach (2000-2003) for the PMO of Entergy Transmission, and as Construction Manager (2003-2004) for Entergy's highly successful "Mississippi River Crossing." This high-visibility project won "Project of the Year" honors from the Greater New Orleans Chapter of the Project Management Institute and was a finalist for PMI's International honors. It also won the competition for Greater New Orleans Business Roundtable Project of the Year.
During 2005/2006, in addition to PMCC training assignments and acting as Site Director for a start-up PMI branch Chapter in Maryland, Milt completed an in-depth analysis of the Project Management Maturity of a business unit for a major international firm using both PMCC's proprietary PM Maturity Model assessment tools and PMI's® PM3® tool.
Milt is certified by PMI on the OPM3® (Organizational Project Management Maturity Model) Product Suite at both the Assessor (evaluation) and Consultant (improvement plan) levels.
BURTON CAMPBELL, MSPM — VP, Operations
Burton Campbell, PMCC’s Vice President of Operations, is a Project Management Coach, Trainer and Business Operations Consultant with project and management experience across multiple industries in North America, Southeast Asia and Oceana. He began his career as an Industrial Engineer in the early 1970's and holds a Master of Science degree in Project Management from George Washington University in Washington DC. He has been instrumental in several small to medium sized business startups around the globe giving direction for efficient and effective operations management.
His varied management, project and engineering experiences touch heavy and light manufacturing, electronics, computer sciences, aerospace and defense, civil construction, oil and gas exploration, refining and services, bio-remediation, engineering services and as a professor teaching project management at Prince Mahidol University, one of the most prestigious universities in Thailand. He has worked extensively with the PMBOK in conjunction with corporate policy to create new processes, procedures and training for emerging corporate project management cultures. His exceptional skills in working with people to identify areas for project management improvement and putting into place the means to make it happen are well known to his clients. Burton has been involved in implementing computerized systems used in project management and particularly scheduling and cost control systems since the early 1980s, pioneering the application of many of today’s leading high end systems.
DAVID WIRTHS, PMP — Senior Consultant
David Wirths has over 15 years of international project management experience with organizations such as GE, Cisco, Cable & Wireless, and Deloitte & Touche. He has managed technical implementations ranging from branch office voice and data networks to global enterprise systems to technical direction of a 600K square foot campus build-out in Hyderabad, India.
His work has included clients from many diverse industries, including entertainment, financial, shipping, legal, accounting, manufacturing, technology and others. In addition to technical project management, he has consulted in process analysis and improvement with his clients, ensuring the organization has an ongoing path to continued success.
EUGENE PUGH, PMP — Project Management Consultant
Gene Pugh is a Project Management Consultant whose career experience includes over 30 years in the IS/IT industry. His knowledge and experience has led him to develop project management processes from standardized and pre-written CMM standards. Offering an exceptional blend of creative and operational strengths, he successfully designed and established an IT PMO for a major petrochemical corporation. Gene received his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Houston. In addition to his education, he is a member of Project Management Institute (PMI®) and is a Project Management Professional (PMP®).
ROGER TRANDELL, PH.D, PE, PMP — Senior Consultant
Roger has more than thirty years of professional experience in project management/ engineering, safety, HAZOP, training, environmental, process design, construction/startup and business development for the petrochemical, refinery, oil and gas, power and environmental projects with 11+ years of international work. His education includes a B.S., M.A.T., M.S. and Ph.D. in chemistry, education and chemical engineering. He is a registered professional engineer (P.E.) in chemical and environmental engineering in TX, LA and OK and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®). In addition, he is a member of Project Management Institute (PMI®), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE), American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Greater Heights Chamber of Commerce (Houston, TX).
KEITH A. EVERETT, PE, PMP — Senior Consultant
Keith has over 35 years experience in project management/engineering, process design, construction/startup, capital planning, competitive analysis and business development in the petrochemical industry. In addition, he has over 6 years project management experience in information technology, specializing in network infrastructure. His education includes a 5-year degree in Chemical Engineering supplemented with studies in business administration. He is a registered professional engineer (PE) in Texas and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®)
SUSAN ORR, PH.D., PMP — Senior Trainer
Susan Orr, Ph.D., PMP, is a Senior Trainer with PMCC and has over 25 years experience in managing projects in both corporate and academic environments. Susan holds a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Science from Texas A & M University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®). Susan enjoys teaching project management seminars, as well as classes in the academic (undergraduate and graduate) environment.
MARY ANN CROW, PMP — Senior Trainer
Mary Ann has 30 years of program, project management and IT experience within the telecommunication industry while working for AT&T, Inc. She incorporates her career experiences with high caliber professionalism in training and mentoring for project management, leadership and other personal skills development. She has designed instructor-led material for project management, leadership and team building courses. Her work has been published in professional curriculum and her project management articles have been published on U.S. and international web sites. Mary Ann secured a degree in Business Administration and Computer Science from Southern Illinois University and is a member of the PMI® Chapter in Austin, Texas.