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Pilko & Associates Presents

Our Pilko Presents Series presents key ideas, challenges and best practices for energy, chemical and other industrial leaders to consider.

The Pilko Presents videos and presentations are categorized below. Please click or tap on any image to view the presentation.

ONGOING OPERATIONS

We are pleased to announce that Ziad Al-Labban has joined Pilko & Associates

Pilko & Associates is pleased to announce that Ziad Al-Labban has joined the firm as a senior independent consultant. In this role, Ziad will work closely with George Pilko (Chairman) and the Pilko Leadership Team as an Advisor to the Chairman for all Pilko services in the Arabian Gulf Region. In addition, Ziad Labban will also serve on the Pilko Leadership Team and will advise on the company’s global strategy.

“We could not be more pleased to have Ziad join the Pilko Team as a valued consultant,” stated George Pilko, Chairman of Pilko & Associates.” Ziad has an amazing wealth of strategic leadership experience in the global Energy and Petrochemical industry and will be instrumental in helping to shape Pilko’s future.”

 

About Ziad Al-Labban

Ziad is a Founding Partner of Vision Arabia, a consulting group with focus on energy markets in the Arabian Gulf. Prior to that, Ziad had a 35-year career with Saudi Aramco, which included work experience in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries, both in the upstream and downstream sectors in Saudi Arabia, the United States and the Philippines.

During his work at Saudi Aramco, Ziad was the Sadara Chemical Company CEO for 5-years, where he oversaw building, commissioning and operation of 26 world scale facilities, making it the largest petrochemical facility to be built in a single phase for over $20 billion.

Prior to joining Sadara, Ziad was President and CEO of Petro Rabigh, a 400,000 barrel per day integrated refinery-petrochemical plant in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia. He served in this capacity for 3- years, during which he reformed the company so that it went from realizing a net loss in 2009, to a net profit each year for 2010 through 2012.

Before Petro Rabigh, Ziad served as President and CEO of Saudi Refining, Incorporated (SRI) in Houston, Texas from August 2007 through July 2009. During that time, he was responsible for managing SRI’s interest in Motiva Enterprises, which at the time was a major US refiner with three refineries supported by a marketing network that included approximately 8,000 Shell branded gasoline retail outlets in the southern and eastern United States.

Ziad holds a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia, and a M.Sc. degree in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University in the US.

PILKO LEADERSHIP SERIES 5

Our Fifth Video of the Series looks at

the impact an effective Process Safety

program can have on a company.

Pilko is very pleased to announce that Kenan Stevick has recently joined our firm. Kenan is a leading subject matter expert on Process Safety, and has proven methods for dramatically improving operational performance over time.

Leadership Series Video 5 will help viewers to understand his key beliefs and the impact an effective process safety program can have on a company.

 

 

PILKO LEADERSHIP SERIES 4

Our Fourth Video of the Series looks at

addressing the importance of maintaining

and enhancing expertise in critical

engineering/operational roles.

A key challenge in avoiding Catastrophic Incidents is having the right people in the right roles doing the right things. Too often companies inadvertently create gaps in experience and knowledge within critical disciplines, leaving the company vulnerable to forgetting (then relearning) damaging events from the past.
 
Our panel of experts discuss how depth of experience and expertise impacts Safety and Reliability. Anyone running or overseeing operations in the Energy and Chemical industries will find this video to be an excellent investment of 30 minutes.
 
Mike McCandless, Larry Schmid and Phil Snyder have collaborated to identify specific ways to address the importance of maintaining and enhancing that expertise in critical engineering and operational roles based on their experience in the Energy and Chemical industries.
 
In your company:
  • Are you dealing with a revolving door where employees in critical roles spend less than 2 years developing the right skills?
  • Are you favoring fast track Career Development at the risk of creating major knowledge and leadership gaps?
  • How vulnerable is your company, as you look down the road? Will you have the leaders that have the deep fundamental skills and knowledge to be effective?
 

PILKO LEADERSHIP SERIES 3

Our Third Video of the Series looks at Risk

Alignment from the Board Room to

Control Room and explores ideas that are

beneficial for assuring that each level and

function in the organization recognizes

the need to balance risks so that the best

overall decisions are made for the

company.

Three of Pilko’s Lead Advisors:  Sue Krienen, Laura Ambrose and Greg Hanggi have collaborated to identify specific ways to address the challenge of corporate risk alignment based on their many years of experience in the Energy and Petrochemical industry.
 
 

PILKO LEADERSHIP SERIES 2

Our Second Video of the Series looks at

the First Line Supervisor Role and how

this role can be effectively utilized to

improve Operational Risk, Safety and

Reliability.

Welcome to the Pilko Leadership Series. Our second video of the series looks at the role of First Line Supervisor and explores ideas that are beneficial for maximizing the effectiveness of this critical role in supporting Safe and Reliable Operations.
 
Three of Pilko’s Lead Advisors: Tom Kovar, Charlie LeRoy and Ed Rule have collaborated to identify specific ways to reinforce and optimize the First Line Supervisor role based on their many years of experience in the Energy and Petrochemical industry.
 
 

PILKO LEADERSHIP SERIES 1 

Our First Video of the Series looks at

COVID-19 and the Economic Downturn

and how this can Affect Operational Risk

for Catastrophic Events

Welcome to the Pilko Leadership Series. Our first video of the series looks at the combination of COVID-19 and the resulting economic downturn and how that creates conditions that, if not adequately addressed, can lead to much higher operational risk for catastrophic events.
 
Three of Pilko’s Lead Advisors: Art Colwell, Bob Kent and Larry Schmid have collaborated to identify critical areas of protection that typically weaken in times of distraction and economic crisis.
 
 

PILKO’S 40TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!

WE PRESENT OUR INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

DID YOU KNOW?

CURRENT INSURANCE TRENDS

 

 

WE PRESENT OUR INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

DID YOU KNOW?

BOARD GOVERNANCE FOR OPERATIONAL/EHS RISKS

 

WE PRESENT OUR INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

DID YOU KNOW?

Organizational Capability

Welcome Greg Cochran, Executive Vice President

 
Pilko & Associates is pleased to announce that Greg Cochran has joined the firm as Executive Vice President.  Greg will play a key role in managing the firm, leading major assignments and overseeing client relationships.
 
George Pilko, Founder and Chairman of Pilko & Associates, commented “We are thrilled to have Greg join us as EVP given his impressive track record of managing Operational/EHS Risks for world-class chemical companies. I look forward to working closely with Greg as we begin our 40th year in business.”
 

Identifying Blind Spots

Major Industrial Incidents are often the result of Blind Spots which, by definition, are not visible to leadership beforehand. In most cases, these major incidents could have been avoided had leadership been able to “see” organizational shortcomings.

Hear Mike McCandless describe how our industry leading IP, 8IGHT DRIVERS®, is used to systematically assess current and ongoing Risk management. CEOs at leading Energy and Chemical companies have found this invaluable to making rapid, dramatic and sustainable improvement in Safety and Reliability throughout their organizations.

Leadership and Organizational Excellence

Leadership and organizational capability are necessary for delivering sustained performance excellence. Pilko & Associates presents a proven approach to assure the organizational capability required to deliver desired performance.

This engaging and information-packed six-minute video brings information that you can immediately put to use in your organization through the four P’s of leadership and a new operating model—from strategy to organizational design.

Governance Forum, August 2018

Pilko & Associates hosts Governance Forums on key industry topics. Greta Raymond describes our purpose here.

OPERA Seminar, February 2018

Rick Monty, Senior Advisor at Pilko, spoke at OPERA’s February 2018 Seminar on “Risk Control by Aligning Organisations from Board Room to Plant Room.” Rick’s presentation was highly praised by attendees (click image to download).

The Oil, Petrochemical and Energy Risks Association (OPERA) provides a forum for the interchange of technical information on all aspects of the insurance of oil, gas, petrochemical and power generation risks. The membership is drawn from the major Lloyd’s brokers, underwriters, loss adjusters, solicitors, surveyors, engineers and similar professions. It is particularly concerned with associated safety and loss prevention issues.

TRANSACTIONS

GPCA Forum, November 2017

Our team at Pilko was honored to organize the seminar “Avoiding Catastrophic Incidents and Improving Reliability” at the 12th Annual GPCA Forum in Dubai on November 28, 2017. Pilko and GPCA collaborated to assemble world-class Speakers/Panelists representing Corporate Officers from major Chemical companies located in the Gulf Region and in the West.

Click on the video below to view (approx. 16min in length).

This seminar was a must-attend session for executive leaders whose business is exposed to Operational Risks through manufacturing processes. It highlighted the importance of risk control, and offered first steps, practical case studies and valuable takeaways to make rapid, dramatic and sustainable improvement in performance.

Please enjoy these key takeaways from our seminar.

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