Kara Millhollin


Kara Millhollin joins Pilko with 29 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, the majority of which involved leading teams of various sizes as well as being a member of Senior Management Teams.  She spent 23 years with BP and 6 years as a consultant serving clients such as BP, Marathon, Matrix Service, Mills Electric, Eichleay, and WRS.  Much of her career has been anchored in the areas of Operations and Engineering, with direct interfaces into Projects and Turnarounds, which inspired her to always strive for excellence in all aspects of business performance.  Kara’s most notable career achievement was serving as Engineering and Commissioning Manager on a $400M refinery capital project, where implementation of breakthrough work processes resulted in a one‐time flawless start-up and first year on‐stream availability of 100%.

Since voluntarily retiring from a fulfilling career in the refining industry, her passion continues to be aiding organizations with performance improvement, business strategy development, and leadership development.  She enjoys listening to others talk about their challenges, collaborating on ideas for improvement based upon her own personal experiences and learnings, and helping them become better leaders of their teams.

Kara’s collective experience can aid organizations in developing and aligning business plans around the achievement of excellent performance in safety, reliability, profitability, cost control, and efficiency.  She can help teams implement continuous improvement initiatives to promote the systematic management of key site work processes.

Kara received her Bachelor’s degree, Chemical Engineering from Montana State University-Bozeman and MBA, Organizational Behavior Studies from Western Washington University.