Robert (Bob) Guldner


Bob has 40 years of Oil Major experience including Facilities Engineering, Trading & Logistics, Operations and Operational Excellence.   He has worked in the up, mid and downstream operations and lived in four foreign countries.  His current areas of expertise are in Operational Excellence Leadership development; OE program design, creation & implementation; OE assurance and metrics; OE Audit; process development; and Incident Investigation.

Bob retired from Chevron as General Manager OE Group for the Corporation HES Department.  Based in San Ramon, he led the Operational Excellence Group which works with Chevron organizations to achieve world class OE performance.  Activities led by the Group include: Consulting with Global Businesses to implement, improve and sustain OE, ensuring alignment with the Corporate OE vision; supporting use of assessment tools; develop corporate plans to address specific OE risks and gaps; facilitating sharing of best practices; provide assistance with the OE Certification program; facilitating OE Leadership engagement sessions and assisting with OE Leadership Behavioral Assessments.

Bob started with Chevron working in engineering assignments designing and constructing facilities in refineries, chemical plants and upstream production facilities.  He then moved to Chevron’s Supply& Trading organization where he started up the crude trading analysis organization in London, prior to becoming a product trader for Chevron in Singapore.  He led the supply optimization group located in Houston before moving to Marketing Logistics.  In Logistics he managed the Thailand/Laos/Cambodia terminal and truck fleet network before moving into the role of Manager Non-Operated Marketing Logistics Terminals where he oversaw a portfolio of 120 international terminals.

Bob Graduated in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University in 1981.  He went on to earn an MBA from Golden Gate University and a Certificate of Financial Planning from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).  He winters in Houston and can be found sailing, clamming, and playing competitive croquet during the summers in Cape Cod.