William (Bill) Davies


William (Bill) Davies has 30+ years’ experience in the petrochemical industry.  He has work responsibilities in manufacturing/operations, reliability, project management, materials fabrication and design.

Before joining Pilko, Bill was Project Manager at Davies & Sons, LLC in Metairie, Louisiana where he:

  • Managed and provided technical direction for projects including the preparation of proposals and budgets for commercial RFQ’s for:
  • Execution of FCC CO Boiler replacement
  • Execution of Coker slide valve installation
  • Execution of API 653 tank inspection and repairs
  • FEL 2 Reformer heater replacement
  • FEL 3 wastewater upgrade for sumps and API separator installation

Prior to that, he was Director of Engineering Co-owner at Engineering & Inspection Services (EIS).  There, he managed and provided technical direction to engineers at the EIS office including:

  • Review hydraulic calculations for piping design
  • Review calculations for structural designs utilizing AISC
  • Review pipe stress analysis for piping in sustained and expansion cases making sure compliance with ASME 31.3
  • Review finite element models to ensure accuracy for stress fields utilizing stress values from ASME Section II part D and allowable stress per ASME Section VIII Div.1 and Div. 2
  • Review structural computer models for accuracy with input and results in accordance with wind and seismic loads per ASCE-7
  • Perform engineering review of outgoing design packages for completeness and accuracy meeting specifications for design conditions.

Earlier in his career, Bill held the following positions:

  • Reliability Engineering Supervisor at Orion Refining Corporation – Norco, LA
  • Several engineering positions at Mobil Oil Corporation – Chalmette, LA
  • Materials Engineer at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft – West Palm Beach, FL.

Bill and his wife have two children and two grandchildren who keep him young!  He enjoys surfing, fishing and a bad round of golf!

Bill received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University and is a Registered Professional Engineer.