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Team Member Info
I’ve been working with RECON in the heavy industrial market since 1995. I began my career as an Apprentice followed by Journeyman, Foreman, Superintendent, Scheduler/Planner, Project manager, Vice President, and now as President. As President, my duties are to Develop, implement, and achieve overall operations and financial goals of the organization.
I’ve been working in the industrial construction sector since 2005 with experience on both the owner and contractor side of operation. Prior to joining RECON, I was an Operations Manager in the Copper Industry, where I was responsible plant operation, planning maintenance needs, budget and procurement controls, and the coordination of 200 employees. I joined Recon in 2011 as a Project Manager followed by Regional Manager, Vice President, and now Executive Vice President. As Executive Vice President, my duties include Operational oversite and development of our business units. These duties include ensuring that our services are up to the RECON Safety and Quality standards and they exceed our customer’s expectations, client relations, short- and long term goal setting for the different units, and strategic growth planning. I earned my Bachelor of Science Engineering degree from Arizona State University in Chemical Engineering.
I started my career in 1996 as a bookkeeper for an OEM specializing in rear view systems, after which I transitioned into the Environmental Drilling industry which then brought me to Recon in 2002. In 2007 I became the Chief Financial Officer.
As the Chief Financial Officer I assume a strategic role in the overall management of the company , this includes help in developing the financial well-being of the organization by providing financial projections and accounting services, preparing growth plans, directing staff.
I graduated from UCLA with my Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and joined RECON in November 2009 as a Project Manager. From 2009 to 2017, I managed hundreds of projects in a wide variety of industries including petrochemical, mining, power, steel and cement that ranged in size from small single day projects to multi-million dollar jobs. As a Project Manager, I was involved in all aspects of the projects, from the initiation stages through close out. During this period, my time was spent primarily in the field, and this experience gave me the tools required to accurately estimate the cost and duration of projects. In 2017, I transitioned to a managerial position where I now oversee the completion of all proposals. I received my Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate in July of 2018 and I joined the executive board of RECON as Vice President in 2019.
I have over 35 years of project experience servicing spanning several industrial sectors within North America and Globally. I am an Environmental Engineer and Project Management Professional and have led projects from each facet as the Owner, Engineer, and Contractor. I have spent most of my years consulting for the metals and minerals industries globally. I have managed projects from $5,000 to over $1 Billion. I have the unique perspective of having an operating and maintenance background as well as being an accomplished continuous improvement professional. In my role with RECON, I am providing a seasoned project development perspective and consulting with our clients and our staff to ensure that the projects we engage in are successful. My mission is to help grow RECON’s business organically and sustainably through the development of key client and partner relationships that are based on trust, competency and transparency. Over my career, I have worked for large companies and small companies and have owned my own business. The principles and lessons I have learned, I look forward to applying to RECON and our staff to make RECON the best we can be.
My passion throughout my career has been analyzing problems and coming up with the best solutions. My formative years of work experience included time on field survey crews, hod tending, doing structural steel detailing, architectural drafting and civil engineering design, including five years of work experience in civil consulting engineering in the Southwest. In my recent career, I’ve been fortunate to gain exposure to the heavy industrial/non-ferrous mining & processing industry serving as a project manager/engineer for about two dozen industrial turn-around construction projects ranging from $100k to >$50M as well as serving as a pyrometallurgical process engineering lead. These experiences gave me excellent exposure to designing, planning and safely executing complex projects in one of the most challenging plant environments in North America. I also had extended opportunity to navigate the challenges faced by Owners’ Operations, Maintenance and Procurement teams.
Since coming to RECON in January of 2018, I have had continued opportunity to analyze new process and project problems with the objective of finding the best possible solutions for our clients. I take an active hand in building and maintaining client relationships, identifying client needs, analyzing project scopes, and steering project proposals and execution plans. I am a firm believer in taking a “win-win” approach to client relations and project outcomes and am excited to support RECON’s continued objective to be the industry class leader in safety, quality and performance.
Credentials: B.S.E. Civil (Arizona State University), EIT/FE (Civil), PMP
I started at RECON in 2009 as an intern while attending California State University Long Beach for Chemical Engineering. After completing my degree, I became a full time employee at RECON. I have worked in the mining and metals industry – copper cement, and aluminum – for four years. I have recently started focusing on the oil refineries around Southern California. As a project engineer my tasks can range from building budgets and proposals to on-site crew supervision and project management. All while holding safety and quality to the highest standard.
Credentials: EIT/FE, API 936
Ronan Ali joined Recon in February 2020 with over 10 years of experience in the areas of: Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Project Controls, Quality Management, Safety Management, Risk Management, Earned Value Management and Contract management.
Ronan worked for a Multibillion corporation, to mention a few Procter & Gamble, Black & Veatch and lastly Katerra prior to joining Recon. Ronan is The Project Controls Manager for Recon overseeing all active Projects for Recon.
Ronan have a dual Master degrees one in Project Management from Villanova University, and the other one is in Engineering Management with a minor in Quality Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology.
I have worked for Recon since 2015 as an HR associate and now as the HR Manager. I went to school for computer science and engineering and upon entering the workforce, I worked in the telecommunications industry in a leadership role as a tech support lead, supervisor, manager and trainer for 13 years. I worked closely with HR to assist my employees which has provided me with an extensive knowledge of the HR field. As an HR manager my responsibilities include moving our HR department into a paperless department, hiring, dispatching and employee assistance.
As a new chemical engineering graduate, I worked first as a consulting engineer for public and private water and wastewater utilities. Moving from a general project engineer, I focused on environmental and safety compliance for multiple construction projects throughout the midwest.
I took my skills to the chemical manufacturing industry and managed health, safety and environmental compliance at a chemical manufacturer for a number of years. I joined the RECON safety department in 2004 as a field safety supervisor and was provided an opportunity to expand my work experience in petroleum refineries, power generation and various mining industries. In 2009, I assumed the duties of the corporate HSE manager.
After graduating from Arizona State University with a B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering, I worked in the manufacturing industry at a major corporations Phoenix facility assisting with the management of the maintenance department. That experience has given me a solid foundation for quality management, industrial standards, and best practices. I initially joined RECON in February 2017 as a Project Engineer. As a Project Engineer I was able to gain valuable experience in managing large and small capital projects from equipment installation to major retrofits and modifications in the mining and chemical industries.
My time with RECON has afforded me the opportunity to pursue professional certifications, such as becoming a certified welding inspector (CWI) and a project management professional (PMP), giving me the tools and background to ensure RECON delivers a quality product to our Clients.
My primary role at RECON as QA/QC Manager is to provide a product that meets or exceeds our client’s standards and conforms to industrial, national, state, and local regulations. I am committed to ensuring every product or service that RECON provides to its clients meets their expectations and our standards.
In January of 1990, I was hired on at RECON. I was brought in at the “ground level” by first performing all functions as a laborer. During my time with Recon, I have been fortunate to be mentored by multiple peers, Specialty Craftsmen, and Supervisors alike. Utilizing the knowledge that I learned during what I look at as my “training years,” I have been able to learn multiple aspects of the industry; thereby enabling me to work my way up to positions of increased responsibility within RECON. I am currently responsible for defining work scope, assigning personnel to specified projects, as well as overseeing the yard facility operations in Long Beach, CA. I involve myself closely in the bid process in order to give the best, most competitive pricing. I perform periodic inspections throughout the duration of my jobs and help our clients look forward with detailed reports. My responsibilities also include seeking out the most qualified, skilled craftsmen in the business. I supervise crews specializing in Refractory and Mechanical Projects, as well as Turn-key Projects in a wide range of industrial plants. These plants range from Refining, Petrochemical, Mining, and Power, to include Steel and Cement industries. In addition, I hold an American Petroleum Institute (API)- 936 Certification as a qualified Refractory Inspector. My time with RECON has allowed me to build relationships within the industry, support my family financially, and to travel throughout the United States. It has enabled me to develop and provide a broad knowledge base in supervising refractory and mechanical construction projects. I look forward to continuing my contribution to this Company, and developing a sense of pride among my co-workers in regards to safety, finished product quality, and exceeding client expectations with superior professional completion of projects.
Mitchell has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Masters of Engineering degree in Engineering Construction Management from University of Alabama at Birmingham. Mitchell is an astute project engineer with tremendous skills and abilities. He has proficiency in the latest technologies and software and is proficient at design review and interpretation. Mitchell is able to develop complex schedules and construction plans for larger projects and provides a great resource to the field teams during construction.
I joined RECON as a Project Engineer in June 2019 after graduating from California State University, Bakersfield with my B.S.E. in Engineering Sciences in May 2019. Athough I am new to the industry RECON specializes in, I am attracted to this new line of work. In the past, I worked for a small company in the oil industry for four years specializing in well control equipment. After working there for so long I realized I did not want to work for a corporation where employees are treated as numbers but rather as a family. These last few weeks of working for RECON has shown me that I made the right choice. I can’t wait for what project is next!
I began my career with RECON in the heavy industrial market in 2000. I started as labor and worked my way up to superintendent. Along the way I have had the opportunity to learn from multiple crafts in this industry specializing in refractory and mechanical. I’m a Journeyman Bricklayer and Certified Welder. As a superintendent my job is to ensure that project team members are promoting and developing safe behaviors, as well as instill quality in their roles on the project and to provide a service that is up to standard or exceeds our clients expectations
I joined Recon in 2017 as the Procurement Manager of Materials and Warehousing at the Copper Cleaner Project in Hayden, AZ. I have many years in the Mining and Construction industry, including Consol Energy, Komatsu, Murray Energy, and Cementation USA. I began my education at College of Eastern Utah an extension of the University of Utah and finished with University of Phoenix Business Management. I’m proud to be a member of the Recon family.
I have been working in the heavy industrial market for 30 years as an ironworker, millwright and code welder. I joined team RECON since 2007, prior to working with RECON my success comes from hands on experience in the power, coal, cement, steel, copper, and petrochemical Industries. My experience ranges from turn around work to large capital projects. As a Project Manager my role is to successfully manage project safety, quality, and scheduling to deliver a completed project.
I have over 42 years experience in the copper industry in refractory and supervision and have been operating BROKK machines for 25 years. I joined Recon in 1997 and have continued supervising, demolition, installation, and refractory work.
I started working in construction when I graduated high school in 1993. Since most of my knowledge has came from hands on experience in the field. Although through out my career I have attended many training courses such as blue print reading, went through the iron workers apprenticeship program and 6 months of intermediate training on tank and vessel fabrication. I have focused mainly on piping and I have worked as a welder, fitter and in supervision for many companies and years. I started working with Recon in 2012 and decided to make it my home. With the knowledge I bring to Recon together we will always perform quality and safe work in a timely manner.
My project experience has been developing preventive maintenance programs and schedules for mining and heavy industrial plants. Other projects include providing start-up assistance for gold and copper mines, maintenance and process computer based training programs. My technical experience includes concentrators, other surface processing plants, surface mines, and mobile equipment fleets. Additionally, I work to establish a long working relationship with the client to understand their needs and facilitate their goals for successful project completion and to create a returning client.
I have been with RECON since July of 2009. Since I started, I have had many roles within RECON like forklift operator, payroll, tool room attendant, delivery driver, and labor. With all that experience it has helped me understand the ins and outs of renting equipment. I cover all rentals for the whole company no matter which state we are working.