IAG is a global leader in the development and program management of refinery projects and turnarounds. Since 1995, we’ve served as the single point of responsibility for multimillion-dollar projects ranging from grassroots complexes and FCC revamps/turnarounds to emergency refinery repairs.
Our experience, business philosophy and delivery of leading-edge technology combine to produce optimum financial results for your facility.
Engage us early – in the project-definition phase – for maximum benefit. Rely on us throughout your project to meet your goals and capture your facility’s total economic potential.
Located in Houston, Texas, we support customers worldwide on a wide range of projects, including:
Grassroots units and complexes
Revamps including FCC, delayed coking, hydroprocessing and alkylation
Mid-stream gas processing
Alternative and renewable energy processing facilities
Rapid recovery from catastrophic events
IAG is part of Triten Corp
., a company that has supplied products and services to industrial customers around the world for more than 70 years.
Paul Switzer has more than 40 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry. He began his career in 1975, serving in a variety of project development, project execution and senior management positions. Mr. Switzer joined IAG in 2001 as a Senior Executive and was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2005. In 2010, he took on the position of President reporting directly to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Switzer was elected to his current position Chairman of the Board of Directors in February 2017. During Mr. Switzer’s tenure, IAG has become a preeminent source for global engineering and project services focused on the oil and gas industry and has executed more than 300 projects totaling over $5B total installed cost.
Peter Piotrowski is Vice President and General Manager for Honeywell UOP where he is responsible for global development of strategies and regional business growth. UOP is a leading international supplier of process technology, catalysts, engineered systems, and technical and engineering services to the petroleum refining, petrochemical, chemical, and gas processing industries. Since joining UOP in 1974, Mr. Piotrowski has served the company around the world in both technical and sales capacities including roles as general manager for UOP sales worldwide and sales director for UOP gasoline technologies in the Americas and the Far East.
Khalid Farid retired from AMEC Foster Wheeler in 2012 as Senior Vice President Strategic Development for a multinational project management and EPC services company operating in oil and gas, clean energy, environmental and infrastructure and mining industries. Mr. Farid began his career as Process Engineer in 1966 and held several positions with ABB Lummus Global which was focused on process technology and EPC for the upstream and downstream oil and gas, refining and petrochemical industry. He was Executive Vice President of Lummus from 1997 to 2007 during which time he was responsible for Company Strategy in addition to business operations P&L responsibilities. He moved to Amec plc in 2008 after ABB sold the Lummus entity. In September 2011 Mr. Farid was honored at the 43rd Annual ECC Conference as the recipient of the Annual Lifetime Achievement Award in the EPC Industry.
Eugene R. Allspach
Eugene Allspach was President and Chief Operating Officer of Equistar Chemicals, a $6 billion petrochemicals and polymers company, from its inception in 1997 until he retired in 2002. Mr. Allspach has 38 years’ experience in the plastics and chemical industries, where he has held positions in executive management, business development, manufacturing, operations, marketing and process engineering. After retiring, his business interest led him to start his own chemical management consulting firm focusing primarily on new business development with start-up opportunities. Mr. Allspach is currently a member of the Board of Directors of A. Schulman, Inc., a public plastics compounding company and The Plaza Group, a private petrochemical marketing company. He holds a B.S. degree from the University of Cincinnati and an M.S. from Rice University, both in chemical engineering and completed the advanced management program at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.
J.P Chevrière has spent the majority of his career working in the international energy arena for many of the leading global firms. He has been deeply involved in the areas of acquisitions, mergers and strategic studies for international energy companies. In 1983 Mr. Chevriere and several partners founded Transmar Consult, Inc. a leading advisory to the global energy and industrial sector. During his career he held executive positions at ARCO (Atlantic-Richfield Company) and UOP (Universal Oil Products Company). Mr. Chevrière is a member of the Board of Directors of Appleton Partners, a multi-billion dollar Boston based Investment Company. He is also a Director of LOGO a Paris based optical company and Rice University Global Forum Board of Directors plus a member of the Board OF Daily Instrument Company.
Chick Houseman has provided project management and oversight responsibilities for refinery and chemical projects for over 40 years. He began his career as a Project Engineer with Litwin E&C in 1971 and progressed to Vice President of Projects. During this assignment, Mr. Houseman served as Project Director for a major refinery expansion in the Caribbean and several other large lump sum EPC Projects. In 1996, Mr. Houseman joined Mustang Engineers and Constructors where he progressed to President of the Process Plants business unit responsible for execution of all refinery and chemical projects.
IAG is a leading contractor for refinery projects. Since being founded in 1995, we’ve supported 100+ projects valued at more than $4.5 billion. Over the past decade, we’ve completed more FCC revamps and replaced more FCC reactors than any other company.
Our staff includes experienced construction superintendents, project managers and all of the project-related experts you would expect. Our staff also includes former refinery managers who can help you define and develop projects for maximum return.
IAG experience is best reflected in our management, which includes respected leaders in engineering, construction, procurement and refining. Our management staff averages nearly 35+ years of experience. Given the complexity and nature of our projects, we rarely deploy anyone who doesn’t have at least a decade of related experience.
IAG experience runs the gamut of projects, including:
Alkylation – HF, Sulfuric
CCR/Semi Regen Reforming
Crude and Vacuum
FCC /Gas Con
Light Ends Recovery
IAG delivers better ideas, faster results and higher returns than most refineries can achieve with even the most experienced EPC company. That’s because our business is founded on optimizing your success.
To ensure your success, we base our business on the following six steps:
1. Elimination of surprises long before the turnaround
2. Implementation of upgraded technology to improve profitability
3. Precise project definition and selection of subcontractors and fabricators
4. Direct project management of all subcontracts and fabricators
5. Real-time project schedule and cost control
6. Subcontract structure that creates the right behavior to achieve the owner’s objectives
Supported by the highest standards of safety and quality, this approach helps to eliminate the project delays and cost overruns that are typical when customer objectives, licensor intent and EPC contractor motivation aren’t aligned.
Our safety vision and goal is Zero Incidents - Zero Injuries - Zero Excuses.
Our Record: With more than 21 million construction man-hours managed since 2000, IAG has a 0.30 Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) and a 0.02 Lost Time Incident Rate (LTIR).
To achieve this level of safety performance, safety is integrated into every facet of our operations, and it serves as a guiding principle from the planning stages of projects all the way through completion. At IAG, we adhere to your safety standards and reinforce them with the companies working on your behalf.
Our philosophy of safety program management is based on safety education, training and clear upfront expectations. On the jobsite, we require that all levels of supervision be engaged with your safety program.
IAG is part of Triten Corp., a company that has supplied products and services to industrial customers around the world for more than 70 years.