Technology International Incorporated 0f Virginia
Alfred (Al) M.  Allen

Mr. Allen is a Senior Engineering Manager at TII-VA, with expertise in engineering management of special projects; industrial equipment development, design and manufacturing; He has extensive experience in national and international operations and maintenance of oil & gas fields, chemical plants, refineries, and marine installations. At TII-VA he managed and participated in the design, fabrication and testing of a 3-cubic meter a day water system that harnesses water from the air. He also supervised the testing of a system for production of potable water from littoral waters for the U.S. Marine Corps. Prior to joining TII-VA, he provided consultation on many projects and initiated collaboration with several industries, including development of water filtration systems.

Mr. Allen graduated from Industrial Engineering/Management at New Mexico University, Portales, NM and attended Engineering Management classes at Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, TX. He received special training on Drilling Well Control and Blowout Prevention, BOP Control, Cold Weather Materials, SCR and Electronic Equipment, Barge Engineering Training, Log Interpretation, Food Packaging - can, glass, plastic and bulk containers, Food Processing and Quality Control, Production Control, Cost Analysis, Cost Control, Nitrogen Process for Food, Food Canning Process, U.S. Army Combat Engineers. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

Mr. Allen's experience includes: Vice President-Operations, Electrical & Consulting Petroleum Services, Inc. (ECPS) wherein his responsibilities included Marketing, Job Estimating, Contract Development, Contract and Project Management, in addition to client relation activities, staffing and operations performance. Prior to that, he was President of Energy Technical Services, Inc. (ETS), Lafayette, LA; wherein his responsibilities involved management of oil and gas operation activities for all drilling, workover, recompletion, engineering, and regulatory agency reporting; project development and special project management, development management, construction production and client contact for worldwide operations.

Mr. Allen's oil and gas experience includes Regional Manager at Nicor Drilling Company, Southern Region, Lafayette, LA where his duties included managing day work, footage and turnkey operations. Southern Region revenue at that time was approximately $100 million. He was also responsible for all necessary activities for the profit center management capital and operating budgets for a twenty- three (23) rig operation and reported to the company President at the headquarters in Tulsa, OK. At OIME (Subsidiary of Parker Drilling), Odessa, TX; he was Vice President of Manufacturing, responsible for developing drilling rig and oilfield equipment specifications and component selection for national rigs, platform rigs, arctic rigs, helicopter and foreign rigs along with satisfying operator's needs for drilling and related requirements. He was also responsible for profit and loss, all manufacturing and rig-up activities including mobilization of rigs domestically and internationally for a seven hundred employee operation. He directed and supervised maintenance program, metal shop, machine shop, machinery fabrication, assembly operation, rig-up and fabrication activities, materials planning, manufacturing engineering, final rig-up assembly with operating personnel and operators and rig plot plans along with development design and rig-up component design. At Pool Company, International Division, Houston, TX, he worked as Senior Operations Engineer, responsible for purchase, rig-up, and operation of forty (40) rigs in thirteen (13) countries from an operation standpoint.

Mr. Allen worked also as Corporate Director of Equipment in Zapata Corporation, Houston, TX, wherein he reviewed daily operations and worked with operation personnel and customers on a daily basis handling all customer complaints and critical operating situations. He was responsible for construction and operation of jackups, semis, platform rigs, boats, and menhaden fish processing, bulk and product packing. He also prepared operation prognosis and managing of a $60 million maintenance budget along with return-on-investment and establishing applicable contract rates and terms. At Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Houston, TX; he was Senior Operations Engineer, where he Prepared AFE's for oil & gas wells, processing, chemical packaging and projects and development with specifications, prognosis, and bid tenders. He then worked on onshore, offshore and overseas projects including Libya, Nigeria, and the North Sea. He also performed assignments in chemical and coal operations.

Mr. Allen's experience in the food industry included Plant Project Engineer, General Foods Corporation, Houston, TX; wherein he was responsible for Chemical Plant project engineering, construction and maintenance of a 600 plant employees. Duties consisted of design modification and installation of one of the largest refrigeration units ever built for freeze dried product and cooking operations; high speed packaging of products in vacuum packed cans, boxes, glass and flexible containers and bulk materials. Prior to that, he was Division Project Engineer, Frito-Lay, Inc., Dallas, TX, where he was responsible for day-to-day operating performance, plant construction and installations of plant manufacturing equipment, equipment modifications, project management, maintenance supervision and programs for packaging products in cans, glass, and flexible packages and bulk containers. At Hunt Foods Corporation, Houston, TX, he was Project Engineer, responsible for construction management and operations work relative to drilling equipment, refineries and small gas plants and mobilization to international locations as well as processing of vegetable oils and other food products and packing at high speeds in glass, cans, and flexible packages, warehousing and shipping operations.

Earlier experience included a Project Engineer at Arthur Young & Co., Management and Services Division, Dallas, TX, wherein he was responsible for design and fabrication of drilling equipment, gas & chemical processing equipment, food products, metal products and building materials manufacturing. He was also responsible for production cost studies, cost analysis, budgets, plant and maintenance programs at various locations and assisted in start-up operations. In addition, he worked as a process operator and repair and maintenance mechanic while attending college at Shell Oil Company, Midland, TX, and at Phillips Petroleum Corporation, Odessa, TX wherein he worked on drilling rigs in the West Texas area as roughneck, derrickman and driller.