Technology International Incorporated 0f Virginia
Clayton Bickford



Mr. Bickford has over thirty years experience as an electrician, engineer and project manager.  Projects have included Electrical, I & E systems and Automation Systems for Shell, Air Products, Pemex, Aramco, Phillips, Conoco, Arco, Enron and other oil companies as well as commercial buildings and sewer treatment plants. He has personally supervised and managed several projects from the mobilization phase through startup, both domestic and foreign.

Mr. Bickford’s professional experience includes Operations Project Manager at Electrical Consulting Petroleum Services Inc., Houston, TX; where his work involved design of electrical and instrumentation packages for a multi billion-dollar oil and gas development project on the Rubialis Field in Columbia, SA.  Work consisted of electrical, instrumentation, fire & gas detection and suppression, and communication systems. Responsibility comprised coordination with the E&C contractor to ensure that all systems are compatible, and management of personnel to inspect the manufacturing of the system to include the initial bill of material for purchasing and final checkout and testing prior to shipment to Columbia for field installation.

Prior to that, Mr. Bickford was Manager of Research and Development at Lone Star Modular Buildings Inc., Houston, TX; where he developed a lightweight product line to be used in the offshore modular building industry. The final product was suitable for approval by most governing and testing bodies throughout the world and for testing by UL® for type approval by the US Coast Guard on A-60 Fire Rated Bulkheads. Mr. Bickford was also Manager Electrical Engineering/Operations (Interim VP and General Manager of Modular Facilities) at Total Building Systems Inc., Houston, TX. He designed electrical and instrumentation packages for Living Quarters and Power/Control Buildings.  Packages consisted of electrical, fire and gas detection system and communication system layouts for the buildings.  He coordinated with suppliers to obtain all necessary documentation to ensure that drawings for the shop fabrication and field installation of instrument and electrical devices were complete and up to date.  He produced drawings from hand sketches, and vender information, worked with the drafting department to develop usable drawings for the projects using of ACAD LT, LT97 and ACAD 14.  He was also responsible for overseeing the manufacturing of the system including the initial bill of material for purchasing and final checkout and testing of the building. He had total P&L responsibility for the Modular Facilities.

At Perry Equipment CO/PECO, Mineral Wells, TX, Mr. Bickford was Electrical/Instrument Engineer. Designed electrical and instrumentation packages for skid mounted metering systems; coordinated with suppliers; and produced hand sketches. He worked with the drafting department, on development of usable drawings, using ACAD 12.  He was also responsible for overseeing the manufacturing of the system, including start up of a system offshore on QPC-1 production platform in Qatar (Persian Gulf). As Instrument Inspector at Mustang Engineering, Houston, TX; he carried out inspection and field engineering for refurbishing of natural gas pumping station. Job consisted of field installation of instrument and electrical for control panels for three new 4000 HP Cooper Bessemer Engines. Retrofitted control panels and instruments to automate three existing engines. Project included all associated wiring and instruments for a new control room with RTU capabilities.

At O.S.I. (Operational Services, Inc.), Houston, TX; Mr. Bickford was Consulting Engineer  responsible for engineering and inspection services for multimillion dollar crew quarters for Enron drilling venture.  The crew quarters were built on the contractor’s sight in Buan, Batangas Province, Republic of Philippines.  Assisted owners in inspection of electrical and HVAC on project, to include interpretation of drawings and design work, as per 1993 NEC.  He was also responsible for interpretation of drawings and design work for plumbing, fire-water/sprinkler and sewer system as well as architectural design and installation, and managing contractors personnel during the field portion of work. At Gibbs Ellison, Inc., Tulsa, OK; he was Electrical and Instrument Inspector assigned to the inspection and field engineering on measurement and control retrofits and new installations for Arco Pipeline Company.  Assist owners in inspection of instrument and electrical projects, to include interpretation of drawings and design work as well as AS BUILT drawings. He was also responsible for managing contractors personnel during the field portion of work.

Mr. Bickford worked as Senior Engineer/Inspector, Kadco Inc., Houston, TX; conducting engineering and inspections services for multimillion dollar crew quarters for Conoco’s Russian drilling venture. Assisted owners in inspection of electrical and HVAC on project, to include interpretation of drawings and design work, as per 1993 NEC and Russian Electrical Code.  He also supervised site installation of modules in the Komi region of Siberia Russia. He was the Chief Inspector HouTex International, Inc., Pearland, TX; where he was responsible for design, engineering and inspection services for the oil industry and petrochemical plants as well as managing contractors personnel. Assisted owners in inspection of instrument and electrical projects, to include interpretation of drawings and design work

As Project Engineer at Simons-Eastern Consultants, Inc., Decatur, GA; Mr. Bickford designed, engineered, managed and assisted owners in the multimillion dollar rebuild of an existing paper machine, including rebuilding or replacing all MCC, Switchgear and associated wiring up to 4160 volts.  He was responsible for managing the general contractors personnel to include purchasing and construction. As Director of Instrumentation at TDI, Service, Inc., Houston, TX; he designed and developed a skid-mounted system to be used for the treatment of contaminated waste funded by Browning & Ferris, Inc. and approved for the use by the EPA.  He assisted in design and development of an Allen Bradley process control system to be used for initial start up and testing.  He also designed and implemented skid electrical power and instrument systems as well as the control room.  He group of instrument craftsmen ran the piping for the nitrogen and hydraulic systems, while the technicians did loop check and calibration.  Upon completion of testing for BFI and EPA the group retrofitted the system with a Bailey Net 90 DCS, then disassembled the unit and prepared it for shipment to California.

Mr. Bickford was Construction Manager at Daniel Industries, Instrumentation Services Division, Houston, TX in charge of the design, installation and service of electrical, instrumentation, power and automation systems for commercial building, public utilities, chemical plants and oil related industries.  Personally responsible for up to 150 employees including engineers, estimators, project managers, field supervisors and support personnel to include electricians, instrument fitters, technicians, welders and pipe fitters necessary for the installation of instrument and electrical systems ranging in price from $1K to $50M.  Work involved hiring of personnel, selection of subcontractors, billing, estimating and overall project supervision, as well as being in charge of purchasing and personnel at Daniel’s facility on Hempstead Highway.  Completed major systems for most oil companies as well as wastewater treatment plants for the City of Austin, Texas and field installation of custody transfer system for Department of Energy. Helped design and develop project-reporting system for Daniel.

Mr. Bickford is not only familiar with NEC, but also ABS, CFR, DNV (NORSK), BASSEFA and other European Standards. He worked with ACAD Versions 12 thru 2000 as well as LT and LT97.  He has also completed numerous training courses both technical and managerial. He is an active voting member of The National Fire Protection Association. He was Member of the Board of Director’s Daniel Employee’s Credit Union while at Daniel Industries. 

Mr. Bickford served in the US Army; Military Police (Held Top Secret Security Clearance) Honorable Discharge, E-4.

Mr. Bickford completed numerous Management Training Courses and Seminars as well as Technical Training courses pertaining to both Instrument and Electrical work, and construction and general management. Those included: Texas State Workers Compensation Seminars; Texas State Sales and Use Tax Seminars; Texas State Construction Law Seminars; Crouse Hinds explosion proof conduit system seminar; Numerous studies of NEC (National Electrical Code); Numerous specialized studies of Section 500 of NEC (Hazardous Areas); Numerous Cutler-Hammer (Westinghouse), General Electric, Square D, Siemens and Allen Bradley MCC and Switchgear design and installation seminars and study courses for low (480v) and medium voltages (to 15KV); Numerous  DCS and PLC installation seminars; ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) study courses including USCG (United States Coast Guard) regulations; Seminar for AWS (American Welding Society) as pertains to setting up and maintaining procedures for testing and certification of welders (Welding Procedure Specifications); Seminars and study courses for API (American Petroleum Institute) as pertains to oil and NGL piping for pipe lines and custody transfer systems. Training included hydrostatic testing procedures, both for API and Military Specification; Numerous studies on design and installation of Flow Meters, both Turban and Positive Displacement; Numerous studies on design and installation of Flow Control Valves, both Electrical and Pneumatic actuated; DNV (Det Norske Veritas) study courses including North Sea Supplement as well as other European regulating bodies; CNOPB (Canadian) Study course for standards pertaining to Living Quarters on drill ship; Womack School of Fluid Power classes on design and installation of hydraulic systems; Numerous courses of studies for installation of instrumentation systems both pneumatic and electronic; HVAC seminars and courses for proper installation and construction of heating and air conditioning systems; Purge and Pressurization System courses for buildings and containers in hazardous areas (NFPA496); Numerous studies on design and installation of NFPA, ABS and DNV fire detection and suppression systems; and Voting Member of National Fire and Protection Agency.