Current Steering Committee

Volunteer members of the Frame6 Group
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Jeff is currently a Distinguished Engineering Associate with ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company in Spring, Texas. He has been employed with ExxonMobil for over 36 years and is currently the Global Technology Lead for ExxonMobil’s heavy-duty gas turbine fleet, including 18 GE Frame 6B engines.

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He graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1982. During his college career he also worked as a coop student for Mobil Oil where he helped build some of the first ”express lubes” in the country, and too at Exxon Chemical Co. where he got his first exposure to rotating equipment.

Jeff continued working with Exxon after graduation first in Linden, NJ, and then in Baytown, TX, where he has specialized in engineering, operation and maintenance of pumps, large turbo-compressor trains, and gas turbines.

Jeff Gillis

Co-Chairman, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company

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22 years of experience in 6B gas turbine maintenance, capital component repair and machinery condition monitoring.

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Field service engineer with Westinghouse Power Generation for gas and steam turbine from 1997 to 1998. Mechanical maintenance engineer responsible for routine, preventative, predictive and condition monitoring of Utilities and Water Treatment rotating and fixed equipment at Formosa Plastics from 1998 to 2006 and BASF from 2006 to 2020.

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from LSU.

Kevin Bovia

Mechanical Reliability Engineer, BASF Geismar

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Kevin Campbell started his career at Chevron in 2007 where he worked as a plant operator at the Cogen facility located inside the El Segundo refinery.

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2011-2017 Kevin worked as the plants lead shutdown coordinator planning outages and executing turnarounds. During this time he was also heavily involved in the commissioning of El Segundo’s fourth Frame 6B which began commercial operation in July 2013.

Additionally in 2017 he and Mike Wenschlag headed up the operations commissioning efforts for Chevrons joint venture with Singapore Refining Company placing 2 brand new Frame 6B’s in service.

2017-Current, Kevin is the El Segundo Refinery’s Cogen Specialist, where he manages the sites four Frame 6B’s.

Kevin Campbell

Cogen Specialist, El Segundo Refinery

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B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Prairie View A&M University
Total of 18 years experience in Gas turbine repair and outage planning with GE Energy.
Five years with the Maintenance Planning & Execution group of Chevron

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Responsible for the quality assurance of HDGT major capital part repairs and component life optimization.

Robert B. Chapman, Sr.

Turbine Repair Engineer, Chevron Maintenance & Planning Execution

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James, better known as “JC”, has worked in the combustion turbine power generation industry for over 27 years. Beginning in 1989, JC served as a Production/Operations Engineer for Formosa Plastics Corporation (Baton Rouge, LA) for 19 years.

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In that role he oversaw the operation of three GE Frame 6B gas turbines each equipped with supplemental fired HRSGs, two back-pressure extraction steam turbine generators, package boilers, the plant compressed air system, and a 220 ton per day air separation plant.

In late 2008 JC moved to BASF (Geismar, LA) to work as a Utilities Department Technologist (alongside Mr. John F. D. Peterson). At BASF, he monitors the performance of two GE Frame 6B gas turbines (both steam injected and one capable of burning dual-fuel), four power boilers, the site compressed air system, a steam turbine generator, and the BOP equipment for the Utilities Department.

JC earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University in 1989.

James C. Rawls

BASF-Geismar Site

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Mike Wenschlag started his career at Chevron in 1989 where he worked in operations at the newly built Cogen plant located in the El Segundo refinery.

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In 1995 he started working as a project coordinator on a refinery wide control system upgrade and a third Frame 6B unit added to the refinery. From 1997 to 2001 Mike was the operations lead outage coordinator for the El Segundo Cogen. From 2002 to 2008 Mike was the operations trainer at the El Segundo refinery.

After working a short time as a refinery supervisor, Mike went on to become the El Segundo Cogen Specialist until his addition to the Chevron Power and Energy Management team in June of 2013.

Currently Mike is the embedded support for the El Segundo Cogen plant that consist of 4 Frame 6B units equipped with a dual pressure supplemental fired HRSG’s along with the support equipment for the plant.

Mike Wenschlag

Chevron Global Power

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Zahi is the Utility Plant engineer at Huntsman Petro. Chemical where two GE Frame 6Bs(DLN) gas turbines provide plant power.

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He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University (class of 1980) where he subsequently joined Texaco Chemical. Co. which later became Huntsman in 1994.

Zahi’s professional experience includes engineering, operations, and maintenance of power boilers, gas turbines and heat recovery steam generators.

Zahi A. Youwakim

Huntsman Petro. Chemical

Frame6 Committee 2019

Frame6 Committee 2018