Robert was born and raised in California and has lived and worked in Texas (Houston), Iran (Sarchesmeh) and Saudi Arabia (Udhailiyah). He received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Engineering Management, both from California State University at Long Beach. Robert also has a Certificate in Business Management for Technical Personnel from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Certificate in Web Design from Lone Star College in Houston, Texas. Additionally Robert has held Professional Engineering Registrations in California and Texas.
Robert is now retired, but the early part of his career was employed as an Instrumentation Engineer (automation) by several Engineering, Design and Construction companies that built refineries and other petrochemical plants. During his tenure there he held various engineering and managerial positions.
Robert finished his career employed by a major oil company where he was the Superintendent of Instrumentation and Controls for a large refinery in Wilmington, California. His final assignment was consultant to all of the company’s US based refineries for their Instrumentation and Control Systems Upgrade projects.