Mel Larson, formerly Principle Consultant at KBC Advanced Technologies has joined the Becht team. With over 40 years of experience in refining and technical consulting working for Marathon and KBC, Mel is an FCC/ Alky SME as well as has extensive business planning and optimization expertise. He has broad experience consulting internationally including South Korea, Japan, China, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, Greece, Germany and other countries. Mel brings with him a passion for helping clients succeed in margin improvement opportunities while partnering in developing strategic direction for the long-term. Mel has completed several Due Diligence analyses assisting clients identifying opportunities and potentials of sites as the buyer’s representative.
Robert Ohmes, formerly Regional Operations Manager Americas at KBC Advanced Technologies, has joined the Becht team. With over 25 years of experience in refining and technical consulting working for KBC and Flint Hills Resources, Robert has extensive business planning and optimization expertise. He has broad experience consulting internationally including Korea, Thailand, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Columbia, Ecuador, Brazil and other countries. Robert brings with him a passion for helping clients succeed and developing long-term partnerships.
Becht’s President of Engineering, Charles Becht V commented “We are excited to add Mel’s and Robert’s business planning and optimization expertise to our Process Consulting capabilities. As our clients face significant margin constraints and turndown operations this expertise will be critical for helping them succeed.”
Becht is a family owned consulting firm specializing in Subject Matter Expert engineering consulting, plant professional services and software tools focusing on the refining and petrochemical industries. Our firm is staffed by engineers and technicians with significant owner/operator expertise, we average well over 30 years’ experience, and specialize in solving multi-discipline problems. Becht acts the Central Engineering organization for many of our clients who require subject matter expertise and knowledge of best practices.