Over forty years of highly diversified and progressively responsible experience in construction, development, and related industries which have produced annual revenues in excess of $150 MM. Have taken small unknown operations and have developed them into multi-million dollar corporations. Have demonstrated ability to acquire new projects and to organize and concurrently manage existing ones. Scope of work has ranged from small contracts to large; multi-phase endeavors with the largest single contract value being $83 MM. Through careful planning and good business sense, have been able to develop diversified interests into profitable ventures.
A profit-minded management generalist capable of assuming responsibility for a multi-phase operation, establishing plans and budgets, and implementing these plans to achieve projected results. A decision-maker . . . able to define problems, ascertain solutions and implement programs designed to increase overall profitability at maximum efficiency and at a minimum of cost.
Adept at working well with personnel at all levels, motivating them to perform – to produce results. Enjoy managing and directing the work of others, delegating authority, administering numerous projects simultaneously. Possess an excellent “track record” in the development and maintenance of a strong, viable group of employees. Have consistently produced top results by successfully motivating others. Able to specify, select, train, motivate, supervise and evaluate personnel at all levels.
Administration & Planning
A cost-conscious administrator accustomed to assuming complete responsibility . . . work well under pressure, and in a competitive environment. Possess strong leadership abilities . . . people-oriented, dedicated to the achievement of individual and company objectives.
Construction & Engineering
Possess a thorough knowledge of the construction industry - - all phases. Able to effectively estimate costs, time, manpower requirements, etc. and to complete projects within established parameters. Broad scope of experience in construction management and heavy construction, including highways, bridges, demolition, site remediation and pollution control facilities. Also familiar with a host of other heavy and building construction projects. Knowledge of federal government regulations, bidding procedures, contract acquisition and administration, and state and local building/construction codes. Manager and developer of several industrial development sites.
Hardworking . . . an achiever. Can function independently, or as a fully cooperative member of a team. Strong personal motivation for success. Have built a profitable business enterprise based on hard work, quality, timeliness, and good employee relations. An entrepreneur, not afraid to devote full effort to making something work. Family-oriented, high moral and ethical standards.
Lou and his wife of over 40 years, Carol, are the proud parents and grandparents of six offspring.
1960-1964 University of Pittsburgh BS Civil Engineering
1964-1966 Pennsylvania Department of Highways and Bridges, Design Engineer
1965-1967 United States Air Nation Guard and USAF.
1967-2000 Civil Engineer, Owner Weiss Bros Construction Inc.
1968-Present Vice Pres of A-L Project Management
2000-2005 consultant to NASA at Cape Kennedy.
2000-Present All American Equipment and Construction
I was born and raised on a Pennsylvania Dairy farm, where I learned first-hand the rules of conservation and preservation of water and the natural resources. Civil Engineering gave me the tools to implement these ideas.
I attend conventions and trade shows that keep me up-to-date with the latest technologies and it gives me a chance to talk to design engineers where I get details of the new technology.
30+ years experience in domestic US basins. • B.S. in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering. • Licensed and Registered Professional Engineer, Recognized authority on oil & gas completions.
TECHNICAL Innovated, evaluated, designed, and supervised hundreds of new and work over completions for: • Marcellus and Utica shales throughout the Appalachian basin • Coalbed methane wells in Virginia and Pennsylvania. • Shallow oil wells in Northern Pennsylvania. • Upper Devonian gas wells in Southwestern Pennsylvania. • Medina, Whirlpool, and Queenstown gas wells in Northwestern Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York. • Oriskany / Chert gas wells in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New York. • Rose Run gas & oil wells in Western Ohio. • Deep test (10,000' and deeper) over thrust wells from Virginia to Vermont. • Salt solution storage wells in South-central New York. • Water and brine disposal and injection wells in Pennsylvania and New York. • Unconventional vertical and horizontal wells in the Appalachian, Haynesville, Permian and Williston Basins.
Established, managed, marketed, forecasted employee, product, technology for: • Nabors Completion & Production; 2010 -2014 • Superior Well Services; 1997 – 2010 • Halliburton Energy Services; 1982 - 997
EDUCATION, TRAINING & LICENSES
B.S. Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1982
Registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; PE-042615-E
PUBLICATIONS & PATENTS
Case Study: Observations of a Coal Bed Methane Extraction Pilot Project via Well Bores in Greene County, Pennsylvania, Presented and Published in the Records of the 1997 SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, Lexington, Kentucky
Cross Linked Fracturing Fluids Enhance Deliverability of North Central Pennsylvania Storage Fields, Presented and Published in the Records of the 1995 SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, Morgantown, West Virginia
A Fracturing Study of the Elk Sands of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Presented and Published in the Records of the 1991 SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, Columbus, Ohio
Method of Fracturing Subterranean Formations Utilizing Emulsions Comprising Acrylamide Co-polymers, US 7,482,310 B1; Jan 27, 2009
• SPE/ Society of Petroleum Engineers; Past Section Chairman
• AAPG/ Appalachian Association of Petroleum Geologists