VP Operations and Engineering @ Kern River Gas Transmission
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) @
University of Notre Dame
Gas Transmission and LNG Operations Manager with a wide variety of experiences across the United States including Texas Gas Transmission, Northwest Pipeline, Kern River Gas Transmission, MidAmerican Energy Company, DOT PHMSA in the Central Region at Kansas City MO, and now PG&E. Focused on the safe. reliable and efficient operations of gas transmission with a heavy emphasis
Gas Transmission and LNG Operations Manager with a wide variety of experiences across the United States including Texas Gas Transmission, Northwest Pipeline, Kern River Gas Transmission, MidAmerican Energy Company, DOT PHMSA in the Central Region at Kansas City MO, and now PG&E. Focused on the safe. reliable and efficient operations of gas transmission with a heavy emphasis on DOT Part 192 compliance activities.
Strengths: Insight on DOT PHMSA compliance perspectives, preventive and compliance maintenance, building effective operations and maintenance leadership teams.
Director Compliance Gas Operations @ Responsible for Regulatory Compliance issues as related to CFR 49 Part 192 and California Public Utilities Commission Regulation GO-112E. Our team also provides pre-audit support and leads audits conducted by CPUC. From March 2015 to Present (10 months) Director Gas Transmission Operations & Maintenance @ Responsible for 6,750 miles of transmission pipeline system at PG&E including 12 compressor stations, 3 underground storage fields and approximately 1080 miles of High Consequence Area (HCA) pipeline. We perform all preventive and compliance maintenance on this system and we also perform preventive ,maintenance on distribution regulation, distribution SCADA, distribution meters greater than 1000 SCF/hr and distribution valves. From December 2011 to Present (4 years 1 month) Engineer Inspector @ I was responsible for gas transmission audits, Public Awareness audits, and accident investigations including a propane storage field incident and a compressor station crank case explosion incident. From February 2011 to December 2011 (11 months) Manager LNG Facilities @ Responsibilities included three (3) LNG Peak Shaving plants- both liquefaction and vaporization - and two (2) Propane -Air mix plants. In 2005, we completed major improvements to the 3 LNG plants to bring them into compliance with DOT Part 193 compliance including new control systems and replacement of various components at the different plants. From March 2005 to July 2010 (5 years 5 months) VP Operations and Engineering @ Responsible for the Operations and Engineering and IT functions for the Kern River Gas Transmission system all operations maintenance - both compliance and preventive maintenance - and the engineering support functions for compression, pipeline and environmental issues. From March 2002 to March 2005 (3 years 1 month) Greater Salt Lake City AreaDirector of Operations @ My responsibilities included managing the Operations and Maintenance activities on the Kern River Gas Transmission and Northwest Pipeline systems. This included all compressor stations and a major LNG facility near Plymouth Washington. Major interconnects with suppliers included connections across the Canadian border at Sumas WA, PGT near Spokane WA, the Western Wyoming producers in the Evanston WY and mulitple producers in the Four Corners area near Durango CO. From March 1998 to February 2002 (4 years) Greater Salt Lake City Area
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Business Administration and Management, General @ Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management From 1989 to 1991 Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Chemical Engineering @ University of Notre Dame From 1974 to 1979 Michael Falk is skilled in: Power Generation, Power Plants, Energy, Smart Grid, Electric Power, Nuclear, Smart Metering, Electricity, Turbines, Power Systems, Power Distribution, Energy Markets, NERC, Steam Turbines, Natural Gas
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