Björn Zubel has been working in Turnarounds & Capital Projects for nearly all of his professional life. In 1989 he started his professional life at VEBA Refinery (now BP), Gelsenkirchen Germany. As part of the Naphta-Cracker Operations Team, he got the first time involved with the planning and execution of a major Turnaround project. Based on this experience he switched his function and employer in 1992 and started working in the field of turnaround- and maintenance planning and estimating for a mechanical contractor. In 1996 he took the opportunity to gather in depth knowledge and hands on experience in turnaround scheduling, schedule optimization, progress controls and resource-planning. From 1998 to 2005 he worked in different companies as the responsible Manager for TA-Projectmanagement & -controls. During this period he was accountable to define and implement standard methodology for turnaround planning & scheduling as well as standard scheduling and schedule controls processes to improve the quality of turnaround schedules during planning as well as the predictability of schedule and progress reporting during the turnaround execution phase. Starting 2005 until today he works with ep-cm projectmanagement as the Operations Manager and TA Senior Consultant. Until now he consulted and supported TA-projects for multinational companies in the O&G- and chemical industry in Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia and North America. Delivering expertise and predictable results in the field of TA-management & -controls is his passion according to his motto “If you just try to reach the bar, you will never raise it!”