Craig Najjar is the Senior Project Manager for Biosynthetic Technologies and has more than 25 years of global industry experience managing programs in both the midstream and downstream sectors, including refineries, chemical plants, fractionation plants, ammonia and fertilizer complexes. A chemical engineer with an MBA, Craig is also a member of PMI and ASME. Craig began his career with Foster Wheeler in Houston, moved on to CB&I, Technip, Hydratight, CH2M Hill, and SNC Lavalin before joining Biosynthetic Technologies. Projects under his management have included a grass-roots gasoline hydrotreater in Port Arthur, Texas; a coke drum replacement and expansion project in El Dorado, Kansas; a capacity and reliability upgrade of a coker unit in St. Charles, Louisiana; a coke drum replacement project in Corpus Christi, Texas; a boiler replacement project in Houston and in Texas City, Texas and a coker expansion project in Deer Park, Texas among others. Currently Craig has responsibility for Biosynthetic Technologies first commercial facility that is currently proposed to be built in the greater Houston area. The facility is a first-of-its-kind that is expected to be executed utilizing funds from the 9003 USDA Loan Program. Craig’s philosophy with executing projects is to sit down and really understand what the key drivers are to form the basis for the execution strategy. Keeping these drivers at the forefront of project planning ensures that the project team are working together for a successful project outcome and all parties can celebrate a success.