Director of Operations Texas



Al Smith was born and raised in Frostproof, Fla and attended Frostproof Jr-Sr High. He began his career in August of 1977 by joining the U.S.M.C. After Honorable Discharge, Al began his trek through the construction sector. He started out as a code welder for Watkins Engineers in the early 80’s and progressed into lower level supervision. He was hired into Cargill where he progressed from Maintenance Supervisor – Maintenance Manager – Project Manager – Sr. Project Manager. Retiring from Cargill/Mosaic in 2012, he has spent the last seven years overseeing emergency and high risk outages and capital projects in Paper, Oil-Gas, Petro-Chem, Chemical, Mining, Fertilizer, Food Service, BioFuel and Power facilities.

Al has 30+ years of experience in the construction industry with Project Management oversight of FEED, FEL, estimation, schedule/planning, execution, cost control/tracking, reporting, commissioning and close-out procedures of capital projects. His reputation as a strong leader, whose strength at troubleshooting, identifying and eliminating potential problems, allows for completion of projects on schedule and within budget.

Smith has a strong background in the following: Turn-Around Management including all forms of welding, millwright, ironwork, fabrication, heavy-rigging, crane and standard construction activities; development and implementation of reliability-based maintenance programs utilizing multiple forms of preventative, predictive and proactive formats; knowledge and disposition to manage multiple projects at one time across multiple sites; and emphasis on a safety culture based off focus on leadership and education towards a zero-incident safety foundation. Smith has accomplished Incident Free safety records multiple times with millions of safe work hours executed.

Al has joined MW Industrial Services as Director of Operations Texas to continue the company vision of setting MW Industrial apart as the best of the best contactor for all industry sectors.

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