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Power Plant Project Manager

Hubbard, OH, 44425
August 23, 2012

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Home: *** ****** ******, *******, ** 44425

E-mail: Cell: 330-***-****

EXCUTIVE SUMMARY: As a world class project manager I would like to once

again lead a technical team on a first of its kind project. I have

successfully resolved bad customer relationships and brought projects back

to on-time and under budget status. I can do engineering specifications

from design, purchasing, project management perspectives and am available

to work now. When you want it done right, on schedule at a fair price,

call me.


B.S. Electrical Engineering, Penn State University

Sergeant, Radio Communications, Telephone, and Teletype, United States Army





Projects Manager/Estimator/Contract Administrator

Hubbard, OH

. Projects Coordinator for construction at NASA, Glenn Research Center,

Cleveland, OH

. Refurbishing electric ION rocket engine laboratory for NASA

. Refurbishing Abrams Tank motor pools at Ft. Knox

. Certified Construction Quality Management by US Army Corps of Engineers

Estimator/Project Management/Contract Administrator

Dumas, TX

. Process Control/Construction Planning using Aspen Tech "Icarus"

. Scheduling using "Primavera"

President/Consultant/Value Added Reseller (VAR) /Contract Administrator

New Wilmington, PA.

. Microsoft Partner

. Customized PC solutions for individuals and municipalities

. Windows 95/98, Windows ME, NT, 2000 & XP applications with automatic

database and report generation.

. MS Office, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS Publisher, MS Front Page, MS

Visio, MS Project, Primavera, AutoCAD, Alpha Five database applications,

Lotus, Freelance, Lotus Notes instructor/demonstrator.

. Network design and installation, project management of software projects.

. Software quality control.

WESTMINSTER COLLEGE/Construction Management

1999 - 2006

Owner's Representative/Project Manager New Construction/Contract

Administrator New Wilmington, PA.

. Assistant to Director of Physical Plant

. Architect Interface

. Supervision of/and Interface to custodial, grounds and trades staff

. Contracts/Specifications Writer

. Estimating/Scheduling/Planning/Budgeting

. Communication/Contractor Interface (currently, 3 architects, 7

construction teams, 9 buildings, 4 owner stakeholder committees)

. Award Winning Restoration of 109 year old Science Hall

. Construction of High Tech Student Center

. Building state funded Western PA Cultural Arts Center


1996 - 1998

Computer Systems Estimator/Complex Bids/Contract Administrator

Grand Rapids MI.

. Performed System integration for MDRS Software Products Engineering.

. Implemented Customized PC network solutions for the Material Handling


. Sold UNIX and Windows NT systems controlling automatic conveyor systems.

. High speed sorting machines for the USP and package delivery companies

(Amway, UPS and Fedex)

. Project Managed budget, conceptual layout, engineering design,

installation and support.

. Delivered training to Bid Team on MS Office suite (Word, Excel,

PowerPoint, Access), and Visio

WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC Various positions as noted below:


Special Projects Manager (Diamler Benz Transportation) /Contract

Administrator Pittsburgh PA.

. International/National Special Projects Manager of major transit


. Designed and sold software and data networks to control Commuter Rail


. Managed network integration including Software licensing, FCC licenses,

and new product patents.

. Chairman of Corporate Quality Communications team for Projects Managers.

. Special Engineering Projects Manager for European to American

manufacturing lines.


Project Engineer/Chief Estimator

Pittsburgh PA.

. Project engineering for sales/marketing group specializing in

microprocessor control and power systems.

. Designed complex software and data networks on DEC VAX platforms.

. Responsible for conceptual network design and documenting equipment in


. Supported Sales Reps. with proposal creation, estimating, pricing and

equipment documentation.

. Supported Sales Reps with technical customer presentations and contract



Project Administrator/Contract Administrator

Pittsburgh PA.

. Administered large electrical control systems for the Steel Industry.

. Performed applications engineering, scheduling, purchasing and


. Administered International product export/import, letters of credit, and

shipping papers.


Projects Manager/Contract Administrator

Pittsburgh PA.

. Responsible for posts sales support and financial administration.

. Projects included:

a) CSP integrated Mini-Mill for Nucor Steel

b) Hyperion Energy Recovery System, sewage to electricity process

noted in Popular Science

c) Various projects in leading edge technology using microprocessors,

PLC's, distributed control and data acquisition systems.


Project Engineer

Pittsburgh PA.

. Lead Project Engineer on the first Distributed Controls integration, of

an electric power plant.

. Provided Systems Project Engineering for Utility customers.

. Coordinated media and trade show planning for a new product introduction.

. Received three consecutive years "Excellence in Marketing Award" in

Project Engineering.


Contract Administrator

Buffalo NY.

. Provided engineering support to Project Managers implementing motor drive

control systems, for the steel, metals, and paper industries.

. Ordered all equipment and consulting services for projects under


. Coordinated engineering's contribution to all budgetary and integration

requirements for projects under management



Purchasing Agent Athens


. Purchased electrical equipment, insulation materials, and insulating


. Worked on short product development and engineering cycles

. Coordinated International transactions between R&D center in Pittsburgh

and startup in Puerto Rico.


Design Engineer

Sharon PA.

. Design and development engineer for Westinghouse Transformers Division.

. Designed aluminum conductors, high temperature fasteners (patent


. Calculated temperature fluctuation algorithms for transformer re-design

(patent disclosures).

Also worked with Stovroff & Herman Real Estate

1977 - 1979

Salesman/Transfer Specialist

Buffalo NY.

. Sold real estate for the largest firm in Western NY

. Transfer/Relocation specialist

. Multi-Million dollar plus performer

. Agent for contractors/developers (Commercial and Residential)


Basketball Official, Western PA and NY (25 years)

President Church Board of Trustees (10 years).

Chief Clerk of Regional Church Board (5 years)

Chairman Search Committee, Elder for my Church.

Leader Church Teenage Youth Group (5 years).

Publisher Company Newsletter (Westinghouse/AEG Automation Corp.), (8


Chairman Recreation Activities Committee (Westinghouse/AEG Automation

Corp.), (8 years).


Mr. Owen Wagner, Director of Physical Plant, Westminster College


Mr. Jon Campbell, Treasurer, City of Butler PA


Mr. R. Thomas Williamson, President, Westminster College


Some of the award winning projects over the last 40 years that Mr. Ratvasky

has worked on that have received architectural/customer acclaim and

recognition are:

. Crawfordsville, IN, NUCOR Steel, a Green-field to Integrated Steel

Mill project in 14 months. This included a continuous caster, hot

mill, cold mill, pickle line, slitting line and warehouse facilities.

. Wuhan, Republic of China, automated steel hot strip mill

. City of Los Angles, Hyperion Energy Recovery System, 400 acre plant

for waste to energy and fresh water.

. City of Austin, municipal sewage plant, waste to fresh water.

. City of San Antonio, municipal sewage plant, waste to fresh water.

. Power Plants in Korea, Montana, Texas, Wisconsin, New York, Florida,

Oklahoma, Ohio, and other places.

. Egypt, four coal fired power plant systems as part of President

Carter's Camp David Accords.

. Portland General Electric, Boardman Fossil Power Plant and Trojan

Nuclear Power Plant control systems.

. Pacific Gas and Electric, geyser field generating stations and the

largest gas fired generating plant in the world at Moss Landing, CA.

. Valero Refinery Expansion in Texas

. Light rail systems in Boston, Baltimore, Portland, and Washington.

. Nampa, ID, MICRON personal computer assembly lines.

. People Movers at airports in Orlando, Pittsburgh, Denver and other


. Chicago Dredge & Drydock, electrics and controls for suction dredges

going to the Persian Gulf.

. San Francisco, BART, original system and next generation car

refurbishment in the 90's.

. "Golmar Tasman", computer precision ship propulsion positioning


. New Wilmington, PA, Westminster College:

1. construction of Townhouse Apartments,

2. renovation of school icon building, "Old Main",

3. construction of Western PA Cultural Arts Center,

4. upgrading of all dormitories with fire prevention/sprinkler


5. construction of "McKelvey Campus/Student Center",

6. renovation of 108 year old "Thompson Clark Hall".

Background Summary of Management Skills:



Cell: 330-***-****

1. Construction Management (28 years)

Larry has been a project engineer for Westinghouse Electric for 28

years during which many of the projects were in utility power plant

modifications. Recently he renovated the entire 44 building campus at

Westminster College including its underground utility systems,

electric, water, sewer, gas, telephone, data communications and T4

internet services.

2. Estimating (8 years)

He has served as an estimator for 8 years with Westinghouse and has 4

years as Chief Estimator of the Steel Mill Projects group. And then

at Westminster College he served as their only project estimator for 6

years while doing project management.

3. Budget Control (6 years)

Larry has had primary budget control for the last 6 years on 44

projects totaling over $26M at Westminster College. That is in

addition to with his $2B plus in projects management at Westinghouse.

4. Contract Administration (8 years)

He was a Contract Administrator for 8 years with Westinghouse on large

projects like BART and the LA Sewage Plant as well as numerous paper

mills, steel mills, and power plants. See his award winning projects


5. Scheduling (6 years)

Scheduling was part of the Contract Administration duties at

Westinghouse and was followed by 6 years at Westminster College while

their projects manager. Then under the USACE and Valero he did

project scheduling with programs like Icarus and Primavera V3 through


6. Quality Management (12 years)

Larry served on corporate interdivisional Quality Circles for 12 years

and was part of the "Just in Time" corporate quality improvement

campaign. Then he was the Quality Inspector for his projects during

the 6 years at Westminster College.

7. Safety Management (6 year)

Larry was part of the management team that monthly presented

Westminster employee safety training for 6 years.

8. Procurement (3 years)

He served as a purchasing agent for 3 years at Westinghouse.

9. Computer literate: Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, & Outlook

Larry has experience as a Microsoft Partner

Customized PC solutions for individuals and municipalities

Windows 95/98, Windows ME, NT, 2000 & XP applications with automatic

database and report generation.

MS Office, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS Publisher, MS Front Page,

MS Visio, MS Project, Primavera, AutoCAD, Alpha Five database

applications, Lotus, Freelance, Lotus Notes instructor/demonstrator.

Network design and installation, project management of software


Software quality control.

10. Location: (relocation assistance)

Relocation assistance is desired from his present Eastern Ohio home.

11. Education: College Graduate-BA or BS

B.S. Electrical Engineering, Penn State University

Sergeant, Radio Communications, Telephone, and Teletype, United

States Army Reserve.

Background Preferred (but not required):

12. Trades Experience

Radio Communications, Telephone, and Teletype, United States Army


13. OSHA Certification

Larry has served on several committees some as chair to obtain ISO

9000 certifications.

Other Essential Abilities and Skills:

14. Results driven. The proof is in his project performance record in

which he has always been on or ahead of schedule and below budget. The

below budget skill has been in the face of some very tuff goals that

others failed to meet before Larry was assigned. He is known as the

closer on budget problems.

15. Customer Oriented. After serving 36 years is a customer contact role

there are no negatives for the helpfulness of this man.

16. Communication (written and verbal). The record speaks for itself.

The communication is there and it is positive. The written skills

overshadow the speaking skills. But, Larry has served as toast master

at over 14 retirement dinners and been MC for employee Christmas

parties, dinners and picnics.

17. High energy & persistent. More of the positive descriptions given by

others. Talk to his references and hear how sorry they are that there

is no work left for his talents at Westminster. Always on time and

always more than was asked for. In crisis mode, he just performs


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