Abe Fatemizadeh is the President and CEO of Spectrum engineering LLC which is a start up engineering and technology business and is also a member of the board of Ingenia Polymers Inc.
Abe is the former president of The Shaw Group’s Energy and Chemicals division. With over $6 billion in annual revenues, Shaw is a leading global provider of technology, engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance, fabrication, manufacturing, consulting, remediation, and facilities management services for the power, process, environmental, infrastructure and emergency response markets. Shaw is a Fortune 500 company, and employs approximately 17,000 people at its offices and operations in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region.
Abe has over 30 years of related work experience in construction, operations, engineering, project controls, proposal development, and project management. After obtaining a BS and MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Houston in 1972 and 1974, Abe joined Texas Instruments as an Industrial engineer. Abe joined Daniel Construction in 1985 as field contracts manager, construction manager, site manager and moved to the Houston office of Fluor Daniel in 1989 to join the Dupont alliance team as project manager, and was promoted to project operations manager for the Fluor/Dupont alliance in Houston. Abe moved to Holland in 1992 and worked as executive project director for John Brown E&C for three years before returning to the United States to re-join Fluor Daniel in 1995. Between 1995 and 2001 Abe held positions of executive project director, operations manager for Chemicals, Plastics & Fiber business unit in Houston, global operations manager for Chemicals and Specialties business unit and led the EPC and risk management group for the Energy and Chemicals operating company of Fluor Corporation.
In March 2001, Abe became Senior Vice President of Duke/Fluor Daniel, a partnership jointly owned by Duke Energy and Fluor Corporation. In this position Abe had global P&L responsibility for $1.7BB power business as well as operations of DFD’s California office And was assigned as Sr. risk officer for
the Duke/Fluor Daniel Partnership.
Abe first joined Shaw in September 2003 as President of Shaw Stone & Webster’s Power group. Later as President of Power and Process EPC, his responsibilities grew to include engineering, procurement and construction for global power, process and proprietary technology businesses. He assumed the position for president of Energy and Chemical division in September 2004 when the Power, Process, Technology, and consulting businesses were integrated to form Shaw’s Energy & Chemicals Division.
Today the division has over $1.3 BB in revenue and provides engineering, procurement, construction, technology, maintenance and operations services to the global power and process industries. Abe retired from Shaw in July 2007.