Robert Carruth serves as Founder and President of ECL. With 47 years of engineering experience in the oil and gas industry, Mr. Carruth has attained an extensive measure of accomplishment in regards to platform design and project management for offshore structures and production facilities. He received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Mississippi, where he was a member of Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Society and Chi Epsilon National Civil Engineering Honor Society. Mr. Carruth began his professional career with Texaco in 1969, at which time he provided engineering support for the planning of facilities and the design, fabrication and installation of drilling and production facilities for the North Sea, Gulf of Mexico and Gulf of Alaska. He later joined J.G.Mackin and Associates in Houston, TX as Engineering Manager for projects such as Shell’s Beta Field C Complex offshore West Coast U.S.A., Chevron’s Ninian Field Central Platform in the North Sea, and Mobil’s Statfjord A platform also located in the North Sea. He then went on to become Vice President and Operations Manager of J.G. Mackin and Associates in Lafayette, LA, where he was responsible for overseeing all engineering activities. In 1982, Mr. Carruth recognized a growing demand for consulting engineering firms within the upstream sector of the petroleum industry. It was at this time that he founded ECL, where he remains President and General Manager.