Marc Minassian received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston. Before graduating, Marc worked summers on the shop floor as an oilfield inspector. After graduation, Marc worked in the Petrochemical industry briefly engineering on-site and on-line leak repair solutions and was an instructor for on-line leak sealing. Marc has spent the next 20 years in the offshore Oil and Gas industry creating and developing products and systems that are solving some of the industry’s biggest challenges. These include drilling riser systems, subsea drilling and pipe line connectors, work-over intervention equipment, surface wellhead, and multiple subsea wellhead systems. Marc has led both domestic and global engineering teams to develop products and technology used throughout the world. He also has 20 years of personal experience with finite element structural analysis with elastic and elastic/plastic techniques using industry standards. Marc holds 6 US Patents all related to Oil & Gas equipment and authored a paper at the Offshore Technology Conference. Marc enjoys residential construction projects in his spare time and even built his primary residence for his family.