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Michael McFadden

Director, Project Research Division

Headquarters
44426 Atwater Drive
Ashburn, Virginia 20147
USA

Michael joined Independent Project Analysis in 2000 and now serves as Director of IPA’s Project Research Division. In his role, Mike is responsible for IPA’s research organization that leads and supports IPA’s research and develops the analytical tools IPA employs in evaluating capital projects. Michael previously served as the Regional Director of North America, with responsibility for the company’s North American operations, and as Refining Area Manager, overseeing the worldwide business and technical development needs in this sector.

Michael has led research on the performance and drivers of the refining industry’s clean fuels projects and the effects of labor shortages on project performance. Michael’s areas of expertise include refining process projects, megaproject performance, and new technology project performance. Michael has 15 years of experience in the paper and chemicals industries working for major companies in the United States. He has experience in developing and commercializing new processes and products and many years of experience in project management. While working in the paper industry, he received two patents recognized in both the United States and Europe for a product for the coated inkjet paper market.

Michael has a MS in Chemical Engineering and a BA in Chemistry from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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