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James Laar's Email & Phone Number

Vice President Operations at Valdes Engineering Company

James Laar's Email Addresses

ja****[email protected] Personal Email
j****[email protected] Work Email

James Laar's Phone Numbers

(214) ***-*354 Phone number

James Laar's Work Experience

Valdes Engineering Company

Vice President Operations

April 2020 to Present

Pyrolyx USA, Inc.

Chief Operating Officer

February 2019 to April 2020

KBR, Inc.

EPC Project Director

January 2015 to February 2019

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James Laar's Education

University of Michigan

January 1981 to January 1982

University of Michigan

January 1979 to January 1981

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About James Laar's Current Company

Valdes Engineering Company

Frequently Asked Questions about James Laar

What company does James Laar work for?

James Laar works for Valdes Engineering Company


What is James Laar's role at Valdes Engineering Company?

James Laar is Vice President Operations


What is James Laar's personal email address?

James Laar's personal email address is ja****[email protected]


What is James Laar's business email address?

James Laar's business email address is j****[email protected]


What is James Laar's Phone Number?

James Laar's phone (214) ***-*354


What industry does James Laar work in?

James Laar works in the Oil & Energy industry.


About James Laar

đź’Ľ Past Experience

James Van Laar received his Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri in 1984 and hisMechanical Engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1990. He has experience in the following industries: mechanical engineering, power engineering, pipeline engineering, nuclear engineering, and environmental engineering.From 1984-1990, Van Laar worked as a mechanical engineer for various organizations including: Valdes Engineering Company, PGandE, WorleyParsons, and Molybdenum Corporation. From 1990-1991, he worked as a project manager for various organizations including: Sargent & Lundy, Pyrolyx USA, Inc., KBR, Inc., and Houston-based Texas KBR. From 1991-1996, Van Laar worked as a Vice President at WorleyParsons and from 1996-2010, he was a Vice President at Sargent & Lundy. Van Laar has held various managerial positions within KBR, including: Project Director for Power Engineering, Vice President for Operations, and Chief Operating Officer.In 2019, Van Laar replaced Joe McNamara as the President and CEO of Pyrolyx USA, Inc. He will be responsible for the design and engineering of new geothermal and renewable energy products and services as well as executive direction and control of Pyrolyx's day-to-day operations.


🎓 Education

James Van Laar has a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. From 1981-1982, Van Laar was a student at the University of Michigan where he earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering. Van Laar also held a B.S. from the University of Michigan in 1979-1981.Van Laar has held an article position with several companies including Ford and Cummins. He has also been a teacher in the past, specifically in the field of Mechanical Engineering. Van Laar has a proven work readiness and teaching experience, which is why he has been selected to fill the role of Director of Master's PROGRAM at the University of Michigan.Van Laar’s appointment as Director of Master’s PROGRAM at the University of Michigan will fill a void that has been left in the Department of Mechanical Engineering since 2011 when Dr. Shawn Griggs resigned after eight years of service. Van Laar’s appointment comes at a time when the Department is expecting a major strategic overhaul that will include increasing the number of graduate students and moving the program from an undergraduate to a graduate-level program.The new direction of the Department is based on the premise that a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering is not enough to become a successful mechanical engineer, but rather, an individual must have the ability to start, lead, and manage a successful mechanical engineering team. Van Laar is bring his extensive experience as a teacher and working in a successful business to the Department, which will be beneficial in developing the curriculum, admitting students, and leading the Department’s initiatives.Van Laar has a commitment to personal development and has devised a program that selects metro Detroit scientists and engineers to serve as interns in the Master’s PROGRAM. The program is designed to give students the opportunity to learn from experienced professionals and win experiences that will prepare them for their professional careers. The program is hoped to inspire students to pursue a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering so that they can join the successful Michigan engineering community.Van Laar’s appointment is a welcomed step in the direction of the Department. He has a wealth of experience and education that will help the Department improve its standard of operations [email protected]


đź’ˇ Technical & Interpersonal Skills

James Van Laar has a background in Mechanical Engineering and Project Management. He has been with PGandE since 1983 and is currently a Mechanical Engineer at PG&E. He has also worked at WorleyParsons for 7 months in Vietnam. In his previous roles, he has been responsible for winning $40+million PMC contracts and moving western ex-pat employees to the area. He also worked at Sargent & Lundy for 10 years from 1986 to 1996. Mr. Van Laar has been with Pyrolyx USA from February 2019 to April 2020 for 1 year 3 months. He also has experience with EPC Project Directors at KBR, Inc. and KBR’s Onshore Americas E&C projects. He has testified beforeCongress on various aspects of the energy industry and he has been a part of many industry-wide networking events. Mr. Van Laar is a soft-spoken, patient, and detail-oriented individual.


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