Wyss, S.

Bechtel Corp., Houston, Texas

Stephen Wyss is a Materials Manager at Bechtel Corporation. He has more than 45 yr of experience executing capital projects for oil, gas, chemicals, power, metals, mining, rail and hazardous nuclear processes. Over the course of his career, Dr. Wyss has worked as a design engineer, field engineer, project engineer, software consultant and materials manager in both design and in construction at logistically challenged sites on five continents. He is a registered Mechanical Engineer in Texas and California, and, in addition to Bechtel, has previously worked for Intergraph, Black & Veatch and CF Braun. Dr. Wyss earned a BA degree in architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and holds a J.D. degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.

Materials management: Data-centric execution to enhance organizational productivity—Part 1

Wyss, S., Bechtel Corp.

As a veteran of many capital projects once observed, “All projects execute materials management—those that do so without a plan and the appropriate resources just do it very poorly.”