Alan Mills

Alan J Mills MBA, CEng, CMarEng, FIMarEST

Alan specializes in Commissioning & Start-Up (CSU) and is a subject matter expert in Systems Completion, operating as an auditor, author, advisor, trainer and Expert Witness. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST).

He is owner-operator of Falcon Global Ltd, created in the UK as a start-up in 2000 and Global Falcon Americas, Inc formed in 2006.

Alan spearheaded the launch of 2 software products; PathMaker in 2005, followed by Zenator in 2010.  He went on to develop business on 5 continents, producing worldwide sales revenues of $50m with Chevron, ExxonMobil, Anadarko, Petrofac, PDO and others.

His career in the oil & gas industry has mostly been spent working in US, Europe and SE Asia, and mainly focused on CSU.  He is passionate about increasing process safety and helping companies to be successful in the completion of their projects.  His influence contributed to the success of major capital projects in Africa, Asia and ME.

In 2012 he authored a training course in Principles of Systems Completion and Commissioning & Start-Up, the only course of its kind to be accredited by the American Petroleum Institute.

Major Accomplishments:

  • Creating a start-up company in 2000 and going on to develop business on 5 continents
  • Spearheading the launch of 2 software products: PathMaker in 2005 and Zenator in 2010
  • Performing multiple Readiness (Cold Eyes) Reviews for major operators
  • Authoring a training course in Systems Completion and CSU, aligned with API RP 1 FSC, accredited by API and approved by ECITB

On graduating from Nottingham Trent University in 1983 with BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering he was recruited by Brown & Root as a Design Engineer, joining Shell in 1985 to work in Projects and Operations.  In 1989 he joined ARCO British Ltd as Snr Construction Engineer until 1991 when he studied at Aston Business School, Birmingham, graduating in 1993 with an MBA.

Alan joined the IMarE (later IMarEST) in 1983 and qualified as a Chartered Engineer in 1985.  He is Chairman Emeritus of two branches: East of England from 2001 to 2004, and Gulf Coast in Houston, Texas where he served from 2012 to 2019.

He received the President’s Commendation for exceptional service in 2006, became a Fellow in 2012 and in 2013 was elected to Council.  In 2016 was elected to the Board of Trustees, completing his second term in 2023.

From July 2010 for 12 years, Alan was based in Houston, Texas conducting worldwide operations for his two companies.  In June 2022 he returned to the UK where he operates the US and UK companies.