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Industrialist visionary and achiever in Manufacturing & Engineering Leadership, Hadi brings along more than 15 years of industrial expertise in the fields of project controls management, lean manufacturing, operations technology management and business services, SCM, KHM, ERP/MRP, TQM, EVMS and solution systems.

Acquiring and developing new business while focusing on projects execution.

From setting up turn-key plants for production, developing environmental-friendly products and equipment ready for market penetration, to leading know-how charged with KM Practice; conducting research & technology transfer with Earned Value Management in strategic and global initiatives of Green Projects in the FMCG, Facade Construction, Oil & Gas, Water, Municipal and Industrial sectors;

Hadi has accomplished global turn-key manufacturing projects in USA, KSA, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Egypt and Lebanon, while managing a global team positioned in Europe, USA, China, Middle-East and the GCC;


QDM-Digital-X (Innovation & the Future)

Government of Dubai (prv)
Since March 2015
Responsibilities completed
  • Provide business improvement guidance in areas of Water & Power Management, assist organizational establishment and approval of processes to optimize corporate governance and compliance management.
  • Business Processes Management Re-engineering;
  • DTMC (Dubai Model), DQA (Dubai Quality Award) and DGEP/4G government projects for Business Excellence.
  • ♣ Future Digital-X Innovation Projects (DX/CX/UX/Strategy/Operations);
Company Description

Innovation and the Future

PMO and Operations Director

Lean Developers FZE
Since August 2011
Responsibilities completed
  • Set-up projects enterprise coding structures and performance management baselines
  • Execute contract management training for EPC kick-off projects: PDM, EWPEP
  • Lean Engineering management and supply chain operations
  • Project management solution and tools roll-out and delivery
  • Engineering Compliance Projects
  • Roll-out Industrial & Manufacturing Operational Change Management structures
  • Pipe & Fittings Manufacturing Consultancy
  • Business Project Development - Mega Projects: Oil & Gas, Transport, Infrastructure
  • Strategic Procurement Consultancy
  • Construction PMC on Façade, Curtain Wall, Aluminum, Glass and building envelopes projects
  • Global Performance Monitoring (Coaching, Assistance, Assessment)
  • Composites Structures & Formulation
Detailed Description
  • Focus on:
     Industrial Oil and Gas Pipe Manufacturing;
     MRO Support and Audit
     Plant and Equipment Construction;
     Projects development advisory;
     Industrial Operational Structures;
     Pipe and Fittings Manufacturing;
     FMCG Plants Construction;
     Facade Structure Projects;
     Strategic Supply Chain Management;
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Country Manager GCC & MENA

ARES Project Management (Applied Research and Engineering Sciences)
October 2011 to May 2013
Responsibilities completed
  • Project Management Controls business in GCC & Middle East;
  • CRM and Channel Partners Management; Acquiring and developing new business while focusing on projects execution.
  • Marketing Strategy Mix (Software & Technology Market)
    *Maintain Business Intelligence progress;
    *Assess engagement risks;
    *Actively Lead new engagement teams;
  • Achieve record start-up pipeline of 5X clients;
    *Organize and lead the sales funnel
    *Initiate proposal detailed strategies
    *Develop and maintain key client contacts
    *Prepare and participate in public presentations
    *Conduct cloud presentations via Cisco/Webex
  • Cost Controls:
    *Implementation & roll-out of Oil & Gas, Transportation and EPC projects;
    *PMI/AACEI Certified Cost Controls Training sessions;
    *Troubleshooting and complex technical support;
  • Operations:
    *Contracting for Capital Project Management
    *Cash flow and Budget management
    *Administration and Coaching
  • Training & Implementation Coaching Plans
Detailed Description
  • ---Scope:
     Capital Projects Management Consultancy;
     Engineering Design & Analysis
     Safety & Risk Management;
     Intelligent Critical Infrastructure Security;
     Privacy, Physical Security Modeling
  • ---Focus on:
     Industrial and Oil & Gas projects;
     Energy & Power (Nuclear, Electrical & Water)
     Transportation construction projects (Railways, Airports)
     Defense & Security
Company Description

ARES Corporation is one of the foremost Engineering, Project Management, Reliability and Mission Assurance, IT Architecture and Security, and Software Solutions companies in the United States. Integrating unique, industry-leading quantitative risk management methodologies into every project to provide superior-quality products and services, on time and within budget. ARES focuses on solving industry’s most complex technical challenges in the key areas of nuclear, clean technology, space, and defense.

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VP Regional Affairs (Non-Profit)

AACEI (Association for Advancement of Cost Engineering Int'l)
Since June 2012
Responsibilities completed
  • Responsible for the AACEI regional affairs between the UAE head quarter and the rest of the GCC region:
  • --- Manage relations development for technology exchange;
  • --- Participate in Project Management technical presentations and conferences;
  • --- Consultant in Project Management solutions;
Detailed Description
  • Focus on:
    * Engineering cost controls;
    * EVMS (Earned Value Management Systems;
    * Oil and Gas and construction projects;
Company Description

Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering Int'l

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SVP & Director of Research & Developments

Future Pipe Group
February 2010 to October 2011
Responsibilities completed
  • Strategic positioning for new developed products;
  • High profile 6th Generation R&D for environment-friendly products;
    * Conducting innovation presentations;
    * Assessing new developments with institutes and university bodies;
  • Formation of FPi-FR (Future Research Unit);
    * Developing group structure & governance;
    * Setting ground rules of Quality engagement;
    * Developing APQP methodologies;
  • Group operational OHSE compliance and audit;
    * Conduct group Operational Audits;
    * Participate in the Executive Forum for Technology Development
Detailed Description
  • Scope:
    * Head the Technology division innovation structure;
    * Networking and Strategic Research Alliances;
    * Strategic positioning for new developed products;
    * High profile 6th Generation R&D for environment-friendly products;
    * Formation of FPi-FR (Future Research Unit) ISO9001:2008 certified;
    * Group operational OHSE compliance and audit;
    * Certifications and QA;
  • Focus:
    * Positioning the industry as a front-runner in the pipe manufacturing systems in water and energy sectors:
    * Green product development
    * Cost effective solutions with lean production process implementations
    * Product innovation with improvement on product material compositions
    * Market penetration strategies with a targeted high pressure pipe products
    * Sponsoring university research activities for engineering studies in pipe systems performance
Company Description

Future Pipe Industries is a global leader in the large diameter fiberglass pipe industry, developing, manufacturing and supplying pipe systems to a broad range of markets around the world in the sectors of Oil and Gas, Water Distribution, Infrastructure & Municipal, Marine, Industrial, Petrochemicals, Desalination & Power; with over 4000 employees and 17 plants around the globe.

With the global changes in requirements and challenging specifications, we had to upbeat the pace of innovation, not only for environment friendly products but cost effective too. It was a challenging task to alter the existing designs as far as composition, content and process aiming at cost reduction of 30% in material of pipe composition. Using APQP methodologies we transitioned from a divergent brainstorming to convergent design milestones leading to cost-effective designs in pipe and equipment.

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Senior Vice-President Technology & Engineering Developments

Future Pipe Group
January 2008 to January 2010
Responsibilities completed
  • Lead the group’s Technology & Engineering Developments body from a technology transfer perspective to cater the expansion strategy of plants around the globe;
  • Prepare the Technology body to represent the Company in IPO:
    * Assessment an calibration of the risks involved in expansion strategies
    * Develop the business procedures, processes and work instructions
    * Review and structure the technology governance principles
    * Implement the security levels over DMS systems
  • Evolution Renaissance group Matrix restructuring foundations;
  • Lead the Think Teams group for ASIA market and strategic re-positioning:
    * Develop market penetration strategies
    * Assess and propose expansion with new product feasibility for Oil & Gas markets
    * Conduct market research and risk analysis for the emerging piping industry
  • Responsible for the group supply & procurement of technology
    Other direct responsibilities: HR, Central Procurement, Central Technical Support, Central Audit;
Detailed Description
  • Scope:
    * Responsible for the group's 17 plants technology with a team of 49 engineers and technicians worldwide;
    * President's office forum member for assistance on strategic technology initiatives;
    * Head the technology transfer policy and implementation across the group;
    * Group technology audits (USA, KSA, Oman, Egypt, Qatar, Abu Dhabi & Dubai);
    * Group document management and security setup and control;
    * Group pipe product design authorization on final developments;
    * Establishing and running the group's Central Procurement for equipment and tooling supply;
    * Prepare the Technology body to represent the Company in IPO preparations;
    * Evolution Renaissance: group Matrix restructuring foundations;
    * Lead the Think Teams group for ASIA Pacific market and strategic re-positioning;
    * Know-how management;
    * Central audits for compliance and governance;
    * Direct Human Resource selection and leadership building;
    * Familiarity with key international standards such as ASTM, API, AWWA, ISO14692 and ShellDEP-;
    * Forum member for the ISO 14692 update;
  • Saudi Arabia: Product and equipment support for the $17 Million contract with Marafiq project in Saudi Arabia, the Independent Water and Power Project (IWPP) at Jubail, Saudi Arabia.
    The projects provides approximately 30km of Fiberstrong and Wavistrong pipe systems, with a diameter ranging from 25mm to 2000mm. The pipe systems was used for potable water distribution and both industrial and residential waste water distribution and treatment.
  • Saudi Arabia: Main Oil&Gas project was in the installation of the Yellow Box ® fiberglass pipeline at Saudi Aramco’s Hawtah field. The pilot project was for 250 meters fiber glass pipe for installation above and below ground. The pipeline ran for a year, after which it was approved for the high pressure applications.
    Hence got the approval as vendor and supplier to Saudi Aramco for low and medium pressure fiberglass pipes systems, and upon successful completion of this project.
  • Qatar:Equipment and product upgrades for the $138 Million contract with Ras Laffan Project in Qatar; for supply of fiberglass pipes and fittings for Phase 2, category II, of the project to expand the seawater cooling facility at Ras Laffan Industrial City, in Qatar.
    Technical support for the delivery of approximately 176,000 meters of fiberglass pipes. or equivalent to one third the length of Qatar’s coastline. The pipe systems were used for above and below ground seawater cooling lines, fire water and chlorination.
  • UAE: Commissioning the HDPE 630mm 1000kg/hr extrusion line to cover applications including water main schemes, potable water house connections, sprinkler and drip irrigation systems, drainage systems, laboratories, industrial process lines, agricultural piping, irrigation and many other public utilities.
  • Designing the extended 18m long hydro-testing and production machines for large diameter fiberglass pipes
  • Manufacturing of the new and improved 6# continuous winding machines of 3m diameter complete production lines for the KSA, Abu Dhabi, Egypt and Lebanon plants where the large diameter pipes were required for transmission projects
  • Designing the high-pressure oil & gas mega-production lines conversion in Qatar, Oman, KSA, Egypt, Europe and UAE
  • Re-engineering and Manufacturing of 3# large hydro-testers (4m diameter)
  • UAE: Speed-manufacture of 3# complete GRP pipe production lines for Dubai and Abu Dhabi plants
  • UAE: Product and equipment and project support for the Dubai World Central airport which was under construction.
Company Description

Future Pipe Industries is a global leader in the large diameter fiberglass pipe industry, developing, manufacturing and supplying pipe systems to a broad range of markets around the world in the sectors of Oil & Gas, Water Distribution, Infrastructure & Municipal, Marine, Industrial, Petrochemicals, Desalination & Power; with over 4000 employees and 17 plants around the globe.

When the group evolutioned into three sections: Sales, SCM, Global Manufacturing Office, TED had to be formed as the key player into standardization of optimized processes, control over outputs and quality products with governance rules and compliance measures. All three divisions of TED (equipment, product and know-how) were created in that respect working together in perfect synergy.

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Vice-President, Technology & Engineering Developments

Future Pipe Industries
January 2007 to January 2008
Responsibilities completed
  • Technology center of excellence setup
  • Setting the road and guidelines for the future 6th Generation R&D plan
  • Product Development
  • Equipment and machine development
Detailed Description
  • Expanding production capacity to cater the UAE and GCC needs for pipe supply to the water and municipal sectors: Two Fiber-Cement production lines FC6&FC7 with 5m and 3m length sizes
  • Expanding production capacity in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and KSA in fiberglass pipe supply by manufacturing of Oil & Gas High Pressure Fiberglass Pipe Production Lines: YBMS (Yellow Box Multi-Spindle) and YB750 (Yellow Box large diameter) the unique and only in the world at times. Scope: R&D design, manufacturing and know-how set-up.
  • Devising a review in pipe design basis contributing to a pipe cost reduction program of 15-20% on dhs/kg pipe material
  • Designing and installing two main lines of SDWM epoxy side winder lines with small range up to 225mm for the UAE, Abu Dhabi production plant
Company Description

Future Pipe Industries is a global leader in the large diameter fiberglass pipe industry, developing, manufacturing and supplying pipe systems to a broad range of markets around the world in the sectors of Oil & Gas, Water Distribution, Infrastructure & Municipal, Marine, Industrial, Petrochemicals, Desalination & Power; with over 4000 employees and 17 plants around the globe.

Key focus was in completing the plants expansion construction projects while keeping in mind the future of center of technology in the group.

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Vice President

Future Plastrex LLC
January 2006 to January 2008
Responsibilities completed
  • Fiberglass Equipment design and manufacturing
  • Industrial process optimization and re-engineering
  • Continuous, discontinuous, reciprocation, hybrid pipe & fitting equipment
  • Construction Project Management
Detailed Description
  • Building the Dubai Fiber-Cement Plant (New 3M-II- & 5M-III- turn key pipe production plants)
  • Building new GRP/GRE production plants in Qatar
  • Designing and manufacturing the two High Pressure production lines: Yellow Box multi-spindle manufacturing production line for the USA, Mississippi plant
  • Designing and building a new Yellow Box high pressure large diameter 30 inch threaded technology pipes for the USA, Mississippi plant
  • Designing and manufacturing the Small diameter filament winding complementary line for the KSA, Dammam plant
  • Designing and building the Aramco Fittings Testing Facility for the KSA plant, aiming at complying with the ISO14692 long term tests
  • Designing and building a High Pressure Multi-Cell Testing Facility (TUV Certified) for the UAE, Abu Dhabi plant

General Manager

Future Pipe Group
January 2006 to December 2006
Responsibilities completed
  • Designing the future structure for Technology Center of Excellence
  • Bringing the group expertise together and integrating the equipment and product experts in harmony with further leadership career development

General Manager

Future Plastrex LLC
January 2003 to December 2005
Responsibilities completed
  • Responsible for the group equipment and plant manufacturing
  • Greenfield expansion projects in KSA, Egypt, USA, Qatar and Oman
  • Establishing Plastrex LLC team and structure in Dubai after closure of the France division
Detailed Description
  • $35M value projects as:
  • Equipment and HR support for establishing the new Mississippi plant
  • Machine manufacturing, plant development and improvement for Oman GRE pipe plant
  • Glass Reinforced Epoxy production lines (2#) for Oman new plant inauguration:
    Fittings Machines (Flange, Elbow, Tees…)
  • New 4000mm project support: CNC Drilling, Calibration, Grooving & Shaving machines for the KSA plant
  • Design & manufacture: Extraction units, Hydro-test Machine (800mm), Resin flow system & circulation
  • Glass Reinforced Vinyl ester Continuous & Glass Reinforced Epoxy production lines (2#) for Qatar & USA (Mississippi) new plants inaugurations: VLDP Machine & Hydro-test Machine (3400mm)
  • EWDP & Dolphin Project capacity requirement expansions:
    Full setup of new Fittings Production Plant with new fittings machinery manufactured in-house.
  • Dubai Palm district, Dubai Construction developments:
    PIP (pre-insulated pipe) new technology specification setup & production
  • Contribution in design developments of the Plastrex pipe winding production lines in Oman, Qatar, Mississippi (USA) & Houston (USA)
  • Fiber-Cement 3M pipe machine manufacturing and preparation process line for Dubai plant
  • Multiple 3M double Calender unit (35m long) for pipe pre-curing process
  • Elbow/Tee tapered Horizontal Boring Machine (600mm) for integration Fiber-Cement and Fiberglass municipal piping systems
  • Tapered pipe shaving machine (6#, 80-600mm)
  • Design and manufacture of Flange winding machine (1200mm)
  • Design and manufacture of Offline grinding machine; Flange spot facing machine
Company Description

Equipment design and manufacturing industry with key products like vessels, filament winders, curing ovens, continuous and discontinuous lines, established in France and re-established in Dubai, UAE.

Deputy General Manager

Gulf Eternit Industries
October 2003 to December 2004
Responsibilities completed
  • Manufacturing floor management
  • Production controls (QA/QC/Delivery/Efficiency)
  • Projects management, procurement and planning
  • EDP: Review and approve Technical Submittals , Piping System Summary, Technical Deviations, Pipe Design Calculations, AWWA M45 Calculations for Underground Installation, Floatation Calculations and installation method statements
  • OHSE management
Detailed Description
  • Dolphin & EWDP project

Special Projects GM

Future Pipe Group
October 2002 to January 2003
Responsibilities completed
  • Responsible for the group Compliance in Know-How and Technology Exchange and Strategy implementations.
  • Support the local workshop in completing the in-house equipment designs
  • Supporting the equipment development projects
Detailed Description
  • First Fiber-Cement 5M pipe production line expansion project
  • 3700mm VLDP filament pipe winding machine installation (UAE & Dammam/KSA)
  • Resin online heating & dosing system: Design & manufacture
  • 1500mm fiber chopper unit modification & development with 400% life-cycle improvement
  • 1800mm Flange Mold design & manufacture
  • Coupler Milling Machine upgrade to [2700–3000mm]
  • PVC/PE shed construction for accommodating future new 3M FC machine

MRO & Manufacturing Manager

Gulf Eternit Industries
April 1996 to September 2002
Responsibilities completed
  • Industrial engineering
  • Machines & equipment design
  • Plant Maintenance & OHSE
  • Civil construction projects
Detailed Description
  • $18M value projects as:
  • SIPEM projects: Tapered grinding station (TB/TS)
  • ADCO projects: Design & manufacture of Flange molds, 400mm series and Multiple flange mold winding mc, (with pre-impregnated translating system, 100-600mm)
  • Pipe bursting system (250/1400bar)
  • Long term test oven (15ºC, 250bar)
  • Small diameter testing machine (SSDPPT)
  • Filament winding mandrel drive unit (SSDP)
  • PVC pipe extrusion cooling & vacuum units
  • Oman Petroleum projects: GRE elbow, flange, tee & coupler-molds, Infra-red (IRT) pipe curing oven (21kw) and Large flange machine (700-2000)
  • Erection of SSDP (small Dia pipe) from Future Pipe-Dubai to Emirates Pipe Abu Dhabi
  • Installation of helical winding machine (Dubai, UAE, for Gulf Eternit Industries)
  • Wavin Dutch 300mm pipe calibrating machine
  • ERP project: System design & implementation of the Triton/Baan Manufacturing module
  • Large diameter winding machine installation in Abu Dhabi, UAE for Emirates Pipe Industries
  • Triple mandrel winding mc WM6 CNC controlled, dismantle from Hardenberg - Holland and installation in Dubai, UAE
Company Description

Fiberglass, fiber cement, PVC, HDPE and PE pipe production industry

Chief Plant Engineer

The Interbrand . for (Libby's)
January 1995 to January 1996
Responsibilities completed
  • Plant maintenance & QA/QC
  • Production batch setup & schedule
  • Expansion/installation project of carton-pack lines
Detailed Description
  • Installation of the new Master Pack (cartoon) juice production line in Lebanon
Company Description

Food industry with juice and beverage products

Maintenance Chief Engineer

January 1994 to January 1995
Responsibilities completed
  • Industrial maintenance
  • Production support
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Health & Safety
Detailed Description
  • Expansion and upgrade project for embossing, calendering and forming sanitary production line
  • Introduction of integrated system into lean manufacturing production process of the tissue and paper industry
Company Description

Paper, tissue and plastic industry