Saturday, October 23, 2010

PMI - Northern California Chapter 1980

Executive Committee

President: Don Barrie
Secretary: Ken Hartley
Treasurer: Melvin Mutch
VP Operations: Daniel Tennow
Program Committee co-Chairman: Brian VanWeele
Program Committee co-Chairman: Norm Waner
Facilities Committee Chairman: Jeanne Robinson
Education & Prof. Dev. Committee Chair: Pete Bibbes
VP Member Services: Gerry Flinn
Industry & Company Coordinator: Sergio Zilli
E&C Coordinator: Terry Brown
Public Relations Committee Chairman: Terry Brown
Membership Committee Chairman: Omar Finsand
South Bay Section Exec. Comm. Chairman: Wally Kruse
Industry & Company Coordinator: Stan Baldwin
Program: Steve Alexander
Facilities: Hal Millering

 Advisory Committee
Chairman: Marc Caspe
G.Bryce Bennett    Int’l Eng. Co. Inc.
William Brusher     Standard Oil CA
Victor Cole           Kaiser Engineers
Walter Costa        Skid.,Owings & Merill
John Fondahl        Stanford University
Paul Gilbert          PBQ&D,Inc.
F.Jarrett               FMC Corp.
Bengt Samuelson Fluor Mining
Robert Verner     Davy McKee & Co.
Steven White      Bechtel Corporation
R.Wischow        PG&E

From Analysis of Chapter Survey – Rev 1, Oct 1980: (30”x 50” chart):
Board meetings: monthly; Elections: Oct; Date of take-over: Jan 1; Fiscal year: calendar;
Used a computerized label system; prepped full year of programs in advance

210 (as of Sept 1, 1980 – Chapter Survey)… Over 300 (according to brochure); Membership goals: 250 (1980), 270 (1981)

Programs ($10members, $14 non-members)  
“The Dangerous Decade”
The 1980-1981 PMI-NCC Program will focus on the challenges of project management in the forthcoming decade. Prominent individuals from Industry, Education, and Government will present their views and provide the PMI-NCC membership with an insight to what is in store for what might become a very turbulent and dangerous decade.
Note: A South Bay Section holds a similar schedule of events
oriented to the interests of the South Peninsula members.
Dinner meetings were held on the third Wednesday of the month in the
San Francisco Engineers’ Club (Sansome @ Pine)
Monthly meeting attendance exceeds 100; Dinner @ 6:00, Program 7:00 –
9:00 pm; per chapter survey: average attendance: 35 members and 20
guests – 8 meetings per year (2 joint), monthly Sept – May, excluding Dec.

Dinner mtg Program Speaker(s)
9/17/80 View of the Next Decade Raymond International-Kaiser Engineers
10/15/80 The Bechtel View of the Next Decade Steve White, President, Bechtel Int’l Corp
11/20/80 Energy Generation in CA – Prelude to Econ. Growth or Decline (Barton Shackelford, PG&E)
1/21/81 The Fluor View of the Next Decade Robert Fluor, Chairman, CEO, President of Fluor Corp
2/18/81 Foreign Policy Impact on the Engineering/Construction Industry (Congressman Paul McCloskey, Jr.)
3/18/81 Educational Trends for Construct. Mgmt Prof. Ben Gerwick Jr, UCB, Prof John Fondahl, Stanford
4/15/81 Energy Resources for the Next Decade John Thomas, President Chevron Research
5/20/81 Productivity in the Construction Industry George McCoy, President & CEO, Guy F. Atkinson, Inc.

Published a brochure with: Background of PMI, dinner meeting location, schedule, programs, Advisory Committee and Executive Committee; no newsletter

Professional Development
June 7-8, 1980 5th Annual Regional Asilomar Conference
“Effective Stress Management in the Project Environment”
South Bay Lecture Series: Sat, Feb 2, 1980 – 8:30 –
5:30, Saratoga, 1 day workshop Project Control
Per Bruce Moen, some wives also came to the dinner meetings – off the top of his head he remembers that George Haines, Sherrill McDonald and Don Barrie regularly brought their wives.

Wally Kruse: Wally Kruse (first year of this award)
From org chart dated Feb ‘80

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

PMI - Northern California Chapter, 1979

Executive Comittee

  • President: Mark Caspe
  • Secretary: Melvin Mutch
  • Treasurer: Mike Sanossian
  • VP Operations: John Igoe
  • Program Committee co-Chairman: Ron Dempster
  • Program Committee co-Chairman: Brian VanWeele
  • Facilities Committee Chairman: Bill Korsgren
  • Education & Prof.Dev. Committee Chair: John Spauldig
  • VP Member Services: Walt Riethmeier
  • industry & Company Coordinator: Wally Kruse
  • E&C Coordinator: Doug Mitchell
  • Membership Committee Chairman: Ken Hartley
  • Public Relations Committee: Bill Bowen
Advisory Committee

  • Chairman: Fred A. Hollenbach, Behtel
  • George McCoy, Guy F. Atkinson Co
  • Steven White, Bechtel Corporation
  • Bengt Saumelson, Fluor Mining & Metals
  • G.Bryce Benneett, Int'l Eng.Co Inc
  • Victor Cole, Kaiser Engineers, Inc
  • Robert Verner, Davy McKee & Co
  • Paul Gilbert, PBQ&D
  • Walter Costa, Skid, Owings & Merill
  • Emest Moore, SRI International
  • William Brusher, Standard Oil of CA
  • John Fondahl, Stanford University
Programs ($10 members, $13 non-members) "Projects in Review"
In response to the requests and suggestions of PMI-NCC Members, the 1979-80 Program will focus on the review of specific projects including project financing, ,planning, and obtaining environmental clearances. Project directors and individuals prominent in the organization and planning of projects will present their views of these projects and provide out PMI-NCC membership with opportunities to compare approaches and evaluate how each impacts on their projects.
Dinner meeting attendance exceeds 100; Dinner @ 6:00, program 7:00-9:00 pm.

Dinner mtg                   Program /Speaker
9/19/79                SF's Wastewater Management Program /  Mr. A.Perini from SF Wastewater Mgmt Program
10/17/1979          Mgmt& Environmental Issues: 1000-mi pipeline (PASTEX) /  J. Miller from Standard Oil of Ohio
11/14/79*            Use of "Fast Track" to Achieve Deadlines / Dr. T.Elioff from Lawrence Berkeley Lab
1/16/80                Project Finance and Administration / J. Bondoux (Bechtel), J. Lepere (IECO), P.Nevitt (BofA Leasing)
2/20/80                Regulatory Constrains & what PM Can Do About Them / J. Havard (Kaiser E.), R. Juels (S.Cal Edison)
3/19/80                Major Projects: Feasibility, Funding, Restraints & Actions / TBA
4/16/80                Major Projects: Views on Various Aspects of Implementation / PMI-NCC Member Panel
5/21/80 **           Probing theFuture - Forecast of PM Challenges in the Future / TBA

* A Field trip and site visit of the Positron Electron Project (PEP) at Stanford University preceded the meeting; Joint Chapter meeting - North Bay and South Bay, and SRI
** Also Joint Chapter meeting -  North Bay and South Bay, and SRI
A South Bay Sections holds a similar schedule of events oriented to the interests of the South Peninsula members.

Published brochure with: "Our Background", dinner meetings location, schedule, programs, Advisory Committee and Executive Committee. The brochure also stated that "Details of each month's program and speakers will be mailed about three weeks before each meeting".

Professional Development
Jul 6-8, 1979 4th Annual Asilomar regional Conference - "Building and Sustaining the Project Team"
Included a Friday afternoon tutorial as an option; 15 people attended fro Japan

Nov' 79, Tokyo, Japan: 1 week seminar to the Engineering Advancement Association of Japan. Conducted by Ron Dempster of Bechtel Corporation under the auspices of PMI-NCC (93 attendees)

South Bay Lecture Series (Designed to generate more interest in PM in electronics, aerospace and manufacturing and also be a source of funding). Sat Nov 10, 1979, 8:00-5:30, Santa Clara - 1 day workshop "Training the Project Manager"

Membership was over 200, according to brochure; Dues: $35 (national $25, local $10)

Chapter Awards: "Chapter of the Year" award! 1979

Monday, March 22, 2010

Northern California Chapter 1978

Executive Committee
  • President: Fred Hollenbach
  • Secretary: Bob Eveld
  • Treasurer: Mike Sanossian
  • VP Operations: Mark Caspe
  • Program Committee Co-chair: Don Barrie
  • Program Committee Co-chair: Bruce Moen
  • Facilities Committee Chairman: John Trevenned
  • Education & Prof. Dev. Committee Chair: Dan Tennow
  • VP Member Services: Walt Riethmeier
  • Industry and Company Coordinator: Doug Mitchell
  • Membership Committee Chairman: Bob Magann
  • Public Relations Committee Chairman: Mel Mutch
Advisory Committee
  • Steven White,  Bechtel
  • Charles Buck, Brown & Root
  • Donald McDonalnd, H.K.Ferguson
  • G.Bryce Bennet, Int'l Engineering Co
  • Vicotr Cole, Kaiser Engineers
  • Robert Verner, A.G.McKee &Co
  • John W. Fondahl, Standford
  • Walter Costa, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
  • Paul Gilbert, Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Q & D
  • Frank Jarrett, FMC Corp
  • Donald Scheuch, Stanford Research Institute
Dues $35 (National $25, NCC $10)

Programs ($10 Members, $13 Non-members) "The Conflicts of Project Management"
Project Management involves not only the logistical conflicts of scope and quality, budget and cost, and schedule and progress, but the personal conflicts within the project team itself. The 1978-1979 PMI-NCC Program addresses this problem and examines methods of resolving the conflicts of project management.

Dinner meetings were held on the third Wednesday of the month in the San Francisco Engineers' Club (Sansome @ Pine). Monthly meeting attendance averaged 120 participants; Dinner @6:00, Program 7:00 - 9:00 pm; per chapter survey: average attendance: 35 members and 20 guests - 8 meeting per year (2 joint), monthly Sept - May, excluding Dec.

Dinner mtg                 Program
9/20/78                     Managing the Conflicts that Develop Withing the Project Team
10/18/78                   Planning and Organizing the Project
11/15/78                   Quality Performance in Project Design - Balancing quality per. with budgeting and schedule restraints
1/17/79                     Controlling Project Logistics - Purchasing and Delivering
2/21/79                     Performance in Managing Construction Projects
3/21/79                     Performance of individuals as Related to Achieving Project Team Objectives
4/18/79                     Motivating People to Higher Performance in the Arena of Project Conflict
5/16/79                     First PMI-NCC South Bay Section Meeting with a prominent Guest Speaker (mid-Peninsula location)

Start-up of South Bay Lecture series (see brochures) - Per Bruce Moen's recollection, this only lasted 1-2 years.

Per 1987-1979 Program brochure "details of each month's program and speakers will be mailed about two weeks before each meeting"

Professional Development
April 7-9, 1978       3rd Annual Asilomar Regional Conference "They Number One Challenge - People"
Net profit:               $259.00, and lots of feedback provided.

Feb 16, 1979         Annual PMI-NCC Dinner Dance
June                       Family event planned

Friday, March 12, 2010

PMI - Northern California Chapter, 1977

Executive Committee
  • President: Robert Duke

  • Secretary: John Igoe

  • Treasurer: Ozro West

  • VP Operations: Fred Hollenbach

  • Program Committee co-Chairman: Mark Caspe

  • Program Committee co-Chairman: Bruce Moen

  • Facilities Committee co-Chairman: Bill Bowen

  • Facilities Committee co-Chairman: John Trevennen

  • Education & Prof.Dev. Committee Chair: Cal Rutherford/Dan Tennow

  • VP Member Services: Robert L. Magann

  • Industry & Company Coordination: initially vacant, Wally Kruse (by 1/13/77)

  • E&C Coordinator: Douglas Mitchell

  • Government Services: Dan Brand

  • Aerospace & Electronics: Harold Rhodes

  • Membership Committee Chairman: Ken Hartley

  • PR Relations Committee Chairman: Horst Richter

  • Nominations Committee: Dough Mitchell

Advisory Committee

  • Steven White, Bechtel

  • Charles Buck, Brown & Root

  • Donald McDonald, H.K. Fergusson

  • Robert Duke, Fluor Utah

  • G.Bryce Bennet, Int'l Engineering Co

  • Victor Cole, Kaiser Engineers

  • Robert Verner, A.G.McKee&Co

The chapter became fully self-supporting with adequate operating funds. PMI-NCC no longer had to rely on outside companies financial support for it's existence

Programs ($__ members, $__ non-members)

Dinner Meetings, main program
09/21/77 - Structuring the Method of Performing a Project
10/19/77 - Alternatives to Turnkey Approach ti Project Execution
11/16/77 - Impact of Government Regulations (Industry and Agency Perspective)
01/18/78 - Pre-contract Planning
02/15/78 - Contracts and Contracts Administration
03/15/78 - Sheduling and Cost Control
04/19/78 - Motivating People to Perform
05/17/78 - Managing Design, Procurement and Construction


Professional Development
Jun 17-19, 1977 - 2nd Annual Asilomar regional Conference "Communicating for Action"
(draft) 1st Annual Student Call for Papers on Project Management (Feb 1978) - The first 3 papers selected by the jury were to  be presented orally by the authors at the June'78 meeting. Final placing to be announced  at the meeting (Note from Bruce Moen: this was done for several years)

Many committees were formed to address management of the Chapter. Details follows this list of documented committees:
June 6, 1977 - Result of the Development of a Linear Responsibility Chart for the Chapter
Jan 11, 1977 - Ad Hoc Committee established to study and evaluate the present management of the chapter and make recommendations as to how the needs of the chapter during the 1977-1978 program year and the years ahead can best be met
Aug 29, 1977 - Report of Ad Hoc Commitee on Advisory Committee Guidelines

Linear Responsibility Chart - PMI/NCC was developed (RACI diagram) - stated order of successions was: President, VP Operations, VP Membership, Secretary, Treasurer

Ad Hoc Committee was established during the executive committee meeting to study and evaluate the present management of the chapter and make recommendations as to how the needs of the chapter during the 1977-1978 program year and the years ahead can be best met. Members: W. Riethmeier (Chair), M. Caspe, J.Igoe. R. Magann attended both meetings that were held on May 18, May 26.


1.       Structure of organization:
a.        is workable and adequate;
b.       Past-president should become the Chairman of the Advisory Committee and voting member of the Executive Committee
2.       Involve new blood without losing anything achieved
a.       Greater involvement of A&E and aerospace
b.       Provision of backup support for all positions
c.       Additional committee members
3.       Selection, nomination and rotation of officers
a.       Committee Chairmen and Co-chairman will remain appointed positions (term: max 2 years)
b.       Executive Committee consists of the elected officers, Chairman of the Advisory Committee, Chairman of the standing committees, and Co-chairman of Programs.  Each get 1 vote.
4.       Strengthening of the Program Committee
5.       Attain active participation of outside industries (outside of E&C)
6.       Advisory Committee
a.       Expand to include A&E and/or aerospace management
b.       The President will attend Advisory Committee meetings
7.       Nominations Committee:  Ad hoc committee established during June 6 Executive Committee meeting – complete work June-July and report to Executive Committee during August meeting
8.       Social evening – hold 1 social evening per year that includes wives and guests.

Advisory Committee Guidelines (report of Ad Hoc Committee)

Committee:  Walt Reithmeier, chairman, Bob Magann, John Igoe, Mel Mutch, Doug Mitchell
Some items from Advisory Committee Guidelines:
·         To consist of the most senior available management personnel for companies participating in the Northern California Chapter of PMI;
·         provide guideance;
·         meet 3-4 times/year;
·         max size = 18;
·         Past President shall serve as chairman for 1 year and be a voting member of the Executive Committee and the Advisory Committee

Sunday, January 31, 2010

PMI - Northern California Chapter 1976

Executive Committee
  • President: Gerry Fuentes / Robert Duke (after March)
  • Secretary / Treasurer: John Igoe
  • VP Functional Operations: Robert Polvi
  • Program Committee Chairman: Marc Caspe
  • Facilities Committee Chairman: Cal Rutherford
  • co-Chairman: John Trevenen
  • Education & Prof. Dev. Committee Chair: Don Keener
  • VP Member Services: Sami Haddad
  • Industry & Company Coordinator: (vacant?)
  • Membership Committee Chairman: Wally Kruse, Oz West
  • Public Relations Committee Chairman: Horst Richter

Advisory Committee
  • Steven White Bechtel
  • Charles Buck Brown & Root, Inc
  • Donald MacDonald, H.K. Ferguson
  • Robert Duke Fluor Utah, Inc.
  • Bryce Bennett Int’l Engineering
  • Vic Cole Kaiser Engineers

Note: Several others were on a list dated 7/26/76, as being members of the Executive Committee: Bruce Moen, Robert Magann, Douglas Mitchell, Dan Brand, and Harold Rhodes. Their roles were not listed.

Programs ($10 members, $15 non-members) “The State-Of-The-Art in Project Management”
A unique opportunity to learn successful management techniques, as employed by major Bay Area firms.
Dinner meetings were held on the third Wednesday of the month in the San Francisco Engineers’ Club (Sansome @ Pine)
Dinner mtg main program speaker *
  • 5/12/76 An Overview of Project Management, Marc Caspe
  • 6/2/76 State-Of-The-Art Report by Bechtel Corporation, Fred Hollenbach, Project Operations
  • 9/15/76 State-Of-The-Art Report by Brown & Root, Charles Buck, VP & General Manager
  • 10/20/76 State-Of-The-Art Report by Fluor Utah, Inc., Robert Duke, VP Project Operations
  • 11/17/76 State-Of-The-Art Report by H.K. Ferguson, John Trevenen, Mgr Support Services
  • 12/15/76 State-Of-The-Art Report by International Engineering Co., Inc. Marc Caspe, Chief Engineer
  • 1/18/77 State-Of-The-Art Report by Kaiser Engineers Donald Keener, Training Consultant
  • 2/16/77 State-Of-The-Art Report by Arthur Mc Kee Robert Magann, Asst Mgr Operations 3/16/77 Evaluation of System Strengths Panel: Gerry Fuentes, moderator
  • 4/20/77 Identification of Potential Enhancements to the State-Of-The-Art Panel: Prof. John Fondahl, moderator
  • 5/18/77 Implementation of Viable Enhancements to the State-Of-The-Art Panel: Pres, PMI-NCC (1977)

* Per Bruce Moen, these were not necessarily the speakers – in some cases it was a higher level person in their company (e.g. the Advisory Committee members). These people listed were put on the brochure, but by the time the dinner meetings came around, the speakers may have changed.


Professional Development
  • Jun 11-13, 1976 1st Annual Regional Asilomar Conference “The Constancy of Change in Project Management”

  • PMI membership dues: $30
  • July 1976 document: Position descriptions, duties and responsibilities for:
  • President, Secretary, Treasurer, VP Operations, VP Member Services
  • Committees – Duties and responsibilities for:
  • Advisory Committee Education and Professional Development
  • Executive Committee Industry and Company Coordinators
  • Nominating Committee Membership Committee
  • Program Committee Public Relations Committee
  • Facilities Committee
Purpose of the Advisory Committee
Per summer ’88 newsletter: The concept of an Advisory Committee was first introduced to PMI by our chapter. Senior representatives leading Bay Area industries and universities provide guidance, council and assistance to the Chapter. They review the programs for the year, review Asilomar plans, and review key policy issues that may need resolution.

1976: Steve V. White became an “Honorary Life Member of PMI”

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

PMI - Northern California Chapter 1975

Executive Committee Advisory Committee
For PMI Seminar / Symposium in SF on Oct. 19-22, 1975:
President: Wally Kruse (acting)
Secretary/Treasurer: John Igoe
Conference Chairman: Edwin Ekholm
Facilities: Don and Mary Marsh
Services & Registration: Mike Iverson
Speaker & Social: Keith Crandall
Technical Program: Dr. Linn Stuckenbruck
Finance: Thomas Tebben
Ladies Program: Mrs. J. Fondahl (note that John Fondahl was then President of PMI National)
Programs ($__ members, $__ non-members)
Dinner mtg main program speaker(s)
Per Bruce Moen’s recollection:
Nov ’75 dinner meeting had approx. 10 attendees. When they arrived at the restaurant where the meeting was supposed to be held, they found they didn’t have a reservation, so they went to another restaurant around the corner. Then Bruce went to work on a job in Indonesia for a couple of months. When he came back, he said the April dinner meeting had approximately 100 attendees! He attributed the incredible growth to the strong Advisory Committee commitment, and competition between the companies (which he thinks was Marc Caspe’s idea?). Apparently if a manager was the presenter, many employees would come from that company. Then competition started, as each of the Advisory Committee members took turns giving presentations -- and the Construction companies didn’t want the other ones to “out-do” them.

Professional Development
Oct 19-22, 1975 7th Annual PMI Seminar / Symposium, San Francisco
Keynote “A World Perspective on Resource Management”, Walter Hickel
Luncheon “What Happened to Project Independence?” Dr. Eneas Kane, VP Standard Oil of CA
Panel “Management of Energy Resources”
Panel “Large Project Management”
Constitution & Bylaws (no date) – Items of note:

  • General area of operation includes, but not limited to, that area of the state of California north of the southern boundaries of Monterey, Kings, Tulare and Inyo counties.

  • Except for he first elected officers, all elected officers assume full responsibility for their respective offices during their 2nd year in office. First year they function in assisting capacity.

  • All elected officers serve a period of 2 years

  • Fiscal year: Jan 1st – Dec 31st

From the History section of “The State-of-the-Art of Project Management” document:
When San Francisco was selected as the site of the 1975 National PMI Symposium, it was obvious that more members and increased support from local companies was imperative. It was decided that the most expedient and available source of support would be the major Engineering-Construction firms in the Bay Area. Accordingly, Wally Kruse approached key representatives of this industry to solicit their support and their recommendation of qualified people to serve as officers for the 1976 calendar year. Steve White of Bechtel and Jack Havard of Kaiser Engineers provided the required assistance. Candidates for the Presidencey and two Vice Presidents were invited to serve and were duly elected. Other individuals were nominated to serve on the Symposium staff and succeeded in organizing an extremely successful convention.

Monday, January 4, 2010

PMI - Northern California Chapter 1973 - 1974

Wallace Kruse,  Dan Brand,  Karen L. West,  Ozro E. West, Mary Marsh, Harry C. Teel, Jr., J.B. Violette
John F. Igoe, Richard W. Cloues

According to documents found on the history of the Northern California Chapter, the Chapter was chartered in 1973. According to PMI National, the actual charter document was dated Jan. 1, 1974, but as they pointed out, who was working on Jan 1st?!?

From the History section of “The State-of-the-Art of Project Management” document:
The Northern California Chapter of the Project Management Institute (NCC/PMI) evolved as a formal organization in late 1973. Early founders represented Architectural-Engineering consultants (A/E), Aerospace and Engineering-Construction (E/C) firms. Development proceeded slowly until midyear 1975 with infusion of other industries. Prominent among members actively involved on the executive committee at that time were Wally Kruse, Karen and Oz West, Mary and Don Marsh, John Igoe, Horst Ritcher, Gary Still and Dan Brand, with others participating on a transitory basis.