Benjamin Day at Tailwater Capital LLC

Benjamin Day

Ben has served for 23 years within the petrochemical, refining, equipment design and midstream industries. He joined Tailwater Technical Consulting (TTC) as CEO in 2019. Prior to joining TTC, Ben served as SVP over Engineering at Southcross Energy from 2015-2019. He served at Enterprise Products Partners from 2007-2015 in various engineering, operational support, and leadership roles. In addition, he worked at Rodia Chemical, Dynegy Midstream and Trane in a process and project engineering capacity. Ben holds degrees in both Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

Duraivelan Dakshinamoorthy at Tailwater Capital LLC

Duraivelan Dakshinamoorthy

Durai has served for 18 years within oil and gas industry in different segments. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). He joined Tailwater Technical Consulting (TTC) as Vice President in 2019. Prior to joining TTC, he worked for Enterprise Products Partners from 2013 to 2019 and was involved with solving problems for capital and operational groups. He worked for ANSYS, Inc. between 2009 to 2013 where he supported CFD in upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors of oil and gas. He also worked for Technip and Furnace Improvements where he offered support for ongoing, new, and revamping projects. Durai holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and has authored many journal articles and conference presentations.

Ritesh Shah at Tailwater Capital LLC

Ritesh Shah

Ritesh has 22 years of global professional career enveloping the energy sector. He joined Tailwater Technical Consulting (TTC) as Vice President in 2019. He has performed assignments that rang from the conceptual studies to the performance tests, in-depth technical evaluation of companies during acquisition/mergers, and also played a key role in obtaining the Oil Export Permit from BIS.  In recent years, Ritesh held positions in technical leadership roles – the optimization of gas treaters from commercial and engineering perspectives. He has served at Enterprise Products Partners, ConocoPhillips, and KBR. Ritesh holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering.

Tony Lockard at Tailwater Capital LLC

Tony Lockard

Tony has 22 years of service in the petrochemical and midstream industries. He joined Tailwater Technical Consulting (TTC) as Vice President in 2019. Prior to joining TTC, Tony served as Senior Director of Process Engineering at SouthCross Energy. He has held multiple leadership roles in engineering, project management support, and operational support. Prior assignments have included equipment design, conceptual studies, debottleneck studies, performance test, process diagnostics/troubleshooting, and technical evaluations for mergers/acquisitions. Previous employers have included Enterprise Products Partners, Jacobs, Dow, CF Industries, and Tru-Tec Services. Tony holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular Biology and a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering.

Chad Aldrich at Tailwater Capital LLC

Chad Aldrich

Chad has 27 years of service in the petrochemical and midstream industries. He joined Tailwater Technical Consulting (TTC) as Vice President in 2019. Prior to joining TTC, Chad served as Senior Director of Project Management at Southcross Energy. He has held multiple leadership roles in engineering, operations, asset optimization, and commercial/business development. Prior assignments have included conceptual studies, debottleneck studies, facility troubleshooting, and technical/commercial evaluations for mergers/acquisitions. Previous employers have included Enterprise Products Partners, Dow Chemical, and Koch Industries. Chad holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering.