When the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport opens the new North Terminal, it will include a new $46 million fuel farm and hydrant system planned, designed and built by Argus Consulting. The project is featured in the July-August 2019 Airport Improvement Magazine.
Argus Consulting announces the addition of Terry A. Ruhl, P.E., F. ASCE to its Board of Directors.
Mr. Ruhl is the former President of CH2M’s Transportation and National Governments businesses and served on the company’s Board of Directors. He brings to Argus Consulting extensive experience in business transformation and global infrastructure consulting. Early in his career with CH2M, he was responsible for growing the firm’s aviation business into an industry front-runner while serving as Aviation Operations Leader and Market Segment Director. From 2012-2016, he served as President of CH2M’s global Transportation business which became one of the largest transportation consulting practices in the industry, doubling in size and profitability and achieving the No. 3 Transportation Design Firm ($1 billion in revenue) ranking by Engineering News-Record.
Terry previously served on the Board of Governors for the Airport Consultants Council and as the Board of Directors Chair.
He has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Colorado State University and a master’s degree in transportation engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. A life-long learner, Terry has completed executive education courses in leadership development, business administration and finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, the Thunderbird School of Global Management, the University of Michigan Business School, and the Harvard Business School. In addition, he is beginning his executive doctorate studies in business administration at DePaul University. Terry also serves as an Affiliate Faculty member in CSU’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department.
Rail Programs Manager Keith Rice and Designer Robert Larkin have received a U.S. Patent for their invention of Pump Systems for Controlling Pressure Loads. The patent covers a pump system that controls a pressure load delivered to an aircraft interface included in the pump system. The pump system includes a pump circuit, a pump, and a valve system. The pump is coupled with the conduits and is configured to provide a pressure load to the aircraft interface to move fuel from a fuel reservoir through the conduits toward the aircraft interface in a fueling mode and to move fuel from the aircraft interface through the conduits toward the fuel reservoir in a defueling mode. Some aircraft fueling carts, for example, use a first pump when fueling the aircraft and a second pump when defueling the aircraft. Having more than one pump adds cost and weight to the fuel cart.
Joseph E. Francis, P.G. joins Argus as it expands its services for our major rail and commercial aviation clients. Joe is a registered professional geologist with 30 years of experience managing critical environmental and construction projects, most recently with the City of Phoenix Aviation Department where he was responsible for more than 100 architectural and civil improvement projects at Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). He managed multiple fueling remediation and decommissioning projects during his 22-year career with the Phoenix Aviation Department and served as the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) for the PHX Terminal 4 Food and Beverage Infrastructure Project. He has been responsible for environmental compliance and permitting on many airport-related projects, and was a key driver in developing and implementing emergency response measures for fuel spills and other reportable quantity spills at Sky Harbor, Phoenix Goodyear Airport and Phoenix Deer Valley. Early in his environmental engineering career, Joe managed soil and groundwater contamination assessments of petroleum releases at leaking underground storage tank sites throughout the United States. Joe went to Kent State University for his geology graduate studies and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Western Kentucky University.
Argus welcomes former fuel manager Joe Kane to its team. Joe Kane brings more than 30 years of fuel facility management experience to Argus Consulting. Most recently, Mr. Kane served as the general manager of the fueling facilities at Chicago’s Midway Airport. During this time, he was named Outstanding Fuel Manager in the U.S. by the National Petroleum Management Association. His extensive, fuel facility management background includes developing hydrant system maintenance programs at multiple airports, designing refueling equipment, building above and underground fuel facilities, helping refineries run tanker operations, and working with smaller airfields to improve fuel handling knowledge. Mr. Kane has worked with major fueling operators ASIG, Skytanking, Butler Aviation, and Signature Flight Support.