Michael Crisler

  • Senior Project Manager, Project Director
  • Baltimore, MD 21211, United States
  • Aug 29, 2017
Full time Management Other

Personal Summary

Goal-driven and seasoned professional with extensive experience in all aspects of engineering and project management in the petrochemical, industrial gas, and energy industries.
Recognized for solid work ethic, along with the ability to handle multiple priorities and meet strict deadlines.
Well-versed in overseeing projects and programs, from conceptualization to completion, including defining project plans and schedules, allocating resources, and establishing milestones and goals.
Equipped with articulate communication and interpersonal skills in building positive work relationships with clients and professionals of all levels.

Work Experience

Project Manager
Jan 2014 - Linde Engineering North America (formerly Selas Fluid Processing Corporation)

Provide leadership to engineering, procurement, fabrication, transportation, expediting, construction, commissioning, and project operations for a fully operational 25 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) hydrogen plant
Lead engineering teams across all disciplines within several Linde engineering hubs in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Munich, Germany; and Vadodara, India
Oversee the global material procurement operations, balancing fabrication and transportation duration and costs with site construction schedule
Manage engineering discipline to complete and submit all bid packages with complete IFC drawings
Deliver several components, including:
Complete steam methane reformer with a waste heat recovery unit
Process absorption system with buffering vessel
Process preheat/cooling/natural gas preparation system provided as 10 prefabricated modules
Interconnecting pipe racks provided as 18 prefabricated modules
Unit substation 4kV to 480V with all switchgear, motor starters, UPS, and distributed control systems as a prefabricated unit

Key Highlights:
Spearheaded the development and installation of the hydrogen plant on a brown field site with 75 years of  active and abandoned underground obstructions, and successfully installed 303 auger cast piles without issues
Examined existing work streams to determine opportunities for labor and cost savings
Provided all mechanical module components to fabricators and construction site ahead of project schedule and without affecting construction schedule
Demonstrated that prefabricated modules could be effectively used within existing work streams

Project Manager
Jan 2012 - Jan 2014 Linde Engineering North America (formerly Selas Fluid Processing Corporation)

Provided project leadership to two 45 MMSCFD hydrogen plants on a green field site in Saudi Arabia, which involved managing all engineering, procurement, fabrication, expediting, transportation, and construction activities
Delivered a complete steam methane reformer with a waste heat recovery unit
Supervised Engineering teams within Linde Engineering hubs in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania and Vadodara, India


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University