Ms Valerie Schafer is a Licensed Professional Engineer with more than 35 years of experience. Ms Schafer has a BS in chemical engineering with honours from University of Virginia and is an OSHA-authorized safety trainer and a Root Cause Failure Analysis leader. Valerie began her career at ExxonMobil where she served as the head of an international network of gas treatment plants and audited refineries for energy optimization. Ms Schafer has held positions of Process Engineering Manager and Vice President of Engineering having supervised multi-cultural teams. Ms Schafers areas of expertise include leading concept studies, thermodynamic modelling, engineering design, contractor design review, and plant construction, commissioning, operations, and troubleshooting. Ms Schafer has led risk assessments and incident investigations and worked closely with power plants in roles such as Lead Process Engineer at one of ExxonMobil’s largest refineries and as Operations Superintendent of a gas plant in Kurdistan, Iraq. Ms Schafer has lived and worked in the Middle East, Asia, South America, Europe, U. K. and Canada and is well-versed in American and international design standards.
Recent efforts by Ms Schafer have culminated in the creation and optimization of DOVET, the Company's cornerstone technology asset. DOVETs importance in contributing to the renewed enthusiasm for Solar Tower developments across the globe cannot be understated.