Brian Keefe, President & CEO

Brian Keefe, President & CEO, Bridge Gap Engineering

“We’ve been fortunate to develop relationships of TRUST with our key customers. We’ve done this by being super-responsive to their needs and leveraging the competence of our engineers to solve problems and to bridge gaps in service.”

Background

Brian is an accomplished executive with more than 26 years of international business experience in Engineering Management, Process Equipment, Project Execution & Sales for the Cement/Minerals Industries.

He is a visionary leader with proven capabilities to build project-based teams that leverage l engineering competence as a means to exceed customer expectations for on-time, on-cost, and on-spec delivery of cement plant projects.

Brian began his career as a Process Engineer travelling around the globe for the startup and optimization of cement plants for Fuller Company and FLSmidth.  He held positions of increasing responsibility in these companies – culminating with several years as Vice President of Engineering – before starting his own engineering company more than 5 years ago.  Brian has visited more than 25 countries around the world including: Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Japan, India, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Morocco, Switzerland, Italy, Ireland, United Kingdom, Canada, Jamaica, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France, and Belgium.

 

Education

Fuel Science/Chemical Engineering, B.S.
The Pennsylvania State University

Published Works

The Advantages of External Material Recirculation in Vertical Roller Mills, ZKG International, July 1992, pp. 355-359.

Conversion of St. Mary’s Conventional Grate Cooler at the Bowmanville Plant, World Cement, November 1993, pp. 13-18.

A Review of the Design and Performance of CFG Coolers, International Cement Re-view, July 1996, pp. 40-46.

Plant Modernization Projects Employ New Calciner Designs, International Cement Journal, January 1997, pp 40-46.

Similarities in Cooler Designs with a View to the Future, World Cement, Volume 29, Number 7, July 1998, pp 73-79.

Experience with the OK Roller Mill, Asian Cement and Construction Materials Magazine, September 1998, pp 40-44.

Evolution of a Revolutionary Cooler, World Cement, January 1999, pp 52-56.

Unconventional Wisdom: Lonestar’s Unique Approach to Environmental Challenges, World Cement 1999, pp 68-72.

SF Cooler: Innovative Air Distribution, ZKG International, December 1999, pp 608-619.

Modifications at Leamington, N & S American Cement Magazine, March 2000, pp 34-36 – Part I; July 2000, pp 19-22.; Part II.

The SF Cooler: Simple Mechanical Design Leads To Lower Maintenance Costs, 11th International Cement Conference, November 2000, Tunis-Hammamet, Tunisia.

Lone Star’s Unique Approach To Environmental Challenges, International Cement Review, July 2001, pp 45-51.

Cross-Bar Cooling, International Cement Review, August 2001, pp 37-42.

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