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Houston, TX (August 10, 2016) Interface Consulting, a leading construction consulting and expert witness firm, is pleased to announce the promotions of Michael Purtell and Travis Wingo to senior consultant, as well as the addition of Rachel Tenney as a project consultant. As our oil and gas work continues to grow on large scale capital projects in the global marketplace, the firm is dedicating resources to manage and analyze construction and engineering processes for these assignments.   

Mr. Purtell joined Interface Consulting in 2014 as a project consultant. He has used his domestic and foreign construction experience with a major EPC contractor and his formal education in construction management to assist clients in the resolution of claims and disputes on troubled projects. “Mike’s experience working on several large and complex construction projects as a field construction engineer has given him insight and practical hands-on construction expertise that has benefited Interface in our consulting work,” said Chris Sullivan, vice president of operations at Interface. “Our clients have recognized his industry knowledge and contribution to the success of their projects.” Mr. Purtell’s outstanding performance earned him a promotion to senior consultant, where his insight into project delivery systems, including project cost and schedule analysis, planning, procurement, and change order management will continue to benefit Interface Consulting’s clients.

Mr. Wingo, on staff with Interface as a project consultant since 2014, brings project management, scheduling, and estimating experience to provide expertise in claims, litigation, and management consulting. “Travis’s project management experience on commercial and heavy industrial projects coupled with his knowledge of cost estimating, risk management, and claims has allowed him to assume greater management roles on client assistance projects,” Frank Adams, president of Interface, said. “His strong work ethic and devotion to delivering a top quality work product are what Interface seeks for its senior consulting staff.” Mr. Wingo’s promotion to senior consultant speaks to his diligence in providing excellent service to Interface’s clients as he evaluates project management issues, schedule delays, change orders, and cost overruns.

Ms. Tenney, a mechanical engineer, recently joined the Interface Consulting staff as a project consultant. Her experience in product design with a major oilfield service provider, as well as her multi-lingual capabilities, makes her an asset to the Interface Consulting team. Frank Adams had this to say: “Rachel’s Rice University mechanical engineering education enhances the firm’s technical and expert services when combined with her experience in oil and gas production processes. Her international and bilingual perspective on engineering and construction is helping the firm continue its expansion of work on frontier projects around the globe.” Ms. Tenney specializes in performing technical analyses such as schedule delays, cost overruns, and labor productivity, focusing on forensic document analysis, project cost, management issues, procurement, data collection, and damage quantification.