Mr. Waguespack is skilled in all aspects of development, analysis, valuation, operations, sales, marketing, system design, and specification for material handling systems at intermodal and port facilities. His most recent position was Vice President of Commercial and Business Development for Watco Companies and was responsible for developing, vetting, and evaluating 30–50 prospective terminal development opportunities per annum. Mr. Waguespack’s efforts drove the successful turn around of an under performing terminal riddled with EPA problems. Mr. Waguespack successfully negotiated with the EPA to resolve outstanding issues, defined, specified, and gained internal approval for a $8.75 m dollar expansion project that transformed the terminal and operations. Mr. Waguespack liaised with the construction team to ensure that the project remained on time and on budget. Mr. Waguespack also led technical and operational success on an additional $10m of organic growth capital expansion projects in his brief time with Watco.
Prior to Watco, Mr. Waguespack spent 11 years in a variety of roles at Kinder Morgan. In his most recent role at KM, he was the Direct of Business Development responsible for business development activities across North America for KM’s bulk, breakbulk and fertilizer businesses. In addition to this business development role, Mr. Waguespack also served in multiple Management roles after starting with KM as a Business Develop Manager. Over the course of Mr. Waguespack’s career at KM, he was responsible for Commercial Sales in KM’s Southeast Region, was the Fertilizer Commodity Group Lead that managed the bulk and liquid fertilizer portfolio throughout KM, and participated to various degrees in the evaluation, specification, system layout, estimation, and financial modeling of 1,000+ bulk projects. Directly responsible for projects that deployed over $250 m capital and was a member of the internal teams that resulted in an additional $750 m of deployed capital.
Mr. Waguespack started his career and spent 5 years at River Consulting, Inc., a recognized leader in the development and design of intermodal and port terminal facilities for bulk and break bulk. His time with River Consulting was spent developing, designing, specifying, and constructing multi-modal terminal facilities across the United States and Canada.
Graduate of Purdue University with a Building Construction Technology degree Employed in Central Soya and Continental Grain Co. engineering departments for 9 years. Held various positions, including President of F & P Engineers and prior to retiring in 2000, was a principal of River Consulting, a multi-national engineering firm with over 250 employees in seven offices. Since retiring, assists clients with facility conceptual designs.
Direct involvement or supervision of nine major new or modified export Grain Elevators constructed in the United States
Direct involvement in the design of eleven cement import terminals
Design of grain and fertilizer terminals for loading ocean vessels
Design of modifications for two petroleum coke export terminals
Design of numerous bulk terminals modifications & facility upgrades for Cement, raw material, clinker storage & handling facilities
Design of “line and batch” plant feed mills
Design of coal and petroleum Coke handling and storage facilities
“Today’s Advanced Technology” The China Encounter
Beidaihe, China 1982
“Design Considerations for Modern Grain Elevators”,
Bulk Design Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana 1988
“Barge Unloading and Waterfront Structures” GEAPS International
Conference Portland, Oregon 1997
“Conceptual Design of High-Speed Grain Elevators”
Conference on Elevator Design
Kansas City, Missouri 1979 Technical Studies and Reports
“Modern Elevator Design Seminar”
Taipei, Taiwan 1984