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Richard Small

Class One Systems Limited
Principal Consultant
W. Richard Small, is a world recognised Consultant in Control Systems Engineering & Automation.

He graduated from University of the West Indies, in 1988, at age 20, with a First Class Honours Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, one of the youngest persons to ever do so.

Richard's career since graduation spans working for the world's largest Oilfield Service Company in the Middle East, being responsible for training and technology transfer at the National Institute of Higher Education (Research, Science and Technology) in the field of automation, implementation of several complex automation at Petrotrin Exploration and Production, being in charge of the Electrical Department at Trinmar, and responsible for all that company's electrical, instrumentation and telecommunications plant offshore and onshore as well as positions in the telecommunications industry in Product Management, with increasing responsibility up to Regional Vice President, with $100 million US Profit and Loss responsibility for a regional telecommunication carrier's International Voice, Domestic Interconnection, and Mobile Roaming business over 14 countries.

Over time, he was awarded the Outstanding Young Engineer's Award from the Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad and Tobago for his professional achievements before the age of 30, obtained a Master's of Science Degree in Computer Science and Systems at McMaster University, as a recipient of a Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship and completed a Masters in Business Administration, with a specialisation in Negotiations. After being recruited by an international consulting engineering firm, Richard spent most of the last 20 years living and working in the international oil and gas industry as a Consulting Engineer. He has completed technology transfer and automation projects in control systems,
instrumentation, automation, and telecommunications in India, North Sea, Nigeria, Angola, Egypt, Continental USA, Gulf of Mexico, and Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela among others.