GUY L. POSSCHELLE
9560 SW 107th Avenue, Suite 101
Miami, Fl 33176, USA
Tel: 1 305 274 6340
Fax: 1 305 274 6937
A European- trained University Engineer with more than 35 years of managerial and technical experience on large agro-industrial projects and 20 years in palm projects. Expertise covers project analysis and planning, plant design and layout, equipment selection and installation, as well as operations management. Has led or participated in numerous feasibility and cost analysis studies. World experience spans more than 40 countries including: Africa, Latin America and South East Asia. Speaks Spanish, English and French fluently.
Provide consulting engineering and project management services to private companies, governmental organizations and international financing agencies; primarily in the United State, Latin American and Africa. Specialize in the design, installation, rehabilitation and project operations of turnkey Agro-Industrial, especially in oilseed processing and vegetable refining facilities, palm oil extraction, physical refining and fractionation plants, grain storage and handling installations, energy aspect including co-generation. Most recent assignments and clients include:
- Argentina 2009: Integrated Project of sunflower and cogeneration
- Hawaii 2008: Implantation project study of African palms and Jatropha.
- Nicaragua; 2008: Cogeneration 900 KW from agricultural biomasses (project started)
- Guatemala 2008: Cogeneration study of 1200 KW for Palm group (project in construction)
- Costa Rica 2008: Studies for new extraction plant with vertical sterilizers (project in construction)
- Colombia 2007: Studies for new extraction plant 15T expandable to 30T (project in construction)
- Cameroon 2007: Studies for new extraction plant 15T expandable to 30T ( project in construction)
- Costa Rica 2006: Study and construction of the enlargement of an extraction plant of 45T to 90... 120T FFB/hour (largest of Latin America)
- Nigeria 2005: Implantation study of extraction plant 45T, inside the plantation of Twin River State, Calabar Nigeria
- Chiapas, Mexico 2003-2004: Extraction plant 15T expandable 30T; study, supply and construction: start-up June, 2004
- Peru 2003: Plant cost study of 9T/hour: plant in operation in Pucallpa
- Guatemala 2004: Cogeneration study and supply of high pressure boiler (30 Bars): start-up 2004
- Honduras 2003: Cogeneration study and supply of turbine (2002); high pressure boiler (2003)
- Nicaragua 2002-2003: Extraction plant 15T expandable to 30T: study, supply and construction; start-up May 2003
- Chiapas, Mexico 2002-2003: Partial supply and design of fruits discharge system. Start up: December 2003
- Honduras: Expansion of Palm Oil Mill from 45T towards 60T and then 90T FFB/Hour. Including the supply of a new boiler
- Nigeria 2000: Extraction plant of palm kernel oil. Technical audit for the completion of an extraction plant of 100 T/D with the incorporation of Karite (Shea) process.
- Peru 2000: Study of comparative cost for palm oil mill of 9 T FFB/Hour
- Chiapas/México 2000: Extraction plant of 20T expandable to 30T. Technical study and construction supervision. Start up: September 2000
- Ivory Coast 1999: Palm oil Producers Cooperative. Cost study for installation of new palm Oil Mill
- Tunisia, 1999: With African Development Bank: Study of feasibility for new olive oil refinery
- Peru, 1999: Cost study for 2 new palm oil mill for small capacity plants
- Honduras, 1999: Palm oil Producers Cooperative. Cost study for new palm oil mill.
- Mexico / Guatemala, 1998/1999: Joint venture between private sector and IFC.
Cost study for new palm Oil Mills
- Senegal, 1998: World Bank via a UK consulting group: Privatization study of SONACOS, groundnut factories (Dakar, Diourbel, Lyndiane, Ziguinchor) and refinery in Dakar and Diourbel
- Russia, 1998: USDA through VOCA: layout and technical supervision of Sunflower processing plant in Yug Rusi. Rostov in Don, Russia
- Benin, Ivory Coast, 1997: Feasibility study on new cottonseed oil factory. Project sponsored by BAD (African Development Bank) which is financing the project. The study included inspection of site and detailed evaluation of all commercial technical and financial aspects of the project
- Honduras, 1996-1997: Project of two installations of palm oil mills, financed by EXIM BANK (Malaysia) for a private local group. Project includes important co-generation section providing sales of electricity to country network
- Argentina, 1995-1996: Preparation of a project of multilateral financing (RABO Bank/IFC) for one of the largest oil-processing group of the country including modernizing of a cottonseed factory (including ginning) and two multiseed (Soya and Sunflower) factories
- Benin, 1995-1996: World Bank via a Canadian consulting group. Restructuring prior to privatization of SONICOG: Study included all aspects of company; palm oil / palm kernels, soaps, and refineries: a large part of the study was dedicated to the three palm oil mills for which economic and practical rehabilitation solutions were offered
- Togo, 1995: short mission tied to privatization of SONAPH (Lome and factory at AGOU)
- Ivory Coast, 1996: Palm Industry - Abidjan, complementary reports prior to consultant involved with the privatization for the account of the World Bank
- Senegal, 1993-1994-1995: USAID via a Washington DC consulting group: Privatization study of SONACOS, groundnut factories (Dakar, Diourbel, Lyndiane) cotton/palm kernels (Ziguinchor) and refinery in Dakar
- Venezuela, 1991-1992: Design and construction of a complete palm oil mill on the South of Lake Maracaibo for a private group (Financing by Interamerican Development Bank)
- Gambia, 1988-1992: USAID Privatization of GPMB (groundnut Gambia monopoly). Study conducted via a Canadian Consulting firm and a Washington DC consulting group
- China 1992: World Bank: Animal feed sector /solution to protein deficit, aspect of production of oilseed
- Samoa 1991: Feasibility for Samoa Coconut Board in Apia Western Samoa
- Madagascar 1990: Feasibility for Saovanio (coconut government agency)
- Chad 1988: UNIDO: Technical audit of the cottonseed complex at Moundou. Study led to the installation of a new industrial unit at SARH
- Latin America: 1990-1999: Collaboration with WEMBLEY IBAE SDN, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and other Malaysian equipment suppliers: establish strategies for the sales of Palm Oil Equipment in Latin America
- Latin America: 1986-1990: Collaboration with CROWN IRON WORKS, Minneapolis: establish strategies for the sales of solvent extraction and refining equipment in Latin America
1986 – Present: President, GA Expertise, Inc., Miami Fl.
1984 – 1986 Vice President and General Manager, BEKAERT Trading Inc. Miami Fl.
Responsible for expanding and diversifying sales of the BEKAERT Group in the Caribbean and Central America from Miami, FL office.
1979 – 1983 Vice-President, DE SMET USA Corporation, Atlanta Ga. USA
Responsible for the creation and management of the United State branch of this Belgian engineering and metal working company. Secure growth of the business and establish relationship with the US and Canadian market.
1968 – 1979 General Manager, DE SMET Mexico SA de CV, Mexico City
Founded the Mexican branch of the company in 1968. Responsible for general management, business and development and the management of complex projects involving large-scale infrastructure and wide variety of equipment and materials.
Made extensive use of Mexican engineering firms as sub-contractors. Worked with almost all oil mills/refineries in Mexico and created a record of sales to at least 30 different companies in the region. Maintained close contact with equipment suppliers, private sector clients and federal, state and local government officials.
1967 – 1968 Area Manager, NV EXTRACTION DE SMET, SA, Karachi, Pakistan
Project development in coordination with the local Development Bank (PICIC and IDBP) within the cottonseed sector: Construction of two (2) factories including delinting, mechanical and solvent extraction at Multan and Lahore.
1965 – 1967 Engineer, NV EXTRACTION DE SMET SA, Edegem –Belgium
Responsible for project construction and start-up in Southern Europe and Latin America of solvent extraction and refineries plant.
Metallurgical Engineering (M.Sc. equivalent), Faculties of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Louvain, Belgium.
French (native speaker), English, Spanish, all fluently
- American Society of Agricultural Consultants
- American Oil Chemist Society, including Latin American Section
- International Oil Mill Superintendent Association
- Various other professional societies and associations