Tom Purves, Affiliate

Tom Purves, AffiliateTom is principal consultant with Hickory Ridge Development Company (HRDC), a company he founded after a 36-year career in Royal Dutch Shell. Tom is a recognized expert in developing the systems and leaders that are necessary to create and sustain superior business results. Tom was an early associate of Dr. Michael Hammer and a leader in the Phoenix Research Consortium.

While with Shell, Tom served in many line roles in the downstream business including Vice President of Manufacturing for Shell’s US Gulf Coast region. He has served in senior executive roles in Shell’s Oil Sands business and has provided Operational Excellence consulting to both upstream and downstream. Tom was also principal executive for completing the construction and startup of a major new refinery.

Throughout his leadership roles, Tom has emphasized the development of leaders capable of effectively applying explicit work processes to drive excellent and sustainable business performance results.