Ron Heffron, Vice President with Moffatt & Nichol, leads M&N’s global Energy Practice. Mr. Heffron is a veteran of the energy industry and has over 35 years of experience in the planning and design of marine and energy facilities. He has extensive experience on marine projects involving liquid bulk, LNG, petrochemical, and floating LNG terminals globally. Mr. Heffron is also very active in international technical activities devoted to improving the state of practice in the field of waterfront engineering. He was a Principal Author and Project Manager for the development of the California State Lands Commission’s Marine Oil Terminal Engineering & Maintenance Standards (MOTEMS). He is also chairman of PIANC Working Group 153, developing a new document called “Recommendations for the Design and Assessment of Marine Oil and Petrochemical Terminals.” In addition, he has author of over 50 technical papers presented worldwide, relating to the planning, design, upgrade and rehabilitation of facilities in the marine environment.