1962 Trainee (Werkstudent)
Metallbauwerke Wels GmbH., Wels, Austria.
Production of building materials and agricultural equipment.
Manual worker in the fabrication of isolating slabs for industrial buildings
1963 Trainee (Praktikant)
August Thyssen Hütte AG., Duisburg, Germany.
Steel mills and metal works.
Training and auxiliary work in the blast furnace section and the research section
(study of temperatures of steel sheet rolling).
Stal-Laval Turbin AB., Finspong, Sweden.
Production of steam and gas turbines.
Training and auxiliary work in various parts of the plant (turbine assembly, running
tests, production planning, machine tool workshop etc.).
Holmens Bruks och Fabriks AB., Hallstavik, Sweden
Training and manual work in various sections (wood preparation, milling, paper
1966 Production Engineer
Tsaoussoglou Bros. Co., Pireaus, Greece.
Metal furniture production.
In charge of the installation of new machinery (sand-cleaning, plastic coating bath,
new plant for steel pipes production in Chalkida).
1968-70 Industrial Engineer
Pfizer Hellas AE., Athens (subsidiary of Pfizer International Corp.).
Production and marketing of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, fertilizers, cosmetics etc.
Project management for a new pharmaceuticals plant in Avlona, Attica.
Budget: $ 1.5 million. Design of machine layout, air-conditioning systems, piping,
separate feed additives packaging plant etc.
1970-71 Chief Engineer
Flour Mills of Nigeria Ltd., Lagos, Nigeria.
Subsidiary of an american multinational corporation.
Flour mills, pasta production, shipping, grain handling.
Management of maintenance, repairs and new construction of the mill complex
(one of the biggest in the world, capacity 1400 tons/day, personnel 1300). Head of
the technical department staff including 200 workers, technicians and engineers.
Design and supervision, among others, of the following projects:
- Construction of a 250 tons/day flour mill.
- Erection of 15 no. 1000-ton silos.
- Water drill, pumping station and filter compound.
- Electrical substation 33 kV.
- Pasta production and packing plant.
- Bran pelletizing plant.
- Program for the selection and on-the-job training of local personnel as technicians
1971-73 Project Manager, subsequently Plant Manager
Nigerian Bag Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Lagos, Nigeria
Subsidiary of the above multinational corporation.
Production of synthetic materials sacks and bags.
Management of construction and start-up operations for a woven polypropylene
sack plant, capacity 10 million sacks a year, peronnel 400, budget $ 10 million.
Main duties included the carrying out or supervision of:
- Plant study, selection of equipment and contractors.
- Design of systems: machinery, electrical, lighting, piping, plant services,
production scheduling, safety.
- Planning, supervision, budgeting of operations: building construction, equipment
installation, stocks, start-up to normal production.
- Selection and training of expatriate and local personnel.
National Bank for Industrial Development (ETBA) AE.
State bank for investments, participations and loans to industry, tourism and
Holding of 87 firms. Assets in 1986: $1900 million. Personnel: 700 employees.
Overseeing the following divisions: Studies, Organization and Data Processing,
Industrial Parks, Fixed Assets and General Services, Technical Auditing.
Replacing the Governor when absent.
1984-86 Chairman of the Board
Industrial Parks (BIPETBA) AE.
Design, construction and operation of all the industrial parks in Greece. 40 parks,
100 employees, $10 million expenditure in 1986.
1984-86 Member of the Board
Greek Arms Industry (EBO) AE.
State-owned company for the production of defense systems and ammunition.
1500 employees in 4 factories. Assets $73 million in 1986.
1984-88 Vice-President of the Board of Trustees
Foundation for Technology and Culture of ETBA
Reseach and promotion of the industrial, artisanal and shipbuilding history;
industrial archaeology. Assets $ 580,000, budget $ 300,000 in 1987.