I recently retired from Shell Oil after serving over thirty years in the energy industry. My career was concentrated in the downstream business; serving various roles in Shell Pipeline, oil products distribution, environmental management, and marketing engineering. I accrued significant joint venture experience, serving on numerous corporate boards.
My final role at Shell was the Global Manager, Supply & Distribution Joint Ventures.
I have a Civil Engineering Degree and am a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas.
The world of investing has always been a passion of mine. Currently, I contribute to the online investment blog, Seeking Alpha: http://seekingalpha.com/author/ray-merola
My primary investment philosophy is to identify undervalued companies that are well-managed, possess a strong balance sheet, generate good cash flow, and pay a dividend: then premise a thesis for owning their securities. I advocate fundamental investment analysis, confirmed by the technical charts.