Chris Lina is a senior facilities engineering, procurement and construction management project leader with more than 25 years’ experience in mega projects from inception to completion including start up and commissioning.
Originally from Germany, Chris started his career with UHDE, an engineering, procurement, construction and technology license company for petrochemicals where he developed a strong technical background in hydrogen, ammonia and methanol processes.
Chris immigrated to Canada in 1999 to work on the world’s largest hydrogen plant for Shell Canada in Edmonton. He then continued to build and lead teams to deliver several other world-scale projects in oil and gas and petrochemicals, as owner project manager and director.
Chris has a well rounded technical, project, operations, and business background. He understands how complex plants with different technologies are designed and built to operate safely, economically and with the desired reliability and onstream factors. In his last billion-dollar projects with North West Redwater Partnership and Canada Kuwait Petrochemical Corp., Chris enjoyed starting up companies from scratch and helping develop their processes, hiring the teams and building the cultures.
Chris has a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from University of Karlsuhe.