PAUL W. BUCHA (Executive VP)
Paul Bucha was born August 1, 1943, to Col. and Mrs. Paul Bucha. As a child he lived abroad in both Germany and Japan. He graduated from High School in Ladue, Missouri, a suburb of St Louis, and immediately entered the United States Military Academy at West Point. Paul Bucha received his BS in 1965 graduating academically in the top 2% of his West Point Class; number two in Military Order of Merit and a two time All American and Captain of the Swim Team.
Immediately upon graduation from West Point, he attended the Stanford University Graduate School of Business receiving his MBA in 1967 and completing his Airborne and Ranger training between academic years. After Stanford, Paul Bucha reported for duty with the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky to prepare for deployment to Vietnam as part of Operation Eagle Thrust in November 1967. While a company commander in Vietnam, Paul Bucha received among other decorations, the Bronze Star with V and Ok Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart and Medal of Honor. Upon his return to the United States, he reported for assignment as Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics at West Point. He resigned his Army commission in 1972.
Paul Bucha joined du Pont Glore Forgan as a special assistant to H. Ross Perot in 1972 and later moved to the Perot owned Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS) as Senior Vice President of International Operations. In 1973, Paul Bucha established the new EDS headquarters in Teheran, Iran, and remained in the Middle East until 1978 having expanded the operations throughout the Middle East and Europe. In 1978, he moved his headquarters to Paris, France, where he remained after leaving EDS to form his own international consulting company. Returning to the United States in 1980, Paul Bucha expanded his company to include real estate development building the environmentally acclaimed development Port Liberte, on New York Harbor. The Port Liberte project set the gold standard in environmental review involving over 50 different government agencies at all levels from city to federal agencies and in spite of the number of approving agencies, the permits for the project were issued in record time.
As a member of the Board of Directors of WHX Corporation, he was asked to assume the title of Chairman of the Board of Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corporation in 1996 to preside over the reorganization of the company. Completing his assignment in 1999 with Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel, Paul Bucha returned to real estate in 2003 establishing Terra Mark LLC in joint venture with Fisher Brothers of New York City and later, in 2005, his own firm, Terra Mark II, LLC which specializes in large projects both commercial and mixed use development in architecturally significant and environmentally sensitive locations. Paul Bucha is a Trustee of Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network; a Director of GEL State Corporation; a member of the United States Veterans Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Advisory Board for Veterans Advantage, Inc.
In addition to his corporate activities, Paul Bucha has been a frequent lecturer to numerous colleges, corporations, political leaders and military leaders of all branches on honor and leadership. Paul Bucha has been a member of the Advisory Board of Veterans Advantage since its inception over a decade ago. Veterans Advantage is the leading private benefit provider for veterans and their families. Appointed Civilian Aide to Secretary of the Army, Paul Bucha worked with Accessions Command supporting the challenge of Army recruiting in a time of war. In addition, Paul Bucha has been active as a member of the Board and an officer of The Fisher House Foundation and Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund which support military families and wounded warriors. Most recently Paul Bucha has become a Director of the Military Adaptive Sports, Inc. the USA sponsor of the Invictus Games whose Chairman is Prince Harry of UK. Paul Bucha has also been active supporting the activities of US Army National Guard and Reserve forces giving motivational and leadership presentations across the country. A frequent lecturer at all four national military academies and Veterans and military events, Paul Bucha has become recognized as one of the leading experts on Leadership in the nation. He has spoken at Tsing Hua University in Beijing, Harvard, Princeton, Haverford and other leading educational institutions and numerous corporations including JP Morgan Chase; NBC Universal; Johnson and Johnson; Frito Lay and Orange County Trust Company. Paul Bucha is a Past President of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society of the United States of America and was the Founder of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation and is currently a Director of the Foundation. From 2008 until 2013, was the Chairman of the Department of Labor’s Advisory Committee on Veterans Education and Training and Employer Outreach, the primary Jobs Focused organization in the Federal Government. In 2014 Paul Bucha was named to the Department of Defense Advisory Committee on the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. He is also on the Advisory Committee to Hope for Our Warriors Foundation. Paul Bucha is a member of the Advisory Committee for the 50th Year Commemoration of the Vietnam War.
Besides his military honors, Paul Bucha is a Gold Medallion inductee of the International Swimming Hall of Fame; an Inductee of the Asian Swimming All of Fame; recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor; an inductee of the US Army Ranger Hall of Fame. Paul received the Stanford Graduate Business Award for Public Service in 2012 and 2014 he was named a recipient of the United States Military Academy at West Point’s Distinguished Graduate Award. Paul Bucha has four children and nine grandchildren and is married to the former Cynthia Carter Bell of Cornwall, New York. Together they reside in Ridgefield, Connecticut.
WILLIAM "Bill" CARNEY (EEC, Africa & Middle East)
Mr. Carney is a multinational (US, Swiss), multi-lingual Internationalist. He is originally from Harlem, New York, and was raised in Africa and Europe. He obtained his B.A. in Political Science from Wayne State University while employed with General Motors Corporation (“GM”). He was subsequently appointed Manager, Fleet and Government Sales, Africa. In this role he was responsible for developing several automotive assembly agreements in Tunisia, Morocco and Iran.
Mr. Carney, subsequently held various marketing and planning positions within GM, involving relations with Japanese, German and U.S. subsidiaries and associate companies. He was also a Director of GM’s countertrade and compensation subsidiary, Motors Trading Corporation, focusing predominantly on Africa.
He was the first recipient of the General Motors International Fellowship, under which he completed his M.B.A. at CEI, Geneva (now IMD, Lausanne). He subsequently joined the faculty of CEI / IMI-GENEVA in 1984, and was Program Director of the International Seminar in Industrial Marketing at IMI and subsequently IMD, Lausanne from 1984 until 1991.
Mr. Carney is currently a visiting Professor of International Marketing at the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid. In 2010 he created a new course, “Massaging the Mind” which has been the most popular elective course in the school for the last two years. Professor Carney has received awards for teaching excellence for the last five years running.
From 1999 to 2004 he was a consultant to CREATE, a high-tech start-up vehicle at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, He is also visiting professor at Thunderbird, and was Visiting Assistant Professor at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he pursued Ph.D. studies in International Marketing and Entrepreneurship.
Since 1987, Mr. Carney has been Managing Director of The Assegai Group, a company involved in marketing services and executive training. He simultaneously serves as Executive Director of Laughing Bear Productions Ltd., a music and multimedia production company involved in commercials, corporate sponsorship and marketing promotions.
He has provided input on Global Strategy and Innovation to companies such as Danfoss, Coloplast, Nestle and numerous others.
Mr. Carney is an internationally known lecturer and has worked with companies large and small in Europe, the U.S., the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. His current research interests include neuro-marketing, international trade flows, customer management, e-commerce and the psychology of music.
In 2015 Mr. Carney joined IDRIA ENERGY and assist in trade development.
SEYAVASH "SEYA" MAHVI (M.E. including GCC and Iran)
Mr. Seya Mahvi has over 26 years of experience in the technology industry. He is the President & CEO, of World Wide Wireless Network, the primary driving force behind the acquisition of National Master Dealers, representing AT&T. He reorganized its business information structure, redesigned its commercialization of the distribution channels and business process and operation and instilled urgency for financial discipline. He directed its financial and legal negotiations and accomplished a profitable balance sheet, in excess of $47 Million Dollars within seven years in selected territories.
Seya Mahvi negotiated, structured, and documented high profile joint ventures and licensing agreement with international partners and fortune 500 hundred companies.
He is Multilingual (English, Farsi and elementary Spanish) and multinational (US & Iran) Internationalist. He has demonstrated to be accountable in high-profile executive roles and overcomes complex business challenges, making high-stakes decisions using his experience backed judgment, strong work ethic and irreproachable integrity. He is well respected as a proponent of empowerment and accountability.
In Corporate Strategy & Development, this specialist has a consistent record of delivering extraordinary results in growth, revenue, operational performance and profitability. He has a heavy transaction background, including startup financing, mergers and acquisitions which included but not limited to Black Silver Enterprises Corporation and Pentagon Holdings LLC.
Seya Mahvi has consistently delivered mission-critical results, and is driven by a visceral “hard-wired” need to strategize, to innovate, and to disprove the words “it can’t be done!” He is gifted with vision, determination and the skills needed for high-revenue-building strategies. He has a strong orientation in Operations and Finance, having participate in high-level operational initiatives, including infrastructure, process reengineering, turnaround management and reorganization. As an innovative executive, he uses his insights, judgment and timing to succeed no matter how tough the deal.
He is a respect and leverage human capital-motivator, mentor and lead talented professionals. He lives the culture and leads by example.
Having joined IDRIA ENERGY in 2015, Mr. Seya Mahvi is primarily responsible for the development of the new Iranian Market within the bounds of the JCPOA.
GORDY G SHANOR (Europe)
Mr. Gordy Shanor has over 40 years of international oil industry experience with oil companies and service providers as a geoscientist, project manager, advisor and teacher, with extensive experience in Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
He is an expert industry advisor and a proven technical project manager with detailed, hands-on experience across the value chain in exploration uncertainty & amp; risk reduction and field development streamlining.
He is a successful prospect generator, asset team manager, advisor on data & amp; project QC, interpretation and modeling. He is a proven oil finder, mentor, communicator, teacher, and reservoir modeling and data interpretation technical business development expert.
He was directly involved in specification of integrated borehole logging interpretation techniques (FMS/FMI image & dip), and 3D stochastic reservoir modeling softwares (STORM, RMS, Petrel) with methodologies focused on inversion and seismic-to- simulation workflows, and risk assessment.
In 2016 Mr. Shanor joined IDRIA ENERGY as their Inspector / Verifior of data, primarily in the Rotterdam Terminal.
Pascal Mahvi, Email: pascalmahvi@IdriaEnergy.com
Paul W Bucha, Email: email@example.com
Seyavash Mahvi Email: Seya.mahvi@IdriaEnergy.com