Paul Conrad, President

Paul joined Total-Western in 1995 and became president in 1998. With more than 30 years of experience in management positions, Paul has a demonstrated ability to handle the diverse responsibilities that come with managing a multifaceted company with locations in multiple states. His experience includes serving as a liaison between clients and contractors, negotiating contracts, equipment procurement, and supervision of work to assure compliance with contract specifications. Paul has studied and specialized in maximizing the customer benefits of long-term contract performance.

Since assuming the role of President at TWI, Paul has led the development and implementation of a dynamic and successful corporate culture through the creation and continual development of the PASS program. Paul’s leadership was instrumental in developing a highly competent management and supervision team that has in turn grown the company from $22 million to $100 million in revenue.

Leonard Crespo, Vice President of Safety, HR and Quality

Leonard joined Total-Western in 1990 and has more than 30 years of safety-related refinery and construction experience as well as human resource and personnel management expertise. Leonard was instrumental in developing the PASS program and is experienced in corporate safety systems and accident prevention. Leonard has first-hand experience in fire prevention and medical emergency care, fire water system maintenance, establishment and implementation of safety initiatives and supervising safety personnel. Leonard is also knowledgeable and experienced in employment law, personnel management, and employee development.

Diana Morell, Vice President of Projects Controls

Diana joined the company in 1996 and brings more than 32 years of experience in a wide range of disciplines. Diana’s management experience includes marketing, sales, planning and scheduling, project management, software implementation, process implementation, project controls, contract review, and negotiation. Diana has earned an MBA and certificates in Project Management and a Project Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP). Diana’s areas of responsibility include: project planning, scheduling, cost control, process development, and implementation. Diana has excellent training and mentoring skills that have led to the development of a strong and competent planning and scheduling staff.

Ladon Gilbert, Corporate Quality Control Manager

Ladon joined Total-Western in 2010 as the Corporate Quality Manager and is responsible for all aspects of QA/QC pertaining to welding, fabrication, repairs, maintenance and inspection in the companies many diverse fields. These include maintenance contracts in the refinery, petro-chemical and power generating industries. Ladon has extensive background in aerospace, boiler and pressure vessel and structural fabrication, and inspection of all types of metals, both ferrous and non-ferrous.

Ladon is registered with the American Welding Society as a Certified Welding Inspector, CWI #01121521. He is qualified to perform radiographic film interpretation & magnetic particle/dye penetrant inspection, and is trained to ASNT-TC-1A requirements. Ladon is a member of California State Advisory Committee for Title 8 re-write to facilitate the implementation of repairs to ASME designed and manufactured equipment under the auspices of California Law and the National Board Inspection Code.

Anthony Rocha, Corporate Safety Manager

Anthony Rocha has been employed at Total-Western for more than 32 years, with 26 years in the field of safety and accident prevention. Anthony’s responsibilities include: providing leadership and direction to the Southern California Regional Safety Supervisors and staff, developing company-wide safety initiatives, as well as developing and delivering corporate safety training. He is also responsible for developing and implementing corporate accident investigation training, designing safety attendant training programs, and creating site-specific safety plans. Anthony is OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 certified, and is familiar with MSHA standards and regulations.