MR. RONNIE NORVELL was Director of Instructional Design and Quality at PetroSkills 2009-2012. Prior to joining PetroSkills, Ronnie served as a Sr. Consultant and had frequent appointments as Director of Continuing Excellence with the Saudi Aramco E&P Continuing Excellence Department. Prior to joining Saudi Aramco in 1998, Ronnie Norvell was the President and Managing Partner of Management Paradigms, a U.S. based consulting firm specializing in management and leadership development. Over the past forty years he has provided senior management consulting to a large spectrum of U.S. and foreign industries, managed the training functions of two major corporations, and served as a college administrator and instructor. Ronnie has served on the Board of Directors of three international organizations including the American Society for Training and Development and PetroSkills. He has also served on the continuing education faculty of the University of Texas at Dallas and on the adjunct faculty of Amber University's MBA program. Ronnie has authored numerous publications, designed and conducted a variety of programs targeted at enhancing management and employee productivity. He co-authored The Internal Outplacement Handbook and A Trainer's Guide to Performance Appraisal. His peers have recognized him on numerous occasions. The American Society for Training and Development recognized Ronnie in 1997 for his contributions to the profession by awarding him with one of their highest honors, the "Torch" award. The Dallas Chapter of ASTD recognized him as the "Professional of the Year" in 1989 and his alma mater; Texas A&M University at Commerce, selected him as a "Distinguished Alumni" in 1990.