Director of Technology
Chad Harper serves as the leader of MAVERICK’s Technology Group, which is a group of subject matter experts within the organization. They provide content for training programs, reuse strategies, and ensure quality on projects on those platforms. He previously served as the operations manager for MAVERICK’s Automation Solutions — South Region, working out of the Baton Rouge, La., office. He joined MAVERICK in 2007 as an APC engineer when the company acquired C. F. Picou Associates, where he had worked for 11 years.
Chad earned his Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering (BSChE) at the University of Arkansas. He is also a certified Project Manager Professional (PMP) and Certified Automation Professional® (CAP®).
“A ‘maverick’ is someone who is willing to go against the majority when it’s the right thing to do,” says Chad. “We embrace that ideal at MAVERICK. Our entrepreneurial spirit and platform independence make us a truly unique company. We do everything we can to recruit people who are not only extremely skilled at what they do, but who are also ‘maverick’ thinkers.”
Chad’s favorite MAVERICK project involved implementing advanced controls on an acetylene compressor. The solution prevented two major unit shutdowns in the first two days of implementation, which paid for the project in two days.
When he isn’t working on client projects, Chad and his wife, Michelle, enjoy competitive beach volleyball and spending time with their three kids.