Engineering & Operations Team

Engineering & Operations Team

Our Engineering & Operations team is led by Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Javier del Olmo B., one of the company's four co-founders. Javier's team reunites four skilled professionals with a long history of working together and more than 75 years of cumulative experience in liquids logistics and terminal operations. Team expertise includes facilities conceptualization, planning and design; engineering; building and commissioning; optimization; and reliable operations guided by a safety-first mindset, stringent industry standards and best practices.

Kevin Campbell

Vice President, Operations

Kevin Campbell joined Moda from LBC Tank Terminals, where he worked as the company’s Terminal Manager. Prior to LBC, Kevin served as Vice President of Operations of Oiltanking Partners’ general partner from March 2011 until December 2014 and Vice President of Operations of Oiltanking Holding Americas, Inc. from April 2010 until December 2014.  Prior to that, he was the Terminal Manager for Oiltanking Texas City, L.P., a wholly owned subsidiary of Oiltanking Holding Americas, Inc., from January 2008 until April 2010. Prior to becoming Terminal Manager, he served as the Operations Manager for Oiltanking Texas City, L.P. from July 2004 until January 2008. Kevin began working at the Oiltanking Group in 1985, working in various roles, including, operations, scheduling, and health, safety and environmental.

Luis Perez Vera

Vice President, Engineering

Luis Perez Vera joined Moda from Westway Terminals, where he served as Director of Engineering. Prior to his time at Westway, Luis worked as General Manager of Engineering for Oiltanking North America, where he successfully managed the team in charge of engineering and constructing significant new storage capacity as well as new docks, pipelines and a substantial increase in vapor loading rates. Luis originally joined Oiltanking Houston in 2007 as a Project Manager. As a Project Manager, Luis worked on a variety of global engineering projects, including projects focused on Mexico and Europe. He also provided technical support for Oiltanking’s U.S. terminals, and he was considered an important internal adviser for the company’s crude projects worldwide.

Luis began his engineering career in refrigeration, working in the U.S., Brazil, Egypt, Colombia, Barbados and Venezuela, where he managed services and worked on startups for LPG refrigeration stations, ammonia compressor overhauls and poultry plants.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Universidad Simon Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela.

Jeremy Cannon

Director, Construction

Jeremy Cannon brings 15 years of terminal experience with a heavy influence on operations and construction to Moda. Prior to joining Moda, Jeremy worked up through the ranks at the Oiltanking Houston’s terminal in the Houston Ship Channel. He started in Operations and moved to Project Engineering, eventually becoming the Construction Manager for Oiltanking Houston. As Construction Manager, Jeremy was responsible for overseeing all construction activities, including tank construction, pipelines, manifolds, truck/rail offloading and marine work inside the company’s Houston Ship Channel terminal.

At Oiltanking, Jeremy’s notable projects included the construction of 5.7 million barrels of expansion tankage at the company’s Houston Ship Channel facility. This project included the construction of new manifolds, docks and pipelines. Jeremy also was heavily involved in the design and document review of the Oiltanking Appelt Facility, which included the construction of more than 6 million barrels of storage, manifolds and pipeline connectivity.

Jeremy received his Bachelor of Science degree in industrial technology from the College of Engineering at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Jeremy and his wife Jamie have two children.