Paul Cole has developed a comprehensive understanding of the oil value chain from refining to delivered products during his 25-year career. After earning a master’s degree in 1995 in chemical engineering from The Queen’s University of Belfast, Paul worked for BP in production and operations support engineering, refinery crude scheduling, production planning analysis, operations coordination, auditing, and business advising.
In 2012, Paul joined Solomon Associates as a senior refining consultant. During this time, Paul served as product manager for Solomon’s How to Use the Data Seminar, where he built upon the concept to develop the Advanced How to Use the Data Seminar course. From this experience, and using adult learning techniques, Paul helped refine Solomon’s Data Coordinator Seminar into what it is today.
Currently, Paul serves as the Deep Drill-Down (3D) product manager, overseeing all aspects of this offering in support of Solomon’s Worldwide Fuels Refinery Performance Analysis. Relying on his industry expertise and knowledge of Solomon’s proprietary methodologies, Paul helped develop the concept of Gross Margin Efficiency Index (GMEI™) for 3D analysis, and a new operating expense 3D offering.