AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY: GORDON STERLING
Gordon Sterling has a bachelor of applied science from the University of Waterloo in Ontario and a master of science, civil engineering from Lehigh University. During 35 years with Shell Oil E&P, he engaged in numerous offshore developments, first in structural design and marine research and then in project management. For eight years he represented the American Society of Civil Engineers on the Board of Directors of the Offshore Technology Conference. He has been chairman of the OTC Board and, in 2010, he was elected a Distinguished Diplomat in Ocean Engineering by the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port, and Navigation Engineers.