John Sakamoto joined Eichleay in 1992 and is now the Managing Director of the Drive Team overseeing all Project, Program, and Construction Management, as well as staffing services. Beyond being a recognized expert in the field of operational risk management, he is highly experienced in regulatory interpretation, regulatory advocacy, and permitting. He is also adept in the management of complex capital projects from conceptual planning through startup and commissioning. His diverse process plant background includes project director level responsibilities on several of Eichleay’s landmark projects. John graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and is a registered Civil Engineer in the state of California. He currently sits on the Western States Petroleum Association’s (WSPA) Board of Directors and is a past President.
Managing Director - Drive Team