Richard E. Hoffer

Richard “Rich” Hoffer is the 2015 recipient of CII’s Richard L. Tucker Leadership and Service Award. A 31-year employee with Chevron, Hoffer currently manages the company’s Project Execution Center of Expertise, stewarding Chevron’s project management intellectual property and providing project support and competency development.

Hoffer initially got involved with CII in late 2010, when he took on his predecessor’s position as Chevron’s Board of Advisors representative. From 2012 through 2014, he served as vice-chair of Research Team 300, The True Impact of Late Deliverables to Construction. Within that time frame, he also became a member of the Safety Community of Practice and joined the Next Generation Leaders Community of Practice as a mentor, and remains involved with both COPs today. Last year, Hoffer joined the CII Knowledge Management Committee, and is excited about how much members and the industry will benefit from the new CII Knowledge Base Structure.

In his Board of Advisors role, Hoffer has been successful in recruiting his Chevron colleagues to serve on CII research teams—on average, two teams per year—as well as on two CII standing committees. The leadership and professional development Hoffer has seen in each person serving with CII is particularly satisfying to him and represents additional value Chevron receives through CII membership.

Hoffer earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering at the University of California at Davis in 1984, and has worked in process engineering, refining operations, and capital project development and execution roles, both in the United States and abroad. He recently received a CII Distinguished Service Award. CII is pleased to honor him again with the 2015 Richard L. Tucker Award.