What's your favorite moment working on TAPS?
Julia: "My favorite memory was responding to the 2002 Denali Earthquake and seeing how great the pipeline performed during this event."
Ron: "Three come to mind. The 2011 PS1 booster pump leak. … It was amazing to see what we did as a company. … In 2011, I was part of the Low Flow Program – I worked with many people in different areas and I got to work along all 800 miles of TAPS. And the PS1 Electrification and Automation and the suite of work; I spent five years on it. It gave me a lot of exposure to how TAPS is operated."
Dan: "The highlights have to be the people at Alyeska. At a recent Leadership Team meeting, of the 19 directors attending three were people I had initially hired, encouraged to apply at Alyeska or promoted at Alyeska. It's a tremendous feeling watching careers blossom from people you have encouraged and coached."
How special is it for you to be able to work at Alyeska with your family?
Julia: "I enjoy that my family can be proud of our work for TAPS success. Ron is in Operations & Maintenance, Dan is in Supply Chain and I am in Projects. It is great that we are all part of the TAPS family but also good to have separation in the areas by the teams we work in."
Ron: "Dan is a great recruiter – he encouraged Julia and I to join APSC. I like that we can work for the same company but also can be our individual selves in the three divisions that we work in. And that our dad is there in the background for oil spill response if it was ever needed. There is always something to talk about at family get-togethers."
Dan: "It is very special that I get to share this company with my family. Our family is Alaska grown. My Flodin generation all went to school K-12 in Alaska and graduated from UAF. … My dad has now experienced Alyeska through the Vessel of Opportunity program. He now sees what we see at Alyeska. It is a large part of the Alaska culture and well-being. We are all proud to work here and hope that future is there for the youngest Flodin generation as they prepare to launch their careers."