Thomas Marchesani, PE
Vice President, Engineering & Risk
As Vice President of Engineering & Risk, Tom Marchesani is responsible for all technical aspects of TAPS. His Engineering team maintains the design basis, or technical governance for the pipeline, and completes design modifications. System Integrity guides the programs that ensure the integrity of pipeline infrastructure. The Risk group evaluates process and modification risk.
Tom joined Alyeska in 2013 as a project engineer, but his work on TAPS dates back to 1992, when he moved from South Jersey to Valdez to oversee coating of the VMT loading berths. He has held many technical roles since, from field engineer to Alyeska’s Engineering Director. He founded and led a firm providing corrosion engineering services to TAPS, DoD, FHWA, and the energy sector. That breadth and length of experience serve him well when addressing the many technical challenges associated with maintaining and operating TAPS.
Tom earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University and holds multiple professional engineering licenses. He lives in Anchorage with his wife, Courtney, and their two sons and daughter. He is an artist, alpinist, writer, and musician who still enjoys a good game of basketball.