Peter Velez was the Global Emergency Response Manager for Shell Energy Resources Company until his retirement in October 2012. He received a Bachelor of Science (1974) and Masters of Engineering (1975) in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He was employed by Shell since 1975. His assignments included Drilling Engineering, Civil Engineering, Division Civil Engineer, Operations Superintendent, Production Superintendent, Manager Production Engineering -- Gulf of Mexico, Manager Health, Safety and Environment -- Gulf of Mexico, Manager Regulatory Affairs, Manager Regulatory affairs & Incident Command for Shell U.S. and Americas, Global Security Manager, and Global Emergency Response Manager. He formed Peter Velez Engineering LLC in November 2012.