Kleier named Speed School Alumni Fellow

Kleier named Speed School Alumni Fellow

Alan Kleier, '76 Bachelors, '77 MEng

The University of Louisville Alumni Association has named the J.B. Speed School of Engineering Alumni Fellow for 2014. Alumnus Alan A. Kleier has distinguished himself as an engineer and been an exemplary ambassador of UofL. Kleier and the other alumni award recipients will be honored on Thursday, Oct. 16 at the 2014 Alumni Awards.

Kleier graduated with a B.S. in mechanical engineering in 1976 and an M.Eng. in mechanical engineering in 1977.

In 2013, Kleier retired as vice president for Chevron’s mid-continent business unit. His 36 year career began in 1977 in domestic and international oil and gas for Texaco, working as a petroleum engineer in the producing department in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Kleier spent 25 years with Texaco prior to their merger with Chevron in 2001. Kleier was with Chevron for 12 years and served in the following various leadership roles around the world.

During Kleier’s tenure with Chevron, he was a member of the management committee that served as a resource to implement best practices sharing across organizations, monitor deployment of key initiatives and processes and promote accountability for meeting business plan commitments. Kleier’s experience in the diverse domestic and international oil and gas industry included responsibility in drilling, production, exploration, new field development, major capital projects, business development and commercial and fiscal negotiations with a focus on improving company safety and environmental performance in every aspect of the business.

Kleier gives a yearly presentation to students at the Speed School concerning what true "success" is. He discusses with students the different things he did through his career and why.

Kleier and his wife, Janetta, live in Seminole, Florida and have three children.