President & CEO
Randolph R. "Randy" Kessler was appointed President & CEO of OnQuest, Inc., in May of 2012.
Kessler rejoined OnQuest after a short stint with the U.S. operations of global engineering firm Worley Parsons, where he was Vice President - Hydrocarbons, in a role primarily focused on client service to companies involved in downstream refining operations.
From 2002 to 2010, Kessler was Director of Sales & Marketing for OnQuest, with primary responsibility for researching opportunities, client relationship management, proposal management, and the full range of OnQuest's business development and marketing activities.
Kessler joined OnQuest, Inc. at its inception in April 2002 as a principal. With a background in both chemical engineering and sales management, his experience prior to joining OnQuest was predominantly in direct sales roles with Los Angeles-based petroleum engineering and construction firm KTI Corporation, which was successively owned by Mannesman Corporation and then Technip USA.
During his 17-year career with KTI Corporation, Kessler held a series of positions with increasing responsibility, moving from process engineering to a sales role specific to process plants and furnace engineering, then to customer account management and sales department management. At the time of his departure from KTI, Kessler was Vice President of KTI's sales force, reporting directly to the company's CEO.
Prior to his joining KTI in 1985, Kessler was a furnace process engineer for CF Braun, where he also served as a member of the Task Force for the Refinery Modernization and Expansion of Kuwait National Petroleum Company's Mina Abdulla Refinery. Before that he worked for Heat Research Corporation as a furnace process engineer.
An active member of industry engineering societies, including the American Petroleum Institute, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Gas Processors Suppliers Association, the Pacific Energy Association, and the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association, Kessler was born in New York City and attended Rutgers University, receiving his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering in 1982. In 1997, he completed the Advanced Management Program at the University of California at Berkeley.