Management Team


Chief Technology Officer

Joe de Souza joined TPM Solutions predecessor (R2E) in 2010. An innovative and committed operations excellence professional, he brings 30+ years of experience in process operations management and optimization in the energy and chemicals industries. He has led transformative projects driving dramatic profit improvements for clients by leveraging technologies such as advanced process control, real-time optimization, advanced planning & scheduling and operations management dashboards. Prior to that, In over 12 years at AspenTech he filled many roles including business development, product management and utilities optimization services. At TPM Solutions, he led the development of the Prize BML priority optimizer technology (patent pending) for plant-wide optimization. Joe was born in South Africa and is of Portuguese descent. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and a master’s degree in Control Engineering, both from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He moved to Texas in 2000 and lives in Austin with his wife. He has 4 grown children.