Paul Starr to be the Guest Speaker for the 2014 STAR Banquet
Paul Pitchford Starr, a 1996 PHS Graduate and a STAR Finalist that year, will be the guest speaker for the 2014 STAR Banquet. The banquet will be held at Chattahoochee Technical College on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm.
Paul is a native of Pickens County and is the son of Larry and Barbara Starr of Jasper. He is a Construction Manager for AMEC Construction and currently manages their maintenance outage services / small capital projects division. AMEC designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets and employs over 29,000 people in 40 countries worldwide with annual revenues in excess of £4.0 billion.
Paul started his career with Kamtech, Inc in 2001, which was later purchased by AMEC. He has been involved in hundreds of industrial construction projects all around the United States ranging from coal and gas fired power plants to pulp & paper plants to PV solar installations.
Starting as a mechanical estimator, he has worked through the levels of field engineer, project engineer, project manager and currently manages a division completing approximately 30 projects per year with annual revenues of $30M.
Paul graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2001 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He graduated with the co-op seal, was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a founding member of GT Off-Road Motorsports.
Paul lives in Canton with his wife Heather, daughter Haley and son James. He enjoys spending time with his family, working on his farm and hiking.