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May General Meeting

May 31, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Networking for Career Success

May 31st (Wednesday) 5:30 pm General Meeting

Carriage House of the Clayton Library at 5300 Caroline St

The Houston Public Library does not sponsor or endorse this meeting. The library has a parking lot with free parking. See the map below. The meeting will be in the carriage house across the parking lot from the main library building.

Note that snacks and refreshments will be provided. Attendance at this event may be used for one hour PDH credit for your TBPE continuing education ethics requirement. Certificates will be provided.

Please plan to attend and try to bring an associate that might want to join the Network or anyone who might have an interest in our group.

IEEE Houston Consultant Network members, IEEE Members, interested parties, students and guests are all welcome! Please RSVP to


5:30 PM – Networking & Snacks
6:00 PM – Brief announcements and introduction of speaker
6:15 PM – Presentation followed by Q and A
7:15 PM – Adjourn and exit the building
7:30 PM – Staff closes the library

Robert “Trey” E. Mebane, III

President Chasm Visions, LLC


Mr. Mebane’s presentation will cover the importance of networking in having a successful career. He will
provide real world examples from his career experience.


Trey Mebane currently serves as President of Chasm Visions, LLC, with a focus on enterprise talent development, executive coaching, as well as market development for both startups and Fortune 100 companies. He has focused his 25+ year career in the area of “wealth creation through innovation” for companies he has served. He has done this as a entrepreneur, and most recently as an entrepreneur for National Oilwell Varco (NOV) as their corporate VP of Innovation. First through the creation of a “Star Trek” chair for drillers, resulting in an industry shift towards selling rig equipment in a packaged/bundled form,
accentuating value versus traditional piece-meal approaches which had equipment competing on price. Mebane’s work also includes transitioning NOV’s instrumentation group from a business focused on sensor manufacturing, to one which includes information systems, process optimization and automation offerings.

Trey has led Engineering (product line & manufacturing), R&D, Marketing, Business Development and Strategy functions; at both business unit and corporate levels. Mebane’s work includes a focus on innovation strategies which further a culture of innovation through an executive development program on technology commercialization conceived and created with The University of Texas at Austin. His work also includes research & technology development, intellectual property management strategies, corporate venturing, business and technology scouting, HSE innovations, as well as commercialization
management systems.

Trey spent multiple years as a consultant and entrepreneur with multiple start-up ventures. Mebane’s experience in these areas includes project / process design, talent development, portfolio enhancement, and market management with a focus on creating new value for his customers.

Mebane holds a degree in Computer Science from Texas State University where he graduated with honors in 1987, and a Masters in Technology Commercialization from The University of Texas at Austin where his work in 2008 received the George Kozmetsky Award for Academic Excellence and the program’s Outstanding Student Award. Mebane serves on multiple university advisory boards: Texas A&M Masters in Analytics, University of Houston Subsea Engineering, and University of Houston’s
Electronics and Computer Engineering department.


May 31, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Tommy Cooper
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Clayton Library Center Carriage House
5300 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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