Tom Gilman currently works as the Global Projects Decommissioning Compliance Manager for BP. He is a Chemical Engineer/MBA with 33 years of experience in the energy and petrochemical industry. His career has included Project Engineering, Process Engineering, Operations, Economic Analysis, Finance, Business Development, Planning, and Strategy. His diverse background has been comprised of domestic and international assignments in Oil and Gas, Refining, and Petrochemicals.
Tom sees Baylor ECS as a great source of engineers for the energy industry. He initiated Baylor engineer hiring at BP and is working with Baylor ECS to inform students of career opportunities in the energy industry while simultaneously working with BP to increase their involvement with Baylor, including on-campus recruitment.
Tom is a Baylor Alumni by Choice. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 1981 and got his MBA (while working as a Process Engineer) from the University of Houston-Clear Lake in 1984. In his career, he has supported the Gulf of Mexico (including the Houston and New Orleans areas), the Chicago area, Wyoming, New Mexico, Colorado, and Canada and as well as overseas (Turkey, Azerbaijan, Russia, and Kazakhstan). While his assignments have been far-reaching, he has always maintained his home base in Houston to provide stability for his family.
Tom and his wife Tina reside in Houston and have two daughters, Britany (BU BS 2013) and Ashley (BU BS 2017).
One of Tom’s main hobbies is running and he has run 14 marathons. He also enjoys music and was a worship leader for several years. Although now retired from leading worship, Tom continues to enjoy contributing to the worship teams as needed.