Anacapa

About

safety. expertise.  quality. value.

The playbook for our customer's success

Anacapa's value is derived by combining the partners' experience from a successful engineering firm along with a long list of new-ways to innovate and evolve.  Combining this experience with customer alignment, Anacapa brings a unique value to our clients.

We are able to operate in dynamic, nimble environments while bringing value through delivering projects, providing services, and always having the consulting mindset.

 

History

Anacapa Engineering and Design, Inc. (Anacapa) was formed in April 2017 for the purpose of providing engineering, design, and consulting services to the Energy and Natural Resources Industries.

 
 

Our Leadership Team

 
 
 
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president & ceo, Partner

Timothy Couch, PE

Tim started his post-collegiate career in 1982, subsequently acquiring 35 years of experience in the Upstream Oil & Gas and Energy industries.  Tim has worked in the capacity of Mechanical Engineer, Project Engineer, Project Manager, and Managing Partner.

From 2000 through 2015, Tim acted as Managing Partner for the multi-disciplined engineering, design, and professional technical services firm TJ Cross Engineers, Inc. (TJ Cross).  Tim concentrated on client satisfaction, operational improvements, risk mitigation, and controlled growth.  Duties also included the management / coordination of confidential or high visibility projects for specific clients.  Prior to TJ Cross, Tim held positions with YEI Engineers, Inc. and Chevron Corporation.

Tim coordinated the sale of TJ Cross to Parsons Corporation, closing in March 2015.  In April 2017, Tim became co-founder of Anacapa Engineering and Design, Inc.

 

Education

University of Wisconsin
BS Mechanical Engineering

Contact

timothy.couch@anacapa.com

Licenses

• Professional Mechanical Engineer, California

 

 
 
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Senior Technical Director, Partner

Stuart Heisler, PE

Stuart has 35 years of experience in downhole production engineering, process design, and oil, gas and water processing.  Stuart’s experience has enabled him to bring innovative real-world solutions to our oilfield, heavy industrial, and gas processing clients. Stuart holds six patents on concentrated solar powered steam generators for enhanced oil recovery.  Stuart has developed many cost-saving processing techniques for our clients. Prior to Anacapa, Stuart was a partner in TJ Cross Engineers and previously worked at both Chevron and Shell. 

 

Education

Wayne State University
BS Chemical Engineering

Contact

stuart.heisler@anacapa.com

Notable Accomplishments

• Six (6) patents for a concentrated solar powered steam generator
• "Pacific Region - Best Field Improvement" by the National Petroleum Technology Office in 1995 for a gas sweetening process

Licenses

• Professional Mechanical Engineer, California

 

 
 
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senior Project manager

Lisa Couch, PE

Lisa Couch has 21 years of experience as a senior project manager of interdisciplinary engineering projects for heavy industrial facilities and 14 years as a facilities engineer and natural gas manager for a major energy company.   Typical multi-disciplinary projects included project scoping, alternative development, front end engineering, job definition, and detailed engineering phases.  She previously served as President of TJ Cross Engineers for 21 years and 18 months as VP Operations for Parsons California Oil and Gas.   She was responsible for accounts payable and receivables, safety, human resources, document control, banking, and credit at T.J. Cross.  

 
 

Education

University of California, Berkley
BS Mechanical Engineering

Contact

lisa.couch@anacapa.com
 

Licenses

• Professional Mechanical Engineer, California