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Patent Filed on Removal and Control of Arthropod Infestation

T&M Associates’ patent on “Method for the removal and control of arthropod infestation in interior dwellings” is filed in September 2013. The methodology was tested in 75 low income tenement rental units including Section 8 in San Francisco. The technology demonstrated 100% effectiveness in bed bug control. The property owners had previously tried several methods and technologies, all of which failed to control the bed bugs.

T&M Associates’ has successfully developed over 100 Small and Medium Enterprises

T&M Associates’ has successfully developed over 100 Small and Medium Enterprises, including women owned and managed SMEs. With our support, local partner SMEs have become in-country resources for the development of local and regional SMEs and these SMEs are winning contracts, including with international oil and gas companies. Read More

Georgia Section/American Chemical Society Showcase 2012

chemluminary-awardDr. Maria Beug-Deeb (Co-chair) and the Chemical Businesses Group of the Georgia Section/American Chemical Society organized Showcase 2012 in which chemical companies, suppliers and buyers in the greater Atlanta area met to network and find new opportunities. The Showcase was held in conjunction with the Georgia Section Academia/Industry Forum. This effort received 3 Chemluminary Awards by the American Chemical Society in 2013.


In-Country Value Addition in Azerbaijan

The EDTP project was among 12 commended entries in BP’s 2012 Helios Awards from Azerbaijan Georgia Turkey in the Excellence Category for facilitating private sector growth in Azerbaijan. EDTP, during 3 years of the T&M Associates/Azerms partnership, achieved:

  • Development of a database of over 1000 local suppliers of goods and services relevant to the oil and gas industry
  • Local companies won contracts in the excess of $150 million.
  • Local suppliers increased their full time employees by over 500
  • Local suppliers increased their investment by ~ $8 million (local supplier investment dollars)
  • Demonstrated the value of local development efforts to deliver new business (spill-over effects) in the range of about $25 million that were contracts not with BP,
  • A positive ROI in less than 12 months

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Developing the Economy in Ukraine

Dr. David Ladner designed and taught courses on Health, Safety and the Environment (HSE) and on Intellectual Property for the Ukrainian chemical industry. The courses were implemented as a train-the-trainer program and were translated into Russian. The companies include state owned industries, start-ups and SMEs which manufacture a range of products from dyes, pigments, explosives and pharmaceutical ingredients.

Developing SMEs in Ukraine and Azerbaijan

Paul Dismer designed and taught courses on Sales and Marketing, as well as how to effectively respond to RFP’s issued by multinational companies in both Ukraine and Azerbaijan. Mr. Dismer also provided in-depth consulting on Quality and Traceability for the metal industry. The courses were implemented as train-the-trainer programs and were translated into native languages. The outcome of this training and follow-on supplier support was a marked increase in local companies wining significant business with BP and other multi-national companies.

USACC Business and Investment Conference on Business Opportunities for America and Azerbaijan

Dr. Tom Deeb, Managing Director at T&M Associates Baku, serves as guest panelist at the 7th USACC Business and Investment Conference on Business Opportunities for America and Azerbaijan on June 3, 2011. Read More

Meet the Buyer in Azerbaijan

T&M Associates Baku with Azerms arranges the first “Meet the Buyer” event on behalf of BP’s Enterprise Development and Training Program (EDTP) in May 2011. Over 100 local companies and more than 150 international companies and organizations participated. Companies reported that they signed 52 new contracts and made over 300 business linkages with potential suppliers and partners as a result of the event. Read More

T&M Associates partnered with Azerms LLC

T&M Associates partnered with Azerms LLC, a local Azerbaijani company, in January 2010 to successfully win the tender to manage BP’s Enterprise Development and Training Program (EDTP). In April 2010, T&M Associates Baku opened its doors as an Azerbaijani business as the best way to provide support to this partnership and for other work in the region. Read More

Dr. Tom Deeb Interview

Illinois State Alumni Magazine interviews Dr. Tom Deeb, T &M Associates’ Vice President for Sales and Marketing.   T&M Associates consults with U.S. and global food companies on how to improve their suppliers’ compliance with international food safety standards. Read More