Consulting Chemical Engineer
Engineering consultancy with emphasis on Process Safety Management systems for chemical, petroleum, pipeline, oil & gas facilities. Forensic investigation of catastrophic chemical process accidents worldwide. Special emphasis on failure of process safety protective systems.
Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering at local large university, Chemical Process Safety.
Over 30 years experience in the areas of chemical process safety analysis, environmental hazard assessment, and regulatory compliance for petroleum, natural gas, & chemical industries. Participated in over 100 forensic assignments and provided expert testimony in various cases, ranging from civil litigation and international arbitration to regulatory compliance hearings.
Chemical Engineering Bucknell University (BS); University of Oklahoma (PhD 1968).
Registered professional engineer (PE), Texas & Pennsylvania.
National board certified safety professional (CSP).
Elected member of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers.
Author of over 80 technical papers on system safety analysis, hazards assessment, process safety management and process safety automation. Co-author of AIChE-sponsored text, “Guidelines for Safe Process Operations and Maintenance.”
President and technical director of an international engineering consulting firm specializing in automation of process safety systems. Ranked 11th largest in US in 1981.
Co-founder of a Private Company (Name available upon request), premier process safety training and Safety management consultant. Chemical engineering faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Oklahoma. Associate member of the US Coast Guard Committee on Hazardous Materials. Continuing
engineering education faculty at University of Texas. Member of founding group of Chem Share, world leader in chemical process computer simulation
software systems. Senior staff member of University Engineers, a pioneer in chemical process quantitative hazards analysis.
Research Assistant in the Flame Dynamics Laboratory, specializing in chemical fire control technologies. Consultant to OSHA, listed safety consultant in OCIS.