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Engineer Manager - Process Control Engineer - DCS and PLC Experience

Philadelphia, PA
March 10, 2018

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Chris M. Henderson

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Philadelphia, PA 19144



Industrial Control Professional with 30 years’ experience in Combustion Control and other regulatory process control system design and implementation. EXPERIENCE

Senior Controls Engineer 2008 – 2018

JMP Engineering Inc.

Principle Applications Engineer

Automation Applications Inc., LLC (AAI)

Exton, PA

Note: JMP bought AAI in Jan 2010. Previously worked for AAI in the 90s as shown below. Specialized in industrial regulatory process controls and automation – focus on combustion fired process heaters and boilers. Provided engineering design, control strategy development control configuration and programming, and system integration services to customers throughout the United States and Canada.

Developed new control strategies for biomass boilers based on extensive real-time modeling of fuel Btu content.

Director of Technology and Information Systems 2003 – 2007 Liberty Resources, Inc., Philadelphia, PA

As CIO undertook a complete restructuring of this rapidly growing non-profit’s IT infrastructure, as it grew from 120, to over 200 users. This all-encompassing revamp included:

Upgrading from 5 servers to 12

Upgrading NOS from Novell 4.0 to Windows Server 2003

Upgrading from 40 GB tape Backup to 200 GB removable rotating hard drive system

Implementing State-of-the-art CISCO managed fully switched network access from the Internet

Implementing VPN and web based email client to allow full network access from the Internet

Installation and commissioning of new 150 user VOIP phone system

Selection and coordination of vendors for a new T1 PRIs for voice, 1 new T1 for data and one new leased point to point T1 for connection to branch office in Allentown

Move of 240-node network including 12 servers, 180 workstations, 24 switches

Selection, purchase and implementation of 10 door proximity access card/badging system

Design of office wide state-of-the-art distributed HD Audio-Visual system. Lead Project Engineer, 1997 – 2002

Metso Automation Max Controls, Inc., Lansdale, PA

Began as a consultant to this DCS manufacturer formally the Systems Division of Leeds & Northrop; moved to projects group in June 1998. Projects included the largest water treatment plant in North America and two new 600-megawatt electric generating stations for Israel Electric. Lead Engineer and Startup Support Manager for this turnkey multimillion-dollar project, the largest integrated system ever sold by MAX Controls, which included:

Over 90,000 I/O points

75 distributed processing units (DPR/Controllers)

Subsystem integration for 21 other control and SCADA systems

One-button Automatic Plant Startup (APS)

22 workstations

Developed new algorithms for next generation DCS. Served as engineering support to sales and marketing departments. Implemented pilot system for integration of Max Control’s DCS platform to parent company Metso Automation’s Epower Plant information system. Senior Process Engineer 1994 – 1997

Automation Applications Inc, Exton, PA (1st of 2 stints with AAI) Performed system configuration, control strategy design, custom programming and project management functions. Lead engineer on several large industrial boiler DCS retrofits. Migrated existing advanced control strategies to new DCS platforms. Developed new advanced control strategies including:

Coordinated Header Pressure Control: Advanced load demand modeling

Fuel Quality Index: Parameter adjustment using inferred quality of Biomass fuel Applications Engineering Manager 1987 – 1992

Bambeck Systems Inc., Santa Ana, CA

Started as Applications Engineer for this manufacturer of flue gas analyzers and combustion controls. Promoted to manager of department in 1990. Supervised six field service and application engineers nationwide. Responsible for the turnkey implementation of large boiler retrofit projects, including burner replacement, fuel train, burner management, flame safety, combustion instrumentation and control, and integration of controls with various DCS or PC based SCADA systems. Developed new control strategies including:

Low excess air combustion in solid fuel/biomass boiler

Low excess air combustion in multi-zone process and reheat furnaces AFFILIATIONS

Treasurer of Theta Chi Fraternity, Beta Theta Chapter Former Industrial Member of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Committee work, Foundation Fighting Blindness, Philadelphia Affiliate Committee work, Lupus Foundation of America, Southeastern PA chapter EDUCATION

Metastorm Training Center Metastorm eWork BPM training 2007 Drexel University 1976 – 1981

Electrical Engineering


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