RUBEN CESPEDES MIRANDA
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Summary of Experience:
Good and long exposure to the chemical manufacturing industry on plant management and process engineering, in various plants, viz, fertilizer, petrochemicals, basic chemicals, oil drilling chemicals, oleo- chemical, and phosphates. Led three(3) initial plant start-ups, Overall Team Leader in 2. Spent a year each in project development and purchasing. Project development involved international trips to visit plants in China, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Participated in ISO 9000 certification of 2 Companies. Familiar with most industry codes such as API, ASME, ANSI, ASTM, TEMA, NEMA, etc. Trained on Total Maintenance Management and Engineering in Sweden, Total Productive Maintenance in Japan and in Taiwan and on trouble-shooting (Kepner-Tregoe’s). Achievements Summary:
Instituted PM program at Novastar, stabilized Boiler operation and reduced overhead costs consi- derably.
Started-up in record 30 days’ time a 300MTPD Monsanto H2SO4 Plant. Restarted up a 1.3TPH Coconut Fatty Alcohol Sulfation Plant. Halved its 6-month Manufacturing Overhead to US$0.35M and increased annual revenues from US$0.3M to US$8M within a year’s time.
De-bottlenecked a 48MTPD Chevron Alkylbenzene Plant to 80MTPD. Handled design, engineering and construction.
Successfully operated a Copper Leaching Pilot Plant from Calcine, waste roasted pyrite cinders, from a 600MTPD Dorr-Oliver H2SO4 Plant.
Spearheaded plant innovations/additions like KOH Recovery from spent KF, HF Acid Tar Treater, Alkylation Topping Still Feed Preheater, conversion to flanged-type the header of the Cu-Ni HF Regenerator Overhead Condenser, etc.
Supervised erection of 3 units atmospheric vertical Carbon Steel storage tanks of 10,000 bbls capacity
Formulated 3 detergent products launched successfully in the market EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Novastar LP - Plant Superintendent July 2015 - May 2016 Asian Academy of Computer and Emerging Technologies - Consultant May 2014 - Apr.2015 Informatics Computer College – President/Managing Director Sept.2013 – Apr.2014 Enerchem (Detergent) Industries -Production and Development Manager Dec.2001 – July 2013 UIC Vietnam (Indonesia Salim Group) - Deputy Factory Manager Coordinated ISO 9000 certification and introduced Total Maintenance Management.
July – Nov. 2001
Leverchem Industries -Vice-President for R&D and Consultant Set up Sulfur Grinding Plant.
July 2000 – June 2001
Diversified Plastic Film Systems (Mobil Singapore partner)–Purchasing Manager
Supervised ISO 9000 certification of Purchasing Department and assisted Operations & Engineering
Sept.1999 - June 2000
Enerchem Industries - Vice President
Set up detergent plant.
Sept.1998 - Aug.1999
LMG Chemicals Corporation - Assistant Vice-President Operations Started up 300MTPD Monsanto(USA) H2SO4 Plant in record 30 days' time.
Responsible for project budget control, cost and schedule. Project was completed
within the US$35M budget.
Coordinated with refineries of Shell, Chevron and Petron (Mobil) quality, quantity
and availability of liquid sulfur feed. Feed tanks were subsequently installed.
Awarded for Outstanding Safety Performance by the national Safety Organization.
Chemphil Albright &Wilson Company - Assistant Vice-President for Operations
Senior Project Manager
Restarted up the Ballestra(Italy) Coco-Fatty Alcohol Sulfation Plant. Increased Company annual revenues from US$0.3M to US$8M in a year’s time.
Halved six months manufacturing overhead to US$0.35M. Increased Company net profit as a result of higher production volume and budget control.
Updated project economics and registered with government to avail incentives.
July 1992 - Sept.1993
June 1991 - June 1992
Chemical Industries of the Philippiness. -Senior Manager; Sr. Purchasing Manager
Steered Company purchasing (US$20M/year) thru difficult Gulf War period. Dec 1989 - June 1991
Chemphil Albright & Wilson Co.- Technical. Svcs Manager; Project Development Manager.
Supervised Process and Project Engineers
Nov.1987 - Nov.1989
Master in Technology Management – Graduated April 2004 from the University of the Philippines Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering graduated from the University of the Philippines LMG Chemicals, Inc. Technical Services Manager
Debottlenecked a 48MTPD Chevron Alkylbenzene Plant to 80MTPD. Spearheaded plant innovations/additions like KOH Recovery from spent KF, HF Acid Tar Treater, Alkylation Topping Still Feed Preheater, conversion to flanged-type the header of the Cu-Ni HF Regenerator Overhead Condenser, etc.
Played key role as Process Engineer in finally being able to start-up plant (took more than 1 year and 3 changes of Start-up Leader). Review of FEED and equipment data sheets.
Coordinated with Chevron Refinery Propylene feed vs returned LPG stream for billing purposes and quality and availability issues, especially the persistent excessive H2S intrusion which was slowly poisoning the Polymerization catalyst phosphoric acid. Supervised erection of 3 units API atmospheric vertical Carbon Steel storage tanks of 10,000 bbls capacity.
Sept.1979 - Nov.1987
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