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Chemical Engineering Engineer

Alvin, TX
August 01, 2020

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***** ********** **** ***** • Friendswood, TX 77546 • 281-***-**** •

HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL EXECUTIVE in Engineering/Operations/Maintenance, Business Development/Turnarounds/ Startups, & EPC/ESH/Project/P&L Management (Oil & Gas/Power/Chemical, Nuclear/Defense, Semiconductor/Paper/ Pharmaceutical, Construction, Consulting).

$600+ million/yr savings by eliminating OSHA/EPA violations.

$200+ million/yr profit by doubling plant capacities.

$200+ million/ship savings by eliminating 75+% rework.

$100+ million savings by preventing oil & gas capital project shutdowns.

$75+ million savings by using reconditioned process equipment.

$25+ million/yr savings by eliminating 50+% rework in semiconductor facility.

Managed/constructed/designed $3 billion production facilities.

Managed $800+ million capital catastrophic audits.

Results-Driven Leader: Adept at capitalizing on opportunities/analyzing needs/solving problems/managing teams.

BS/MS/PhD work ChE, MBA, PE. Managed 500+ person staffs/teams.

Outstanding Communication, Technical, & Management skills. .


Operations Engineering, Maintenance Process Projects Construction Business Development Startups Turnarounds Consulting EPC Manufacturing ESH PSM Maritime Offshore Oil & Gas Refinery Chemical Alternative Energy Renewables Power Nuclear Defense Semiconductor Pharmaceutical Pulp Paper SAP ERP Six Sigma HAZOP PHAs P&IDs PFDs Process Simulation AutoCAD PROE PE MBA Communication Leadership DTM


Eng/O&M/ESH/Project Mgr at PPE/NORTHROP GRUMMAN, EPC/refinery/maritime/offshore 2003-Present.

Managed/directed $3 billion engineering/operations & maintenance/reliability/ESH/capital projects.

$200+ million/ship savings by implementing engineering/six/sigma/reliability systems & eliminating 75+% rework.

$100+ million savings by preventing oil & gas capital project shutdowns/eliminating bottlenecks.

$75+ million savings by using reconditioned process equipment at a substantially reduced price over new equipment. Led/directed engineering project management for oil & gas/chemical/alternative energy clients (Tyson/Alcoa).

Implemented/improved: engineering/six sigma/SPC/design/reliability/EHS/maintenance/operations systems.

Implemented ESH/inventory control systems (due to 3 staph infections/month). Simulated processes (WinSim).

Business Development: Issued $50+ million capital project proposals. Sized relief devices (by modeling release scenarios).

Sr. Systems/Eng Mgr at PRAXAIR/SAIC/WORTH, industrial gases/semiconductors/EPC 2000-2002.

Managed engineering/ESH/operations for $1.4 billion semiconductor/aeronautical/VX/construction processes.

$25+ million/yr savings by eliminating 50% rework (materials/valves/piping/engineering).

Improved/implemented: engineering/maintenance/MRP/ISO/operations systems.

Determined system component chemical compatibility/lifecycle.

Tested/modeled HVAC/pipe flow efficiency for semiconductor material delivery cabinets/valve manifold boxes.

Implemented: design systems, PHAs (crane/propellant/VX), & ESH/JSA/investigation programs (due to 3 fatalities).

Process Engineer/ESH Manager at MILLENNIUM CHEMICALS, chemicals/pigments 1995-1999.

Managed engineering/ESH/operations for six titanium dioxide pigment production facilities. Directed capital projects.

$200+ million/yr profit by doubling plant capacities.

Commissioned: reactors/conveyers/spray dryers/pumps/compressors/vessels/cooling towers/scrubbers.

Determined capital project feasibility/EVA reports (ore/coke silos, ore blend, CWC, steam/chlorine reduction).

Used six sigma/SPC/TQM/SAP to improve/troubleshoot daily production activities (Finishing/Chlorination, QA/Lab).

Increased PSM program compliance from 50% to 100% ($300,000 savings by internally developing programs).

Conducted/revalidated PHAs/HAZOPs (3000+ action items). Sized relief devices (by modeling release scenarios).

Developed best practices (titanium tetrachloride release reduction, electrical classification/ventilation for fuels).

Streamlined/enhanced Management of Change/Pre-Start-Up Safety Review/Emergency Response systems.

Mgmt/ESH Consultant at BOISE CASCADE/AMERICAN TAPE, paper/office supplies 1993-1995.

Managed/implemented operations/ESH/PSM/risk management/best practice programs.

$600 million/yr savings by eliminating OSHA/EPA violations (40% ahead of deadlines) for two tape facilities.

$400,000 savings by internally developing PSM/risk management programs using multidisciplinary teams.

Increased PSM program compliance from 5% to 100% for pulp/paper mill (60% ahead of 2.5-year timeline).

Mgmt/Process/ESH/Eng. Consultant at JBF ASSOCIATES, risk management consulting 1991-1993.

Managed/improved ESH/PSM/risk management programs for oil & gas/chemical/paper/nuclear/pharmaceutical clients (Exxon/BP/Chevron/Marathon, Scott/GP/IP/ Kimberly Clark/Temple Inland, Merck/Pfizer, OSHA/DOE/AIChE).

Managed $800+ million capital catastrophic audits (20+ fatalities, 150+ injured).

Business Development: Published/issued $20+million proposals, two AIChE PSM/TQM papers, & 17 reports.

Conducted PHAs: oil & gas refinery/pipeline/marine terminal/offshore HAZOPs, hydrogen FMEAs, nuclear material transfer FTA/ETA/HRAs.

Implemented nuclear facility restart capability/safety requirements (Oak Ridge/SRS/Hanford/Rocky Flats/ Mound).

Developed environmental risk management consequence methods for AIChE/OSHA/DOE/Exxon.

Process Engineer at WESTINGHOUSE/DUPONT, chemicals/nuclear/EPC 1987-1991.

Managed/started up $3 billion Defense Waste Processing Facility. Simulated DCS process procedures. Placed organic waste storage tank in operational order. Determined material inventories.

Managed/started up $150 million Replacement Tritium Facility. Installed metal hydride beds 40% ahead of schedule. Redesigned in-bed nitrogen feed system (vital tritium accountability component).

Managed/constructed $10 million Thermal Cycling Absorption Process for Tritium Production Facility. Relocated to production to keep project going (due to a personnel shortage). Changed plans/scope (increased scale/redesigned leaky aluminum column to steel) to be relevant to production's needs.

Managed operation of Advanced Hydride Laboratory ($4 million pilot plant). $3 million cost savings by discovering leaky nitrogen valves. Conducted metal hydride tests. Programmed PLC/DCS system.

Process Design/Development Engineer at ALAMEDA INSTRUMENTS, semiconductors/startup 1987.

Managed/designed novel $2 million sulfuric/hydrofluoric acid reprocessors for semiconductor industry clients.

Process Development Engineer at CELANESE, chemicals/fibers/pharmaceuticals/alternative energy 1984-1985.

Managed economic feasibility studies for $200+ million new/improved chemical production processes.

Used process simulation software (PRO II) to support economic evaluations.

Investigated methanol as diesel fuel. Proved coal-processing costs made methanol uneconomical.

Developed reactive distillation software package. Tested package (ethylene glycol/polyol production).

Produced Ibuprofen production economical comparisons for various reaction/feedstock scenarios.

Industrial Intern (MS ChE Thesis) at GLAXO SMITHKLINE, pharmaceutical/specialty chemicals 1982-1983.

Managed process development for new $1.5+ million/kg pharmaceutical product.

Enhanced membrane fractionation between product/excess reactant by selectively binding the product with polymers.

Developed thermodynamic model to quantify the product-polymer binding interactions.

Analyzed experimental results using high-performance liquid chromatography & freeze-drying.

Development Engineer at W.R. GRACE, catalysts/chemicals 1982.

Quality Assurance Engineer at DUPONT, chemicals/electronic materials 1981.


MBA at University of South Carolina, Distinguished Student, 3.9 GPA. 1988-1991.

PhD work Chemical Engineering at University of California, Berkeley, 3.8 GPA. 1985-1987.

MS Chemical Engineering at University of Delaware, 3.5 GPA 1982-1983.

BS Chemical Engineering at State University of New York at Buffalo, Outstanding Student, 3.9 GPA 1978-1982.


American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)/Section PR. Former CSP/OHST.

Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Michigan and Ohio.

Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)/Competent Leader/District PR/President/Area Governor.

Top Secret Security Clearance.

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