Chemical Engineering Consultant: Petroleum Process Technologies and Specialty Catalysts

Technical Consultant #1436


Expertise

  • Sales and marketing of petroleum process technologies and specialty catalysts for refineries.
  • Licensing and technology transfer of engineering services and petroleum process technology.
  • Chemical engineering and manufacturing experience with petroleum based products such as waxes, lubricants, chemical feed stocks, plastics and specialty chemicals.
  • Professional engineer specializing in product development, modeling and optimization with special concentration on polyurethane business issues.
  • Experience with capital project economics, financial modeling, forecasting and materials resource planning.
  • Basic and applied research, litigation and technology transfer.

Experience

Independent Consultant, PA, 2007 - Present

  • Business, engineering and manufacturing consultant providing technical training services to emerging and established manufacturing companies to boost efficiency and profitability.

Undisclosed Company, VP of Manufacturing, Allentown, PA, 2001 - 2007

  • Intimately involved in all aspects of this family owned polyurethane business, including manufacturing, business development, product development and production schedule optimization.
  • Financial forecasts, materials resource planning, security, legal contracts, litigation and intellectual property.

Mobil Oil Corporation, Princeton, NJ, 1988 - 2000

Licensing Manager

  • Responsible for sales and marketing of process technologies and specialty catalysts to refineries on four continents.
  • Negotiated licensing and engineering services contracts totaling forty five million dollars.
  • Team leader for negotiating a unique joint venture with Chevron (Mobil's only competitor) to merge the two technology sales and licensing organizations worldwide.

Planning Associate

  • Responsible for budget analysis, forecasting, financial modeling and evaluating project economics.
  • Developed a method to analyze the economics of any research project and applied this approach to over 200 research projects to reduce expenses and headcount by 30% during two company wide restructures.

Senior Research Engineer

  • Leader of a cross-functional team that designed, programmed, and installed a software package to monitor and optimize refinery operations.

Senior Staff Engineer

  • Developed new process strategies for upgrading low value petroleum at Mobil's central research laboratory.
  • Conducted fundamental research on catalytic processes, reaction kinetics and coke formation and deposition.

Honors & Publications

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Adjunct Professor of Business and Computer Science at DeSales University
  • Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Lehigh Carbon Community College
  • Appointed to the Upper Saucon Township Environmental Advisory Council
  • Course Director at the College of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Oxford, England
  • Chairman of the Mobil Research Federal Credit Union Supervisory Committee

Education

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University
  • PE, Registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania
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