Petroleum Refining and Synthetic Natural Gas Chemical Processing

Technical Consultant #1910


  • 30 years of chemical industry experience helping multinational firms develop successful growth strategies, from portfolio restructuring to globalization with numerous complex issues.
  • Project lead for multinational chemical firms involving long range planning, acquisitions and profit improvement.
  • Engineering, construction and licensing agreements for refinery and chemical projects.
  • Alternative energy projects for government and private clients including synthetic natural gas, liquid fuels from coal gasification, methanol from synthesis gas.
  • Life cycle and sustainability studies on natural versus synthetic materials.
  • Vulnerability of refinery and chemical plants from terrorist attacks.


Independent Consultant, Present

  • Fonder of a company leading international chemical consulting and later sold the firm to IBM.
  • Chemical industry leader assisting multinational firms developing successful growth strategies while facing numerous complex issues, from portfolio reconstruction to globalization.
  • Servicing clients in the following areas:
  • Technology assessments and evaluation.
  • Economic and business analyses.
  • Chemical industry.
  • Energy industry and alternative energy, (synthetic natural gas, liquid fuels from coal gasification and methanol from synthesis gas).
  • Long range planning.
  • Strategy development.
  • Merger and acquisition assistance.

Professional Employment Experience

  • Arthur D. Little - Associate Director
  • IBM - Principal
  • Undisclosed company.- Founder and Managing Director
  • Scientific Design Company- Vice President
  • Esso Research and Engineering- Group Leader

Honors & Publications


  • Professional Engineering License - PE (New York, Florida)

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Member of a National Academy of Engineering study on assessing the vulnerability of refinery and chemical plants from terrorist attacks.


  • Recipient of Annual Award-Fuels and Petrochemical Division of AIChE

Publications and Patents

  • Author of numerous landmark books and articles in the chemical industry.
  • Keynote speaker at an OPEC conference in Vienna on energy and chemical issues.
  • Holder of several patents in petroleum refining and chemical processing.


  • M.Sc. Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (MIT) Cambridge, MA
  • B.Sc. Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (MIT) Cambridge, MA
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