Refinery and Chemical Industry Technology Management Expert

Technical Consultant #2181


  • Petroleum refining and chemicals technology with strong emphasis in technology management and strategic planning.
  • Transformer oil management.
  • Catalyst technology.


Undisclosed Company, Present

  • Senior Consultant evaluating and coordinating biomass fuel, chemical, and renewable energy ventures.

Sunoco, Corporate Director of Technology

  • Serving in various management positions of twenty-six years spanning from research and development, marketing, and business development.

Forecasting and Assessment

  • Screened external technology for desulfurizing residuals for technical merit and relevance.
  • Developed capital cost estimates and venture economics on
  • Provided a long range forecast for propylene demand and a comprehensive plan to exploit the company's position in supplying propylene to the petrochemical industry.
  • Evaluated alternative technologies for utilizing remote natural gas supplies.

Research and Strategic Planning

  • Managed the catalyst research group and developed plans to link new catalyst technology to future chemical opportunities and fuels requirements.
  • Developed strategic and tactical technology plans to support business goals and objectives.

Business Development

  • In-house entrepreneur to set up and manage new businesses based on oil reclamation, new metal working fluids technology, and computerized maintenance services.
  • Established a joint venture company that became a $10 million per year business and the first to be approved nationally by the EPA to destroy PCB's in transformer oil.

Technology Management

  • Created and managed the company's first Engineering Research Department and directed several multi-million dollar research and development projects in refinery processing, petrochemicals, specialty chemicals and polymers, including a joint program with a Japanese company
  • Organized corporate-wide technology conferences and advised the CEO and COO on technology matters.

Honors & Publications

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Executive Director of the Council for Chemical Research
  • Providing leadership in promoting improved collaboration among industry, universities, and government laboratories in chemical technology development
  • Member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Member of the Heritage Council of the Chemical Heritage Foundation
  • Taught Chemical Engineering as an assistant professor at Oregon State University and University of Pennsylvania


  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
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