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Chemical Process, Technology & Operations Leader (194149) PhD, Masters| CQM | Relo – All US

Q. Where do I find a Chemical Plant Leadership that can raise the bar and the profit line at the same time? A. Right Here… with this Chemical Engineering Professional with 20+ years of experience and a Ph.D. and a Masters in Chemical Engineering ! He is also a Certified Quality Manager and ISO9001 Auditor. He has global experience in specialty chemicals, agrichemicals, and biofuel operations.

He is highly skilled in process engineering, technology integration, regulatory compliance, R&D, supply chain, change management, and quality management. He leads and develops teams that achieve significant cost-saving results. With experience in production, project management, operations, and process engineering, he brings a holistic skill approach to the table that many chemical engineers never attain!

• Global experience in specialty chemicals, agrichemicals, and biofuel operations. Startup company. oleochemicals, fish oils, biodiesel production
• Collaboration with international partners in monomers and functional intermediate; oleochemicals, fish oils, biodiesel production
• P&IDs, Material and Energy balances, process description and standard operation procedures (SOP), design standards, ASME, API, and quality standards ISO 9001
• Leadership in Strategic Approach for EPC phase achieving $20 million in savings
• Negotiating lead for contracting with major EPC contractor companies
Spearheaded multi-million-dollar cost-saving program to bring project into budget
• Developed and managed Program Rollout Plan to bring capital expense and organizational development in line with business planning
Developed a new process (patents pending) for the isolation of gaseous products from fermenter output
• Special Skills in Chemical Operations Management: Training and Coaching of Operations, MOC handling, Safety, and Incident Reporting, Cost Management in SAP, Operations Performance Assessment
• Leading Stage-Gate Process for European Customer Service Group:
     o Project resulting in 37% efficiency improvements and increased customer satisfaction
• Realized 26%+ savings by reducing working capital and building new vendor relationships .
• Increased sales by 14% by developing a product line with a proprietary position to replace outdated technology.

IEliminated 47%+ in obsolete inventory and avoided more than $540,000 in write-offs by improving the supply chain transparency by guiding the customer service team effort.
Achieved 70% cost reduction while maintaining high quality by using vendor’s analytical services.
• Refinery Operations
• Paints
• Petrochemicals
• Specialty Chemicals
• Agrochemicals
• Ensure Optimization of catalyst/chemicals Usage
• Process Safety Management
• Troubleshooting Equipment Problems
• Monitoring Plant Performance Data
• Compounding Operations
• Identify Production Plan Threats
• Identify Opportunities for Margin, Energy Improvements
• Working Closely with Production
• Engineering Team Management
• Training Operations Personnel
• Leading Problem-Solving Teams
• Using Statistical Process Control
• Analyzing Plant Data
• Troubleshooting Process Unit Problems
• Optimizing Processes
• Inspecting Equipment Internals
• Increasing Yield
• Training Operators
• Reducing Operation Costs
• Planning Plant Outages
• Participating in Shutdowns
• Implementing System Upgrades
• Creating Project Specifications
• Managing Multiple Projects
• Working with Plant Maintenance
• Increasing Production Capacity
• Capital Project Execution
• Assist with Troubleshooting Equipment
• BOMs
• Repair Operations
• Preventative Maintenance
• Reviewing Processes
• Reviewing Equipment Drawings
• Reviewing Vendor Quotes
• Technical Writing
• Chemical Process Modeling
• Running Simulations


Ph.D. & Masters in Chemical Engineering, UNIVERSITY OF PADERBORN, Paderborn, Germany
• Innovation Management, Sloan School of Management, MIT Cambridge, MA 2000
• MS Office package and SAP
• Process Simulation Software, ASPEN PLUS
• Certified Quality Manager
• Certified ISO 9001 auditor