Chemical / Innovative Process Engineer with +25 years of experience managing projects from concept to completion. I have a natural talent for designing and building new processes and for identifying existing process weaknesses and implementing cost effective improvements. I work well within a team and take time to collaborate with other departments from manufacturing to operations and marketing. .
Automation Control Design Proficient in AutoCAD, SAP, Minitab, and Microsoft Office Suite
PC Based National Instruments Programming
Real Time Data Acquisition System implementation
Recent accomplishment include the installation of three "scaled up" Precious Metal Thermal Treatment systems and the implementation of automated slurry milling systems to existing production mills.
•Precious Metal Thermal Treatment
-Project lead on the installation of pilot scale unit.
-Responsible for the design, construction, and budget of lab scale system. Project on time and under budget.
-Subject matter expert during the building and commissioning of production units worldwide.
-Commissioning of new plants
-Participated in transfer of new and existing technologies to a manufacturing site.
-Presenter and attendee of global process development meetings, symposium and seminars.
•Automated Slurry Batching
-Lead activity of taking an existing concept, refined engineering details, vendor tested and design confirmed.
-Subject matter expert during the commissioning and installed for the production system
•Automated Slurry Milling
-Developed, built and commissioned scalable prototype mill.
-Proved concept on numerous slurry technologies
-Developed scale up relationship to existing Production Mills.
-Production mill modified and overall concept verified.
-Batch to batch repeatability increases downstream coating efficiency which improves quality and eliminates precious metal loss.
•On-line Calciner for Catalyst Part
-Developed, built and commissioned a prototype unit.
-Unit increases through put by 10-40%
-Reduces resources required by 40%
-Total estimated potential savings of +$10^6 /year (excluding PM savings).
Distillation and Acid Gas Scrubber Design
Powder Dosing and Material Handling
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