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13 years experience in chemical process design, construction, start-up, training, operations, and troubleshooting. Industry examples are liquid/aerosol consumer products, industrial organics, petrochemicals and refining, metal and mineral oxidation. Considerable experience in applications of fluid handling, heating/cooling, mixing, dispersion, drying, pneumatic conveying, and air/solids separation. Effective in scale-up and isolating / eliminating pinch points to provide required capacity and quality.


HAMMOND GROUP, INC., Hammond, Indiana, 1993 - 1999

Chief Process Engineer - Designed new process systems for metal oxidation and functional paint pigments. Scaled-up R&D projects and identified / removed pinch points in existing processes. Plant and utility layout for expansion projects. Equipment specifications. Contractor and budget administration. Start-up and operator training for new processes.

UOP (Universal Oil Products), Des Plaines, Illinois, 1989 - 1993

Senior Design Engineer - Corresponded with owner and contractor to define project objectives and schedule. Coordinated equipment design with equipment specialists. Maintained design basis and cross tie consistency with other engineers.

Project Engineer - Computer simulators used to size petrochemical complexes including distillation, absorption and reactor columns. Project specifications written for: Rotating Equipment, Heat Exchangers, Vessels, Control Valves, and Relief Valves.

THE AUSTIN COMPANY, Des Plaines, Illinois, 1987 - 1989

Process Engineer - Calculated both material and energy balances. Sized and selected process equipment such as: piping networks, pumps, compressors, heat exchangers, filter systems, vacuum dryers, absorption columns, and distillation columns. Sketched and updated process flow diagrams and P&IDs.

Field Engineer - Conducted field inspections of piping systems, process equipment, and utility packages. Confirmed equipment installation, alignment, lubrication, piping, wiring, and instrumentation. Calibrated digital and analog controllers. Expedited resolution of punch lists, and represented engineering interests during start-up with vendor and owner.

BARR COMPANY, Niles, Illinois 1986 -1987

Chemical Processing Supervisor - Directed chemical operators and maintenance in the production of various aerosol and liquid consumer products such as deodorants, hair care, and household cleaners. Developed alternative, temporary manufacturing methods when equipment failure prohibited normal production. Enforced safe working practices and made recommendations to decrease production expenses.


  • Design, construction, start-up for southeast Asian ceramic calcining process.
  • Design, construction, start-up for liquid metal continuous oxidation process.
  • Retrofitted brick gas fired furnace for liquid ceramic process with water cooled stainless steel walls.
  • Automated (PLC) batch slurry process for mineral oxidation.
  • Numerous pneumatic convey lines designed, built, start-up.
  • Equipment specified for 7 fractionation units.
  • Equipment specified for 4 liquid adsorption units.
  • Process parameters specified for 2 fractionation processes.
  • Process parameters specified for 1 liquid adsorption process.
  • Design/build/start-up of plant manufacturing photographic film


Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.), State of Illinois, 1996

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin (1986)


Dry mixing and blending, 8 hours, University of Wisconsin - Madison, (1996)

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