Licensed and chartered engineering executive actively employed (35 yrs) in private industry. Focus is disciplined operations (manufacturing, safety, engineering) within the chemical, oil and gas industry, and construction sectors. Long term member of government and academic advisory boards. Expertise in the areas of process safety, engineering, capital project and construction management. Extensive knowledge of volunteer and not
Licensed and chartered engineering executive actively employed (35 yrs) in private industry. Focus is disciplined operations (manufacturing, safety, engineering) within the chemical, oil and gas industry, and construction sectors. Long term member of government and academic advisory boards. Expertise in the areas of process safety, engineering, capital project and construction management. Extensive knowledge of volunteer and not for profit governance. Broad thinker with a deep knowledge of safety leadership, culture and cultural diversity.
My goal is simply to enable my clients' success, and to contribute in a positive manner.
Specialties: Process Safety Management; Operations and Engineering Management; Big data applications; Large capital projects, Contractor safety and construction management; Plant safety, Safety leadership and culture; Diversity communications and its business case; leading large organizations; leading volunteer teams; communicating with authenticity and conviction; executive safety leadership coaching.
President & Owner @ Deborah is President of Operations and Safety Solutions, LLC. The firm specializes in improving the utilization of hard and soft assets, especially process safety leadership and safety culture in the oil and gas, chemical, healthcare, construction and aerospace industries. From January 2009 to Present (6 years 10 months) Pennsylvania; Global Service DeliveryChief Marketing Officer; Industry Expert @ Near Miss Management, LLC, has developed software to predictively analyze risks commonly seen in areas related to continuous processes: loss of primary containment, loss of control, run away reactions, and inability to respond effectively to alarms. The product suite, led by the Dynamic Risk Analyzer (DRA), identifies subtle shifts in normal operational patterns that indicate when the operation is deteriorating. The suite provides true leading indicators that cannot be detected with standard analyses. Unlike static models, the system itself continuously updates and learns from what is happening. Plant operators and senior management are immediately warned of potential incidents, sometimes hours or even days before the situation goes "beyond the point of no return." From October 2012 to Present (3 years 1 month) Greater Philadelphia AreaMember Board of Directors; Discussion Expert @ PetroMall offers private, confidential, collaborative solutions to the Oil and Gas and Petrochemical industries. The firm provides two key offerings: 1) a private, members-only, expert-led, discussion and collaboration on-line platform where simple questions can be answered and problems solved, and 2) a database of experienced and market tested experts to solve more complex issues or to augment your own firm's efforts to improve operating, financing, and safety issues. From June 2013 to Present (2 years 5 months) London, United KingdomLeader, AIChE Ethics Exploratory Effort @ Working with others to develop a short and longer range plan on how the American Institute of Chemical Engineers can best serve the needs of its members around the subject of ethics. From November 2014 to Present (1 year) Greater New York City AreaHead - Corporate Development, AIChE Institute for Sustainability @ This project will focus on developing deeper partnerships between the IfS and the global corporate sustainability community. From November 2014 to Present (1 year) Member - College of Engineering Advisory Council @ Supports the Dean of Engineering, the College of Engineering and Rowan University in the execution of the College of Engineering's strategic plan. From September 2014 to Present (1 year 2 months) Glassboro, New JerseyAdvisory Board for Advanced Safety and Engineering Management @ Member of Advisory Board to a Master of Science program that emphasizes the technical and managerial aspects of safety. From June 2009 to Present (6 years 5 months) Birmingtham, AlabamaPrincipal Consultant - Operations and Safety Excellence, Project Execution, Process Safety Mgmt. @ Provide expertise and support to DuPont Sustainable Solutions in the areas of Process Safety Management, Operations Excellence and Safety Leadership, Safety Culture, Capital Project and Contractor Management. Support includes executive communications and interface, keynote presentations, team coaching, critical incident investigations and execution guidance. From April 2009 to Present (6 years 7 months) Wilmington, DelawareLecturer; Process Safety Management Course Developer @ Developed, with others, a 3 credit course in Process Safety Management for Engineering juniors and seniors. Developed overall curricula and course content, and participated as lecturer and final project resource. Outcome metrics showed that 100% of the students found this course changed their views on safety in the workplace. From October 2008 to Present (7 years 1 month) College of Engineering; School of Chemical EngineeringEngineering Advisory Council Member @ Provides the Purdue Dean of Engineering with strategic guidance on programs, pace of change and trends noted in the global business community. From April 2007 to Present (8 years 7 months) West Lafayette, INChair @ The Institute for Sustainability is a Technical Community within the American Institute for Chemical Engineers. IfS, as it is informally known, has published a Sustainability Index, which is a yardstick by which to measure institutional progress. The IfS has established a Body of Knowledge for Sustainability, and is now launching a Sustainability Credential. From November 2009 to November 2014 (5 years 1 month) Member, Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel @ From 2003-2012, the ASAP advised the NASA Administrator, his staff, and the US Congress on items concerned with safety in human space flight and ground support operations. The ASAP is chartered by the Congress of the United States. From November 2003 to January 2012 (8 years 3 months) Washington D.C. Metro AreaVice President - Safety Change Management @ Provided leadership, support and guidance to the US refining organization towards the changes needed in safety culture. Active in campus recruiting efforts in US Region. From June 2008 to April 2009 (11 months) Vice President - Group Safety @ Leads all aspects of safety for the entire group of over 100,000 employees and 200K contractors. Based in London. In April, 2008, the Group Sustainability Report stated that 2006 and 2007 were amongst the safest years in BP's history. From April 2005 to May 2008 (3 years 2 months) Executive Champion @ Provided a business liaison role between Purdue University and both DuPont and BP. Provided strategic guidance and support to enable the success of both the university and the business. From 1997 to 2008 (11 years) Corporate Director @ Three director roles within 17 different job assignments: Safety and health, where I led direction of safety and health activities to develop the DuPont strategy to become even safer in the 21st century; Led the development of the Healthcare Safety Business where DuPont supported improved safety in healthcare facilities; Operations - where I led manufacturing and engineering for two of DuPont's business units; and Engineering - where I led a 700 person engineering technology team, and re-integrated the Field Engineering Program, which is comprised of over 250 engineers with less than 5 years of experience. From January 1978 to April 2005 (27 years 4 months) Wilmington, DelawareDirector of Engineering @ Led a 700 person engineering technology and applications team in support of improved business profitability. From 1995 to 1997 (2 years) Business Engineering Manager @ Led engineering, maintenance, capital projects and operations support for a $2 billion chemicals business with over 15 plant sites. From April 1993 to April 1995 (2 years 1 month) Regional Engineering Manager @ Managed an engineering office of 200 contract engineers and designers and 10 DuPont role personnel. Served all DuPont facilities in the Northeastern US and Canada with small project design and construction support. From April 1991 to April 1993 (2 years 1 month) Greater Philadelphia AreaProject Manager; Capital Manager @ Supporting the large capital projects for the Imaging business, and the capital managing process for a chemicals business. From January 1990 to April 1991 (1 year 4 months) Wilmington, DelawareManager - Human Resource Development @ Worked with the DuPont Engineering Executive Staff to support and accelerate organizational development and learning in the face of a growing workload and globalization of capital spending. Workforce of 4000 employees and over 20000 design and construction contractors. Key projects included: Establishing and formalizing the Women's Network, a Mentoring Program for women professionals, a listing of the organization's training offerings, and lastly, developing, with the assistance of the American University in Washington, DC, a cultural immersion workshop for all design and construction executives assigned to Asian projects. From January 1989 to December 1989 (1 year) DuPont Engineering, Newark, DelawareChemical Engineer, Project, Engineer, Division Engineer, Staff Engineer @ Various assignments in operations, manufacturing, design and field construction activities. Worked with hazardous materials, plant start-ups, commissioning activities and process safety unit activities. From June 1978 to December 1988 (10 years 7 months) East Chicago, Indiana and Wilmington, Delaware
CPGS, Chemical Engineering @ University of Cambridge, England From October 1977 to 1978 BS, Chemical Engineering @ Purdue University From 1973 to 1977 Business Administration and Management, General @ University of Delaware From 1978 to 1981 Diploma, College/University Preparatory; Honors Math and English, Valedictorian (Class of 600+) @ Addison Trail High School From 1969 to 1973 Deborah CEng is skilled in: Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering, Leadership, Program Management, Manufacturing, Process Safety, Engineering Management, Change Management, Safety Management..., Management, Strategy, Factory, Process Simulation, Energy, Root Cause Analysis, Six Sigma, Workplace Safety, Process Optimization, Analysis, Business Strategy, Sustainability, Continuous Improvement, Project Planning, Project Engineering, Capital Projects, Cross-functional Team..., R&D, Risk Assessment, Environmental Compliance, Construction Management, Manufacturing..., Petroleum, Product Development, Construction, Operational Excellence, Lean Manufacturing, Environmental Awareness, Coatings, Polymers, EHS, Occupational Health, Renewable Energy, Quality Management, Process Control, Materials, Process Safety...
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