Personnel

PROCESS' technical staff is comprised of:

  • Mr. L. H. (Hop) Boyd, Jr., P.E., Chief Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (M.S., University of Arkansas, 1985) with 34 years experience in the design, startup, and operation of chemical production, petroleum refining, and waste handling and treatment processes, as well as in the design, startup, and operation of process control systems and computer process modeling and simulation.
  • Mr. James S. (Jim) Morris, P.E., Chief Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (M.S., University of Tennessee, 1988) with 36 years experience in the design, startup, and operation of batch chemical processes, waste treatment and air pollution control systems, and metalworking production units, as well as in computer process modeling and simulation.
  • Mr. Melvin C. (Mel) Coker, Chief Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (B.S., University of Tennessee, 1989) with 27 years experience in petroleum refining, petrochemical production, chemical processing, and pulp and paper manufacturing process hazard analysis, including process design, control system, operations, and process documentation review and evaluation.
  • Ms. Jacqueline F. (Jacqui) Stewart, P.E., Chief Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1986) with 27 years experience in the design, startup, and operation of batch chemical, specialty metal, and pharmaceuticals production processes, as well as in the design and permitting of environmental systems.
  • Mr. K. Michael (Mike) Sessions, P.E., Chief Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (M.S., Tennessee Technological University, 1985) with 31 years experience in process design, process simulation, process scale-up, plant operations, troubleshooting and management, of a variety of chemical processes including pharmaceuticals, foods, commodity and specialty chemicals, as well as in the specification and commissioning of a wide variety of process control instrumentation. 
  • Ms. Leslie W. Little, P.E., Chief Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (M.S., University of Tennessee, 1985) with 38 years experience in the design, startup, and operation of chemical, environmental, and radioactive materials processing systems and in waste treatment and radioactive material processes regulatory compliance.
  • Mr. Donald M. (Don) Montierth, P.E., Chief Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (B.S., Brigham Young University, 1986, M.B.A. 1988) with 29 years experience in the design, startup, and operation of chemical and pharmaceutical production and waste handling and treatment processes, as well as in computer process modeling and simulation, alternative energy process design, and detail process systems design.
  • Mr. Stephen D. (Steve) Karnitz, Chief Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (B.S., Tennessee Technological University, 1991) with 23 years experience in the design, startup, and optimization of batch and continuous chemical production processes, alternative energy process design, as well as in computer process modeling and simulation and detail process systems design.
  • Mr. Joel G. Reagan, Chief Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (M.S., Tennessee Technological University, 1985) with 33 years experience in the design, startup, operation, and optimization of chemical production processes, plant utilities, and waste treatment systems, alternative energy process design, as well as in computer process modeling and simulation.
  • Mr. Robert G. (Jerry) Hartis, Senior Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (B.S., North Carolina State University, 1977) with 39 years experience in the design and operation of batch specialty chemical production and waste treatment processes, as well as in detail process systems design.
  • Dr. Peter J. Bereolos, Senior Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (Ph.D., Purdue University, 1995) with 24 years experience in the operations and technical support of nuclear materials processes, including the safety, storage, and inventory management of nuclear materials.
  • Mr. Bruce L. Giles, Senior Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (B.S., Tennessee Technological University, 1982) with 31 years experience in the design, startup, and operation of chemical production, batch chemical, and radioactive materials processes, as well as in the design, startup, and operation of computer process control systems, and process documentation review and evaluation.
  • Mr. Brian Gregory (Greg) Jobe, Process Engineer, a nuclear engineer (B.S., University of Tennessee, 1985, M.S. chemical engineering pending) with 15 years experience in nuclear plant, chemical plant, and petroleum refinery operation and process safety management.
  • Mr. Roger M. Efferson, Chief Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (B.S., University of Tennessee, 1985) with 33 years experience in specialty and textile chemical production and production management, as well as in plant management, process control, and instrumentation.
  • Mr. J. H. Gregory (Greg) Grimaud, III, P.E., Chief Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1981, M.B.A. 1995) with 35 years experience in the design, startup, and operation of chemical and nuclear materials processing systems, as well as in detail process design and project and engineering management.
  • Mr. Sherman D. Brady, P.E., Senior Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (B.S., University of Missouri-Rolla, 1963) with 54 years experience in the design, construction, startup, and operation of organic and inorganic chemicals production processes, as well as in industrial research and development.
  • Mr. Matt D. Whitworth, Chief Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998) with 18 years experience in the design, startup, and operation of batch and continuous organic chemical production processes, alternative energy process design, as well as in computer process modeling and simulation and Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Mr. Rame Y. Sulaiman, Senior Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (M.S., Tennessee Technological University, 1995), with 20 years experience in equipment and processing systems design, startup, operation, and optimization as well as dryer, filter, and heat transfer equipment detail design and the design of process control systems.
  • Ms. Sonja K. Cannon, Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (B.S., Tennessee Technological University, 2000) with 18 years of experience in the design, startup, optimization, and operation of batch specialty chemical production processes, as well as in batch chemical pilot plant management.
  • Ms. Jennifer L. Bergstrom, Senior Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (B.S., Oklahoma State University, 1996) with 21 years experience in PSM program management, process hazard analysis, control systems, process documentation review and evaluation, as well as design, startup, optimization, turnarounds, and operation in petroleum refining and gas processing plants.
  • Mr. Dennis W. Worthington, Senior Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (M.S., Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 1988) with 29 years experience in plant support and troubleshooting, development and execution of new product scale-ups and production runs, pilot plant management, and batch process engineering and development, as well as in process control system configuration and programming.
  • Mr. Brent D. Barnes, P.E., Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (B.S., University of Tennessee, 2008) with 11 years experience in process safety management, design, and engineering of petroleum refining and nuclear materials processes, including process hazard analysis, detail process systems design, and computer process modeling and simulation.
  • Mr. Andrew E. (Andy) Felker, Chief Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (B.S., Purdue University, 1990, M.B.A 2001) with 27 years experience in the design, construction, startup, and operation of batch and continuous chemical processes, waste treatment systems, and air pollution control devices, as well as project management, plant management, process improvement, process safety, and cost estimation.  
  • Mr. Robert A. (Tony) Joseph, Jr., Senior Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (B.S., University of Tennessee, 1978) with 39 years experience in the design, startup, and operation of organic and inorganic chemical production processes, pilot plant systems, as well as in industrial research and development.
  • Mr. David M. Pitts, P.E., Chief Process Engineer, a chemical engineer ( M.S., Villanova University, 1973) with 38 years experience in the the design, startup, and operation of a wide variety of waste handling and treatment processes, environmental regulatory compliance engineering support, as well as in the design and operation of batch and pilot scale emissions control systems.
  • Mr. William A. (Bill) Tuck, P.E., Senior Process Engineer, a chemical engineer ( B.S., Lehigh University, 1979) with 38 years experience in the planning, design, startup, commissioning, and troubleshooting of a variety of organic and inorganic chemical processes including polymers, fragrances, agricultural chemicals, and other processes, as well as offsites and utilities, waste treatment, and powdered materials processing and handling systems.
  • Mr. Steven W. (Steve) Thompson, Senior Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (B.S., Christian Brothers College, 1982) with over 34 years experience in process engineering, process safety, equipment engineering, environmental engineering, production engineering, operations/maintenance, and construction engineering in the nuclear, chemical, petrochemical, consumer products, pulp & paper, textiles, imaging systems, and oil & gas industries, as well as in the design, startup of complex systems, and the troubleshooting of numerous projects from both an operations and engineering perspective. 
  • Ms. Maureen F. Linne, Senior Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1978) with 21 years experience in the scope definition, feasibility study, conceptual design, detailed process design, project management, construction management, startup, commissioning, and troubleshooting of a variety of batch and continuous chemical processes including petrochemicals, organic and inorganic chemical facilities.
  • Mr. Thomas H. (Tom) Asher, Senior Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (B.S., University of Rhode Island, 1994) with over 24 years experience in process engineering, project engineering, production engineering, operations/maintenance, and control systems engineering and programming in the chemical and specialty metals industries, as well as in color compounding, coatings, plastic extrusion, air pollution control systems, and wastewater treatment systems. 
  • Mr. J. Paul Triplett, P.E., Senior Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (B.S., Bucknell University, 1993) with over 24 years experience in conceptual and detailed process engineering, project engineering, production engineering, plant and pilot plant operations/maintenance in the specialty chemical and polymers industries, as well as in process design and validation in the pharmaceutical and beverage industries and process safety management programs oversight. 
  • Mr. Thomas H. (Tom) Evans, Senior Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (B.S., Widener University, 1996) with over 21 years experience in process engineering, project engineering, production engineering, plant and pilot plant operations/maintenance in the specialty batch and continuous chemical industry, as well as in process design, control systems design and process safety management programs implementation and oversight. 
  • Mr. Raymond Rodney (Rod) Kimmitt, Senior Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (M.S., Clemson University, 1977, M.B.A. 1988) with 44 years experience in the design, startup, operation, and management of hazardous/radioactive/mixed waste treatment and air pollution control systems, as well as in computer process modeling and simulation of a wide variety of waste treatment systems.
  • Ms. Amanda N. Kereakoglow, Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (B.S., University of Tennessee, 2002) with 13 years experience in operation, quality control, process improvement, and troubleshooting of chemical production processes, as well as process safety management program support in batch and continuous chemical processes.
  • Ms. Amanda M. Fenyves, Associate Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (B.S., University of Tennessee, 2010, M.B.A. 2011) with 7 years experience in quality control, process improvement, and project management of chemical production processes, as well as laboratory experimental research.
  • Dr. Patrick C. (Pat) Joyce, Senior Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (Ph.D., Clemson University, 1999) with 15 years experience in process design and engineering, research and development, process simulation, scale up, startup, troubleshooting, and project management for the semiconductor, consumer products, and food ingredients industries, as well as in water purification and wastewater related processes.
  • Ms. Karen K. Neely, Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1984) with 29 years experience in pharmaceutical industry environmental and industrial safety compliance, environmental management systems, emissions estimating, procedure implementation, database development and quality control, as well as process design, pilot-scale testing and operator training in a variety of industries.
  • Mr. J. P. (Pete) Sederburg, P.E., Chief Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (B.S., Oregon State University, 1987) with 29 years experience in the design, operation, troubleshooting and management, of a variety of batch and continuous chemical processes including bio-fuel production, vitrification research and development, chemical and radiochemical hazardous materials handling and treatment, and pollution control systems.
  • Mr. David A. (Dave) Turner, Senior Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1962) with 48 years experience in the design, startup, operation and management of nuclear and hazardous waste management processes, as well as experience in petroleum and chemical manufacturing operations.
  • Mr. Jay S. White, P.E., Chief Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (M.S., Polytechnic University, 1990) with 27 years experience in the design and troubleshooting of a variety of organic and inorganic chemical processes including gasification, petroleum processing/upgrading, power, and other processes, as well as project engineering and technology selection.
  • Mr. Tommee Larochelle, P.E., Chief Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (B.S. University of Sherbrooke, 2006, MBA Technology Commercialization, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, 2015) with 12 years experience in conceptual and detailed process engineering, project and engineering management in the minerals processing, petroleum refining, and technology metals industries (rare earths, lithium, scandium, titanium and niobium), as well as in process simulation and project economics.  
  • Mr. Eugene P. Halford, P.E., Associate Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (B.S. University of Tennessee, 2010) with 7 years experience in detail process design engineering including PFD and P&ID development, laboratory scale test development, process simulation, process optimization, troubleshooting, equipment specification, and waste treatment systems design, as well as production engineering support, procedure development, environmental permitting, and customer liaison duties in the chemicals industry.
  • Mr. Charles R. (Chuck) Higdon III, P.E., Chief Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (M.S., University of California Berkeley, 1988) with 31 years experience in process development and design including process alternative evaluations, technology assessment/selection, pilot-plant testing, design, startup, commissioning, and troubleshooting of a variety of chemical processes including gas separations/purification, hydrogen reforming, syngas processes, alternative energy and power generation, pollution control, advanced materials, and other chemical production processes, as well as a variety of process engineering leadership roles.
  • Mr. Charles A. Levin, Senior Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1980) with 36 years experience in the design, startup, and operational support of chemical and nuclear materials processing systems, lithium operations, as well as gas purification systems and inert atmosphere glovebox control.
  • Mr. Michael V. (Mike) Keigan, P.E., Chief Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (M.S., University of Tennessee, 1982) with 41 years experience in the planning, design, startup, commissioning, operations support, and troubleshooting, of a variety of organic and inorganic chemical processes including uranium and radiochemical processes, as well as project and engineering management.
  • Mr. Michael (Mike) Tanzio, Chief Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (M.S., Purdue University, 1977) with 43 years experience in process research & development and design including process modeling/simulation, process development, process safety analysis, piloting, troubleshooting and debottlenecking of a variety of processes including oil refining, gas processing, petrochemicals, biomass processing, energy and other chemical production processes, as well as providing process engineering leadership to many engineering / construction capital projects involving the conceptual, FEED, detailed design, and construction phases.
  • Mr. John W. Downey, Senior Process Engineer P.E. a chemical engineer (M.S., University of Kentucky, 1996) with over 39 years experience in process engineering, process safety, equipment engineering, production engineering, operations/maintenance, including plant startup, troubleshooting  and applying Six Sigma methodologies to process optimization, control systems engineering and project engineering in the nuclear, specialty chemical, and chemical industries.
  • Mr. Jordan Schultz, Associate Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (B.S., University of Tennessee, 2013) with 4 years experience in process hazard analyses of processes in gas processing, petroleum refining, onshore/offshore (FPSO) oil production units, power generation, and water treatment systems, including RMP/PSM programs, Layer of Protection Analysis and SIL selection, HAZOP support, and process documentation review and evaluation.
  • Mr. Joseph L. (Joe) Matherne, Chief Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (B.S., University of Tennessee, 1975) with more than 40 years experience in process development and design including process alternative evaluations, technology development, design, commissioning, startup, acceptance testing and troubleshooting supporting a variety of chemical process businesses including gas-phase LLDPE/HDPE, technology licensing, ethyleneamines and ethanolamines, mega project common facilities, and other chemical production processes, as well as process engineering leadership roles.
  • Mr. Blake T. Maxfield, Senior Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (M.S., University of Idaho, 2003) with 26 years experience in chemistry research, plant operations, simulation, emissions controls, bioremediation, and radiological waste handling of nuclear materials and explosives formulations and experimental design.
  • Mr. Aaron L. Eyster, Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (B.S. University of South Alabama, 2005) with 12 years experience in process design engineering, in-plant capital projects engineering, process simulation, process optimization, debottlenecking, troubleshooting, and equipment specification, as well as production engineering support, procedure development, and customer liaison duties in the petroleum refining and chemicals industry.
  • Mr. Jeffrey W. Lanford, Senior Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (B.S., Purdue University, 1978) with more than 38 years experience in process design including process design, commissioning, startup, process validation, and troubleshooting supporting a variety of chemical processes including pharmaceuticals, nuclear materials processing, and other chemical production processes, as well as process safety and environmental permitting support.
  • Ms. Carol M. Miller, Senior Engineering Technician, a computer drafter with 22 years experience in the computer-aided drafting (CAD) of process flow diagrams (PFDs), piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), equipment layout drawings, and mechanical and architectural drawings.
  • Ms. Andrea T. Reagan, Senior Engineering Technician with 22 years experience in manufacturing and engineering, as well as in the computer-aided drafting (CAD) of process flow diagrams (PFDs), piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), equipment layout drawings, and in technical package and report preparation.
  • Ms. Kristi D. Anderson, Senior Engineering Technician with 23 years experience in database management, data coordination, as well as in technical package and report preparation.
  • Mr. Keith R. Christy, Senior Engineering Technician, a computer drafter with 42 years experience in the computer-aided drafting (CAD) of process flow diagrams (PFDs), piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), equipment layout drawings, and mechanical and architectural drawings, as well as resource planning, construction oversight, and field system inspections.
  • Ms. Kimberly F. (Kim) Boyd, Senior Administrative Assistant with 25 years experience in technical package and report preparation.
  • Ms. Vivian S. Snow, Senior Administrative Assistant with 31 years experience in technical package and report preparation.
  • Ms. Katherine C. (Kat) Endsley, Administrative Assistant with 23 years experience in technical package and report preparation.

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