Dennis C. Hendershot is a chemical engineer with 40 years of experience in process research and development, plant design and startup, and process safety. From 1970 until his retirement in 2005 as a Senior Technical Fellow, he worked at Rohm and Haas Company. He then joined Chilworth Technology Inc. as a Principal Process Safety Specialist (retiring again in 2009), and the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers as a Staff Consultant. With CCPS, he has worked with the Inherently Safer Design Subcommittee, the Risk Tolerance Criteria Subcommittee, and serves as editor of the Process Safety Beacon. In 2005-2007, he was a member of the BP North American Refineries Independent Safety Panel, chaired by former United States Secretary of State James Baker.
Dennis received his Bachelor of Science degree from Lehigh University, and his Master of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania.