The Industry Leader Panel will be made up of five professionals that will discuss their career path after college.
Al Carpenter graduated in 1982 with a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Arizona and went on to further his education earning a B.ChE from GA Tech. He has more than 30 years of broad experience working in production and process development, including plant startup, new product introduction, pilot plant operations as well as international assignments in Italy and Germany. Al is currently working as a Process Engineering Consultant at Hargrove Engineers + Constructors in the Mobile, AL, office.Read more
Jack Hipple is a 30 year veteran of the chemical industry, including responsibility for global chemical engineering research at Dow Chemical as well as its Discovery Research New Ventures program. He has also managed chemical material technology projects for the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, new product development for Ansell Edmont in the protective equipment area, and process scale up for aerogel materials at Cabot Corporation. He currently Principal with Innovation-TRIZ, providing consulting and innovation training. He has been the public and on site instructor for AIChE...Read more
Jason Ormes is a graduate of Purdue University. He began working for Chevron Phillips as a process engineering intern and became an employee shortly after his graduation in 2007. His career started in the technical department where he optimized process controls and developed simulation based unit optimization models. In his current role as an Ethylene Production Engineer, Jason’s responsibilities include the safe and reliable planning, management of change, troubleshooting, and optimization of a world scale production ethylene unit.Read more
Nicholas F. Urbanski, Senior Engineering Specialist, Heat Transfer and Fractionation, started with the ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company in December 2009. His current responsibilities include thermal and hydraulic review of heat transfer equipment of various configurations including shell-and-tube, air-cooler, plate-frame, plate-fin, and printed circuit for onshore and office applications throughout the upstream business. He also remains closely linked to the downstream organization. He contributed commentary for the upcoming third edition of the ALPEMA Standard. Currently, he serves as...Read more