John Champion has a BS in Chemical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. Post graduation, John worked in the chemical industry for 20 years with both Rohm And Haas and Dow Chemical. The first 12 years were in a variety of roles in Manufacturing and Engineering. John has spent 8 years in Process Safety leading PHAs, performing LOPAs and other risk analyses, auditing facilities and overall providing leadership to help my colleagues work safer.
John first got involved in the Safety & Health Division in 2006 when he presented his first paper at the Loss Prevention Symposium in Orlando, FL and volunteered to help organize Process Plant Safety Symposium in 2007. He have been active in the planning of the AIChE conference since then, having served as Session Chair for PPSS in 2007 and 2010-2012, and was PPSS overall symposium Co-Chair and Chair in 2008-2009. John have also co-authored an additional 3 papers and will be chairing a session in the CCPS track in 2013.