Mr. Richard Burkhalter, President of Covenant Engineering Services, LLC
Mr. Burkhalter received his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, Rolla, Missouri, in 1967, now known as the Missouri University of Science and Technology (MS&T).
He is a registered Professional Engineer (Illinois).
He has more than twenty years plant operations experience, including Plant Manager for two lubricants manufacturing plants, one of which had a grease plant that he designed and started up. He served as project manager for a leading consulting firm in the design of lubricating oil and grease manufacturing plants for twelve years. In 1995, he founded Covenant Engineering Services to serve the lubricants and chemical industries where he serves as President. His projects have ranged in value from $20,000 to $30 million, and have been located world wide. Projects have included process studies, feasibility studies, plant modernization/upgrade, and grass roots plant design.
He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and has been an active member of NLGI since 1986. He has served on the NLGI Board of Directors for nine years, authored and presented five technical papers at the annual meetings, co-chaired two panel discussions, and has been published in The Spokesman, STLE, and Machinery Lubrication. In 2009, he was inducted into the Academy of Chemical Engineers at MS&T (formerly the University of Missouri at Rolla) and is the holder of one patent. In 2012, he was graduated with a Master of Arts degree in management and leadership from Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia where he was also inducted into the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society.
Mr. Burkhalter has also retired from the US Army at the rank of Colonel with 27½ years of service, both active and reserve.