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Education MSChE, Chemical Engineering, The University of Toledo BSChE, Chemical Engineering, The University of Toledo
Mr. Smith has a broad background in chemical process engineering and applications of chemical engineering to process development for both military and civilian clients. His areas of specialization have been design and scale up of processes for clean energy production, water and wastewater treatment, and for disposal/treatment of toxic materials. During his 40-year career, Mr. Smith has designed, debugged, scaled up, and put into service processes ranging from 1 gallon/hour to 36 million gallons/day.
Mr. Smith has designed seven pilot facilities for Battelle and for clients in his career. He has also designed, built, and operated three skid-mounted prototype plants which have been used as pilot plants and subsequently as production facilities which included integrated control systems. He has provided safety plans, test plans, and has led the start-up team for all of these plants. He has conducted numerous energy audits, and has proposed integration of several large energy recovery systems into client plants. He has managed the testing of advanced HVAC systems and has designed and built HVAC systems for H2 and high hazard compounds.
His management experience includes both line and project management. Management roles that Mr. Smith has filled include project manager, associate section manager, and marketing manager at Battelle, and project engineer/manager, division operating manager, and vice president with other companies. He has successfully used PERT and other critical path method systems to control single projects ranging up to $6 million dollars and has managed task order contracts up to $17 million dollars. He is experienced in using EVMS.
He has worked at technical levels ranging from process engineer, through VP Operations, including corporate health and safety officer, and engineering director. Mr. Smith also is a practicing Certified Industrial Hygienist, since 1980 and a registered professional engineer since 1979.
He also currently serves the American Institute of Chemical Engineers as assistant chair of the Hazardous Waste Section, and director of the Environmental Division.