Anil Gokhale, an executive with more than 30 years of experience in engineering, process safety, and process automation, has joined the staff of the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) as director of CCPS projects. In his project execution duties, Gokhale will oversee a large group of CCPS staff consultants.
In announcing the appointment, CCPS Executive Director Shakeel Kadri said that “Gokhale’s experience in operations, engineering, technology, and product development for the chemicals, petroleum, petrochemicals, and pharmaceuticals industries make him a great fit for his new role executing high-profile CCPS projects.” Kadri added that Gokhale’s “familiarity with many of CCPS’s member companies, along with his business acumen and strong technical background, will help drive CCPS and AIChE to further success.”
Most recently, Gokhale served as senior vice president at DEKRA Insight, with responsibility for the company’s newly acquired business lines across the Americas. He previously worked for companies including Siemens, Honeywell, Rockwell Automation, and Raytheon.
A member of AIChE since 1982, Gokhale has served on the CCPS Technical Steering Committee and has participated in the Mary Kay O’Conner Center for Process Safety and on the API 520/521 committees. He has published technical articles in publications including Oil & Gas Journal and Hydrocarbon Processing, and he has presented lectures on a variety of technical topics for organizations including AIChE, the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association (NPRA), and the International Society of Automation (ISA). Gokhale earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Mumbai and his PhD in chemical engineering from Oklahoma State University. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas.
AIChE is a professional society of more than 53,000 chemical engineers in 110 countries. Its members work in corporations, universities and government using their knowledge of chemical processes to develop safe and useful products for the benefit of society. Through its varied programs, AIChE continues to be a focal point for information exchange on the frontiers of chemical engineering research in such areas as energy, sustainability, biological and environmental engineering, nanotechnology and chemical plant safety and security. More information about AIChE is available at www.aiche.org.
CCPS is a not-for-profit corporate membership organization within AIChE that identifies and addresses process safety needs in the chemical, pharmaceutical and petroleum industries. CCPS brings together manufacturers, government agencies, consultants, academics and insurers to lead the way in improving process safety. Members, working in project subcommittees, define and develop useful, time-tested guidelines that have practical applications that run the gamut from human factors to qualitative and quantitative risk analysis to security vulnerability to inherently safety design. With more than 100 publications, CCPS is at the forefront of efforts to improve process safety performance. More information about CCPS is available at www.aiche.org/ccps.