13th Global Congress on Process Safety

March 26-29, 2017

Each year the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) and the AIChE Safety & Health Division present the Global Congress on Process Safety (GCPS). From its initial meeting in 2005, GCPS has grown into the world's largest gathering practitioners from industry, regulatory bodies and academia.

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13th GCPS Welcome Plenary Session

The 13th GCPS Welcoming Plenary will begin at 9:40am in the Lila Cockrell Theatre. Program includes an introduction by Shakeel Kadri, Executive Director, CCPS and Jeffrey L. Fox, GCPS Chair, follwed by the presentation of several symposia awards. A keynote presentation will be delivered by an...

Featured Speakers

Billy B. Bardin

2017 Spring & 13th GCPS Monday Luncheon Speaker

Billy B. Bardin is the Global Operations Technology Director.  His responsibilities include driving technology and innovation strategy within Manufacturing and Engineering (M&E) and oversight of all commercial technologies as well as development of technical talent across manufacturing and supporting operations.

Billy began his career in 2000 with Union Carbide/Dow in the Catalyst Skill Center in South Charleston, WV where he led alternative feedstock and catalytic process development programs. In 2001...Read more

Michael McAtee

Mike McAtee, a native of Colorado, earned a bachelor’s of science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Mike is responsible for Engineering and Maintenance for BASF Corporation in North America. Mike’s organization is responsible for the planning, development and implementation of capital and maintenance activities in the region.Read more

Keith Silverman

Dr. Keith Silverman is vice president of Environment, Health, Safety (EHS), Quality and Operations at Ashland LLC.  Keith joined Ashland in June 2012 as vice president of EHS and product regulatory. In February 2014, his role was expanded to include quality and product safety and more recently he has assumed additional management responsibility for manufacturing operations. Prior to joining Ashland, he spent twenty-three years in the pharmaceutical industry with Merck & Co., Inc. in a series of roles spanning research and development to EHS. Keith is also an experienced emergency...Read more

John Televantos

John Televantos is a Partner at Arsenal Capital Partners, a middle market private equity firm focused on the specialty industrial, healthcare and specialty financial service sectors. Before joining Arsenal in 2006, Dr. Televantos was President of Aqualon Company, owned by Hercules, Inc.; President and Founder of Helios Chemical Company; and Chief Executive Officer for Foamex International.

Dr. Televantos began his career with Union Carbide in 1977 in silicones research. There he developed two key processes for the manufacture of Methyl Chloride and Siloxane polymers that were...Read more