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Dan Miller retired in 2016 following a 39-year career with BASF. During the first half of his career, Dan managed operations of production facilities at BASF’s Geismar, Louisiana site, including the design, construction, commissioning and on-going operation of 8 new process plants employing varying technologies. In 1995, he transferred to BASF’s global headquarters in Ludwigshafen, Germany making the career path change into process safety. Between 1995-1999, Dan was involved in supporting the process safety evaluation of major capital investment projects in Germany, Belgium and the Asia-Pacific region. It was also during this time that BASF formed a global steering committee for process safety, serving as senior member from 1998 until his retirement. From 2000 – 2016, Dan led the North America Process Safety Center of Expertise for BASF. Dan served on the ACC Process Safety Committee from 1998 – 2016, the CCPS Technical Steering Committee from 2011 – 2016. He was BASF’s representative to the International Process Safety Group (IPSG) from 2002 – 2016, and served as its Chair from 2008 – 2011.
Dan is driven by a management system approach to achieving process safety excellence, with a strong focus on raising awareness through training from the executive level to the shop floor. Dan has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toledo, and continues to serve on the college’s Industrial Advisory Board.
Dan became an instructor with CCPS in 2016.