Jack Chosnek has over forty years of experience in the petrochemical industry with involvement in process safety in the majority of them. He worked for Celanese Corporation for 25 years in R&D, Tolling, Pilot Plants, Operations, Process Engineering and Process Safety Management in management and staff positions. He is President and Principal at KnowledgeOne LLC, where he has consulted for companies in the chemical, refining, oil and gas, offshore, and LNG industries, implementing process safety management systems, facilitating PHAs and LOPA/SIL studies, conducting incident investigations, and conducting process safety audits and gap analyses. He has developed software for PHA facilitation, Management of Change (MOC) and a Hazards Register. Jack is the Chair of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center (MKOPSC). He has been the chair of the PSM Workshops at the South Texas Section of AIChE since 2003. Jack chaired PPSS at the 3rd Global Congress on Process Safety. He has chaired the PSM session of AIChE’s Southwest Process Technology Conference since its inception. Jack has published over 15 papers and is a listed contributor to the 4th edition of Lee’s Loss Prevention in the Process Industries.
Jack has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla, and an MBA from Texas A&M—Corpus Christi. He is an AIChE Fellow and a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. He is the holder of three patents related to chemical production.