Richard P. Palluzi, P.E., CSP, of Richard P Palluzi LLC is a consultant to the pilot plant and laboratory research community on safety, design and research project management. He retired as a Distinguished Engineering Associate after almost 40 years at ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, where he was involved in the design, construction, and support of pilot plants and laboratories for ExxonMobil’s research site in Clinton, NJ, as well as affiliates worldwide. Rich is the author of two books, and numerous articles and presentations as well as a past chair of the AIChE Pilot Plant Committee, ExxonMobil’s Pilot Plant and Laboratory Safety Standards Committee, and ExxonMobil’s Safe Operation Team for their Clinton Facility. He is on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) NFPA-45 Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals and NFPA-55 Industrial and Medical Gases committees. Rich also teaches a number of courses for the University of Wisconsin’s Department of Engineering Professional Development. He has BE and ME degrees in chemical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.