STS AIChE May 2022 Hybrid Meeting | AIChE

STS AIChE May 2022 Hybrid Meeting

Thursday, May 5, 2022, 4:00pm CDT
In-Person / Local
12126 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77077
United States

May 2022 Hybrid Meeting

The May 5th meeting agenda is as listed below.  Our Houston area venue is The Bougainvilleas, 12126 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077.  Event parking is available onsite.

  • 4:00PM - 6:00PM    Pre-dinner PDH Workshop, Energy Forum, “Decarbonizing the Process Industries III,” TIEEP
  • 6:00PM – 6:45PM    In Person Social/Networking Time
  • 6:45PM - 7:30PM     Dinner
  • 7:30PM - 8:00PM    Announcements and Awards
  • 8:00PM - 9:00PM   Keynote Presentation/Speaker, “Then & Now:  How the Energy Transition Affects the Downstream Value Chain,” by Victoria Meyer, Founder and President of Progressio Global and host of The Chemical ShowTM

Please register to attend either the in-person dinner meeting or virtual meeting using the following links:

  • In-Person Dinner Meeting: [Pending]
  • Virtual Meeting: [Pending]

Keynote Presentation

“Then & Now:  How the Energy Transition Affects the Downstream Value Chain,” by Victoria Meyer, Founder and President of Progressio Global and host of The Chemical ShowTM

The Energy Transition is here.   In fact, it’s been here for 100+ years.   The Energy Transition has significant impacts on energy, the downstream value chain, and the people and companies within them.

We’ll explore Energy and the Downstream Value chain: Then AND Now, including:

  • Energy evolution and transformation over the past 100 years.
  • How Downstream industries, especially chemicals, have evolved
  • What it takes for individuals (especially chemical engineers!) and companies to be successful in evolving markets.

Victoria Meyer

Founder and president of Progressio Global and host of The Chemical Show™ podcast. 

Victoria is an expert in chemical markets, strategy, and growth. For over 25 years as a corporate executive, Victoria helped companies, including Shell, LyondellBasell and Clariant, align corporate goals and individual motivations to deliver growth and transformation including leading turnaround of a $1 billion global business, created new growth platform businesses, including Shell’s entry in polyethylene, and negotiated numerous multi-million dollar deals

With Progressio Global, she helps chemical executives achieve breakthrough results on critical business goals.   Working at the intersection of strategy, markets and execution, she helps chemical companies gain clarity and alignment in their organization to successfully implement business strategies, enter new markets and transform their company.  

Victoria holds a BS Chemical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.  She and her husband Tod reside in Spring, Texas with their 4 daughters. 

Pre-dinner Energy Forum (5:30-6:30)

(1 PDH Credit) - "Decarbonizing the Process Industries III"


Decarbonization has become an ESG (environmental, social and governance) priority for the process industries. Energy efficiency is an important component in any decarbonization strategy, but many other technologies have a part to play, too. In our Spring Energy Forum, with the help of industry leaders and subject matter experts, we focus on use of electric motors as a key component of electrification, and carbon capture in two different types of processes – ethylene production and power generation.

About the Speakers

Steve Barrass

Market Development Manager,  Synchronous Motors, North America, ABB, Inc.

Topic: Using large electric motor technology to help industry move toward greater decarbonization.

Joel Guillaume

Director Ethylene Technology (Houston), Technip Energies

Topic: Overview of CO2 Capture Methods in the Petrochemical and Refining Industry.

Neil Mackintosh

Vice President Engineering Services and Global Product Champion for Net Zero Decarbonization at McDermott.

Topic: NETPOWER – the Allam-Fetvedt Cycle – Generate power with no CO2 emissions.

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