The keynote speaker for the October 2011 VLS meeting is 2012 AIChE President Mr. David Rosenthal. Dave is the Reliability and Asset Management Manager for Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
David Rosenthal is a recognized leader improving manufacturing competitiveness through asset reliability across refining, electronics, food, rubber, and chemicals. Dave currently is responsible for the mechanical performance and transport assets. Dave’s career included consulting and 28 years with Rohm and Haas, with assignments as a Maintenance and Reliability leader, Global Manufacturing Excellence manager, Technical Manager, and Project and Process engineer.
An AIChE Fellow, Rosenthal’s service spans 30 years to his current South Texas Local Section membership. Rosenthal served as National Treasurer (2001–2007), guiding AIChE through tough financial times, and as a Board Director (1994–1997). He advanced topical meeting practices as member and chair of the Executive Board of the National Program Committee (2002) and was a Meeting Program Chair (Spring 1996). He chaired the Management Div. and joined the Chemical Technology Operating Council (CTOC). He also chaired the Delaware Valley Local Section (1989–1990). He received a BS from Drexel Univ. and an MS from the Univ. of Texas.