Western South Carolina Local Section

Western South Carolina Local Section

New to the committee: Constantine & Tasso and ............. Austin

Welcome our newest additions to the team (pictured above): Constantine & Tasso Ghionis and Austin Crooks. 

Come join us as we plan for an exciting fall of in-person meetings with an array of new speakers and topics. This chapter of AIChE is comprised of local working and retired chemical engineers.  We are a professional community of representatives that seeks to provide  members with technical resources, networking opportunites and tools to manage their careers and lives.

Election for 2021-2022 election was accomplished through electonic votes collected during the month of April and completed at the in-person meeting held on May 13, 2021 at the Wandering Bard Meadery.  For 2021-2022 year, the secretary position will be led by  Tasso and Constantine Ghionis and the treasurer position by Austin Crooks.  Conny Marlene Walker will move into the acting chair positon and  Jacob Lindler will take on the vice-chair role. Don Gurney will stay on as historian. These officers will be assisted by  retiring chair Anil Wagle, retiring treasurer Rick Vogel, retiring vice-chair Bonnie McCourtie, and Karl McCaleb. Also joining the executive committee is long-time member Bill Thompson. 

Our committee will be meeting over the summer and we welcome any other members to join us at our planning meetings this summer.  There is an in-person executive team meeting planned for Thursday, June 10, 2021.  Please contact any member of the committee if you have ideas and/or wish to be included in the planning meetings. Links to the chair and secretry addresses are provided below.

Email Chair - Conny Marlene Walker  or  Secretary - Tasso Ghionis

Recent Events

Election of Officers and Social - May 2021 Meeting

Thursday, May 13, 2021, 6:00pm-9:00pm EDT
Posted by Constanze Walker
26 mermbers and their guests attended this dinner meeting. The meeting began with the business portion of formalizing the e-ballot and in-person votes for the proposed slate of officers. The new officers were announced and incoming officers were introduced to the membership. After dinner...Read more

Virtual Tour of Omega Chemicals, Spartanburg County SC

Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 6:30pm-8:30pm EDT
Posted by Constanze Walker
Tasso Ghionis and his son Constantine, presented an overview of Omega Chemicals via ZOOM, with Emily Miller, a senior Clemson University Chemical Engineering student as host. Omega Chemical is a locally owned family business that has been in operation since 1973. Its production facility is located...Read more