Industry Leader Panel

Sunday, April 28, 2013, 1:30pm-2:30pm CDT

The Industry Leader Panel will be made up of five professionals that will discuss their career path after college.

Albert Carpenter

Al Carpenter graduated in 1982 with a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Arizona and went on to further his education earning a B.ChE from GA Tech.  He has more than 30 years of broad experience working in production and process development, including plant startup, new product introduction, pilot plant operations as well as international assignments in Italy and Germany.  Al is currently working as a Process Engineering Consultant at Hargrove Engineers + Constructors in the Mobile, AL, office.Read more

Jack Hipple

A chemical engineering graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, a 30-year veteran of the chemical industry, and a fellow of AIChE, Jack Hipple founded TRIZ and Engineering Training Services in 2001. His industrial experience includes leading several of Dow Chemical’s discovery research efforts and managing its chemical engineering R&D. He has been the Chemical Engineering for Non-Chemical Engineers instructor for AIChE for 15 years.Read more

Meagan Lewis

Meagan Lewis is a Product Line Manager in the Catalyst, Adsorbents, and Specialties group at UOP, a Honeywell Co. She works closely with UOP’s manufacturing plants, sales team, and development groups to ensure on-time delivery and quality products for the olefins, detergents, and SPA product lines. Meagan joined UOP in 2008, and has held other roles including project management and field service roles for the Technical Services group. Meagan received her BS in chemical engineering from the Univ. of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, and her MBA from Loyola Univ., Chicago, where she graduated with...Read more

Jason Ormes

Jason Ormes is a graduate of Purdue University. He began working for Chevron Phillips as a process engineering intern and became an employee shortly after his graduation in 2007. His career started in the technical department where he optimized process controls and developed simulation based unit optimization models. In his current role as an Ethylene Production Engineer, Jason’s responsibilities include the safe and reliable planning, management of change, troubleshooting, and optimization of a world scale production ethylene unit.Read more

Nicholas Urbanski

Nicholas F. Urbanski, Senior Engineering Specialist, Heat Transfer and Fractionation, started with the ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company in December 2009. His current responsibilities include thermal and hydraulic review of heat transfer equipment of various configurations including shell-and-tube, air-cooler, plate-frame, plate-fin, and printed circuit for onshore and office applications throughout the upstream business. He also remains closely linked to the downstream organization. He contributed commentary for the upcoming third edition of the ALPEMA Standard. Currently, he serves as...Read more

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