James E. Turner

James Turner is Executive Director, Process Technology & Engineering, in Fluor’s Sugar Land Office. 

He has more than 25 years of experience in process design for a wide range of projects in the refining and gas processing industry, in domestic and international locations, and managed the Process Technology & Engineering Department for the Fluor Houston Office for several years.

He has published many technical articles about process design and project execution, and has a patent for a combined hydrotreater process design.  In 2006, he was a Panelist at the NPRA Q&A and Technology Forum.

Active in several professional organizations, he is a past Chair of the South Texas Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).  He is also on the AIChE Foundation Board of Trustees, and has held several offices with AIChE in the past, including member of the Executive Board Programming Committee, and several positions with the Fuels and Petrochemicals Division, including Chair of the Division.  In 2012 he received the Fuels and Petrochemicals Service Award for distinguished service to the division and industry.   

He is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, and is an active member of the Chemical Engineering Industry Advisory Board.  In 2011 he was inducted into the Texas A&M Chemical Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni.