With 29 years of experience in the refining industry, Tim Olsen has been with Emerson Automation Solutions for 21 years. In his current role as a refining consultant within the global refining industry solutions group, Tim supports Emerson’s technical and business strategy. Prior to Emerson, he spent eight years at UOP as a technical advisor for refinery startups around the world. Tim is an AIChE fellow, past chair for the AIChE fuels & petrochemicals division and was the 2014 AIChE spring meeting program chair. He is also a board member on the AIChE board of directors. In addition, Tim is a member of the AFPM Operational Planning, Control & Automation Technologies Committee, and recently served on the board of directors for Emerson’s Global Users Exchange.