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 Expert  107763

Expert in Petroleum Refining and Optimization

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

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Expert sold and provided technical service for hydrotreating of naphtha, distillate, gas, oil, and residium feedstocks. He is knowledgeable of new diesel specifications (1990 CAA) and unit optimization.

Expert's FCCU experience includes the reactor (riser and bed cracking), regenerator (coke burn, partial and full promotion), flue gas (CO boiler and power recovery), and gas, oil, and residium processing. He has a good understanding of process variables and catalytic selection parameters associated with optimization of FCCU operation to a particular level.

Expert has worked with semi-regen, cyclic, and CCR (continuous catalyst regeneration) units. He has solid knowledge about catalyst selection variables, unit process variables, and reaction kinetics of catalytic reforming process to optimize the unit to specific performance levels.

Expert has provided consulting services regarding the design and installation of LFG systems. He has experience in LFG regulation (Subtitle D of RCRA, NSPS of 1990 CAA Amendments), and marketing of LFG (electrical generation, medium BTU gas sales, high BTU gas sales, and associated tax laws (Section 29).


petroleum hydrotreating


fluid catalytic cracking unit


catalytic reforming


landfill gas

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California;  San Francisco, California;  Sacramento, California;  Oakland, California;  Stockton, California;  Fremont, California;  Modesto, California;  Santa Rosa, California;  Hayward, California;  and Sunnyvale, California.

Often requested
with this expert:

Oil Refining Technology
Bionewable Conversion Processes, Homogeneous and...
Fossil Fuel Hydroprocessing
Petroleum Refining Evaluation

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1979   MS   Chemical Engineering   Northwestern University  
1972   BS   Chemical Engineering   University of Illinois  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2007 to 2015





Account Manager


Technology Marketing account manager marketing Chevron technologies to other energy companies

1992 to 2007


CRI/Criterion Inc.




GM Process Technology


Sales and Marketing of CRI/criterion technologies and catalyst products

1985 to 1992


Ranford Associates





1983 to 1985


BASF (Englehard) Inc.



Senior Technical Services Engineer


1981 to 1983


Champlin Petroleum Co.



Senior Process/Project Engineer


1973 to 1981


Industrial Products, UOP Incorporated





Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the AIChE, the American Gas Association (AGA), the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), and is in the Illinois State Academy of Science, EIT (NCEE).

Publications and Patents Summary

He has authored several technical articles.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in fluid catalytic cracking licenses for consulting on Fluid Catalytic C. Units.
  • Expert in fluid catalytic cracking for consulting on a feasibility study that includes debottlenecking an FCC unit.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in fluidized catalytic cracking for consulting on the root causes) of the catalyst emission.
  • Expert for consulting on URGENT NEED for with FCC experience -- Report Due July 22, 2013.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   Expert can read and write German.

Additional Skills and Services:

He has developed training seminars, and has presented these materials in short course/client environments.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of:hydroprocessing technology; and catalysts, including refining and industrial catalysts; LFG development; analytical laboratories; and, instrumentation.

He has access to the following resources: printed materials; catalogs; and, industry contacts.

Other Skills and Services

Expert is experienced with modern refining unit integration, with particular emphasis on unit operations necessary to comply with the CAA Regulations and Amendments. He has a working knowledge about plant economics, as well as crude oil and natural gas prices and markets.


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