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Eng/O&M/ESH/Project Mgmt
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  • PPE/Northrop Grumman
    Eng/O&M/ESH/Project Mgmt, present
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Introduction
MARK F. SMITH, MBA, PE
16727 Lighthouse View Drive, Friendswood, TX 77546 • (281)317-1543 • mfsmith@mpinet.net
 
HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL EXECUTIVE in Engineering/Operations/Maintenance, Business Development/Turnarounds/ Startups, & EPC/ESH/Project/P&L Management (Oil & Gas/Power/Chemical, Nuclear/Defense, Semiconductor/Paper/ Pharmaceutical, Construction, Consulting). 
•$600+ million/yr savings by eliminating OSHA/EPA violations. 
•$200+ million/yr profit by doubling plant capacities.
•$200+ million/ship savings by eliminating 75+% rework. 
•$100+ million savings by preventing oil & gas capital project shutdowns. 
•$75+ million savings by using reconditioned process equipment.
•$25+ million/yr savings by eliminating 50+% rework in semiconductor facility.
•Managed/constructed/designed $3 billion production facilities.
•Managed $800+ million capital catastrophic audits. 
•Results-Driven Leader: Adept at capitalizing on opportunities/analyzing needs/solving problems/managing teams.
•BS/MS/PhD work ChE, MBA, PE.  Managed 500+ person staffs/teams.
•Outstanding Communication, Technical, & Management skills.
 
CRITICAL SKILLS                      
Operations Engineering, Maintenance Process Projects Construction Business Development Startups Turnarounds Consulting EPC Manufacturing ESH PSM Maritime Offshore Oil & Gas Refinery Chemical Alternative Energy Renewables Power Nuclear Defense Semiconductor Pharmaceutical Pulp Paper SAP ERP Six Sigma HAZOP PHAs P&IDs PFDs Process Simulation AutoCAD PROE PE MBA Communication Leadership DTM
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Eng/O&M/ESH/Project Mgr at PPE/NORTHROP GRUMMAN, EPC/refinery/maritime/offshore             2003-Present.
•Managed/directed $3 billion engineering/operations & maintenance/reliability/ESH/capital projects.
•$200+ million/ship savings by implementing engineering/six/sigma/reliability systems & eliminating 75+% rework.
•$100+ million savings by preventing oil & gas capital project shutdowns/eliminating bottlenecks. 
•$75+ million savings by using reconditioned process equipment at a substantially reduced price over new equipment.
•Led/directed engineering project management for oil & gas/chemical/alternative energy clients (Tyson/Alcoa).
•Implemented/improved: engineering/six sigma/SPC/design/reliability/EHS/maintenance/operations systems.
•Implemented ESH/inventory control systems (due to 3 staph infections/month).  Simulated processes (WinSim).
•Business Development: Issued $50+ million capital project proposals.  Sized relief devices (by modeling release scenarios).
 
Sr. Systems/Eng Mgr at PRAXAIR/SAIC/WORTH, industrial gases/semiconductors/EPC    2000-2002.
•Managed engineering/ESH/operations for $1.4 billion semiconductor/aeronautical/VX/construction processes.
•$25+ million/yr savings by eliminating 50% rework (materials/valves/piping/engineering). 
•Improved/implemented: engineering/maintenance/MRP/ISO/operations systems.
•Determined system component chemical compatibility/lifecycle. 
•Tested/modeled HVAC/pipe flow efficiency for semiconductor material delivery cabinets/valve manifold boxes.
•Implemented: design systems, PHAs (crane/propellant/VX), & ESH/JSA/investigation programs (due to 3 fatalities).
 
Process Engineer/ESH Manager at MILLENNIUM CHEMICALS, chemicals/pigments    1995-1999.
•Managed engineering/ESH/operations for six titanium dioxide pigment production facilities.  Directed capital projects.
•$200+ million/yr profit by doubling plant capacities.
•Commissioned: reactors/conveyers/spray dryers/pumps/compressors/vessels/cooling towers/scrubbers. 
•Determined capital project feasibility/EVA reports (ore/coke silos, ore blend, CWC, steam/chlorine reduction).
•Used six sigma/SPC/TQM/SAP to improve/troubleshoot daily production activities (Finishing/Chlorination, QA/Lab).
•Increased PSM program compliance from 50% to 100%  ($300,000 savings by internally developing programs).
•Conducted/revalidated PHAs/HAZOPs (3000+ action items).  Sized relief devices (by modeling release scenarios).
•Developed best practices (titanium tetrachloride release reduction, electrical classification/ventilation for fuels).
•Streamlined/enhanced Management of Change/Pre-Start-Up Safety Review/Emergency Response systems.
 
Mgmt/ESH Consultant at BOISE CASCADE/AMERICAN TAPE, paper/office supplies    1993-1995.
•Managed/implemented operations/ESH/PSM/risk management/best practice programs.
•$600 million/yr savings by eliminating OSHA/EPA violations (40% ahead of deadlines) for two tape facilities.
•$400,000 savings by internally developing PSM/risk management programs using multidisciplinary teams. 
•Increased PSM program compliance from 5% to 100% for pulp/paper mill (60% ahead of 2.5-year timeline).
 
Mgmt/Process/ESH/Eng. Consultant at JBF ASSOCIATES, risk management consulting    1991-1993.
•Managed/improved ESH/PSM/risk management programs for oil & gas/chemical/paper/nuclear/pharmaceutical clients (Exxon/BP/Chevron/Marathon, Scott/GP/IP/ Kimberly Clark/Temple Inland, Merck/Pfizer, OSHA/DOE/AIChE).
•Managed $800+ million capital catastrophic audits (20+ fatalities, 150+ injured). 
•Business Development: Published/issued $20+million proposals, two AIChE PSM/TQM papers, & 17 reports.
•Conducted PHAs: oil & gas refinery/pipeline/marine terminal/offshore HAZOPs, hydrogen FMEAs, nuclear material transfer FTA/ETA/HRAs. 
•Implemented nuclear facility restart capability/safety requirements (Oak Ridge/SRS/Hanford/Rocky Flats/ Mound).
•Developed environmental risk management consequence methods for AIChE/OSHA/DOE/Exxon. 
 
Process Engineer at WESTINGHOUSE/DUPONT, chemicals/nuclear/EPC         1987-1991.
•Managed/started up $3 billion Defense Waste Processing Facility.  Simulated DCS process procedures.  Placed organic waste storage tank in operational order.  Determined material inventories.
•Managed/started up $150 million Replacement Tritium Facility.  Installed metal hydride beds 40% ahead of schedule.  Redesigned in-bed nitrogen feed system (vital tritium accountability component).
•Managed/constructed $10 million Thermal Cycling Absorption Process for Tritium Production Facility.  Relocated to production to keep project going (due to a personnel shortage).  Changed plans/scope (increased scale/redesigned leaky aluminum column to steel) to be relevant to production's needs. 
•Managed operation of Advanced Hydride Laboratory ($4 million pilot plant).  $3 million cost savings by discovering leaky nitrogen valves.  Conducted metal hydride tests. Programmed PLC/DCS system.
 
Process Design/Development Engineer at ALAMEDA INSTRUMENTS, semiconductors/startup   1987.
•Managed/designed novel $2 million sulfuric/hydrofluoric acid reprocessors for semiconductor industry clients.
 
Process Development Engineer at CELANESE, chemicals/fibers/pharmaceuticals/alternative energy  1984-1985.
•Managed economic feasibility studies for $200+ million new/improved chemical production processes. 
•Used process simulation software (PRO II) to support economic evaluations.
•Investigated methanol as diesel fuel.  Proved coal-processing costs made methanol uneconomical.
•Developed reactive distillation software package.  Tested package (ethylene glycol/polyol production).
•Produced Ibuprofen production economical comparisons for various reaction/feedstock scenarios.
 
Industrial Intern (MS ChE Thesis) at GLAXO SMITHKLINE, pharmaceutical/specialty chemicals  1982-1983.
•Managed process development for new $1.5+ million/kg pharmaceutical product.
•Enhanced membrane fractionation between product/excess reactant by selectively binding the product with polymers.
•Developed thermodynamic model to quantify the product-polymer binding interactions.
•Analyzed experimental results using high-performance liquid chromatography & freeze-drying.
 
Development Engineer at W.R. GRACE, catalysts/chemicals       1982.
Quality Assurance Engineer at DUPONT, chemicals/electronic materials     1981.
 
EDUCATION
MBA at University of South Carolina, Distinguished Student, 3.9 GPA.     1988-1991.
PhD work Chemical Engineering at University of California, Berkeley, 3.8 GPA.      1985-1987.
MS Chemical Engineering at University of Delaware, 3.5 GPA      1982-1983.
BS Chemical Engineering at State University of New York at Buffalo, Outstanding Student, 3.9 GPA    1978-1982.
 
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)/Section PR.  Former CSP/OHST.
Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Michigan and Ohio.
Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)/Competent Leader/District PR/President/Area Governor.
Top Secret Security Clearance.
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Tonawanda NY
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