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This event ran March 9-10, 2016 and has now finished.

If you are an industry expert, with years of experience working in process safety and would like to share your expertise, we would like to speak with you.

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Samah Lateef | Conference Producer
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Fred Infortunio
Sr. Process Safety Engineer, Eni

Dr. Fred Infortunio is a highly accredited engineer with nearly 40 years of experience in the field. He is currently serving as a Senior Process Safety Engineer at Eni US Operating Co. Prior to that he worked for Loss Control Management Services (1995-2008), GE Gasification (2008 – 2012), and Atkins (2013 – 2014).  His research interest is safety culture. Infortunio holds copyrights for two routing software programs and copyrights for papers and seminars related to safety culture. He graduated with High Honors and an MBA from Rutgers and a Ph.D. from Argosy University, and is a member of the Society of Professional Engineers, the National Fire Protection Association, and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. His specialties include fire protection, risk analysis, and organization planning and development. He is a Certified Safety Professional in Management Aspects.

Captain Hung Nguyen
On behalf of IBM: Former U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Co-chair, Deepwater Horizon Joint Investigation Team

In 2010, Captain Hung Nguyen, U.S. Coast Guard (retired) led the Joint Department of Homeland Security and Department of the Interior Investigation into the Deepwater Horizon casualty, which resulted in the largest oil spill in the U.S. History.  Many of the report’s recommendations have been implemented to improve the offshore oil and gas exploration and production activities.

Following his retirement from the Coast Guard, Captain Nguyen served as a Transportation Security Executive at TSA and Director, Global HSE Programs at Noble Drilling.  In these capacities, Captain Nguyen successfully developed and implemented many process safety management tools that enhanced his organizations’ performance excellence.

Captain Nguyen received a Bachelor of Science, Chemistry from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, a Masters of Science, Chemical Engineering from Rice University, and a Masters of Business Administration from Averett College.  He was certified as a Federal Executive Service member in 2013.

Don Sevier
Production Facilities Manager, Southwestern Energy

Don began his career working on facilities for heavy oil production. This included waterflood, fireflood, steam flood, wellhead compression and primary separation facilities. A relocation expanded his design experience to include high pressure gas facilities, gas plants, and sour gas handling. Don moved to Houston and set up the Engineering & Construction Department for a large mid-sized company and set the first platforms and pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico for the company. A job change ultimately led to setting up the North American Operations Department for one of the super-major companies. Ultimately, Don moved on to work as a Project Manager on a Russian oil tank farm and offshore loading system, heavy oil production and processing facilities in Venezuela, and other facilities around the world. Most recently, Don has been engineering facilities for shale operations including upstream facilities, pumping facilities, wellhead compression, and dual fuel operations.

Rajender Dahiya CSP
Sr. Technical Services Manager - Energy and Engineering Risk, AIG Global Property

Rajender is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) from BCSP, USA and has over 22 years of international experience working at various levels in the organizations including; corporate level, major projects and operating plants.

He has worked on numerous major multi-billion dollar projects of oil refineries and petrochemicals industries in Middle East, Canada and USA (Suncor Upgraders Major Projects, Petro-Canada Fort Hills Mining & Upgrader, TOTAL E&P Mining & Upgrader, TransCanada Keystone, BP GEP). He has facilitated/participated in more than 60 PHA/HAZOP reviews.

Rajender has developed/updated and implemented process safety management (PSM) standards, engineering standards, procedures and programs for major oil/gas & petrochemicals projects and operating facilities as per the requirements of OSHA-PSM, EPA-RMP, API, NFPA, CCPS-RBPS and other industry standards & best practices. Inherent safety application in projects and operations is his passion.

Rajender has developed and delivered numerous HSE training programs in the industries. He has trained more than 400 engineers/designers in Inherent Safety in Design and 70 lead engineers in HAZOP facilitation in Canada/USA, in addition to more than a 100 other HSE training worldwide.

Kerry Holmes
HSE Manager, Weatherford

Kerry Holmes is an experienced Safety Compliance Specialist with 15 years in the manufacturing and Oil and Gas industries cultivating a safety conscious work environment. His expertise includes overseeing and managing corporate safety programs, development and implementation of safety initiatives as well as ensuring compliance with all federal, state and local regulations. As HSE Manager at Weatherford, Kerry is responsible for the production and coordination of all safety training between multiple manufacturing plant sites and regularly auditing procedures for improvement and adequacy. At Weatherford he also works to ensure compliance with OSHA, EPA, Hazmat, internal safety policy, industrial hygiene standards and other manufacturing safety best practices. Prior to his role there, he served at Goodman manufacturing for nearly 10 years, where he received the EHS Manufacturing Excellent every year for four years straight. He is also a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and is Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certified.

Michael Heard
Sr. Process Safety Engineer, Keystone Process Safety

Michael Heard is an accomplished Process Safety and Risk Engineer with several years of experience in both the oil and gas and chemical industries. Currently he works as a consultant in the Texas area for a number of leading companies such as Hess Corporation, Bechtel, KBR, and CB&I. Major projects Mike has had responsibility for are the Stampede project and the Wheatstone project, as well many other international gas plants. He is a certified member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, and the National Fire Protection Association. His areas of expertise are environment, sustainability, PSM, fire and gas protection, and a variety of risk assessment techniques and studies.

Stephen Conroy
Project Engineer, Marathon Oil

Bio coming soon…

Shawn Galloway
President, ProAct Safety

Shawn M. Galloway is the President of ProAct Safety and coauthor of the bestsellers STEPS to Safety Culture Excellence and Forecasting Tomorrow: The Future of Safety Excellence.  His latest book, Inside Strategy: Value Creation from within Your Organization, is set to release in March 2016. In addition to the books, he has authored over 300 podcasts, 200 articles and 100 videos and is the host of the highly acclaimed weekly podcast series, Safety Culture Excellence®. Shawn’s consulting clients include most of the best safety-performing organizations within every major industry.  He has been listed in National Safety Council Top 40 Rising Stars, EHS Today Magazine’s 50 People Who Most Influenced EHS and ISHN Magazine’s POWER 101 – Leaders of the EHS World.

Larry Powers
Principal, Boxley Group

Larry Powers currently serves as Principal at Boxley Group. He has over 20 years of experience developing, implementing, and maintaining Organizational Change Management and Competency Based Human Capital Management strategies and systems within small companies and worldwide operations. He has held C-level leadership positions in business and has an in-depth knowledge of Business Transformation, Leadership Development, ISO 9001/14001/18001, and Business Process Re-engineering. Larry holds a Doctorate in Organizational Change, and Master’s degree in Technology Management from Pepperdine University, and is currently Vice President of the Association of Change Management Professionals: Houston Chapter.

Fred Stawitz
Principal, Kinder Morgan

Fred Stawitz, a national award-winning educator and writer, authored, “Don’t Run Naked Through The Office!” an innovative new book on the connection between corporate culture and employee engagement. He is currently the Principal for Technical Training and a Regional Coordinator for the Operator Qualification program at Kinder Morgan. He has previously served as Training Manager for InterGen (a Shell/Bechtel joint energy venture), developed a skills-based training program for the United Space Alliance Ascent Flight Design Group, and led the development of online technical training for El Paso Corporation. In 2014, he chaired the HSE Excellence for Offshore Operations Forum and the HR and Talent Management in Oil and Gas Conference. He has appeared on CNN Headline News – Local Edition in Southern California and in a PBS local affiliate special in Pennsylvania. He has been the featured guest on several television news/talk shows, has been interviewed on nationally syndicated radio programs, and was quoted in a special Congressional Quarterly report.

Todd Willman
President, EPI Engineering

Todd Willman is the President and Director of Engineering at EPI Engineering. He has spent the majority of his 35 year chemical engineering career in developing and promoting best practices in fluid flow simulation. In his role at Director of Development at EPCON, the company received 4 Vaaler awards for software from Chemical Processing Magazine, with 3 of the awards being directly related to fluid flow simulation technology. He recently oversaw fluid flow modeling projects at EPI Engineering that identified $20MM in savings at one medium-sized petrochemical facility, which won an Energy Award in 2013 from IETC.

Grantt V. Bedford
Corporate Safety and Emergency Response Manager, Eni

Grantt V. Bedford is the Interim SEQ Manager and the Safety and Emergency Response Manager at Eni US Operating Co, Inc. Bedford has broad Midstream (Pipeline) and Upstream (Exploration, Production, Development, Drilling, Fracking) including project/operations experience.  Bedford has a diverse portfolio of managerial and practical oil and gas experience. Bedford worked for Alyeska Pipeline, Shell Exploration and Production and BP before arriving at Eni. Bedford is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers. Bedford is skilled in the execution of Occupational Safety, Behavior Based Safety, Training, Competency, Investigation, Auditing, Assurance, Risk Management, OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001, Process Safety, Emergency Response and Strategic Project Management. Bedford holds a bachelor’s degree in Safety and Health and is a certified Training Manager/Director and holds a certificate as a Safety and Health Specialist.

Bob Andrew
Technical Editor, Gulf Publishing

Bob is a seasoned (40+ years) engineering consultant, educator, mentor and team leader:  a dedicated and professional engineer with published experience, and leader of process and HSE engineering designs, startups, optimizations, operations plus safety and environmental stewardship. He is an efficient problem-solver; applying information solutions; integrating energy industry business processes with analyses, process and HSE models, analytical geospatial and CADD, web best practices and collaborative solutions.

He is now Technical Editor at Gulf Publishing for “Hydrocarbon Processing” magazine and “Gas Processing News”. Recently he was Subject Matter Expert supporting development of Operations manuals, procedures training for a mega- LNG project, prior to that he worked in Integrity Assurance for gas processing projects in Shetland and Turkmenistan, HSE roles for Sakhalin and Abu Dhabi.  Bob’s career timeline includes Corporate HSSE, EPC, Consulting, teaching Chemical & Materials Engineering, and was Mobil’s rep to API for MACT-II rules.

Annie Nguyen
Director, PSRG

Ms. Annie Nguyen, Director/Technical Process Safety Engineer of PSRG Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd and PSRG Inc. in Singapore holds a B.S. in Bio-Engineering from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Ms. Nguyen is responsible for managing and supporting safety services to clients in Asia region. She has facilitated a number of PHA studies (HAZOP/HAZID, LOPA, Bowtie etc.) from FEED to Detailed design for clients: Fluor, GE, CB&I, KBR, CPCHEM, etc.  She is knowledgeable of Process Safety Management standards (US OSHA, Singapore Standard 506 Part 3). She has been working as lead auditor for Compliance Audits such as Lopez Foods, Noltex, Nova Mocular, Stolthaven Terminal, etc.). Along with Mr. Robert Weber, Ms. Nguyen had conducted PHA-HAZOP (5 Days) Training Course and PSM (1 Day) Training Course in Singapore in September 2015.

Dr. Sonny Sachdeva
Principal Process Safety Engineer, PSRG

Dr. Sonny Sachdeva of PSRG Inc. received her Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in Chemical Engineering and has over 7 years of experience as a Research Scientist and Lecturer in environmental and process safety research. She worked with the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center and Ocean Energy Safety Institute for over 2.5 years and worked on multiple projects related to process and off-shore safety. She has facilitated and scribed in many PHA studies and participated in Process Safety Management Audits with PSRG Inc. She worked on multiple projects with government agencies such as NIOSH, for developing guidelines for emergency responders, BSEE, on conducting forums on shallow water blowouts, Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS), human factors, data reliability, risk management and Ocean Energy Safety Research Roadmap for the 21st century with OESI and NSF for developing fire retardant materials.  She has published over 15 journal articles including four review papers and one book chapter.