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Alpha Innovator of the Year Awards

Posted on September 23rd, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

In the past 20 to 30 years, there has been an increasing trend of chemical companies becoming more and more guarded about putting their researchers in the spotlight. This is largely due to commercial and IP concerns. Continue reading “Alpha Innovator of the Year Awards” »

OSHA’s New 1% Test for PSM

Posted on September 9th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

“OSHA requirements are set by statute, standards and regulations. Our interpretation letters explain these requirements and how they apply to particular circumstances, but they cannot create additional employer obligations.” –Statement on every OSHA letter of interpretation. Continue reading “OSHA’s New 1% Test for PSM” »

Four Leadership Roles that Foster Innovation

Posted on August 8th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

In my 35+ years of experience leading R&D organizations and ventures, I have witnessed many different leadership roles that help foster innovation.  I’ll discuss four –  the Entrepreneur, the Project leader, the Growth Business Leader, and the Functional Leader.

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Sustainability in instrumentation and process control: Culture as a key factor

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Various aspects of the culture in which a plant operates can affect its sustainability.  The culture in the plant can often be the most exhilarating or burdensome cultural force affecting the sustainability.  Continue reading “Sustainability in instrumentation and process control: Culture as a key factor” »

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