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  • BSChE from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, 2001 with Highest Honors
  • MBA from West Texas A&M University, 2004
  • Six Sigma Black Belt Certification for Lubrizol, Corporation, 2005
  • Various internal and external technical studies throughout the 15 years of engineering  
  • Texas Professional Engineer License # 101588
  • Ohio Professional Engineer License #70936

Author of “The Effects of Polymer Particle Morphology On Time-Release Profiles of Hydrophilic Matrices”, 1998.  This paper was an internal publication based on extensive laboratory research for Dow Chemical describing and comparing the effects of particle morphology in the formation of hydrophilic matrices for application in time-release pharmaceutical application. 

  • Current Process Engineer for Open Range Engineering Services, PLLC
    • Process engineering, safety system and relief systems consultant
    • Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Plan (RMP) consultant
    • Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) Facilitator

  • Former Process Engineer and Site-Level Manager with broad industry experience where I provided the following services:
    • Development and implementation of safety (PSM) and environmental (RMP) programs to ensure compliance with all aspects of applicable regulations
    • Design, modeling, and risk analysis of complex flare systems including relief systems, safety instrumented functions, and qualitative risk analysis (QRA)
    • Analysis of site risk profiles and recommendation of appropriate risk mitigation strategies
    • Facilitation of Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) studies including complex methodologies
    • Advanced thermodynamic, kinetic and process modeling analysis for support of manufacturing operations for various refining, petroleum, and ag-based chemical production operations
    • Project & Operations management for projects and facilities of various sizes from small process improvements (<$100,000) to medium-sized project and facility budgets ($10-20MM)
    • Leadership of Six Sigma Black Belt teams for analysis and improvement of manufacturing and human processes
    • Development and programming of process control systems on various platforms including Provox, Allen-Bradley, Square D, Delta V, Mod V,  and ABB
    • Design and execution of experiments for basic materials research
    • Design and execution of experiments for bench testing and scale up of large-scale manufacturing processes including complex reaction modeling and pilot-scale development
    • Performance of market and business analysis of proposed projects to analyze the viability of potential new processes and businesses
    • RAGAGEP gap analysis of instrumented systems for burner management applications
    • Develop and implement of burner management strategies and  programming 

​​​​​Alan Gertonson has fifteen (15) years of engineering, operations, and management experience in both continuous and batch chemical manufacturing, coatings, midstream and downstream petroleum production, pharmaceuticals research, consumer chemicals, agricultural chemicals, and power generation.  Key focus areas of this experience include systems design and operation, process modeling, process improvement (Six Sigma), process hazard analysis (PHA), risk analysis and mitigation, process safety system and overpressure relief systems analysis, facilities, operations, and project management as well as development, auditing, and implementation of Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Plan (RMP) programs.