Indian American engineer Shakeel Kadri appointed executive director of the US Center for Chemical Process Safety

Kadri is an alum of the Dharmsinh Desai Institute of Technology.

By The American Bazaar Staff

WASHINGTON, DC : Indian American chemical engineer Shakeel Kadri has been appointed executive director of the US Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS), an organization of chemical engineers.

Currently director, global process safety and risk management, for Air Products and Chemicals, Kadri will replace Scott Berger, who is retiring at the end of January 2015, according to a press release by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

In making the announcement, June Wispelwey, AIChE’s executive director, said that Kadri’s 36 years of experience at Air Products, provides “the hands-on experience and expertise that have made CCPS’s series of guidelines and conferences the world standard in process safety knowledge.”

Wispelwey noted that Kadri, a chemical engineer who also holds an MBA, will be assuming his new role as CCPS celebrates its 30th anniversary and continues implementing its Vision 20/20 program that describes the future of perfect process safety performance.

Kadri expressed confidence that “CCPS’s strengths in industry and technical know-how, along with an increased global presence, will assure success in our mission of advancing process safety culture, guidelines, competency and management systems.” He added, “We are also focused on assuring that the next generation of engineers has a thorough knowledge of process safety.”

In addition to his CCPS activities, Kadri is a Fellow of both CCPS and AIChE and has served on safety committees of the American Chemistry Council, the American Petroleum Institute, the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center, the Compressed Gas Association, the European Industrial Gases and Association, and the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers Association. He has authored a wide variety of publications, conference papers and a patent.

Kadri earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at the Dharmsinh Desai Institute of Technology of Gujarat University in India. He earned his master’s degree in chemical engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology, as well as an MBA at La Salle University. He is a resident of Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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