What Are Process Engineering Responsibilities in Technical Sales

With graduation season coming there will be many chemical engineers on the market looking for their first jobs.  There are many opportunities with operating companies, engineering companies, startups, venture capitalists (yes, engineers in the financial industry), and consulting firms. Nevertheless, my first choice is sales, so let’s flesh out a technical sales description. Why technical … Continue reading What Are Process Engineering Responsibilities in Technical Sales

Road Warrior’s First Business Travel after 96 Days    

First, let me say that in these challenging times, we all must be diligent in our approaches to our business and personal lives.  My heart goes out to everyone who has been impacted by COVID-19.  To help in my own way, I wanted to offer my recent experience with business travel. Precautions during the pandemic … Continue reading Road Warrior’s First Business Travel after 96 Days    

Creativity: Lessons Learned from Octopuses

So, here we go again…intertwining two seemingly unrelated topics — creativity and eight-limbed ocean dwellers — in one interesting blog. Over the years, as my readers know, I’ve enjoyed discussing fresh sources of innovation. Today, it’s the octopus.  First some technical details: Octopuses have eight arms, round bodies and bulging bilateral eyes. The 300 species … Continue reading Creativity: Lessons Learned from Octopuses

Busyness versus Business and Chemical Engineering Action

My first blog of 2018 talked about the “speed” of the world and recommended slowing down and reflecting. Well, here’s some free chemical engineering advice as the year draws to a close: It’s important to take the time to review facts and data, analyze decisions, gather inspiration from many sources, and finally proceed with definite actions. Still, … Continue reading Busyness versus Business and Chemical Engineering Action