Nick is currently a process control engineer working for DuPont’s Kevlar® and Nomex® businesses. In his 19 years with DuPont he has been a business process control leader, site process control leader, process control consultant, and plant control engineer in several different businesses.
Over the last 18 years, Nick has worked on several alarm management projects, both for new plants and existing plants. He led two company alarm management teams from the early 1990s to the early 2000s. He is the author of DuPont’s best practices on alarm management.
Nick is co-chair of Standards & Practices committee 18 working on alarm management, and was the lead editor for the new standard, ANSI/ISA-18.02-2009, Management of Alarm Systems for the Process Industries. He followed Vernon Trevathan as editor for ISA’s The Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge as well as authoring the chapter on alarm management.
Nick's path to instrumentation and control started when he earned his BS in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech. When not working, or reading, Nick and his wife Ruth run a recreational sled dog team