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John E Pace, PE

Consulting for the chemicals and plastics industries in the fields of chemical process engineering, process development and commercialization, design for process safety, and process engineering education. PE licenses in West Virginia, Ohio, and Michigan. Other state licenses can be obtained in a timely manner, as needed.
Certificate # 967
Chemical Process Solutions PLLC
412 Bethel Road
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Phone #: (304) 834-8832
Fax #: (304) 863-3498

Scope of work: Consulting in process conceptualization, process development, process/design engineering, chemical process engineering education, piloting, scale-up, design for process safety, process modeling, optimization, trouble-shooting, debottlenecking, incident investigations, licensing, and process economics evaluations.


Forty-four years of industrial experience in the chemicals and plastics industries, including development and design in the areas of reaction engineering, mass transfer/separations systems, heat transfer, and fluid hydraulics.

Industrial experience:

  • Dow-Badische Co. (1972-1976)

Process Engineer in R&D and Manufacturing – polymerization processes

  • Borg Warner Chemicals – chemicals division of Borg Warner Corporation (1976-1987)

Group Leader and Principal Process Engineer for Process Development – chemical and polymer processes

  • GE Plastics – business unit of General Electric (1987-2008)

Chief Engineer – process development, process licensing, Global Process Engineering Group

  • SABIC Innovative Plastics – business unit of SABIC Corporation (2008-2014)

Chief Engineer (2008-2012) process development and commercialization – chemicals and plastics

Research Fellow (2012-2014) process development and commercialization – chemicals and plastics

  • Chemical Process Solutions PLLC (2014-present)

Owner and Principal – consultant to the chemicals and plastics process industries


BS Chemical Engineering               1971       Virginia Tech

MS Chemical Engineering             1972       Virginia Tech

Professional Licenses:

Licensed professional engineer in West Virginia (009750), Ohio (82007), and Michigan (6201064840)

Active record with the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) allows timely additional professional registrations in other states by comity, as needed.

Trade Associations:

American Institute of Chemical Engineers – Senior Member

AIChE Process Development Division

Association of Consulting Chemists and Chemical Engineers

Chemical Consultants Network


Six U.S. patents issued for chemical and polymer processing.

Contributor to:

  • Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology (1984)
  • Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Engineering (1984)

Five papers related to process development and to process safety presented at AIChE and ACS sponsored meetings.