Vice President, Process Operations
A licensed professional chemical engineer, Ed Rodriguez joined OnQuest in June of 2002 with over 22 years' experience in the environmental, chemical, petrochemical, and water treatment industries. At OnQuest, he is responsible for engineering project management of existing projects along with the development of project opportunities.
Rodriguez has had numerous responsibilities during his career, from process design and project management to sales and engineering department management. As a Project Manager at KTI from 1994 to 1999, Rodriguez's responsibilities included planning, scheduling, cost control and project tracking associated with the design, engineering, procurement and construction.
Rodriguez has managed a number of notable projects, include a gas sweetening and dehydration plant project in India, sulfur recovery projects in India and the U.S., several gas plants variously in the U.S. and in Argentina, along with an ammonia plant in Mississippi, a cracking furnace project in Texas, and a highly complex hydrogen reformer and system debottlenecking project in California.
Rodriguez's other experience comprises development of heat and material balance, process-flow sheets and P&ID's, economic analysis of alternative options, customer account management, development of project budgets and schedules, planning and execution of project activities including design, engineering, procurement and expediting and preparation of proposals in all company product lines. He was an Account Manager at KTI from 1988 to 1994, and before that was a Supervisory/Process Engineer from 1980 to 1988. He began his career in 1980 at Lawrence-Allison and Associates - West, a firm purchased by KTI Corporation in the following year.
Author of several technical papers on topics including debottlenecking and feed gas saturation, Rodriguez earned his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, California, in 1980. In 1995, he completed the Construction Management Program at Texas A&M University, in College Station, Tex.