Patrick has worked for consultant companies supporting the processing industries for over 30 years. In the first half of his career he worked for SETPOINT/Aspen Technology and Honeywell designing and installing advanced process control and optimization technologies at downstream processing facilities. In the later part of his career he has served in consultancy and sales roles for Honeywell, Mustang Engineering (Wood), Rockwell (Pavilion Technologies), and Capstone Technology. He has proficiencies in distributed control systems, advanced control and optimization, data historians, data visualization and analytics, dynamic operator training simulation, data reconciliation and yield accounting, refinery blending, environmental data management, and alarm management. Key operating company experience includes ConocoPhillips, Phillips 66, Valero, BP, Chevron Phillips Chemical, Dow Chemical, W.R. Grace, Aramco, and PETRONAS.