C. F. Gillard and Associates
Consultants to the Process Industries
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Charles F. Gillard


Refinery and Chemical Technical Management

Broad range of experience in technical management of large and small locations.

Refinery and Chemical Operations Management

Experienced operations manager over a wide range of processes and facilities.

Integration of Refinery and Chemical Processes

Knowledge and experience in integrating refinery and chemical process units to maximize return on investment.

Economic analysis and capital project development

Able to evaluate needs of facilities for improvement in throughputs, yields and variable costs and coordinate development of capital projects to maximize profitability.

Information Management System Development

Development and evaluation of information systems to meet business and operational needs.


  • More than 20 years experience in Technical Management
  • More than 15 years in Operations Management experience
  • 15 years experience in capital project development and implementation
  • 20 years experience in productivity improvement and best practice experience
  • 7 years Knowledge Management Experience
  • 20 years experience in personnel safety, process safety, and environmental (including Title V)


  • Safety performance at Shell Deer Park from average to world-class safety performance (16 OSHA recordable rate to 0.5)
  • 70% reduction in environmental emissions, incidents, and regulatory compliance
  • Moved from 4th quartile to Pacesetting performance in employee productivity, operating costs and reliability

EDUCATION: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana   BS Chemical Engineering