Doug Kriebel Elected 2011 Engineer of the Year of the Delaware Valley

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Doug Kriebel, PE has been a leader in the engineered equipment business and a dedicated volunteer for the chemical engineering community in the Delaware Valley.  Doug has been President and CEO of Kriebel Engineered Equipment, LTD since he founded it in 1989.  Kriebel Engineered Equipment, LTD is a Manufacturer’s Representative and Distributor of Chemical Process Equipment that has been providing solutions to the Chemical Process Industries (CPI), the Hydrocarbon Processing Industries (HPI), the Power Generation Industries and General Industry in the Delaware Valley for over 20 years.  At the same time, Doug has also been a dedicated Director and Communications Chief of the local American Institute of Chemical Engineers Delaware Valley Section (AIChE/DVS) over the years.

With efforts to reduce energy, greenhouse gases and carbon footprint becoming a national priority, Doug has launched programs at Kriebel Engineered Equipment, LTD to educate operating facilities to select equipment to accomplish these reductions.

Doug has instituted free energy audits of boiler house heat cycles.  Recognizing the effects of increased CO2 emissions, Doug is connecting opportunities with today’s technology to provide more efficient use of resources and lessen environmental impact with reduction in energy use, greenhouse gases and carbon footprint.   These free energy audits do a heat and material balance to determine fuel savings (operating cost savings) and compares to the equipment cost to allow the plant to determine the return on investment, as well as helping the environment.

An additional program Doug has pioneered is to review centrifugal pump systems to find opportunities to reduce pumping energy.  The help Kriebel Engineered Equipment, LTD offers will significantly lower energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.

Doug also recognizes the importance of protecting workers as well as the environment.  For over twenty years he has led local industries to utilize fume extractors to improve worker safety.  These are relatively inexpensive devices which are worker friendly and offer significant protection from inhaling hazardous air bourne pollutants. 

The path to becoming the technology leader at Kriebel Engineered Equipment, LTD started with earning a BS in Chemical Engineering at Michigan Technological University.  Following employment at Philadelphia Electric Company as a station operating engineer and at Schutte and Koerting as an applications engineer, Doug worked for Ingersoll Rand Corporation.  Starting in applications engineering, Doug progressed through positions of increasing responsibility and authority to a national level.  During his tenure at Ingersoll Rand he honed his technical and managerial skills through courses at Columbia, Michigan State University and Texas A&M.

Despite a hectic work schedule Doug stays focused on paying back to the profession by mentoring engineering students with technical training and also career guidance.

Doug is also a welcome speaker on technical topics:  Pumps, hydraulic systems, mixers, water treatment, and air pollution control.  Doug is also sought after to speak to professional societies:  AIChE, ASPE,  and others;  national trade shows;  guest speaker at Engineering Universities, and to Industrial and Engineering companies.

Doug’s Professional activities include:  Membership in American Institute of Chemical Engineers-Delaware Valley  Section where he has been active on the board of directors, newsletter editor-winning national recognition for excellence, and chairing various committees; the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers; and the Chemical Consultants Network

His social involvement includes serving as President and Treasurer of the Clinkers and member of the Philadelphia Union League.  Doug has lived in the Delaware Valley all his life, and currently resides in Chester County with his wife.  They have a son, daughter and three grandchildren.  In his spare time Doug enjoys fly fishing, sailing and is an accomplished cook.

See his nomination brochure.

Lora Markley, AIChE/DVS Candidate for 2011 Young Engineer of the Year

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AIChE Delaware Valley Section is proud to nominate Lora Markley as Young Engineer of the Year 2011. As part of the annual Engineers’ Week, Philadelphia’s Engineers Clubs and Societies recognize the achievements of an individual under the age of thirty five as Young Engineer of the Year. Lora has distinguished herself both in her professional life as a chemical engineer and as a volunteer for charity. We have received outstanding commendations from every one of her former employers and form her current employer. She has distinguished herself with her solid work ethic, her eagerness to learn, and her ability to encourage others. Lora is an active participant in Engineers Without Borders. This organization provides engineering assistance to underdeveloped countries to help them with the provision of clean water, electricity, housing and sanitation. Lora has spent some weeks in Rwanda, helping impoverished people achieve a higher standard of living.