Mark Brumbaugh, registered professional engineer, started his professional career with Exxon in 1973 at the Baytown refinery in the US. He held various technical, supervisory and management positions both there and at Exxon’s Houston headquarters. Mark’s latter positions included heading engineering design, process operations, crude trading, and as an advisor in corporate planning.
He transferred to FINA Oil and Chemicals in 1992, where he was general manager of planning and engineering. In this position, he was instrumental in designing a joint venture with BASF which led to the construction of the world’s largest single train steam cracker in Port Arthur, Texas.
For the past 10 years, Mark has been an independent consultant specializing in due diligence and litigation support. He regularly works for SAIC and 5 Degrees North, a novel and effective process improvement firm, as well as many individual clients both large and small. His engagements have included financing of a billion dollar heavy oil upgrader, technical analysis of new startup technologies, midstream gas processing, various petrochemical ventures, and valuation of refinery and chemical plants. He has written articles and teaches a course in process industry short-range economics.
Mark graduated from Rice University with a BA and Masters degree in chemical engineering.
Courses Mark Brumbaugh teaches