NJAIChE September 17, 2013 Meeting

Product Commercialization


              September 17, 2013




Association of Consulting Chemists and Chemical Engineers, Inc.

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 “Commercialization Opportunities in the Chemical Industry”


Familiar Commercialization Sequence:

Novel Idea → Intellectual Property Protection → Bench Test → Pilot Plant →

Semi-Works/ Commercial Prototype → First Commercial Demonstration Plant →

Industrial Readiness → Profit/Benefit Realization

“Sounds Straightforward – It Is Anything But”

Bernie and Steve will describe the requirements and issues at play in changing the state-of-the-art in chemical manufacturing while providing valuable advice to those who might choose to accept the challenge.



Bernard Ennis, P.E. – President, EGT Enterprises, Inc. of Cedar Grove, New Jersey.

Bernie has consulted on insurance, legal, technical and management matters in oil & gas, refining, petrochemical, chlor-alkali, and power generation. He has authored patents on oxy-combustion and electric chemical reactors. He understands the significant issues relating to new chemical technology development. ennis@egtgroup.com

Steven Wilmes – Manager, Process Engineering Group, Thielsch Engineering, Inc. of Cranston, Rhode Island.

Steve has leadership experience providing technical and global project management advisory services to industry, governments and investment houses. He is an expert in fertilizers and syngas processing. He has led teams advising on 500+MM$ projects in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Indian Subcontinent, and the Middle East. s.wilmes@thielsch.com



Meeting Logistics


Tuesday September 17, 2013



Registration and Networking 6:00 PM

Dinner 6:30 PM

Program 7:30 PM



Snuffy’s Restaurant Mountain and Park Avenues, Scotch Plains

(250 Park Avenue  Scotch Plains, NJ 07076, phone 908-322-7726)



Members and Guests …………………..………..$25

Unemployed/Retired Section members………. $15

Students………………………………………….…No Charge



Some meetings of AIChE local sections have been sponsored. If you would like to sponsor this meeting or a future meeting please let us know. Many levels of sponsorship are available.


Future Meetings

Have you heard someone speak that would be of interest to our group? Would you like to speak? We’re interested in both technical and general interest presentations. Let us know.


Professional Development Hours

PDH credits will be awarded when applicable

New Jersey Section Information:


Call Andy Soos at (908) 604-2670 or e-mail at rsvp@njaiche.org by Friday 9/13/13.


Executive Committee Meeting

The Executive Committee meeting will be held on Sept. 10th at Paisano’s Pizza at 6:30 pm (1511 U.S. 22, Watchung, NJ 07069 at the Watchung Square Mall).

All members are welcome.