April 28, 2015 10:45 – 11:35 AM WEB L104

Will Snarr graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Utah in 1996. Since then he has worked for several companies including JR Simplot, Compass Minerals, and Tesoro. After working for a short time as a Process Engineer he has held leadership roles including Operations Superintendent, Plant Manager, and most recently Environmental Health and Safety Manager. Will has stayed involved with the University and the College of Engineering and is currently serving on the College of Engineering Alumni Association Board of Directors. Will and his wife Kelly live in Weber County where they spend their spare time chasing 5 children around soccer fields, volleyball courts and basketball courts.

Short Biography
The Chemical and Oil industry has a rich heritage of improving and extending life. Energy and the things we can produce with it have enabled us to rapidly improve living conditions, travel with ease around the globe, and communicate from anywhere to anywhere. However one of the costs of this rapid advancement has been the lives of good men and women who work in and live around chemical plants and oil refineries. Catastrophic failures in Bhopal India, Texas City Texas, Anacortes Washington, and the BP Gulf Coast claim lives, destroy the environment, and bring Companies to their knees. We will explore how engineers can help society enjoy the benefits of the Chemical and Oil industry while minimizing the human cost