About Hydrocarbon Processing

Hydrocarbon Processing

Since 1922, management and technical professionals from petroleum refining, gas processing, petrochemical/chemical and engineer/constructor companies throughout the world have turned to Hydrocarbon Processing for high quality technical and operating information. Through its monthly magazine, website and e-newsletters, Hydrocarbon Processing covers technological advances, processes and optimization developments from throughout the global Hydrocarbon Processing Industry (HPI). Hydrocarbon Processing editors and writers provide real-world case studies and practical information that readers can use to improve their companies’ operations and their own professional job skills.

Hydrocarbon Processing is a part of Gulf Publishing Holdings, LLC.
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Hydrocarbon Processing is published by Gulf Publishing Holdings LLC. Other titles owned by Gulf Publishing Holdings include:

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Meet the Staff

John Royall
President and CEO
• Over 22 years of experience in business-to-business media and events
• Previously was Vice President of PennWell's Offshore Group
• Held executive positions at Reed Business Information and Penton Media
• A graduate of the University of Texas

Catherine Watkins
• Over 20 years of experience in business-to-business media
• Previously was Regional Director for Gulf Publishing Company based in France  
• BS degree in Business Administration (Finance and Marketing) and graduate studies in Finance, University of California at Berkeley

Lee Nichols
Editor/Associate Publisher    
• Areas of responsibility: all content in Hydrocarbon Processing magazine, HydrocarbonProcessing.com, the Hydrocarbon Processing Construction Boxscore Database and the HPI Market Data book
• Previously was Director of Gulf Publishing Company's Data Division, managing all data content and sales, including corporate access programs to Hydrocarbon Processing and World Oil, the Construction Boxscore Database, upstream/downstream industry data reports
• BS degree in journalism, Texas A&M University

Adrienne Blume
Executive Editor
• Areas of responsibility: natural gas processing, LNG, GTL, NGL
• Previously worked as Managing Editor at Hydrocarbon Publishing Company
• MA degree in English and Publishing, Rosemont College; BA degrees in English and anthropology, Webster University

Mike Rhodes
Managing Editor
• Areas of responsibility: print and web editorial, 'show daily' newspapers for industry conferences, coverage of gas processing
• Previously worked as managing editor at Diesel & Gas Turbine Publications
• BS in Journalism/Public Relations, minor in Technical Writing, Eastern Washington University

Stephanie Cano
Digital Editor
• Areas of responsibility: HP and GP website news update, HP and GP e-Newsletter program, HP Informer, HP polls, social media
• Previously worked as Digital News Editor at KPRC, Digital Content Producer at CBS Radio and Music Research Intern at Univision
• BA in Journalism & Communication Studies, Azusa Pacific University, Los Angeles

Bob Andrew
Technical/Submissions Editor    
• Areas of responsibility: Technical editor, article acceptance, event programs, processes handbooks, maps, societies liaison
• More than 40 years of global process industry experience in refining, petrochemical, GTL, oil and gas processing
• Prior roles in plant operations as process and HSE lead in EPC projects, teaching chemical engineering design
• BE (Hons) degree in chemical and materials engineering, the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Heinz P. Bloch
Reliability/Equipment Editor
• Areas of responsibility: Hydrocarbon Processing Reliability column, maintenance and reliability coverage
• More than 52 years of HPI experience and registered professional engineer
• Holds seven US patents; authored over 540 technical papers and 18 books
• For 25 years, was an Exxon Chemical Co. machinery specialist  
• BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering